8 Stephen Balsamo
8 Stephen Balsamo
Height: 5-10
Weight: 185
Year: So
Hometown: Atkinson, N.H.
High School: Brewster Academy
Position: F
Major: Business
Previous Team: Brewster Academy

2012-13:  NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll both semesters. Athletic Director's Honor Roll (Fall Semester). Played in 17 games for the Skyhawks during his sophomore campaign. Scored six goals and dished out five assists for 11 total points on the year. Recorded his first point of the season in Stonehill’s 8-3 opening night victory over Johnson & Wales (10/3/12). Assisted Kevin Aufiero’s third period game-winning goal in a 4-2 victory over SUNY Canton (11/3/12). Scored his first goal of the year in the Skyhawks’ 9-3 win over Assumption College (11/17/12). Scored four goals and claimed two assists during a four-game scoring streak from 12/4/12 – 12/12/12. Earned an assist on Robbie Dorgan’s Power-Play goal during a 6-4 victory over Framingham State (12/4/12). Netted two first period tallies and notched a short-handed goal in the third period to give him a hat-trick in Stonehill’s 6-1 win against Suffolk (12/5/12). Potted a power-play marker during a 4-3 overtime loss to Johnson & Wales(12/12/12). Tallied his sixth goal of the season in Stonehill’s 6-0 performance against Assumption (2/16/13).

2011-12: NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Both Semesters). Played in 24 games for the Skyhawks. Finished the season with three goals and five assists for eight points. Notched an assist on the game-winning goal at the 17:15 mark of the second period in a 4-3 win over Southern New Hampshire on 11/16/11. Registered his first-career goal at 3:19 of the first period in a 7-3 triumph over Suffolk University (12/10/11). Had a two-point contest versus Southern New Hampshire (1/28/12) scoring one goal and one assist. Dished out a helper on the game-winning tally against the Penmen on 2/11/12. Scored the game-winner at 3:49 of the second period against Saint Michael's on 2/14/12. Also had an assist in the contest to lead Stonehill to a 7-3 win over the Purple Knights. Had an assist in a 1-1 tie in overtime against Saint Anselm College (2/21/12) in the finale game of the regular season. Stonehill went 3-0-0 overall when he scored a goal in a game, 4-0-1 overall when he recorded an assist and 5-0-1 overall when scoring a point in a game.

Postgraduate: 2011 graduate of Brewster Academy. Post-graduate player, team captain, team Most Valuable Player and scored 41 points at Brewster Academy. Also played baseball at Brewster Academy winning the Lakes Region Championship and a league All-Star selection as a catcher.

High School: 2010 graduate of Central Catholic. Played four years of varsity ice hockey at Central Catholic serving as captain. Earned league All-Star accolades and team Most Valuable Player honors. Helped Central Catholic win three league championships and make two Super 8 appearances.

Personal: Born on June 15, 1992 in Lawrence, Mass. Son of JoAnne and Joe Balsamo of Atkinson, N.H. Has one brother, Mike (15). Lists favorite team as Boston Bruins and favorite athlete as Georges St. Pierre. Majoring in business.

Season GP G A Pts Pen/Min PPG
2011-12 24 3
15/38 1
Totals 24 3 5 8 15/38 1