11  Dennis Nafte
Dennis Nafte

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Long Beach, NY

High School:
Long Beach

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 165

Position:
Midfield

Birthdate:
11/03/1981


2003: Won 11 of 17 draws and had an assist in loss to Quinnipiac (3/29) . . . won an outstanding 19 of 22 face-offs and scooped up eight ground balls against Albany (4/12) . . . won 10 of 12 draws at Vermont (4/19) . . . won 12 of 15 face-off and scooped up 10 ground balls at Hartford (4/26)

Noteworthy: Named second-team all conference in 2003

2002: Picked up five ground balls, and won six out of 10 face-offs in game against Hartford (3/12). . . picked up eight ground balls and won 10 out of 13 face-offs in victory over Quinnipiac (3/16) . . . won 11 out of 11 face-offs and picked up six ground balls in win over Lafayette (3/20) . . . won eight out of eight face-offs and picked up six ground balls versus Binghamton (3/26) . . . won seven out of 12 face-offs and picked up five ground balls in victory over Vermont (3/30). . .registered nine ground balls and won nine out of 11 face-offs in game versus Marist (4/3) . . . won seven out of 11 face-offs and picked up four ground balls in win over Villanova (4/6) . . . won 14 out of 18 face-offs and picked up eight ground balls in victory over Delaware (4/20) . . . won nine of 12 face-offs and picked up six ground balls in the America East semifinals versus Hartford (5/1)

2001: Appeared in 14 games, starting two . . . finished with a goal and three assists . . . emerged as team's primary face-off man, winning 97 of 200 draws (.485) . . . scooped up a team-high 62 groundballs . . . split time with Denis Scannell on face-offs . . . had two assists in Fairfield win (3/18) . . . won of 6-of-12 face-offs at No. 8 Georgetown (4/7) . . . scooped up seven groundballs against No. 19 Rutgers (4/10) . . . recorded an assist in Albany win (4/21) . . . won 12 of 16 face-offs versus Quinnipiac (4/21) . . . scored first goal of the season against No. 15 Penn State (5/5).

2000: Face-off specialist appeared in 16 games . . . recorded two goals and an assist . . . led team in face-off winning percentage at a .524 clip (76-69) - for players averaging at least two faceoffs per game . . . scored all of his points against Wagner (4/19).

High School: Won two letters at Long Beach HS in Long Beach, N.Y. . . . won 85 percent of his faceoffs in senior season . . . had 19 goals and eight assists as a junior . . . Honorable Mention All-County selection . . . also lettered in soccer and wrestling.

Paw Prints: Dennis William Nafte . . . born November 3, 1981 . . . son of Maria and Amnon Nafte . . . brother Allan and Johanna . . . goal in life is to be a good family guy . . . favorite book: The Hobbit.


Nafte: By the Numbers
Year   GP-GS   G   A   Pts   GWG   Shots   GB   Pen   Min
2000   16-0    2   1    3     0      10    46    3    2:00
2001   14-2    1   3    4     0       4    62    1    1:00
Total  30-2    3   4    7     0      14   108    4    3:00