29  Michael Sopko
Michael Sopko

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Shoreham, N.Y.

High School:
Shoreham-Wading River

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Position:
Defense

Major:
History


2009: Regular in the rotation on defense ... played in all 15 games with one start ... America East Honor Roll ... second on the team in caused turnovers ... pair of ground balls vs. Harvard (2/28) ... career-high three ground balls at Hartford (4/11) ... matched that at #9 Hofstra (4/21) to go along with a pair of caused turnovers ... knocked loose three balls vs. Albany (4/25) ... matched his career-high again with three ground balls against the Great Danes (4/29) in the America East semifinals.

2008: Played in every game but one for the Seawolves with three starts ... picked up a ground ball and caused a turnover at Virginia (2/22) ... had a streak of six straight games with a ground ball ... ground ball and caused turnover vs. Lafayette (3/18) ... caused another turnover against Albany (5/1) at the America East Tournament.

2007: Saw action in 12 games as a freshman ... picked up eight ground balls on the season.

High School: A 2006 graduate of Shoream-Wading River high School ... four-year letterwinner in both lacrosse and soccer for the Wildcats ... two-time captain of the lacrosse team ... received all-county honors ... named captain for two years in soccer and received all-conference honors in 2005 and all-county honors in 2006 ... also ran for the Wildcats and was named all-league in 2005 for winter track.

Personal: Born Michael Scott Sopko on December 22, 1987 ... son of Maria and Scott Sopko ... has one brother and one sister.