Three-year letterwinner... physical defenseman with good size ... jumped into the Black Knights' starting defensive unit last spring ... solid cover man ... senior leadership will be important to Army's group of close defenders ... uses the long pole very effectively in marking the opposition's top man.
2002: Appeared in all 14 games last season, drawing a start in 12 of those contests ... registered a career-high five ground balls versus Colgate ... collected at least one ground ball in all but two games in which he appeared ... scooped up 34 grounders for the season ... showed ability to run the field by taking a shot against both Syracuse and Denver in Army's first two games ... Black Knights were 7-5 in his 12 starts ... was part of a defensive unit that held opponents to fewer than 10 goals on seven occasions.
2001: Saw action in six games ... scored first career goal in win over Lafayette ... picked up three ground balls on the season.
2000: Spent season with the junior varsity squad.
Prior to West Point: Four-year lacrosse letterman at Massapequa H.S. ... all-conference performer as a junior and senior ... garnered Fran McCall Long Island-Metropolitan Lacrosse Unsung Hero Award ... also lettered in hockey and soccer ... team MVP and two-time all-county performer on the ice ... part of state championship soccer team as a 10th-grader ... All-American Scholar and National Honor Society inductee.
Personal: Nicholas Matthew Auletta ... born Nov. 27, 1980, in Mineola, N.Y. ... parents are Robert and Candace Auletta ... majoring in Leadership and Management Studies.
Year GP G A P Shots GB
2000 spent season with JV
2001 6 1 0 1 1 3
2002 14 0 0 0 2 34
Totals 20 1 0 1 3 37