18 - Joseph Buttitta
Joseph Buttitta
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Bellarmine Prep
Position: Goalkeeper

AS A JUNIOR IN 2007: Posted first shutout of year on Sept. 2 vs. Vermont ... combined with Kevin Klasila for shutout on Sept. 9 vs. BU ... missed match on Sept. 16 at Cal with groin injury ... picked up win on Nov. 11 vs. Saint Mary's ... entered as a sub vs. Notre Dame in 47th minute in NCAA third round on Dec. 1 after an injury to starter Kevin Klasila.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006: Posted eight shutouts in his first season as the starter for Broncos ... led WCC in shutouts and second in goals against average ... finished season with 0.89 goals against average ... named honorable-mention All-WCC ... made 57 saves on the season to tie for 10th all-time in school history in single season saves ... earned shutout in first college match at Stanford on Aug. 25 ... notched shutout on Sept. 2 vs. Northwestern ... picked up third straight win vs. St. Louis on Sept. 8 ... posted third shutout on Sept. 22 vs. SJSU ... shutout Gonzaga on Oct. 6 on the road ... earned fifth shutout on Oct. 13 against Saint Mary's ... posted sixth shutout on Oct. 20 vs. USF ... made five saves to shut out LMU on Oct. 29 ... combined with Ari Zlotoff to shut out Portland on Nov. 3 ... earned first postseason win on Nov. 15, making three saves to defeat Washington 3-2 in overtime ... notched shutout and made penalty kick save to help Broncos to 5-4 shootout win over Indiana on Nov. 18 ... started and played 90 minutes on Nov. 24 at Wake Forest.  

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2005: Joined the team in midseason ... did not make an appearance as a reserve.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2004: Suffered a broken thumb during the preseason and earned a redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION: A 2004 graduate of Bellarmine Prep in San Jose, Calif ... helped lead team to top national ranking and undefeated season in junior year ... member of CCS and league champions in junior year ... allowed only one goal in senior season, while posting a league-record goals against average ... recorded 14 consecutive shutouts in senior year, which ranked as the fifth longest streak in the nation ... named second-team All-League and CCS honorable mention in senior season.

PERSONAL DATA: Born in San Jose, Calif ... parents are Nick and Cindy Buttitta ... mother attended Santa Clara ... has a younger sister, Rachel ... enjoys snowboarding and wakeboarding in his spare time ... major is communication.

Buttitta's Career Statistics

 

Year M-S Min. GA SV SO GAA
2006 23-23 2118:24 21 57 8 0.89
2007 8-6 591:29 8 19 1 1.22
Career 31-29 2709:53 29 76 9 0.96

Buttitta's Career Honors
All-WCC Honorable Mention 2006
WCC Player of the Month, Oct. 2006
WCC Player of the Week, Oct. 2006