8 Stephen Balsamo
8 - Stephen Balsamo
Height: 5-11
Weight: 196
Year: Sr
Hometown: Atkinson, N.H.
High School: Brewster Academy
Position: F
Major: Finance
Previous Team: Brewster Academy
gp 16
p 8
g 3
a 5
pim 14
+/- +3

2014: NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll fall semester. Athletic Director's Honor Roll fall semester.

2013-14: NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll both semesters. Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (fall semester). Appeared in 16 games for Stonehill during his junior season. Recorded eight points on four goals and four assists. Tallied an assist on Travis Army's second period goal in Stonehill's 5-3 loss to Salve Regina (11/5). Scored his first goal of the season in the third period of a 3-2 loss to Plymouth State (11/7). Extended his point streak to three games with an assist in Stonehill's 3-0 shutout of Assumption (11/13). Recorded a goal and an assist for his lone multi-point effort of the season in Stonehill's 10-3 triumph at Franklin Pierce (11/30). Scored in the third period of Stonehill's 4-3 loss at Nazareth (1/11). Added an assist in a 3-2 loss at Western New England (1/13).

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 (16). Lists favorite team as Boston Bruins and favorite athlete as Shawn Thornton. Majoring in finance. St. Thomas Acquinas medal winner for having highest cumulative grade point average on the team.

Season GP G A Pts Pen/Min PPG
2011-12 24 3
5
8
15/38 1
2012-13 17 6 5 11 12/46 1
2013-14 16 4 4 8 6/12 0
Totals 57 13 14 27 33/96 2
Recent Games
Feb 7 Southern New Hampshire University W, 8-5
Feb 10 at Saint Anselm College T, 1-1
Feb 12 at Franklin Pierce University W, 2-1
Feb 14 at Assumption College
Feb 18 Franklin Pierce University W, 8-2
Feb 21 Saint Anselm College L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 16 3
Points 8 1
Goals 3 1
Assists 5 0
PIM 14 2
+/- +3 +1
Power-play goals 0 0
Short-handed goals 0 0
Empty net goals 0 0
Games started 3 -
Game-winning goals 0 0
Game-tying goals 0 0
Hat tricks 0 0
Shots 21 5
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Oct 31 at University of New England L, 4-1 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 1 at University of Southern Maine L, 3-2 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 6 Salve Regina University T, 2-2 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 14 at Assumption College W, 3-2 - 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 18 Southern New Hampshire University W, 6-3 - 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 22 Franklin Pierce University W, 5-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 2 Saint Michael's College T, 3-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 6 at Wentworth Institute of Technology W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 10 at Westfield State University W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 8 Suffolk University W, 4-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 10 at Connecticut College L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 14 Becker College W, 4-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 17 at SUNY Canton L, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 18 at SUNY Canton W, 5-0 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 21 Western New England University T, 4-4 - 0 0 0 4 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 25 at Southern New Hampshire University W, 6-2 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 27 Oswego State University   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 29 at UMass Dartmouth L, 6-3 - 0 1 1 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 31 Framingham State University W, 6-2 - 0 2 2 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 4 Assumption College W, 9-1 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 7 Southern New Hampshire University W, 8-5 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 10 at Saint Anselm College T, 1-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Feb 12 at Franklin Pierce University W, 2-1 - 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 14 at Assumption College   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 18 Franklin Pierce University W, 8-2 1 1 1 2 4 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Feb 21 Saint Anselm College L, 3-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
2014-15 16 3 5 8 14 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 21
Total 16 3 5 8 14 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 21
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
Total 16 3 5 8 14 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 21
Conference 3 1 0 1 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 8 2 3 5 12 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Away 8 1 2 3 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
Neutral - - - 0 - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 9 3 4 7 6 +4 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Losses 4 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Ties 3 0 0 0 6 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
-
October 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
November 4 2 0 2 2 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
January 5 0 3 3 6 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
February 6 1 2 3 6 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7