Joe Banno is a native from Monroe, Connecticut, where he attended Notre Dame High School. Joe attended Division III Haverford College, where he quickly became a top goaltender in the nation, and a two-time All-American. Rochester acquired Joe in the waiver wire this spring, making him the first ever player to be selected in the MLL from Haverford College. This is Joe’s first year in the MLL.
2012: Awarded the Gregory Kannerstein '63 Award by the Haverford College Athletic Department for the individual who has brought distinction to the entire athletic program ... Named 2012 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-American ... Voted 2012 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) honorable mention All-American ... Selected to the Division III South roster for the 71st-Annual USILA/Laxworld North-South Classic senior all-star game ... Named second-team All-Centennial Conference ... Earned a record 41 career wins ... Registered a program-best 7.89 goals-against career average ... 706 saves are third-most on the program's all-time list ... Compiled a 5-8 record in 2012 ... Made 124 saves in 753 minutes of action ... Registered 10 or more saves in five games including a season-high 17 in the schedule's opening game against eventual national semifinalist Stevenson University ... 13 wins in the 2011 campaign are a single-season Haverford record ... Registered 26 ground balls.
2011: Earned third-team All-American honors by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association … Named to the All-Centennial Conference first team … Started in all 15 games… Ranked second in the conference and fifth in the NCAA with a .650 save percentage … Led the Centennial in saves per game (13.47) … Was fifth in the conference with a 7.24 goals against average … Recorded 25 ground balls.
2010: Second-Team All-Centennial Conference … InsideLacrosse.com/Nike Player of the Week (5/4) … Centennial Defensive Player of the Week (5/3) … Goals against average of 7.65 ranked 25th-best in nation and third in the league …Third on team with 48 ground balls.
2009: Named Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week on March 30 … First-year goalie started all 17 games earning a 13-4 record … Accumulated 195 saves … Saves percentage of .587 was 30th best in the nation … Was 42nd nationally with an 8.32 goals against average … Collected 33 ground balls and registered two caused turnovers.