31 - Joel Santisteban
Joel Santisteban
Height: 6-0
Weight: 215
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lawrence, N.Y.
High School: Lawrence
Position: D
Major: Aerospace Engineering

2014: Started all 17 games...36 groundballs...17 caused turnovers...ranked eighth in the NEWMAC in caused turnovers while leading the team in the same category...caused turnover total tied for second all-time in a season at MIT...amassed seven groundballs and three caused turnovers versus Massachusetts Maritime (4/26)...produced four caused turnovers and two groundballs against Amherst (3/22)...recorded three groundballs and three caused turnovers at UMass Dartmouth (4/1)...collected four groundballs at Babson in the NEWMAC Tournament semifinals (4/30)...NEWMAC all-conference first team...NEWMAC academic all-conference...NEILA Senior Scholar academic all-region team...graduates ranked fourth at MIT in career caused turnovers with 36.

2013: Played in 12 games, started nine...13 groundballs...six caused turnovers...tied for fourth on the team in groundballs...registered three groundballs and one caused turnover versus Babson (4/13)...notched two groundballs and two caused turnovers at Florida Tech (3/29)...Pilgrim League all-conference second team...Pilgrim League academic all-conference.

2012: Started all 15 games...three goals...three points...one game-winning goal...31 groundballs...11 caused turnovers...ranked third on the team in caused turnovers...scored what proved to be the game-winning goal with 15 seconds remaining in the third quarter against Salem State (4/11)...collected five groundballs and a caused turnover versus Salem State (4/11) and Babson (4/14)...generated two caused turnovers against Tampa (3/25) and Massachusetts Maritime (4/21)...Pilgrim League academic all-conference.

2011: Played in four games...recorded two groundballs and two caused turnovers against Babson (4/16).

Off The Field at MIT: Majoring in aerospace engineering with a minor in management science and a concentration in economics...completed an internship with Northrup Grumman in the aerospace sector...was an intern at Morgan Stanley...Richard B. Fischer Scholarship from Morgan Stanley...Next Gen Northrop Grumman Scholarship...also a member of the MIT football team...Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity...MIT Flying Club.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Lawrence High School...also played football...all-county and all-conference selection...Nassau County's top scholar-athlete...defensive MVP of the Long Island Class III championship game...academic all-conference...High Honor Roll...AP Scholar with Honors.