Emanuel Di Stasio
Lions can't keep up pace as Trojans use 8-1 second half to earn 19-7 win.
Junior Emanuel Di Stasio had to make major changes and growth, and with it he has become one of the Lions team leaders as they head to another major challenge.
Men's water polo scores 15-12 win at No. 12 Pepperdine on Friday afternoon.
Five men's water polo players claim ACWPC honors for 2013-14 season.
LMU men's water polo was represented by eight student-athletes on the WWPA All-Academic team.
LMU Men's Water Polo Head Coach John Loughran entered the 2014 season stressing and holding his young team to a goal of taking steps forward every day, learning new roles while overcoming whatever comes in their path. No one on the Lions' roster has risen to the occasion more than junior Emanuel Di Stasio, a native of Italy that has had to adjust to a new culture, a new way of playing, and different food.
LMU Men's Water Polo vs Redlands - Oct. 16, 2014
LMU's 15-12 win over Pepperdine in Wells Fargo PCH Cup
LMU vs. UC Davis at the Burns Aquatics Center
LMU 16, Air Force 13 at Burns Aquatics Center
LMU vs. UCLA on Sept. 28
Briefly... Emanuel Di Stasio is in his third season of college water polo at LMU...
At LMU... 2013... played in all 28 games for the Lions in his second season... scored 25 goals with 20 assists and 18 steals... scored three goals against No. 8 Long Beach St. (9/21/13) and four goals with three steals in win over Santa Clara (10/13/13)... had career best three assists in win over Air Force (9/21/13)... 2012... missed first eight games of season and finished playing in 17 games of the season... finished with 10 goals with six assists, three steals and three assists... had two goals against Claremont (10/5/12) and Harvard (10/6/12)...
Before LMU... was a member of C.N. Posillipo Under-17 team that won Italian Championship... also on C.N. Posillipo Under-20 Italian Championship team in 2008, 2009 and 2010... Attended Liceo Scientifico Mercalli... he earned the Progetto Laboratorio Sportivo Award in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009... in 2010 was given Kangourou della Matematica Award... was named Class President in 2009, 2010 and 2011...
Personal... Emanuel Giuseppe Di Stasio was born in Naples, Italy on July 26, 1993 and is the son of Lucrecia and Giuseppe Di Stadio... comes to LMU because of challenging Engeneering program and nationally ranked water polo team... Unlce, Mario De Leon, lives in North Hollywood and is a professional violinist, performing on soundtracks that include X2, Transformers, WALL-E, Invictus, and Despicable Me... a Mechanical Engineering major.