Emanuel Di Stasio
A familiar championship Sunday has been set thanks to Lions 11-9 win over UC Davis.
Emanuel Di Stasio and Vuk Cvetkovic earn All-WWPA honors.
Men's water polo to end regular season at No. 4 Long Beach State.
Lions erase three-goal fourth quarter deficit but fall to No. 15 Air Force on Sunday.
Men's water polo earns 20-17 overtime WWPA win, the highest scoring game in program history.
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.
Semifinals of 2014 WWPA Championships at Burns Aquatics Center.
First round match-up of WWPA Championships at Burns Aquatics Center.
Senior Day from Burns Aquatics Center
Record scoring game at Burns Aquatics Center.
Men's Water Polo vs. UC San Diego - Oct. 25, 2014
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.