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Bobby Dattilo

School

Hobart

Position
Midfielder
Major
Biology
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Classroom

Dattilo is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies. He enters his final semester with a 3.04 cumulative GPA. Despite taking some of the most challenging courses in his major last semester, Dattilo achieved his highest semester GPA, a 3.4.

Character

Dattilo has Tourette Syndrome and has never used the neuropsychiatric disorder as an excuse. He’s done media interviews in which the reporter was ready to focus his story on the Syndrome and how Dattilo has overcome it, but he always downplays it’s affect on his life and the story always returns to his success on the field. “Bobby’s character has been second to none during his four years at Hobart,” Hobart coach TW Johnson said. “In fact, Bobby’s strong character was one of the key reasons we wanted him out of high school. During his time on campus, Bobby has been a model citizen and always makes decisions that are in the best interest of our program. ... Bobby’s leadership speaks for itself. He has transformed himself from leading strictly by example early in his career to being able to command now. During our team voting process for captain, Bobby’s teammates used words such as great teammate, commitment, does extra things that make the difference, and consistent in his life on and off the field.”

Community

Dattilo has given back to the community in a wide range of activities. He has served as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army during the holidays season (2004-08). Dattilo was a Coach In Training for the Derry Demons Pop Warner Organization for three seasons (2005-07). He participated in the Derry can food drive in the winter of 2006 has been a Town of Derry Youth Lacrosse camp counselor during the summers of 2006-2011. He assisted with Derry Recreational Basketball for ages 8-10 during the winter of 2008 and was the head coach of the Granite State Warrior U-11 team during the past two summers. In 2010 He helped with a team fundraising effort on behalf of the Navy SEAL Warrior Fund. As part of a team initiative, Dattilo provided lacrosse lessons for kids in the Geneva area during the spring of 2011. He has interned at Scaccia Physical Therapy and Sports Conditioning in Derry, N.H., as well as the physical therapy clinic at Geneva General Hospital. In both of those settings, Dattilo helped to aid in the physical rehabilitation of patients suffering from various injuries and diseases, led certain physical therapy exercises, coached patients through specific rehab techniques and provided patients with support and confidence throughout the rehabilitation process.

Competition

Dattilo enters his senior season as a Lacrosse/Face-Off Yearbook preseason second-team All-American after being drafted with the first pick of the fourth round by the Rochester Rattlers in the 2012 Major League Lacrosse Draft. In three seasons at Hobart, Dattilo’s won 58.8 percent of his faceoffs, the highest career winning percentage for any Division I Statesman. He also ranks fifth in career ground balls with 191, 72 off the Hobart D-I record. A first-team All-ECAC selection in 2011, Dattilo led the league and ranked third in the nation in faceoff winning percentage with a Hobart D-I season record .649 (167-of-296). He also led the team and was eighth in the nation in ground balls (93, 6.64/g). Dattilo also contributed to the offense, scoring a pair of goals and handing out four assists.