- Applied Economics and Management
Jason is the true embodiment of an Ivy League student-athlete who works hard to achieve success both on and off the field. He will graduate from the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management program, one of the top business schools in the nation, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.16. He is currently seeking a job in the financial field.
Jason is a young man of great character who leads his team through his words and example. A co-captain of the sixth-ranked 2013 Cornell team, Jason was awarded the team’s “Hard Hat” for the 2012 season. The Hard Hat is given each year to a junior that the coaching staff feels demonstrates a blue-collar approach to the game of lacrosse; he is driven and selfless, not always the most talented player on the field, but consistently the hardest worker. He puts the team first, and embodies how the coaches want Cornell players to act and respond on or off the field.
Jason is a member of the prestigious Sphinx Head Honor Society, a group that recognizes members of the senior class who have given their time and passion to the university during their undergraduate years. It is the university’s oldest secret senior honor society, and its goal is to quietly uplift the Cornell community through volunteerism. Jason is also the lacrosse team’s representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, serving as an active communications link between the student-athletes and the athletics administration. Finally, Jason served as the 2011-12 House Manager for the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, a position that carries a great deal of responsibility, as the house manager is responsible for the physical upkeep of the house and the grounds. Jason was required to carry all certificates and make sure that the house passed all inspections and was kept up to code compliance by the University and the city of Ithaca.
Jason’s commitment to community service is unmatched. He is constantly involved with community service projects around campus through the various groups he is involved in. This includes projects with the lacrosse team, the Sphinx Head Honor Society, Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, and Red Key Honor Society. In terms of larger, ongoing community service project, for the past three years, Jason has been an integral part of the team’s 21 Run and as a senior, he will serve as vice president. The 21 Run, which honors the late Mario St. George Boiardi, who wore the No. 21 as captain of the Cornell men’s lacrosse team, raises money each year for the Family Reading Partnership of Ithaca as it works towards its mission to promote children’s literacy in the Ithaca community. Since 2010, Jason has participated in Cornell’s Save the Day 3 vs. 3 Youth Lacrosse Tournament. The tournament, which is run by members of the Cornell men’s lacrosse team, raises money for the Dream Factory of Central New York, an organization that grants the wishes of chronically and critically ill children. Last Fall, Jason helped with the Oswego Flood Relief, joining his teammates in traveling to nearby Oswego, N.Y., to help clean up property and damage done from one of the worst floods in that areas history. On a more intimate level, Jason is heavily involved with Big Red Readers, a program which promotes literacy by bringing athletes into local elementary schools to read to the students.
A two-time All-American defender, Jason has been a starter on the Big Red defensive unit nearly since the moment he stepped on campus. He has played in 47 career games, with 45 career starts and has picked up 162 ground balls (3.45 per game) and has caused 81 turnovers (1.7 per game). Last season, he was named Second-team All-American and First-team All-Ivy following a junior year in which he anchored the 15th ranked defensive unit in the nation. He started 13 games, missing one contest due to injury, and finished the year ranked eighth in the nation with 2.0 caused turnovers per game. A tenacious defender with outstanding stick skills, Jason also plays on the wing during face-offs, and provides the Big Red with depth in the face-off circle as well, winning 35-of-84 career attempts (.417) in limited duty.