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Johnathan Falcone

School

Yale University

Position
Goalkeeper
Major
Economics
SV%
.559
GAA
7.30

Classroom

Falcone maintains a 3.79 GPA in economics. He plans to graduate in May 2011, and has already accepted a position within the Investment Banking Division of Barclays Capital. In the future, Falcone wants to attain a JD/MBA degree in an effort to pursue his interest in social entrepreneurial investing.

Character

Falcone was elected to be a member of this year’s Yale Athletics Department leadership council after being a vocal leader as the starting goalkeeper since his sophomore season. The leadership council is compromised of one student-athlete from each varsity team along with members from the Yale Athletic Department. As a leader both on and off the field, Falcone organized and led a supply drive for the military unit that the Yale lacrosse team sponsors in Afghanistan. After his sophomore year Falcone led a research project, aided by a social consulting firm and drug rehabilitation program, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to develop a comprehensive investment opportunity to improve alcohol and drug rehabilitation in the Twin Cities.

Community

During his time at Yale, Falcone has served in many programs to help the New Haven community. He participates in Bulldog Buddies, which is a group of Yale student-athletes who travel to local elementary schools in order to help students with class work along with having them participate in physical activities. Two other groups that Falcone has worked with are BOLD and BRED. BOLD is a student organization that helps local elementary school students who speak English as their second language, while BRED is an organization that collects leftover bread, desserts and other goods from the dining halls and distributes them to local male halfway homes. Beyond these efforts, Falcone has also served at the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen.

Competition

As a junior, Falcone led Yale to a successful season as the Ivy League co-champions. He posted a .502 save percentage and his 8.54 goals against average was the best in the conference and ranked 11th in the country. Falcone was selected honorable-mention All-Ivy League and was also named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA all-district team.