#30 - Mike Del Buono
Position: M
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Southington, Conn.
High School: Xavier HS
Height: 5-10
Weight: 175

AS A SENIOR (2011)
Started all 14 games for the Lions in his senior season... tallied three goals and added an assist for four points overall... led the team with 116 ground balls... went 207-for-331 at the faceoff-x... fired off 10 shots, placing nine on target, for a shots-on-goal percentage of .900. 

AS A JUNIOR (2010)

Deep South Conference Player of the Week twice (March 22 | April 12)…Saint Leo Male Athlete of the Week once…Face-Off Yearbook 2010 Preseason All-Conference…Deep South Conference All-Tournament team…All-Deep South Conference First Team…USILA Division II All-America Honorable Mention…Del Buono enjoyed another great season for the Lions, playing and starting 14-of-15 games…He scored two goals and added one assist for three points…He set the Saint Leo single-season record for ground balls with 110 and won 198-of-283 face-offs…He registered double-figure ground balls in five contests…Won 10 or more face-off’s in every game played…He registered two, 20 face-off win games, including a Saint Leo single-game record of 21 against Florida Southern (4/10/10)…He also amassed 20 wins in the 18-9 win over St. Andrew’s…In the same contest, Del Buono set a career-high with 14 ground balls…Del Buono finished his season ranking third nationally in ground balls-per-game and third in Face-Off win percentage.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2009)

Del Buono had solid sophomore campaign; playing in 12 contests…The specialist posted two shots on the season and tallied a career-best 59 ground balls …From the faceoff circle, the sophomore won 140 match-ups out of 221 opportunities to lead the team…In a pair of games against Mars Hill (03/27/09 & 04/19/09), Del Buono set a career-high in face offs won with 17 in each contest…He also registered 10 or more face offs in nine contests…He posted two or more ground balls in all but one of their contests including a career-best 10 ground ball effort against Florida Southern (04/04/09)…His outstanding play in the field earned him All-DSC first team accolades and named a member of the All DSC Tournament team.

AS A FRESHMAN (2008)

Del Buono made an immediate impact as a freshman for the Lions, appearing in 14 of 16 games and making one start…The specialist did a tremendous job in the faceoff circle winning 61.7 % (71-for-115) of his match-ups…He scooped up 17 ground balls and forced one turnover…He was named Deep South Conference Player of the Week on March 3, 2008.

CAREER
Most improved player his junior year in high school...Captain and Coach’s Award in his senior year...2nd team All Conference. Captain and MVP Defense his senior year in Ice Hockey.

PERSONAL
Born October 4 in New Britain, Conn…Business/Accounting major…Hobbies include working out, fishing and Ice Hockey…Career goals are to be successful… Names Muhammad Ali as his favorite athlete…Lists the Yankees as his favorite team…Son of Christine and Anthony DelBuono…Has one sister, Kara.