Sal LoCascio

Sal LoCascio (born April 6, 1967) is an American former professional lacrosse goaltender and coach who played the majority of his career for the New York Saints of the National Lacrosse League. He also played one season with the Long Island Lizards, and after retiring as a player, served as the head coach of the Saints, and also of the MLL’s Bridgeport/Philadelphia Barrage

Sal LoCascio
BornApril 6, 1967
Lindenhurst, New York
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
PositionField Lacrosse Goaltender, Box Lacrosse Goaltender
NLL teamsNew York Saints
MLL teamsLong Island Lizards
Pro career1990–2001
U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame, 2004
NLL Hall of Fame, 2008

LoCascio is one of the few lacrosse players, and one of the only goaltenders to achieve success in both box and field lacrosse.[1] Today, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest lacrosse goaltenders of all time.

Playing career

University of Massachusetts Amherst (1985 - 1989) From 1985 to 1989, LoCascio played for University of Massachusetts Amherst. He set the record for the most saves by any NCAA goalie in 1987, with 271 saves. LoCascio graduated in 1989, and was a four-time All-American.[2] In 2000, he was elected to the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame.[3]

New York Saints

LoCascio signed with the New York Saints of the National Lacrosse League as an undrafted free agent in 1990. He played 10 seasons with the Saints as their starting goaltender from 1990 to 2000. LoCascio was named all-pro five times, in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1997.[4]

Team USA

In addition to his decade-long tenure as goaltender for the Saints, LoCascio has also represented Team USA in the World Lacrosse Championship. He won three gold medals in 1990, 1994, and 1998.

Post-playing career

In 2002, LoCascio was named the head coach of the Bridgeport Barrage of Major League Lacrosse. He remained with the team after it moved to Philadelphia, and won the Major League Lacrosse Steinfeld Cup and the Major League Lacrosse Coach of the Year Award in 2004.

LoCascio currently resides in Bayport, NY.


In 2004, LoCascio was awarded the Major League Lacrosse Coach of the Year Award. He was also inducted into U.S. National Lacrosse Hall of Fame the same year. In February 2008, LoCascio was inducted into the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame.

Preceded by
Ted Georgalas
Major League Lacrosse Coach of the Year Award
Succeeded by
Scott Hiller



    Regular Season   Playoffs
1990New York7-----1-----
1991New York10-----------
1992New York848010121912.6368.44%1597417.1285.42%
1993New York84799631912.0376.87%290195112.6772.86%
1994New York84739830012.4375.38%158174017.5970.18%
1995New York84308629912.0077.66%------
1996New York1056813629114.3768.15%------
1997New York1054611132412.1974.48%137122719.7069.23%
1998New York72986014312.0870.44%------
1999New York1156112334313.1673.61%------
2000New York267214618.6768.66%------
NLL Totals592430517142812.6368.44%52074313213.5574.30%


    Regular Season   Playoffs
2001Long Island94269212.9512156.8%321252311.043459.6%0
MLL Totals94269212.9512156.8%321252311.043459.6%0


  1. Borelli, Tom (February 27, 2008). "A Saint Named Sal". Retrieved 2008-02-28.
  2. "Sal LoCascio Hall of Fame Class Bio". Archived from the original on 2009-07-15. Retrieved 2008-02-26.
  3. "Class of 2000 Announced:UMass Athletic Hall of Fame". June 26, 2000. Retrieved 2008-02-26.
  4. "League Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2008". January 9, 2008. Archived from the original on January 15, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-09.
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