51 - Joel Santisteban
Joel Santisteban
Height: 5-11
Weight: 215
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lawrence, N.Y.
High School: Lawrence
Position: DL
Major: Aerospace Engineering

2012: Started all one games on the defensive line … USA College Football NE Regional All-Star … Academic All-District … Academic All-NEFC … led the defensive line with 33 tackles … shared the team lead with 5.5 tackles for loss … also led the line with three passes broken up … started the season by matching his career best with eight tackles against Becker (9/8) … also broke up a pass against the Hawks …  two tackles and a sack at Curry (9/21) … six stops at Western New England (10/13) … five tackles and a fumble recovery in the upset over Salve Regina (10/19).

2011: Played in all nine games for a second straight season on the defensive line … six starts … second team All-NEFC (Boyd Division) as a defensive lineman … Academic All-NEFC … sixth on the team with a career best 34 tackles … tops on the squad with 9.5 tackles for loss … at least one tackle in each game … recoreded a tackle behind the line of scrimmage in six outings … three tackles in the first two games at Becker (9/10) and at Mass. Maritime (9/17) … six tackles, including three for a loss and a sack, against Curry (9/24) … career-high eight tackles against Western New England (10/15) … seven stops against Nichols (10/29).

2010: Saw action in all nine games along the defensive front as a freshman … totaled 28 tackles during the season … led the team with 2.5 sacks … 4.5 tackles for a total of 15 yards in losses … at least one tackle in eight of the nine contests … three stops, including a sack, against Massachusetts Maritime (9/18) … five tackles vs. Plymouth State (10/9) … sack at Western New England (10/16) … 10 tackles over the last two games of the season … season best of six tackles at Endicott (11/6).

Off The Field at MIT: Majoring in aerospace engineering with a concentration in economics … minor in management science … also a member of the MIT men’s lacrosse team … internship with Northrup Grumman … served as house manager and philanthropy chair for Lambda Chi Alpha … MIT Flying Club.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Lawrence High School … all-county and all-conference selection … Nassau County’s top scholar-athlete … defensive MVP of the Long Island Class III championship game … academic all-conference … High Honor Roll … AP Scholar with Honors.