|High School:||St. Joseph's|
At A Glance
A creative midfielder who spent six months training with the Italian Futbol Academy prior to his arrival at St. Bonaventure … Good on the ball, has exhibited the ability to see the field … Brings a welcome level of maturity and has the ability to play a central midfield position or in the flank.
As A Sophomore (2008)
Appeared in each of St. Bonaventure’s final 13 games of the season, three of which came in a starting role … had two shots on the season, both of which coming in a 1-1 tie against Big 4 rival Canisius (Sept. 14) … two of his three starting nods came against A-10 opponents Saint Louis (Oct. 31) and in the season finale against George Washington (Nov. 9).
As A Freshman (2007)
Afforded the Bonnies with a valuable asset in a midfield role ... played a part in 13 contests during his initial season with the Brown and White ... earned two appearances in the starting 11, including his first career start in the second game of the 2007 season at Army (Sept. 3) ... recorded his first collegiate shot at Central Connecticut State (Sept. 7) ... inserted into a starting role for the second time in three games vs. Siena (Sept. 9) at the University of Buffalo Fall Classic ... registered one shot each in three more matches against Buffalo (Sept. 14), Fordham (Oct. 26) and Xavier (Nov. 11).
Selected as the male Athlete of the Year at St. Joseph's High School in 2005 ... led his club to a city championship en route to team Most Valuable Player honors as a senior ... spent six months training with the Italian Futbol Academy ... played with U-18 club AC Deruta in the Eccellenza Division in 2005.
Son of Stella and Carmelo Rago ... has three brothers ... his youngest brother is a member of the U-18 Canadian National Team ... spent part of his high school career enrolled at Convitto Nazaionale in Assisi, Italy ... as a member of the Edmonton Interdistrict Youth Soccer Association, he was chosen to participate in the Edmonton Summer Games ... recognized by the Alberta Provincial team at the age of 15 and helped his side reach the national finals in British Columbia ... excelled in volleyball and basketball in high school ... holds dual citizenship to Canada and Italy.