So. | F | Billerica, Mass.
Falite's 10 goals as a freshman included a team-high
Key Statistics: Falite
quickly emerged as the best of UMass Lowell's 15 freshmen
in 2006-07, tying Jason Techjma for the team lead with
10 goals and finishing second with 18 points.
What He Does: Falite (pronounced fah-LEE-tee)
is a natural goal scorer, something that's a product
of his approach as much as his skills. He wants to score
on every shift, and is determined not to pass up a shot.
He has good speed and a history of producing offense,
having posted 32 goals and 74 points in his fourth and
final season with the EJHL's Boston Jr. Bruins.
The Bigger Picture: Falite grew up
in nearby Billerica as a UMass Lowell fan. As head coach
Blaise MacDonald notes, the program was built on a foundation
of local talent like former NHLers Dean Jenkins and
Jon Morris. With the Riverhawks recently stickhandling
through lease issues with the city council, it's easy
to see why continued local impact is welcome. On the
ice, expect Falite to round out his game and contribute
in more ways. First and foremost, however, he will be
leaned on as a power-play triggerman and an even-strength
catalyst for a team that averaged just 2.06 goals per
game last season.
UMass Lowell head coach Blaise
MacDonald on Falite's shot: “If he has
a shot he's going to take it. He's got a tremendous
release and gets a lot of velocity on his shot. If I
had that kind of shot I'd want to shoot the puck all
the time, too.”