24 Joe Couture
24 Joe Couture
Height: 6-1
Weight: 175
Year: Jr
Hometown: Rutland, Vt.
High School: Rutland
Position: M
Major: Business
gp 16
p 37
g 25
a 12

- "I made VWC my top choice because I liked the location and the atmosphere of the college. I really enjoyed spending time with the lacrosse team on my visit. I felt very welcomed"
- Selected Virginia Wesleyan over Utica College, Wheelock College and the University of Tampa

Career Highs
Goals: 3 – (2x, most recent, at Methodist - 3/4/17)
Assists: 3 - (Hampden-Sydney - 4/26/17)
Points: 4 – (2x, most recent, Hampden-Sydney - 4/26/17)
Ground Balls: 4 – (Greensboro - 2/25/17)
Caused Turnovers: 3 – (Adrian - 3/5/16)
Face-Off Wins: NA

Junior (2017): Started all 16 games for the Marlins as a junior… Tied for the team lead with 37 points while leading the squad with 25 goals… Scored a goal in all but two games, including nine multi-goal efforts… Posted four points on two goals and two assists against Bridgewater on March 25… Tallied a goal and a season-best three assists against Hampden-Sydney on April 26… Registered 30 ground balls on the year, including a season-best four against Greensboro on February 25.

Sophomore (2016): Appeared in 17 games, making two starts on the year… Finished with 12 goals and four assists on the season… Scored a goal, contributed an assist, and scooped a pair of ground balls at Greensboro on February 27… Posted 10 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers in the 2016 campaign.

Freshman (2015): Played in 11 games as a first-year Marlin… Scored four goals over the course of six games in the middle of the year… Missed the final four contests of the season… Scored back-to-back goals against Shenandoah University and Roanoke College… Three ground balls in a home victory over Greensboro College.

Academic Accomplishments: VWC Scholar Award recipient.

Before VWC: Competed in lacrosse, football and basketball at Rutland… Three-year All-Vermont honoree… Selected to compete in the Senior Showcase and Twin State All-Star game between top players in Vermont and New Hampshire… A Green and Gold honoree (top 10 outstanding lacrosse players in Vermont)… Three-year Rising Star selection… Four-year all-league honoree… Set a Rutland program record with 12 assists in one game… Vermont Sports Media Association's April Athlete of the Month as a senior… Vermont Sports Now's 2014 Male Athlete of the Year… Selected to compete in the 61st Annual Maple Sugar Shrine football game, featuring top players from Vermont and New Hampshire… Selected to compete in Vermont's North-South All-Star football game… Set a Vermont state record for longest receiving touchdown (99  yards)… Set a Rutland receiving record for most touchdowns in a game (4)… First team Division I All-Vermont receiver.

Personal: Son of Julie and Gerry Couture… Parents attended Norwich University and Trinity College… Has two sisters, Maddie and Gabby.

Get to Know Joe

- Enjoys hip-hop, eating chicken wings, and spending vacation time in Florida
- Favorites include the book "The Great Gatsby," the movie "Crooked Arrows," and the TV's Discovery Channel
- A fan of professional football's Randy Moss, the New England Patriots, and celebrity Drake

  • Self-description in 10 words or less: "an athletic, motivated team player"
  • Career goal after graduation: "to find a well-paying job!"
  • My favorite aspect of being an athlete is: "team bonding and being a part of a team that strives for the same goal"
  • The part of my game I've improved the most is: "making the right decisions during games"
  • My personal athletic goal at VWC is: "to improve my game and help Virginia Wesleyan to win a national championship"
  • If I could spend the day with a famous person from any time period it would be: "Michael Jordan, because he was the greatest basketball player ever"
  • It's the year 2030 and: "I'm living on the beach with my family"
  • People might be surprised to know: "I'm a Type 1 diabetic. I was diagnosed when I was 12 years old"
  • The most important advice I've received is: "always believe in the man in the mirror" -- Dad
Recent Games
Apr 12 Southern Virginia L, 19-12
Apr 15 at Guilford L, 10-4
Apr 19 Randolph-Macon L, 12-6
Apr 22 Randolph L, 16-9
Apr 26 Hampden-Sydney L, 17-8
Apr 29 at #17 Lynchburg L, 25-6
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 16 9
Points 37 21
Goals 25 11
Assists 12 10
Man-up goals 3 3
Man-down goals 3 0
Ground balls 30 18
Turnovers 19 7
Caused turnovers 10 6
Faceoffs 0-0 0-0
Faceoff percentage 0.0 0.0
Shots 78 44
Shooting percentage 32.1 25.0
Shots on goal 49 27
Shots on goal percentage 62.8 61.4
Date Opponent Score g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
Feb 18 at Widener L, 9-8 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 0-0 2 100.0 2 100.0
Feb 25 Greensboro W, 14-7 3 0 3 0 2 4 3 1 0-0 8 37.5 4 50.0
Mar 1 at Chris. Newport L, 20-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 2 0.0 1 50.0
Mar 4 at Methodist L, 18-13 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 3 100.0 3 100.0
Mar 8 Delaware Valley L, 12-8 2 0 2 0 0 2 3 1 0-0 3 66.7 3 100.0
Mar 11 at Roanoke L, 19-2 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 0-0 7 14.3 4 57.1
Mar 17 Washington and Lee L, 20-5 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 3 0.0 3 100.0
Mar 25 at Bridgewater (Va.) L, 16-12 2 2 4 1 0 3 1 2 0-0 8 25.0 5 62.5
Apr 1 Drew W, 9-8 2 1 3 0 0 2 4 1 0-0 7 28.6 4 57.1
Apr 8 Shenandoah L, 15-8 1 2 3 0 0 2 1 0 0-0 4 25.0 2 50.0
Apr 12 Southern Virginia L, 19-12 2 1 3 0 0 2 1 0 0-0 9 22.2 5 55.6
Apr 15 at Guilford L, 10-4 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0-0 7 14.3 4 57.1
Apr 19 Randolph-Macon L, 12-6 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0-0 5 20.0 1 20.0
Apr 22 Randolph L, 16-9 2 0 2 0 0 3 0 2 0-0 5 40.0 4 80.0
Apr 26 Hampden-Sydney L, 17-8 1 3 4 0 0 2 1 1 0-0 3 33.3 2 66.7
Apr 29 at #17 Lynchburg L, 25-6 2 0 2 0 0 1 2 1 0-0 2 100.0 2 100.0
  gp gs g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
2014-15 11 - 4 0 4 0 0 10 6 1 0-0 10 40.0 7 70.0
2015-16 17 2 12 4 16 0 3 10 11 11 0-0 30 40.0 16 53.3
2016-17 16 16 25 12 37 3 3 30 19 10 0-0 78 32.1 49 62.8
Total 44 18 41 16 57 3 6 50 36 22 0-0 118 34.7 72 61.0
  gp gs g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
Total 16 16 25 12 37 3 3 30 19 10 0-0 78 32.1 49 62.8
Conference 9 9 11 10 21 3 0 18 7 6 0-0 44 25.0 27 61.4
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - 0-0 - - - -
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Home 9 9 14 10 24 0 2 20 13 6 0-0 47 29.8 28 59.6
Away 7 7 11 2 13 3 1 10 6 4 0-0 31 35.5 21 67.7
Neutral - - - - 0 - - - - - 0-0 - - - -
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Wins 2 2 5 1 6 0 2 6 7 2 0-0 15 33.3 8 53.3
Losses 14 14 20 11 31 3 1 24 12 8 0-0 63 31.7 41 65.1
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February 2 2 5 0 5 0 2 6 3 2 0-0 10 50.0 6 60.0
March 6 6 8 4 12 2 1 8 7 3 0-0 26 30.8 19 73.1
April 8 8 12 8 20 1 0 16 9 5 0-0 42 28.6 24 57.1