2018-2019 Fairfield Stags

2018-2019 Fairfield Stags Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
0 Neftali Alvarez Fr PG 6-2 165 - San Juan (PR) Puerto Rico / United States Miami Christian School
2 Taj Benning So G 6-3 185 - Fair Lawn (NJ) United States Bergen Catholic High School
24 Jesus Cruz So SG 6-5 210 Feb 12, 1998 San Juan (PR) Puerto Rico / United States Loomis Chaffee School
30 Omar El-Sheikh So F 6-7 195 - Cairo Egypt The Knox School
13 Jonathan Kasibabu Sr C 6-8 240 Apr 24, 1996 Kisangani Democratic Republic of the Congo Westtown School
5 Aidas Kavaliauskas Jr PG 6-1 175 Dec 29, 1995 Kaunas Lithuania SPIRE Sports Academy
1 Felix Lemetti Fr PG 6-2 175 Feb 10, 1999 Enskede Sweden N/A
15 Wassef Methnani So F 6-8 208 - Kairouan Tunisia The Knox School
14 Matija Milin Sr GF 6-9 215 Jan 3, 1995 Belgrade Serbia Sports Belgrade
10 Thomas Nolan Sr SG 6-3 195 - Fairfield (CT) United States Fairfield College Preparatory School
12 Kevin Senghore-Peterson So F 6-6 220 Apr 1, 1998 Tynnered Sweden Marks Gymnasieskola
25 Landon Taliaferro Jr SG 6-3 185 - Boulder (CO) United States Boulder High School
11 Calvin Whipple Fr G 6-4 185 - Leominster (MA) United States Northfield Mount Hermon School

Recent Fairfield Stags History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2018-2019 9-22 (6-12) 9th (MAAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2017-2018 17-16 (9-9) 5th (MAAC) Runner Up N/A
2016-2017 16-15 (11-9) 5th (MAAC) 2nd Rnd CIT 1st Rnd
2015-2016 19-14 (12-8) 4th (MAAC) 3rd Rnd CIT 1st Rnd
2014-2015 7-24 (5-15) 10th (MAAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2013-2014 7-25 (4-16) 10th (MAAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2012-2013 19-16 (9-9) 6th (MAAC) 3rd Rnd CIT 1st Rnd
2011-2012 22-15 (12-6) 3rd (MAAC) Runner Up CIT 4th Rnd
2010-2011 24-8 (15-3) 1st (MAAC) 3rd Rnd NIT 2nd Rnd
2009-2010 23-11 (13-5) 2nd (MAAC) Runner Up CIT 2nd Rnd
2008-2009 17-15 (9-9) 4th (MAAC) 3rd Rnd N/A
2007-2008 14-16 (11-7) 5th (MAAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2006-2007 13-19 (10-8) 5th (MAAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2005-2006 9-19 (7-11) 7th (MAAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2004-2005 15-15 (11-7) 3rd (MAAC) 3rd Rnd N/A
2003-2004 18-12 (12-6) 3rd (MAAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2002-2003 19-12 (13-5) 2nd (MAAC) Runner Up NIT 1st Rnd

2018-2019 Fairfield Stags Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Jonathan Kasibabu MAAC Defensive POY
Neftali Alvarez MAAC All-Rookie Team
Neftali Alvarez MAAC Rookie of the Week (Nov 12, 2018)
Neftali Alvarez MAAC Rookie of the Week (Nov 19, 2018)
Neftali Alvarez MAAC Rookie of the Week (Dec 24, 2018)
Calvin Whipple MAAC Rookie of the Week (Dec 17, 2018)

2018-2019 Fairfield Stags Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters N. Alvarez L. Taliaferro T. Benning M. Milin J. Kasibabu
Rotation A. Kavaliauskas J. Cruz   W. Methnani  
Lim PT F. Lemetti T. Nolan K. Senghore-Peterson    
Lim PT   C. Whipple O. El-Sheikh    

2018-2019 Fairfield Stags Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Landon Taliaferro 30 28.8 12.3 2.0 1.0 0.7 0.1 1.0
Neftali Alvarez 30 32.0 11.5 3.7 3.3 1.4 0.1 3.1
Jonathan Kasibabu 31 25.9 10.6 7.4 1.4 1.0 0.8 2.5
Jesus Cruz 31 25.7 9.4 4.2 1.4 0.8 0.2 1.6
Wassef Methnani 29 14.2 5.4 2.8 0.6 0.4 0.6 1.4
Felix Lemetti 25 19.2 5.1 1.1 0.8 0.4 0.0 0.6
Matija Milin 26 13.7 4.9 3.0 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.7
Taj Benning 28 22.9 4.7 2.5 1.7 0.6 0.1 1.3
Calvin Whipple 24 13.9 3.3 1.7 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.2
Aidas Kavaliauskas 28 15.6 3.1 1.4 2.6 1.1 0.0 1.5
Omar El-Sheikh 10 7.2 2.6 1.5 0.4 0.2 0.2 1.1
Kevin Senghore-Peterson 8 3.8 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
Thomas Nolan 7 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.3

2018-2019 Fairfield Stags Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Sydney Johnson Head Coach 2011-2012 N/A
Tyson Wheeler Assistant Coach 2010-2011 Director of Basketball Operations (Fairfield, 2008 to 2010)
Mitch Buonaguro Assistant Coach 2015-2016 Head Coach (Siena, 2010 to 2013)
Tom Parrotta Assistant Coach 2015-2016 Assistant Coach (Fordham, 2012 to 2015)
Paul Schlickmann Athletic Director 2017-2018 Athletic Director (Central Connecticut State, 2011 to 2017)
Nick Kolb Director of Strength and Conditioning 2014-2015 N/A
Stephen Elmore Director of Basketball Operations 2017-2018 Director of Basketball Operations (Manhattan, 2014 to 2017)
Jack Jones Associate Athletic Director of Communications 2015-2016 Associate Director of Media Relations (Fairfield, 2012 to 2015)
Zach Dayton Associate Athletic Director of Communications 2015-2016 N/A
Liam Curry Assistant Director of Basketball Operations 2018-2019 N/A
Mark Ayotte Director of Sports Medicine 1988-1989 N/A