On Gillette: Serving as a team captain this season ... consistently cited by the Maryland coaches as the Terps' best all-around player ... unsung hero as he works hard in many intangible aspects of the game ... will play on both offensive and defensive midfield this season after playing mostly on defensive side in his first three seasons ... a mentally tough midfielder ... will play defense on certain short-stick defenders this season ... tremendous speed ... extremely intelligent player and excellent student ... as a sophomore, was honored by the coaching staff with the Dick Edell "Big Man Award" as the player who exemplified the selfless and positive qualities of the retired coach.
As a junior (2003): Team leader in groundballs with 66 (4.13 per game) ... also had 16 caused turnovers as the team's starting short-stick defensive midfielder in all 16 games ... also had four goals and four assists for eight points ... had five or more groundballs in a game on seven occasions ... assisted Joe Parker's goal to open Maryland's scoring in NCAA Semifinal vs. Virginia (5/24), also had five groundballs ... grabbed four groundballs along with great defense to help Terps to NCAA Quarterfinal win over UMass (5/17) on his 21st birthday ... scooped five groundballs for sixth time in a game this season at Notre Dame (5/3), also caused two turnovers ... added to team-high groundball total with four vs. Georgetown (4/28) ... scooped five groundballs and had two caused turnovers along with his fourth goal to open Maryland scoring vs. UMBC (4/25) ... had four groundballs vs. Duke (4/18) in ACC Semifinals ... netted third goal of the year vs. Johns Hopkins (4/12), in transition play after great defensive stop ... scored goal with 0:00.9 left in first quarter at Navy (4/5), also two groundballs in the win ... named ACC Player of the Week and Maryland Student-Athlete of Week on March 31 ... grabbed four groundballs and assisted go-ahead goal in win at Virginia (3/29) ... career-high nine groundballs vs. Butler (3/25), including five groundballs in the first quarter; also added assist on Dan LaMonica goal ... four groundballs vs. North Carolina (3/22) ... assisted Joe Walters' goal vs. Bucknell (3/11), added six groundballs and three caused turnovers ... also corralled 100th career groundball vs. Bucknell ... scored fourth career goal at Towson (3/8), also had six groundballs ... tied then-career high with seven groundballs vs. Duke (3/2), also caused three turnovers ... named to the ACC and Maryland Honor Rolls for the third consecutive season.
As a sophomore (2002): All-round consistent player who was honored with the Dick Edell "Big Man Award" ... played in all 13 games, started every one on the face-off wing, except Senior Night ... second on team in groundballs with 60 (4.6 per game) ... tallied three points on a goal and two assists ... posted second career assist vs. Hobart (2/23) ... posted first career multi-point game at Bucknell (3/12) with goal and assist, along with three groundballs ... six groundballs vs. Delaware (3/16) ... five groundballs at North Carolina (3/23) ... then career-high seven groundballs vs. Virginia (3/31) ... scooped six groundballs vs. Navy (4/5) ... five groundballs vs. Yale (4/26) ... corralled six groundballs at UMBC (5/4), marking the fifth time he had at least six in 2002 ... repeat member of the ACC and Maryland Honor Roll.
As a freshman (2001): Shared the Larry Levitt Award as the team's top freshman with attacker Dan LaMonica and defender Chris Passavia ... emerged as strong defensive midfielder as the season progressed ... played in all 16 games ... scored two goals and added an assist to go along with 24 groundballs ... netted first career goal against North Carolina (3/24) ... grabbed three groundballs against Duke (4/22) in the ACC title game in Orlando ... scored second career goal in win over UMBC (5/5) ... tallied first career assist in NCAA Quarterfinals against Towson (5/20) on Jamie Daue's third-quarter goal ... also scooped up five groundballs against Towson ... member of the ACC Honor Roll and Maryland Honor Roll.
Before Maryland: Lettered four years in lacrosse at Severna Park High School in Severna Park, Md. ... played under coach Mike Bellotte ... served as lacrosse team captain in 1999 and 2000 ... captured the '99 3A/4A Maryland championship and finished as runners-up in 2000 ... earned first team all-county and third team all-state as a senior ... played in the senior north/south game ... also lettered in football ... served as team captain for the regional champs in 2000 ... named first team all-county on the gridiron ... set school records for interceptions, receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.
Personal: Paul David Gillette ... born May 17, 1982 in Annapolis, Md. ... son of Cathy and John Gillette ... brother of John (26) ... attended high school with fellow Terp senior David Wagner ... majoring in physical education.
CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots EMG GWG GB Pen 2001 16/0 2 1 3 12 0 0 24 0/0:00 2002 13/12 1 2 3 4 0 0 60 0/0:00 2003 16/16 4 4 8 8 0 0 66 2/1:00 2004 16/16 3 8 11 16 0 0 72 0/0:00 Totals 61/44 10 15 25 40 0 0 221 2/1:00