20 Jesse Root
20 Jesse Root
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
High School: Taft School
Position: F
Major: Political science
Residential College: Ezra Stiles

Bulldog Best: Two goals in two different games... Scored both game winning goals at 2013 NCAA West Regional.

2012-13 (National Championship Season): Played in 34 games, centering the line with Andrew Miller and Kenny Agostino... Scored GWG nine seconds into OT against Minnesota in West Regional semifinal... Scored GWG in third period of finale against North Dakota to send Bulldogs to his hometown for the Frozen Four... NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team... Scored two goals at Harvard in November win... Fourth on team with 12 goals and 23 points.

2011-12: Fifth on team with 24 points... Seven goals were second among sophomores... Nine multiple-point nights... Goal and three points in home win over Dartmouth... Led team with two shorthanded goals.

2010-11: Second among the Yale newcomers with two goals and eight points... 25 games... Points in consecutive games twice... Academic All-ECAC.

At Taft School:  Played four seasons and was one of three captains for 2008-09 season… Led team with 36 points in 27 games playing center… Founders League All-Star… Team made 2009 New England Quarterfinal playoffs…  Named No. 2 long-stick midfielder in New England lacrosse… Western NE All-Division I lacrosse team… Taft Honor Roll for three years… National AP Scholar… In EJHL: Tallied 44 points in 41 games and led Jr. Bruins with seven game-winning goals… Played on playoff semifinalist…

Personal: Jesse Bond Root is the son of Kathy and David Root… Cousin of pro football hall of famer Dan Marino… Grandfather, Russell “Lefty” Foster played baseball in the Phillies’ organization and was a B-26 gunner in WWII… Played on 2006 state championship Mt. Lebanon High School (Pittsburgh) team before going to Taft... Political Science major.


2010-11 25 2 6 8 14
2011-12 33 7 17 24 20
2012-13 34 12 11 23 24
Total 92 21 24 55 58