Beacons Spotlight: Two-Sport Star Carl Joseph Nets 1,000th Point

Colleen Locke | January 26, 2015
Beacons Spotlight: Two-Sport Star Carl Joseph Nets 1,000th Point

Carl Joseph First Three-Time All-American in Track and Field

Men’s basketball captain Carl Joseph, a senior from Brockton, recently scored his 1,000th career point, two days after being named to the D3Hoops.com Team of the Week. Joseph is the twelfth player in UMass Boston program history to score 1,000 points, and the first since Amigo Paniagua '08 did it in 2007.

What’s even more remarkable is that Joseph is also UMass Boston’s first three-time All-American in track and field, and he has what may be the coolest job on campus – he drives the Zamboni for the Beacons Ice Arena.

 

“Being able to be coached by Charlie Titus, the man that started this program from scratch, being able to be coached by him is just such an honor and I’ve loved every minute of it,” Joseph said.

His personal accomplishments in track and field are many — reaching All-American status, making it to nationals, and receiving a Little East Conference championship ring. But what stands out for Joseph is the opportunity to travel to California for his first national competition, where he placed fourth in the high jump.

“I’m a small-city kid. I didn’t get out much, and just being able to venture out there to ‘Cali’ and everywhere else nationals has been held, it’s just been an amazing experience for me, just to be able to see the U.S. and see what’s out there other than what I’m used to back at home,” Joseph says.

Joseph is a four-year member of the basketball team who has served as captain for the last two. A highlight was upsetting No. 11 MIT last year, 59-52.

“That was tremendous. I almost came to tears [to see] the program come to where we are now,” Joseph says.

After graduation in May, Joseph hopes to become a police officer and then work for the Department of Homeland Security or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

About UMass Boston
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