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Levittown Local To Play For Team USA

Christopher Joseph of Levittown was recently selected to play on the United States world university hockey team in Italy this year. A 2009 MacArthur High School graduate, Joseph was captain of his high school team for two seasons, leading them to two championships. Joseph would later go on to play junior hockey for New York Apple Core and the New Jersey Rockets junior ‘A’ team.

Joseph’s parents, Hal and Theresa, along with his brother Robert and sister Kristin said they are very proud of Christopher’s accomplishments and are cheering him on as he heads off to Italy.

Last season, Joseph was selected as a NCAA Division I first team all-star and was given an opportunity to compete in the All-Star Game in Ohio. Joseph was made an Alternate Captain this season, leading the defensive pressure for the SUNY Stony Brook University Seawolves.  

Coming out of high school, Joseph was recruited to play in Canada and numerous Colleges across the U.S., including Alaska. Joseph currently leads the Seawolves team in hits this season and is tied for first in assists among the defense.

Joseph will depart for Italy on Dec. 5, 2014. Once there, the world team will face-off against one professional hockey team and numerous other collegiate teams.

— Tribune Staff