2012: Unanimous selection for 2012 Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... First Team All-Big Ten honoree ... Unanimous choice for Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... Third-Team All-Great Lakes honoree ... CollegeSoccerNews.com All-Freshman First-Team honoree ... SoccerAmerica All-Freshman First-Team ... Played all 23 games, making 21 starts ... Led NU with nine goals and 20 points ... Also chipped in two assists ... Team-high 49 shots, including 27 on goal ... Played 1,594 minutes ... Helped NU capture its second Big Ten regular-season title in as many years ... Made first career start in NU's season-opener, a 1-1 double-overtime tie vs. Xavier (8/25) ... Scored first career goal in NU's 2-1 OT win over Kentucky (8/31) ... Goal was the equalizer at the 74:00 mark ... Tallied two goals vs. Rhode Island (9/9) ... Also scored in NU's 2-0 win vs. Iona (9/14) ... Had a goal and an assist in NU's 2-1 upset of No. 7 Notre Dame at Lakeside Field (10/9) ... Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 15 following his performance vs. Notre Dame ... Also tabbed CollegeSportsMadness.com's Big Ten Player of the Week on Oct. 15 ... Recorded a goal and an assist in NU's 2-0 shutout of Loyola (10/17) ... Had three three-point games (4 pts vs. Rhode Island, 3 pts vs. Notre Dame & Loyola) ... Scored the equalizer, his seventh goal of the season, in the 52nd minute in NU's 1-1 comeback tie at No. 22 Indiana in Bloomington (11/1) ... Tie gave the Wildcats the necessary point in the Big Ten standings for them to claim a share of the 2012 Big Ten title ... Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 5 following the Indiana match ... Scored eighth goal of the season in the Big Ten Tournament at Lakeside Field, helping NU shut out Ohio State 2-0 (11/7) ... Tallied ninth goal of the season, the game-winner, in NU's 1-0 win over No. 7 seed Marquette during the second round of the NCAA Tournament (11/18) ... Four game-winning goals on the year ... NIU adidas Invite and Lakeside Classic All-Tournament Teams.
High School: Four-year letterwinner ... Team captain as a junior and senior ... 2012 ESPN Rise Top-100 Recruit ... 2012 NSCAA/Adidas All Region-V Team ... Two-time Illinois First-Team All-State ... Three-time All-Area selection ... Team MVP as a junior and senior ... Led Deerfield to best record in school history in 2009 (19-4-1) ... Notched 89 goals and 41 assists over his career ... Teammate of current Wildcats Connor Holloway and Scott Lakin ... Club: Three-year member of Chicago Fire ... Has played in the USSF Developmental Academy with Chicago Fire since 2010 ... Teammate of fellow NU signee Zak Allen and current Wildcat Peter Beasley ... State Cup runner-up in 2009 ... Named to Super-Y League National Team in 2009.
Personal: Born Joseph Vito Calistri ... Son of George and Elsa Calistri ... Chose Northwestern over Xavier and Indiana ... Attended Northwestern's College Soccer Training Center, One Day Prep Camp, and Residential/Commuter Camp ... Major is undecided.