|Hometown:||Daytona Beach, Fla.|
|High School:||Seabreeze HS|
|Other College:||Seminole State|
2013 (Senior): As the Bulls' Sunday starter, Lovecchio went 5-6 including wins at UConn, against St. John's and Cincinnatti...He went 7 innings in the Bulls' 3-2 win over Pittsburgh giving up 2 runs on 6 hits striking out a career-high nine batters...He pitched five shutout innings against in the Bulls' 20-2 win over Purdue allowing just 5 hits.
2012 (Junior): Started in 12 games in his first season with the Bulls...Finished season with a 8-4 record and a 4.78 ERA...Ended in a five-way tie for second in the BIG EAST with eight pitching wins...Collected his third win of the season over Eastern Illinois, going an impressive 8.0 innings allowing just one run off of three hits, lifting the Bulls to a 5-1 win...Helped lead the Bulls to a series win over Georgetown on March 24th when the junior transfer recorded seven and two thirds innings of work, allowing just one run...Lifted Bulls to another series win over Cincinnati when he pitched eight frames, allowing just two runs off six hits, giving USF a 3-2 win over the Bearcats...Had one appearance during the 2012 BIG EAST Championships, when the righty came in after a three and half hour weather delay in the Bulls second game of the tournament against Pittsburgh...USF went on to win that game 12-5.
Seminole State JC (2011): Played one year with the Raiders and as a sophomore he started in four games, going 2-2 with a 3.3. ERA.
University of Miami (2010): Played one year with the Hurricanes and as a freshman he started in one game, going 1-0 with a 6.75 ERA.
High School: An all-county and all-state honorable mention pitcher at Seabreeze High School...as a senior went 6-4 with a 3.3 ERA, collecting 84 strikeouts... earned three varsity letters in baseball...voted team MVP his senior season...attended several different national showcases including Diamond Club, East Coast Pro Showcase, and FACA All-Star...coached by Anthony Campanella.
Personal: Full name is Joseph Mark Lovecchio...nickname is Joey...born on September 6, 1990 in Daytona Beach, Fla...son of Rick and Rose Lovecchio...has two brothers, David (31) and Mike (25)...his cousin, Jennifer Levecchio, played soccer at the University of Maryland...enjoys surfing and playing the guitar...majoring in Criminology.