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Minutemen In Major League Lacrosse Update (June 3)

With the Major League Lacrosse season underway, select UMass men's lacrosse alumni are continuing their playing careers at the next level of competition. Here is a recap of how a few of the Minutemen performed in their most recent contest as well as an update on their season totals:

Kevin Leveille (2000-03) produced four points on two goals and a pair of assists to go with a pair of groundballs during Rochester's victory over the Ohio Machine. Leveille now owns eight points on five goals and three assists this season in five appearances with the club. The MLL veteran with nine years in the league bumped his career totals to 321 points on 248 goals (including a pair of two-point goals) and 71 assists spread over 96 appearances.

Will Manny (2009-12), playing in his first professional contest, earned one goal for the Boston Cannons against Denver while scooping up a pair of groundballs.

Jim Connolly (2006-09) secured one assist for the Machine in their contest against Rochester, also chipping in a pair of groundballs. Connolly has four points on a trio of goals and one assist in four appearances on the year, his third playing in the MLL.

Diogo Godoi (2006-10) helped out the Ohio defensive effort against Rochester with a two groundballs scooped up. Godoi has totaled four groundballs in five appearances this season, his fourth in the MLL since graduating for UMass.

Other Minutemen competing in Major League Lacrosse this season include Anthony Biscardi (2009-12), Tom Celentani (2009-12), Brett Garber (2004-07), Tim McCormack (2008-12), Mark Millon (1990-93), Jack Reid (2003-06) and Jake Smith (2010-13).

Former UMass men's lacrosse star Tom Celentani (2009-12) was featured on the Boston Cannon's website recently following his addition to the team's roster. Celentani was selected in the supplemental draft by Boston and will join the team beginning with training camp next month. A USILA All-American and three-year starter on defense for the Minutemen, check out the spotlight on Celentani here.



Cannons Player Spotlight: Tom Celentani
InsideLacrosse.com released their midseason All-American picks with UMass' Will Manny on the first team. Tom Celentani and Tim McCormack were both All-American second team picks.

UMass senior attack/midfielder Anthony Biscardi and senior defenseman Tom Celentani were both selected yesterday evening in the 2012 Major League Lacrosse Draft.

Biscardi was taken in the second round (16th pick overall) by the Ohio Machine, while Celentani was picked by the Denver Outlaws in the fourth round (30th overall).

The Minutemen will begin the 2012 season on February 10 at Army in West Point, N.Y.

Major League Lacrosse Draft Preview

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Corey McLaughlin of LaxMagazine.com has a preview of Major League Lacrosse's draft which will be held today.

McLaughlin says two Minutemen should be on the draft board: Anthony Biscardi at attack and Tom Celentani on defense.


For complete coverage and a live blog of the draft, visit www.majorleaguelacrosse.com:

Recaps Of UMass' CAA Final Loss To Delaware

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Recaps Of Lacrosse's 14-5 Loss To Hofstra

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Recaps Of #16 UMass Lacrosse Topping #12 Army

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Check out these media recaps of the UMass 8-5 win over Army to open the 2011 season on Saturday.

• Springfield Republican: UMass beats Army 8-5 in men's lacrosse

• Daily Hampshire Gazette: UMass lax beats No. 12 Army in season opener

• Daily Collegian: UMass upset Black Knights Saturday at Garber

• LaxPower: #16 UMass Opens with an Upset of #12 Army

• Inside Lacrosse: Sunday lacrosse brunch mentions UMass

• Inside Lacrosse: Game Blog - UMass 8-5 Win.

• Annapolis Capital: College Lacrosse Roundup

• MetroWNY.com: Army falls to UMass in lacrosse opener

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