Men's Lacrosse


18   Tom Celentani
Tom Celentani


Levittown, N.Y.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210



Seven Minutemen Picked During MLL Supplemental Draft

Jake Smith, Brett Garber selected during first round


Biscardi, Celentani Named USILA Scholar All-Americans

Duo adds to list of senior accomplishments with top academic honors


Four Minutemen To Play In Annual USILA North-South Game Friday Night

Greg Rushing, Tom Celentani, Anthony Biscardi and Art Kell all selected from UMass.


UMass Places Six On USILA All-American Teams

Will Manny earns USILA First-Team All-American Honors


Five Minutemen Named NEILA Senior Scholar-Athletes

Anderson, Biscardi, Celentani, Rushing & Toresco earn NEILA academic accolades



MLAX vs. HOFSTRA Photos by Thom Kendall '93

Tom Celentani Videos

ON CELENTANI: Good sized ... Really came along in the fall ... Could possibly squeak in some time ... Got a lot stronger and tougher in the offseason ... Has great skill with the ball off the ground ... Has potential now and into the future.

• Third-year starter on close defense.
• Started all 16 games and last 44 in a row.
• Recorded a goal and an assist on the season with 32 groundballs and 24 caused turnovers.
• Fourth on team in groundballs and first in caused turnovers.
• 14 of 16 games recording a groundball.
• Tallied two groundballs in season-opener at Army (2/10).
• Posted an assist and four groundballs in win over Drexel (4/14).
• Scored a goal in win over Towson while also contributing a groundball and a caused turnover (5/2).
• Four caused turnovers, three groundballs in win over Drexel (5/5).
• Named to the 2012 Scholar All-American Team.

• Second-year starter on close defense, one of the top defensemen in the conference.
Started all 14 games and last 28 in a row. Has 32 groundballs and 18 caused turnovers this season (1.25 per game). Helped defense to a strong 8.37 GAA.
• Fourth on team in GBs and second in CTs.
• Great defense on Penn State attackman Matt Mackrides, keeping him without a goal in OT win at PSU (5/4). Had two caused turnovers.
• Solid defense with five groundballs and three caused turnovers vs. #8 Hofstra (4/23).
• Tremendous defense with career-high tying five groundballs and a caused turnover in 3OT win over Drexel (4/16) as UMass held Dragons scoreless for final 26:28 of the game.
• Four groundballs, two caused turnovers at Albany (3/8).
• Named Co-UMass Athlete of The Week after great defense vs. Army (2/12).
• Defended All-American Garrett Thul of Army (2/12) and held him to one goal, two groundballs and two CTs.

• Was starting close defenseman in second year in program.
• Ranked 14th in NCAA with team-leading 25 caused turnovers (1.8 per game) with 31 groundballs in 14 starts.
• Tied with Towson's Peter Mezzonotte for No. 1 in CAA in caused turnovers (1.8 per game).
• Forced the game-sealing turnover to clinch win vs. #10 Georgetown (4/24). Also had first-career assist in the win.
• Grabbed four groundballs in win at Penn State (4/3).
• Played tremendous defense in helping to limit NCAA leading scorer Jamie Lincoln to just one goal in win over #6 Hofstra (3/27). Had two groundballs and caused turnover.
• Had career-high five groundballs vs. Brown (3/23).
• Had four groundballs and three caused turnovers vs. #13 Harvard (3/13).
• Two caused turnovers, two groundballs vs. Albany (3/9).
• Caused five turnovers and grabbed two groundballs vs. Hartford (2/20).
• In first-career start, had four groundballs and two caused turnovers at Sacred Heart (2/12).

• Freshman saw action during latter stages vs. Syracuse (4/25), vs. Fairfield (4/21), St. John's (4/4), Yale (2/28) and Sacred Heart (2/14).

BEFORE UMASS: Four-year defender for MacArthur High School in Levittown, N.Y., where he played under Christopher Bergerson ... Was a finalist for All-American as a senior ... Academic all-county as a junior and senior ... Played two years of varsity football and basketball where he was a captain and Academic All-Conference winner ... Athlete of the Year for MacArthur High School in 2008 ... Renaissance Card Holder from 2004-2008 ... Also, Golden II scholar athlete in 2008.

PERSONAL: Thomas Elmo Celentani ... Son of Mary and Ralph Celentani ... Brother of Jason (31) and Christopher (16) ... Born in Rockville Centre, N.Y. ... Majors in Psychology.

Career Statistics
Year	GP/GS	G	A	Pts.	Shots	EMG	GB	CT	Pen
2009	5/0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	2/1:30
2010	14/14	0	1	1	2	0	31	25	4/2:30
2011	14/14	0	0	0	0	0	32	18	5/5:00
Totals	33/28	0	1	1	2	0	63	43	11/9:00

Career Highs
Assists/Points: 1 vs. Georgetown (4/24/10)
Groundballs: 5 at Brown (3/23/10), vs. Drexel (4/16/11), vs. Hofstra (4/23/11)
Caused Turnovers: 5 vs. Hartford (2/20/10)

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