UMass men's lacrosse marks fourth consecutive appearance in conference championship on Wednesday
Minutemen look to stay in contention for CAA Tournament with a win over the Blue Hens
Minutemen cap nine-game road schedule at Hofstra on Saturday, April 20
UMass faces the Dragons in its first home contest since March 16 on Saturday
MLAX vs. PENN STATE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
2013 - Freshman: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Was called into action due to an injury to James Fahey and made 13 starts among 14 appearances on the year as a close defenseman ... Scooped up 13 groundballs and caused a pair of turnovers alongside veteran close defense starters Ryan Hollenbaugh and Jake Smith ... Made his first appearance against No. 4 North Carolina (2/16) ... Started on close defense at Harvard on Feb. 23, earning single-game career-highs with four groundballs scooped up and two turnovers caused ... Had a pair of groundballs at Albany (3/5) ... Earned one groundball at Saint Joseph's (3/30) ... Totaled three groundballs as UMass defeated No. 20 Hofstra, 9-8 on the road at Shuart Stadium on April 20 ... Ended the year with a groundball at No. 9 Penn State during the CAA Tournament Semifinals (5/1).
Before UMass: Letterwinning defenseman at Bishop Guertin in Nashua N.H., under coach Chris Cameron ... Was named a United States Lacrosse (USL) High School All-American in 2012 ... Also was a member of the football team at Bishop Guertin.
Personal: Full name is Kyle Albert Karaska ... Born on November 17, 1993 in Groton, Mass. ... Son of Mark and Francine Karaska ... Brother of Emily and Rachel ... Is majoring in environmental science.
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