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
Minutemen look for fourth consecutive win over the Tigers
MLAX vs. PENN STATE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
2013 - Freshman: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Was called into action due to injury 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 defensive starters Ryan Hollenbaugh and Jake Smith ... Made his first appearance playing close defense against #4 North Carolina (2/16) ... Started on close defense at Harvard on Feb. 23, scooping up four groundballs while causing two turnovers ... Had a duo of groundballs at Albany (3/5) ... Earned one groundball at Saint Joseph's (3/30) ... Earned three groundballs as UMass defeated #20 Hofstra, 9-8 on the road at Shuart Stadium on April 20.
Before UMass: Letterwinning defenseman at Bishop Guertin in Nashua N.H., under Chris Cameron ... Was named a United State Lacrosse 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 ... Majoring in environmental science.