Graduating men's lacrosse senior lauded for academic prowess
Fahey, Hunziker, Karaska and Porzelt comprise senior class
Karaska picked for first team, Porzelt one of six selected as all-academic recipient
Karaska forces three turnovers, grabs four groundballs in final collegiate game
Minutemen challenge Dragons at Vidas Field in 6 p.m. game on April 29
2016 - Senior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Team Captain ... NEILA Academic All-New England ... CAA All-Academic Team ... CAA Co-Player of the Week (2/23) ... Led all close defensemen with 33 groundballs and was second among Minutemen with 16 caused turnovers ... His groundball and caused turnover totals reset single-season personal bests for the senior as he more-than-doubled his previous numbers (14 groundballs, seven caused turnovers in 2015) ... Provided two caused turnovers and a pair of groundballs during the season-opener at Army West Point (2/12) ... Picked up a career-high seven groundballs and created a pair of turnovers against No. 11 Ohio State (2/20) ... His seven groundballs represent the most by a close defenseman at UMass since Jack Reid had eight on April 17, 2004 ... Scored his first collegiate goal, collected three groundballs and caused a turnover against No. 14 Harvard (2/27) ... Caused a pair of turnovers and grabbed two groundballs against Hartford (3/1) ... Collected five groundballs and caused a turnover at No. 7 Brown (3/5) ... Added three groundballs and a caused turnover vs. No. 15 Albany (3/8) ... Caused one turnover and picked up a groundball against No. 10 North Carolina (3/12) ... Scooped up two groundballs on defense at No. 20 Penn State (3/19) ... Secured three groundballs and a pair of caused turnovers at Fairfield (4/16) ... Had another three-groundball, two-caused turnover afternoon against Hofstra (4/23) ... Closed his career with two caused turnovers at Delaware (4/29).
2015 - Junior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Started in 12 of his 15 appearances on close defense ... Registered 14 groundballs and seven caused turnovers ... Rotated into the lineup from the bench during the season-opener against No. 20 Army (2/7), but did not record statistics ... Made his first collegiate start at No. 12 Harvard (2/21) ... Caused a turnover on close defense against Brown (2/28) ... Started on close defense and had a pair of groundballs to go with two caused turnovers in the win over Quinnipiac (3/10) ... Picked up two groundballs in the win over Penn State (3/14) ... Provided two caused turnovers and as many groundballs at No. 18 Towson (3/28) ... Caused one turnover and scooped up a groundball against Fairfield (4/4) ... Earned a career-best four GBs and caused a turnover in the CAA Championship Semifinal win at No. T19 Fairfield (4/30).
2014 - Sophomore: Game-By-Game Statistics ... CAA Academic Achievement Award ... Appeared in 10 contests while earning a pair of groundballs and one caused turnover ... Made the defensive rotation against No. 14 Ohio State during the 12-11 UMass win on Feb. 16 for his first appearance of the year ... Also saw time on defense during the win over Brown on March 1 when he caused his first career turnover ... Picked up a groundball during the win at No. 5 Penn State on March 15, the first of his career, and earned his second when UMass faced No. 12 Hofstra on April 19.
2013 - Freshman: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Made his first appearance for UMass against Delaware (4/26) ... Did not record any statistics.
Before UMass: Three-year letterwinning midfielder at Cold Spring Harbor High School ... Selected to the Nassau All-County listings as a junior and senior ... Honored by United States Lacrosse (USL) with the Bob Scott Award in 2012 ... Finished senior season with 14 goals, seven assists and 74 groundballs ... Had 45 goals, 24 assists and 220 groundballs over the course of his scholastic career ... Also played three years of varsity football with two seasons as an all-county selection and academic all-county honoree ... Played three years of varsity basketball, including two as an all-conference selection ... Was a three-year scholar athlete for lacrosse, football and basketball ... 2012 Town of Huntington Scholar Athlete.
Personal: Full name is Kevin Arthur Porzelt ... Born on March 7, 1994 ... Son of Christopher and Patricia Porzelt ... Brother to Breanne and Christopher ... Is majoring in accounting.
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Last Update: May 20, 2015
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