Men's Lacrosse

Celentani, Jake Smith Named UMass Athletes Of Week

Jake Smith shares Athlete of the Week honors.

Jake Smith shares Athlete of the Week honors.

Feb. 14, 2011

UMass close defensemen Tom Celentani and Jake Smith were named co-UMass Athletes of the Week on Monday. The pair helped lead UMass to an impressive 8-5 victory over No. 12 Army at Garber Field. Celentani and Smith both marked the Black Knights' top attackman Jeremy Boltus and Garrett Thul and limited the duo all afternoon.

Smith was also named the CAA Lacrosse Player of the Week on Monday. The first honor of his career.

Celentani had two caused turnovers and two groundballs while Smith, in his first college start, had three caused turnovers and three groundballs. They were part of a defense the kept Army to just one goal over more than 38 minutes bridging the second to fourth quarters.

Celentani and Smith will be honored at the UMass Sports Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 12:15 p.m. The guest speakers will be men's swimming coach Rudd Yarworth, softball coach Elaine Sortino as well as assistant coaches from the men's and women's basketball staffs. To attend the event in Campus Center's Room 1009, please call 1-413-545-4930.



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