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2   Craig Canavan
Craig Canavan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicopee, Mass.

High School:
Chicopee

Last College:
United States Navy/
New Hampshire

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175

Position:
D

Birthdate:
08/22/1976



On Canavan: Will serve as captain in 2005 along with senior Oral Bullen ... was a member of the United States Navy as a sonarman stationed in San Diego, Calif., for five years on the USS Leyte Gulf ... is the oldest member of the team at 28 years old ... solid leader, experienced ... very good end of the season last year ... played very well this spring against the U.S. National Team ... will anchor the defense.

Senior (2005):
• Has not practiced or played due to preseason injury.

Junior (2004): Game-By-Game Stats
Named the UMass Fall Scholar-Athlete ... played in 16 games starting 14 contests as a defender ... recorded his first career point picking up an assist in 4-0 win over St. Bonaventure (10/29) ... vocal leader on the back line directing a young UMass defense ... Minutemen posted a 5-2 record during the month of October in games he started.

Sophomore (2003): Game-By-Game Stats
Started the first 12 games for the Minutemen, before a stress fracture in his foot sidelined him for the rest of the season, missing the bulk of Atlantic 10 play ... led a defense that allowed only 15 goals in the first 12 games and to a 7-4-1 record ... during his absence the Minutemen were 4-3-0.

U.S. Navy: Came to the University of Massachusetts following a five-year stint in the United States Navy ... was a member of the elite all-Navy and then All-Armed Forces Team consisting of players from the Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines and serving as captain.

As a freshman in 1995 (at New Hampshire): Played one season at the University of New Hampshire earning The Glenn Aborn Most Improved Player Award before enlisting in the United States Navy ... saw action in seven matches making four starts ... scored two goals and had one assist for five points.

Before College: A 1995 graduate of Chicopee High School ... played for four years under Coach Bob Galarneau ... was a two-time All-Western Massachusetts ... was a five-year member of the Massachusetts ODP Team ... also lettered for three years in basketball.

Personal: Craig Patrick Canavan ... born August 22, 1976, in Chicopee, Mass. ... son of John and Dorothy Canavan ... has two sisters, Tara and Kristine ... majoring in finance and operations management.

CANAVAN'S CAREER STATISTICS

 OFFENSE               GP    G    A  Pts Shots Shot%  SOG  SOG%  GW
  2003................  12    0    0    0     1  .000    0  .000   0
  2004................  16    0    1    1     1  .000    0  .000   0
  TOTAL...............  28    0    1    1     2  .000    0  .000   0

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    Event Calendar

    Sunday, Aug 24
    vs Marist (exh) 1:00 PM
    Saturday, Aug 30
    at Utah Valley 9:30 PM NSCAATV.com
    Tuesday, Sept 2
    at San Jose State 7:00 PM gametracker
    Friday, Sept 5
    at Santa Clara 8:00 PM
    Sunday, Sept 7
    at Cal Poly 3:00 PM
    Saturday, Sept 13
    at Boston University 7:00 PM gametracker
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