COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse rising senior Max Katavolos (Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport) and rising junior Michael Cammarata Jr. (North Andover, Mass./Saint John's Prep) were both named to the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) All-New England second team on Thursday. Katavolos landed the accolade for the second straight season.
In all, 28 student-athletes from New England schools earned NEILA All-New England, with 13 on the first team and 15 on the second team. Katavolos was among six attackmen to land the honor, with three being placed on each squad, while Cammarata was one of six defenders, with three apiece claiming positions on the two teams. Purple Knights have now earned 21 NEILA All-New England selections in the past 12 years. Multiple Saint Michael's student-athletes were recognized for the first time since three landed nods in 2015.
Katavolos, who had been named NEILA Preseason All-New England in February, paced the Purple Knights in goals (31) and points (45), tied for first in man-up markers (6), and placed second in assists (14) while tying for second in ground balls (30) from his spot on attack. The captain tied for second in the Northeast-10 Conference in man-up goals, placed 13th in goals, tied for 15th in points, and tied for 17th in helpers. Among all NCAA North Region players, Katavolos tied for 11th in extra-man tallies.
Katavolos, whose goal and point totals were both four short of the program's single-season top 10, scored at least three points in 12 of 15 games this spring. He notched five goals and four ground balls at Assumption University, potted a hat trick with two assists and four ground balls in a 12-11 victory over 19th-ranked Lake Erie (Ohio) College, and recorded three goals in a 10-4 win versus Franklin Pierce University, which was receiving national votes. Against No. 2 Le Moyne College and No. 4 Adelphi University, Katavolos totaled four goals, two assists and seven ground balls. He heads into the 2023 season with 64 career goals and 84 points in 29 games.
Cammarata posted 22 ground balls and a career-high 21 caused turnovers, good for a tie for 10th in the NE10, while turning the ball over only five times. His caused turnover figure tied for 10th in program history, as Cammarata enters his junior year with 36 in 26 career games, within six of the school's top 10. He opened the year with four caused turnovers at Molloy College before recording two ground balls and two caused turnovers in three straight games during late March. Cammarata turned in three ground balls and two caused turnovers at No. 4 Adelphi and versus Southern New Hampshire University prior to capping the season with two ground balls and a trio of caused turnovers at American International College.