17 - Al Craven
Al Craven
Birth Date: 07/11/1987
Height: 5-9
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Milton, MA
High School: Milton
Position: M

NOTABLES Named a Tri-Captain ... A leader on and off the field ... One of the strongest athletes on the team ... Will play on the first midfield line ... Powerful shot.

Craven 2009 Started 11 of 13 games in his first season with UMass Boston ... Ranked second on the team with 21 goals and third with 29 points ... Tied for fourth in the Little East Conference with a man-down goal ... Netted three goals at Saint Joseph's College (ME), including the game-winner ... Racked up a career-high six points on five goals and an assist vs. Western Connecticut State University on April 11 ... Notched at least one point in every game but one and closed out the season with an 11-game point-scoring streak ... Registered at least one goal in each of the team's final seven contests ... Scored multiple goals in five outings and totaled two or more points on nine occasions ... Recorded 16 points in a five-game span from April 7-18 to average 3.2 points per game ... Picked up multiple ground balls in all but two games, including five efforts with three or more ground balls ... Placed second on the team with a pair of man-up scores.

2008 Saw time in all 15 games and made four starts for Clark University ... Recorded a career-best three assists for three points on the season ... Scooped up a career-high 26 ground balls ... Whistled for one infraction all season ... Registered a career-best two assists on March 4 vs. Misericordia University ... Continued his point streak with an assist to go with a personal-best six ground balls on March 8 vs. DeSales University ... Scooped up at least one ground ball in 11 of 15 games and came away with multiple ground balls on seven occasions ... Named to the Little East Conference All-Academic Team.

2007 Saw action in eight contests, making one start for Clark University ... Tallied three points on a pair of goals and an assist ... Picked up nine ground balls ... Committed just one penalty on the season ... Notched his first career point with an assist to go with a season-high five ground balls at Cazenovia College on March 8 ... Netted his first collegiate goal on April 16 vs. Becker College.

PERSONAL/HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterwinner in lacrosse and football at Milton High School ... Named a Co-Captain for the Wildcats in both sports for his senior campaign ... Selected to the Patriot Ledger's All-Scholastic Football Team ... Tabbed MHS Football's Most Valuable Senior ... Earned Dean's List honors twice, while attending Clark University ... Born July 11, 1987 ... Son of John and Janet Craven ... Majoring in history and French and would like to pursue a career as a teacher ... Enjoys movies, reading and running.