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

NOTABLESNamed aTri-Captain ... A leader on and off the field ... One of thestrongest athletes on the team ... Will play on the first midfieldline ... Powerful shot.

Craven2009 Started 11 of 13 games in his first season with UMassBoston ... Ranked second on the team with 21 goals and third with29 points ... Tied for fourth in the Little East Conference with aman-down goal ... Netted three goals at Saint Joseph's College(ME), including the game-winner ... Racked up a career-high sixpoints on five goals and an assist vs. Western Connecticut StateUniversity on April 11 ... Notched at least one point in every gamebut one and closed out the season with an 11-game point-scoringstreak ... Registered at least one goal in each of the team's finalseven contests ... Scored multiple goals in five outings andtotaled two or more points on nine occasions ... Recorded 16 pointsin 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, includingfive efforts with three or more ground balls ... Placed second onthe team with a pair of man-up scores.

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

2007 Saw action in eight contests, making onestart for Clark University ... Tallied three points on a pair ofgoals and an assist ... Picked up nine ground balls ... Committedjust one penalty on the season ... Notched his first career pointwith an assist to go with a season-high five ground balls atCazenovia College on March 8 ... Netted his first collegiate goalon April 16 vs. Becker College.

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