Caracappa earns USILA Scholar All-America

Matt Caracappa (Credit: Steve McLaughlin)
Matt Caracappa (Credit: Steve McLaughlin)

Matt Caracappa was named a USILA Scholar All-America, for his success in the classroom and on the field. The Pioneers defender is one of 49 honorees, and just four within the Northeast Conference.

A team captain, Caracappa earned Second-Team All-NEC accolades after helping the Pioneers to a second consecutive NEC Tournament berth. He is part of a defense that ranked fifth in the nation at 9.13 caused turnovers per game. He ranked third on the team with 15 caused turnovers during the season. He also scooped up 26 ground balls on the year.

A USILA Scholar All-American must be nominated by his coach and be a student-athlete with a senior year academic standing and cumulative GPA of 3.0. He must also be an All-American, a member of a North/South team, or an outstanding league or conference performer. The student-athlete will have behaved in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution and to college lacrosse both on and off the field.

The USILA Scholar All-America Program was established in 1989 to recognize senior student-athletes from member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically, and as citizens of their communities. The USILA Selection Committee selects an overall team representing Division I, II and III.