Will Mazzone And Michael Perettine Named USILA Scholar All-Americans

June 13, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College men’s lacrosse players Will Mazzone ‘16 (Stony Brook, N.Y.) and Michael Perettine ‘16 (Farmingdale, N.Y.) were named 2016 USILA Scholar All-Americans. The USILA released its list of Scholar All-Americans on Friday, June 10. Mazzone and Perettine are the first Friars to earn Scholar All-America honors since the USILA began the program in 1989.

Mazzone, an attackman, led the Friars in scoring during the 2016 season with 62 points on 39 goals and 23 assists. Mazzone finished the year just one point shy of the Friars’ single-season points record. Kyle Ojakian ‘02 holds the record (63), which he set in 2002. Mazzone currently ranks tied for seventh all-time in career scoring at Providence, with 150 points (includes two seasons at West Point – 2013-14). He also leaves Providence ranked fifth in career goals (93) and 11th in career assists (57). Mazzone is one of 22 players all-time at Providence to eclipse the 100-point career milestone.

During the 2016 season, Mazzone scored at least one goal in 15 of the Friars’ 16 games, including 10 multi-goal games. He notched a season-high eight points in three different games vs. Holy Cross (6-2-8), UMass Lowell (4-4-8) and St. John’s (6-2-8).

Mazzone was named to the 2016 All-BIG EAST Second Team and the NEILA Academic All-New England Team. He also was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll four times and was selected to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team.

Perettine, a midfielder, completed his career with the Friars this spring and recently became the eighth player in program history to earn an invitation to the USILA North/South Game. As a senior, Perettine notched 21 points on 19 goals and two assists. His 21 points and 19 goals marked single-season career highs. He notched four multi-goal games, including a hat trick in the Friars’ 9-7 victory over Bellarmine on March 26. He scored two goals in three other games vs. Vermont (Feb. 27), Georgetown (Apr. 9) and top-ranked Denver in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship (May 5).



Perettine helped guide the Friars to their first appearance in the BIG EAST Championship, since the league began sponsoring lacrosse in 2010. Perettine was named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team at the conclusion of the championship. Perettine also was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team and NEILA Academic All-New England Team.

The USILA Scholar All-America Program was established to recognize student-athletes from USILA 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. The Scholar All-Americans are recognized at the annual Lacrosse All-America Banquet.

A Scholar All-American must be nominated by his coach and be a student with a senior year academic standing and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale). He will have behaved in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution and to college lacrosse both on and off the field. He must also be an All-American, a member of a North/South team, or an outstanding league or conference player. Please note that simply being a member of the North/South team and/or being All League/Conference does not make the student-athlete a lock for the award. Each Individual will be evaluated on a case by case basis by the Scholar All-America committee.


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