Elefonte Nets IMLCA All-South Region Honorable Mention Recognition

Junior midfielder Michael Elefonte has been named to the IMLCA All-South Region Honorable Mention.
Junior midfielder Michael Elefonte has been named to the IMLCA All-South Region Honorable Mention.
Michael Elefonte


Junior midfielder Michael Elefonte (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon) of The University of Scranton men's lacrosse team enjoyed an outstanding season for the Royals this past spring and recently collected another postseason award for his efforts by garnering Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) All-South Region Honorable Mention accolades.

Elefonte, who previously earned USILA Honorable Mention All-American honors, was the Landmark Conference Offensive Player of the Year, and was a First Team All-Landmark Conference honoree, picked up yet another award after leading the Royals offensively with his standout play in the midfield.

This past season, Elefonte recorded team-highs of 38 goals, 18 assists, and 56 points while also ranking second on the squad with 69 groundballs.  He also tied for fourth on the team with 12 caused turnovers on the year.

One of just three Royals to start all 18 games on the season, Elefonte attempted 122 shots on the year, placing 82 efforts on goal for a 67.2 shots-on-goal percentage. 

Elefonte finished the season ranked fourth in the Landmark Conference in goals, points, and groundballs, tied for 10th in assists, second in total shots, and third in shots on goal. 

In Scranton history, Elefonte tied for the seventh most goals in a season, tied for the 10th most points in a year, and matched the 16th-highest total for groundballs this spring. 

He has 96 points for his career and will enter his senior year ranked 24th in Royals history in career goals (63), 25th in groundballs (106), and tied for 25th in assists (33).

Elefonte led Scranton to a 10-8 overall record this spring including a 5-1 mark in Landmark Conference play.  The Royals claimed the #2 seed in the Landmark Conference playoffs and a home semifinal game where they were upset by third-seeded Susquehanna, 12-9.