Caravana Named to Ohio Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame

On Saturday, June 12 Denison University head coach Mike Caravana will be inducted into the Ohio Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony from the University Plaza Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Caravana is one of four Hall of Fame inductees to this year's class.

In 17 seasons as the head coach at Denison, Caravana has posted a career record of 169-72 (.701) to go along with six NCAC titles and 10 trips to the NCAA Tournament. In 1999 and 2001 Denison advanced to the NCAA's Final Four.

A 1983 graduate of the University of Virginia, Caravana was a four-time All-American attack for the Cavaliers. He earned a bachelor's degree in education and was a captain during his senior season. Caravana led U.Va. in scoring three times and in assists all four seasons. Following graduation, Caravana spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Brown University, then returned to U.Va., where he served as assistant head coach under Jim "Ace" Adams before accepting the head coaching position at Denison in the fall of 1990.

Caravana ranks second at Denison in all-time victories, trailing only Tommy Thomsen who guided DU to 255 wins over the course of 25 seasons (1966-1990). In addition to his coaching duties at Denison, Caravana spent four years and assistant coach for the United States lacrosse national team, who earned a silver medal at the 2006 International Lacrosse Federation World Championship.

A four-time NCAC Coach of the Year and the 1994 NCAA Division III Coach of the Year, Caravana is also a member of the Long Island Metro Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the Charlottesville Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Denison is coming off a 2010 season which saw the Big Red finish 10-4 and qualify for the NCAA Division III Tournament for the 18th time in school history.


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