BOSTON, Mass. - Emmanuel College seniors Ben Hartig-Orr (Reading, Vt.) and Matt Katon (East Falmouth, Mass.) along with junior Connor Prangley (Nashua, N.H.) have been named to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Team, it was announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon. Junior Jacob Hill (Westford, Mass.) was the Emmanuel representative on the GNAC All-Sportsmanship team.
Hartig-Orr earned Second Team All-GNAC honors following an impressive senior campaign in which he enjoyed many career-bests. The middie tabbed career-highs in points (51), goals (39) and assists (12) while also collecting a career-high 17 groundballs on the season. The Vermont native led the Saints while ranking tied for seventh in the GNAC with seven man-up goals and finished the year with 129 shots to rank fifth in the conference.
Recruited as a goalie, Hartig-Orr transitioned into the midfield after his first season with the squad and developed into one of the most athletic players on the field every game. Over his career, he accumulated 86 points over three seasons in the field on 65 goals and 21 assists to rank seventh in points and sixth in goals at Emmanuel.
Katon earns All-GNAC honors with a spot on the GNAC Third Team for his senior campaign. After missing almost all his sophomore campaign due to injury, Katon bounced back last season to establish himself as one of the Saints top threats on offense, proving this year that it was no fluke. He ranked first on the squad in both goals (47) and points (55) and scored a goal in all but one game during the regular season, including 13 games with two or more. His 47 goals were just one shy of the single-season program record at Emmanuel and on the year, he added 23 groundballs and eight caused turnovers.
Over his career, Katon appeared in 54 games and registered 96 points on 80 goals and 16 assists to rank fourth all-time in points, third all-time in goals and fifth all-time in points. The West Falmouth, Mass. native tallied nine man-up goals over his career which ranks seventh all-time.
Both seniors won GNAC Championships with the Saints as Hartig-Orr was a member of the 2015 team and Katon a member of the 2016 squad.
Prangley joins the seniors on the All-GNAC team with Third Team accolades as a member of the Saints defensive unit. The long pole played in and started 16 games for EC and on the year grabbed 47 groundballs to top the Saints among field players while ranking 16th overall in the GNAC. The Nashua, N.H. native caused 13 turnovers and scored one goal on the season coming in an 18-4 GNAC win over Albertus Magnus College.
Over three seasons with the Saints, Prangley has been the one the team's most reliable defensemen by playing in and starting 44 contests. He's accumulated 95 groundballs to rank 15th all-time at Emmanuel, has caused 32 turnovers while also collecting seven points on three goals and four assists.
The Saints capped the 2019 season with an overall record of 3-14 and 3-5 in GNAC play to earn the No. 7 seed in the GNAC tournament field. Emmanuel fell to the eventual GNAC Championship in No. 2 Norwich University in the GNAC Quarterfinals and will graduate three members from the 2019 roster.