Remembering Saint Michael's Men's Lacrosse Captain Colin Cronin '18

Remembering Saint Michael's Men's Lacrosse Captain Colin Cronin '18 Obituary

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Calling hours and celebration of life arrangements have been finalized for Colin Cronin '18, a former Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse captain who passed away on Monday at the age of 23 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. at Conte Funeral Home at 17 Third Street in North Andover, Mass. On Sunday, a celebration of life will begin at 1 p.m. at Haverhill (Mass.) Country Club. For the campus community, staff members at the Bergeron Wellness Center are available from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Cronin was not only a Dean's List student who qualified for the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll six times due to his academic success, but he was also named New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Academic All-New England as a senior. Cronin was heavily involved in extracurricular Athletics activities during his time on campus as a member of the Purple Knight Leadership Academy (PKLA), Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Special Olympics Committee and Hope Happens Here. He earned his bachelor's degree in biology in May with a pre-med focus.

A native of North Andover, Mass., Cronin emerged as a starter on defense during his senior year, when the captain registered career highs in ground balls (19) and caused turnovers (13). He anchored a defensive unit that turned in the team's best goals-against average (9.57) in five seasons. Cronin had 32 ground balls in 37 career games.

Cronin was a three-time all-conference lacrosse player at North Andover High School, where he also played football. He had college athletics in his genes, as both parents played varsity sports at the University of New Hampshire, while two siblings and a cousin competed on college lacrosse teams.