Phillips Andover Academy senior forward Michael Lata has committed to Colgate University for next fall. The Toronto, Ontario native is a big, power forward who has filled into his body and elevated his play since coming to Andover from Upper Canada College, a Canadian prep school.
Lata, an older prep player, will arrive at Colgate next fall to play for head coach Don Vaughn. The Red Raiders were one of four teams to begin playing regular season games last weekend. Colgate split its season-opening series with Ferris State, losing 7-4 Saturday before winning 1-0 Sunday.
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