The senior has now moved to catcher, where he continues to contribute in a big way defensively as well as offensively.
Cancelliere leads Lovett in hitting, batting .480 with four doubles and two home runs through the team’s first nine games.
He was especially successful at the plate in the Lions’ recent three-game stretch during spring break two weeks ago, hitting .500 with a homer and a double.
Lovett coach Lance Oubs said Cancelliere has also done a good job defensively in handling the team’s pitching staff at catcher.
“Nick does a great job behind the plate,” Oubs said. “He’s a very vocal catcher, which I think that you need. He runs the defense behind the plate and he handles pitchers very well.
“He kind of picked up from where he left off last year. He was our second-leading hitter at the end of the season last year. He has hit in the [fourth spot of the batting order] this year and is in the three hole right now. He has hit in the two toughest positions and he’s doing a great job for us driving in runs with extra-base hits. I’m very proud of the way he’s handled himself this year out of the hard work he’s put in to get himself where he is right now.”