September 28, 2010

Siena, Penn State Name Captains

from press releases

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -- Siena men's lacrosse head coach Brian Brecht announced today that rising senior John Rogener and red-shirt junior Tom Morr will serve as team captains for the 2011 Saints. The duo will look to lead a Siena team that has tied a program record with 12 wins each of the past two seasons.

"We are excited about the start of fall practice and I am proud to name Tom Morr and John Rogener as our captains for the 2011 season," commented Brecht. "Both are true student-athlete's who have been named to the MAAC All-Academic Team the past two years. Their passion and presence on the field and commitment to the program off of it and in the classroom make them the perfect ambassadors for Siena Lacrosse and our campus community."

A midfielder from Dix Hills, N.Y., Rogener was a Second Team All-MAAC selection after appearing in all 17 games last season in which he made nine starts. He was second on the Saints with 51 groundballs and tied for third on the team with a career-high 26 points, while also posting career-highs in goals (15) and assists (11).

Morr, who hails from Rockville Center, N.Y., redshirted last season but is expected to challenge for the starting goalie spot in 2011. In his first two seasons, Morr saw action in 13 games posting a 7.42 goals against average while saving 56.1% of the shots he faced.

The Saints will play a fall scrimmage at the University of Delaware on Oct. 24 against Ohio State, Navy and the host Blue Hens. Rogener and Morr will captain a team that opens the 2011 season at defending national champion Duke Feb. 12.

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State men's lacrosse head coach Jeff Tambroni has announced that junior Matt Mackrides (Newtown Square, Pa.), senior Matt Bernier (Drexel Hill, Pa.), and senior Matt Shankoff (Flemington, N.J.) will serve as tri-captains for the 2011 season. The new Nittany Lion mentor made the announcement as the fall practice season winds down.

"Our staff is thrilled to announce the captains of the 2011 Penn State lacrosse team," Tambroni said. "These three young men have led by example from the moment they stepped on campus this fall and we are confident that they will continue this trend throughout the year. Our captains will shoulder a tremendous responsibility but we are confident that they will respond appropriately and that they will lead the Penn State lacrosse program with great pride. "

Mackrides, an attackman, led Penn State in scoring last year with 36 goals and eight assists for 44 points. A two year letter winner at PSU, Mackrides heads into his junior year with 72 points off 51 goals and 21 assists. He was a first team All-Colonial Athletic Association pick in 2010.

Bernier, a defender, has been a three-year staple on the Penn State defense. He scored his first career goal last season and has 88 career ground balls as well. Bernier was a second team All-Colonial Athletic Association pick in 2010.

Shankoff, a defensive midfielder, has played in 38 games during his three letter winning years at Penn State. He has seven career points off two goals and seven points to go along with 50 career ground balls.

The Nittany Lions will host a scrimmage on Sunday, October 3, at 2:00 p.m. against Maryland-Baltimore County. The scrimmage will take place on the Multi-Sport Facility field, directly across University Drive from Holuba Hall.


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