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Lehigh men, women name captains for 2010 season

Tuesday, 10th November 2009

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 11/10/09

    Seniors Inneke Carmola and Kelsy Ferris and junior Lauren Dykstra were named tri-captains for the 2010 Lehigh women’s lacrosse team, head coach Jill Redfern (Ursinus College graduate) announced.

    “These three players are loved and respected by their teammates,” Redfern said. “Our team has chosen individuals who represent our entire squad. The coaching staff is solidly behind them. We are proud of the outstanding qualities they demonstrate on behalf of our student-athletes.”

    Carmola has been a starting member of the Mountain Hawks since her freshman year. She currently ranks among active lacrosse players in the nation in goals and assists with 115 and 51, respectively. Following the 2009 season, Carmola was an All-Patriot League First-Team selection, while during her junior season Carmola led the Mountain Hawks and ranked fourth in the league in assists.

    Goalkeeper Ferris ranks in the top-ten in Patriot League history with 474 saves. Ferris has started 51 games for the Mountain Hawks and was named to the Second-Team All-Patriot League twice in her career. Last season against Saint Josephs, Ferris posted a season best 14 saves which contributed to her 121 stops on the season.

    Dykstra has started every game for the Mountain Hawks since her rookie season. During the 2009 season Dykstra was a First-Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region selection in addition to being the 2009 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and a First-Team All-Patriot League selection. Dykstra ranked among the nation’s leaders in 2009 with 67 goals and a total of 75 points, and she led the country with 82 ground balls.

    The Mountain Hawks, led by Carmola, Ferris and Dykstra, begin play on February 20, 2010 versus Mount St. Mary’s at the Ulrich Sports Complex.

    The Lehigh men’s lacrosse team announced its 2010 captains and its 2009 Major Award winners on Friday at the team’s annual banquet. Seniors Evan Guerrero, Max Copelan, and Brian Bienemann and junior Richard Bradley were named captains by head coach Kevin Cassesse.

    “So far this fall, I have been pleased with the overall leadership of this team,” Cassese said. “I believe there are several members of the senior, junior and sophomore classes that are more than capable of being team captains, and the player voting reflected that. In the end, I am proud to announce four outstanding young men as team captains in the 2009-10 campaign.”

    Guerrero, a defenseman, started all 15 games as a junior, recording two goals and one assist. He earned a spot on the All-Patriot League Teams after leading the team in caused turnovers with 39 and finishing second in ground balls with 42.

    Midfielder Copelan sat out the 2009 season and has seen action in three games during the course of his career, once as a sophomore and twice as a freshman. Copelan is poised to have a breakout season for the Mountain Hawks as a senior captain.

    Attackman Bienemann started in two games during his sophomore and junior seasons. In 2009, he saw playing time in all 15 games and scored 21 goals to go along with six assists. In 2008, Bienemann saw action in 10 games and scored six goals while adding one assist. He was named a member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll after the 2009 season.

    Junior long-stick midfielder Bradley appeared in ten games while starting eight as a sophomore and he recorded four goals and one assist while scooping up 31 groundballs. During his rookie season, Bradley appeared in 15 games and started in nine. He added five goals, with his first coming against Drexel and also scooped up 38 groundballs on the season.

    The 2009 Lehigh Athletic Department/Team Major Awards were also handed out at Friday’s banquet.

    The Scholar-Athlete award was presented to Brendan Feeney, who was a 2009 team captain and recorded a 3.92 GPA during the spring of his senior year and a 3.79 cumulative GPA at Lehigh. The Scholar-Athlete of the Year is in the eyes of his teammates, someone that exemplifies the ideal of the scholar-athlete.

    The Coaches Award was presented to the team member who made significant contributions to the well being of the team in terms of attitude, improvement and leadership. Shane Donlan was the unanimous selection for the award and was also a 2009 captain.

    Finally, the Player of the Year Award was awarded to Ricky Cornetta as the team member who made the most outstanding athletic contributions to the team. Cornetta recorded 29 goals and 24 assists for a total of 55 points during the 2009 season. He was named to the top underrated players list by Inside Lacrosse.

     The Mountain Hawks kick off the 2010 season, led by Guerrero, Copelan, Bienemann and Bradley, on February 13, 2010 at Saint Joseph’s.



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