Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/16/09
From Press Releases
Head coach Mike Corrado and the Villanova men’s lacrosse team has announced seniors Bryan McCartney (Archbishop Wood) and Mark Scioscia and juniors Chris Ficke and Brian Karalunas have been named team captains for the 2010 season. All four captains will serve in the role for the first time and were each elected in a vote by their teammates and coaches.
“These four young men are not only excellent players but have developed into outstanding leaders,” Corrado said. “I am excited to have them lead us into the 2010 season.”
McCartney, a senior defenseman from Doylestown, has been a three-year starter for the Wildcats. He was named to the 2007 Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie Team his freshman season and has continued providing VU with solid play throughout his career. In 2009, McCartney started and played in all 17 contests while recording 27 groundballs and 10 caused turnovers.
Scioscia, a senior attackman from East Hampton, N.Y. recorded 5 assists, 21 goundballs and 9 goals including two game-winners in 2009. For his career, he has tallied 23 goals, 10 assists and 47 groundballs.
Ficke, a junior defenseman from Madison, N.J. started every game of the 2009 season while notching 38 groundballs and creating 7 caused turnovers. For his career, Ficke has recorded 50 groundballs while playing in 26 games.
Karalunas, a junior defenseman from Dewitt, N.Y. has been a two-year starter for Villanova. In 2009, Karalunas guided the team to a CAA championship en route to receiving several accolades of his own by being named a 2009 USILA All-American and 2009 CAA Defensive Player of the Year.
The Wildcats open the 2010 season on Feb. 13th when they travel to Columbus, Ohio to take on the Buckeyes of Ohio State at 1 p.m.
VILLANOVA LACROSSE 2010 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Feb. 13 OHIO ST Columbus, OH 1:00PM
Feb. 27 LEHIGH Bethlehem, Pa. 1:00PM
Mar. 2 BINGHAMTON Villanova, Pa. 4:00PM
Mar. 6 FAIRFIELD Villanova, Pa. 1:00PM
Mar. 9 PENN ST State College, Pa. 7:00PM
Mar. 13 PENN Philadelphia, Pa. 1:00PM
Mar. 20 DELAWARE Newark, DE 7:00PM
Mar. 24 DREXEL Villanova, Pa. 7:00PM
Mar. 29 SYRACUSE Syracuse, N.Y. 3:00PM
Apr. 3 NOTRE DAME Villanova, Pa. 1:00PM
Apr. 10 MANHATTAN Bronx, N.Y. 7:00PM
Apr. 17 ST. JOHN’S Villanova, Pa. 7:00PM
Apr. 24 RUTGERS New Brunswick, N.J. TBD
May 1 PROVIDENCE Providence, R.I. 2:00PM
May 8 GEORGETOWN Villanova, Pa. 7:00PM