Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/13/11
From Press Releases
Connecticut College head men’s lacrosse coach David Cornell has announced that senior midfielder Drew Green (Episcopal Academy) will be one of five captains this year.
Green will be joined by senior Michael O’Donnell (Winchester, Mass.), defensemen Clay Hillyer (South Windsor, Conn.) and Nick Rodricks (Baltimore, Md.) along with midfielder John Lyons (Barrington, R.I.).
“I’ve never had five captains before but I believe this is a special group of young men,” Cornell said. “They all bring unique characteristics to the table that I believe will continue to bring our program into the upper echelon of Division III lacrosse. There’s not a single guy within this group that is not disgusted and embarrassed with the way our 2011 season went. They are ready to lead our program back to where it belongs.”
Green is a talented midfielder who has accounted for 33 ground balls in the past two seasons.
“Drew has consistently been one of the hardest working players on our team since he got here,” Cornell said. “He has a motor and plays tough. He will lead our younger guys by exemplary work ethic.”
O’Donnell, a 2009 All NESCAC Selection for the Camels, has corralled 57 ground balls in the past two seasons and will continue to provide a strong, physical presence on the defensive side of the ball. He is the only returning captain from the 2010 squad.
The 6-2, 195 pound Hillyer garnered regional and national attention as a First Team All-NESCAC defender as well as a 2011 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American. Hillyer proved to be one of the most polished defenders in the league, capable of handling the most challenging assignments.
Rodricks collected 24 ground balls and flourished in the Camels’ defensive system last year.
Junior John Lyons is not afraid to take the big shot when the game is on the line and has tallied 21 goals and 20 assists for 41 points to go with 35 ground balls in his first two seasons in a Camel uniform.
The Camels will open the 2012 season Saturday, March 10 with a home game against Bowdoin College in New London, Conn.
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