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Men’s lacrosse: North Carolina names Creighton (Malvern Prep) as co-captain

Thursday, 10th October 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/10/13
From Press Release

The University of North Carolina men’s lacrosse team has designated three senior midfielders as captains of the 2014 Tar Heel team. The trio were elected by a vote of team players last Friday.

All three senior captains play primarily at the short-stick midfield position and two of them are fifth-year red-shirt seniors.

The group includes Ryan Creighton (Malvern Prep), a native of West Chester, Pa.; Greg McBride, a redshirt senior from Baltimore, Md.; and redshirt senior Campbell Wood, a native of Chatham, N.J.

Creighton is coming off a season in which he won honorable mention All-America honors. He played in all 17 games for the Tar Heels a year ago and was the squad’s sixth leading scorer with 14 points. He set a school record for goals in a season by a player exclusively playing short-stick defensive midfield with 11 tallies. He had 22 ground balls and nine caused turnovers for the Tar Heels.

Greg McBride played in 16 games last year and has been a three-year regular in the rotation at short-stick defensive midfield. He missed the 2012 after back surgery. He had two goals and eight assists last season as well as 17 ground balls and seven caused turnovers.

Wood has been the ultimate survivor through an injury laden career. But he has persevered and is primed for a stellar senior season. He played in 16 games as a freshman in 2010, starting twice in the first midfield unit. He missed the 2011 and 2013 seasons with injuries and was limited to just four games in 2012.

The Tar Heels will play Ohio State in a scrimmage this Saturday at Calvert Hall High School in Baltimore. Match time is 12 noon. The game is the annual fundraiser for the Michael Breschi Scholarship Fund at OSU.

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