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Men’s lacrosse: Bryant names Poirier (Malvern Prep) as a co-captain

Thursday, 21st November 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 11/21/13
From Press Release

Bryant University has named JK Poirier (Coatesville, Pa./Malvern Prep), Colin Dunster (Cos Cob, Conn.), Alex Zomerfeld (Port Jefferson, N.Y.) and Matt MacGrotty (New Westminster, British Columbia) as its co-captains for 2014.

“There are a lot of ways we could have gone in this senior class, but the coaching staff couldn’t be more pleased with the four seniors selected as our captains for the 2014 season,” said Pressler. “With two captains at the offensive end and two at the defensive end, we have great balance. All four are returning starters, and all four have been instrumental in our team success, especially over the last two seasons.”

A fifth-year senior, Poirier appeared in 18 of the team’s 19 games last season and developed into one of the team’s strongest leaders both on the field and off it. He has appeared in 51 games in his career, scoring 12 goals and dishing out 22 assists before making the transition to the defensive midfield.

Dunster, a two-year starting midfielder who has appeared in all 54 games over his Bryant career, enters the 2014 campaign poised to have another big year as a senior after earning All-NEC and All-NEILA First Team selections as a senior. The team’s leader in goals (34), points (48), man-up tallies (7), game-winning goals (2) and shots (146) last season, he is the arguably the Bulldogs’ top offensive threat, having recorded nine hat tricks as a junior.

Linemate and fellow two-year starter Zomerfeld enters his senior season ready to lead the Black and Gold after a career season in 2013, when he scored 26 goals and added 18 assists with 62 ground balls en route to an All-NEC First Team nod and NEC All-Tournament Team selection. For his career, Zomerfeld has 48 goals and 30 assists (78 points) and has scooped up 130 ground balls.

A starter on defense since his sophomore season, MacGrotty anchors the backline and sets a strong example for his teammates not just on the field, but in the classroom as well. A three-time NEC Academic Honor Roll honoree and 2013 All-NEC First Teamer, he ranked 37th in the nation in caused turnovers per game (1.53) as a junior, also picking up 36 ground balls.

“These four will complement each other and lead by example both on and off the field as we gear up and continue to prepare for the 2014 campaign, their final season as seniors here are Bryant University.”



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