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Robert Morris names senior DEF Scenna (@PerkValleyBLAX) as co-captain

Tuesday, 4th November 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/4/14
From Press Release

The Robert Morris University men’s lacrosse team, under the direction of fourth-year head coach Andrew McMinn, has announced its captains for the upcoming 2015 season.

Captaining the Colonials in their 11th season will be four seniors: Joseph Scenna (Perkiomen Valley), Luc Magnan, Jacob Ruest, and Michael Seidel.

“We are extremely excited to have these four young men as the leaders of this year’s program,” said McMinn. “Their teammates and our coaching staff are extremely confident in each one of their abilities to lead by example and help us achieve our goals.”

Scenna, a 6-4, 215-pound defenseman from Collegeville, has played in all but one game since being redshirted during the 2011 season. He has tallied 36 groundballs and 14 caused turnovers in his career. Scenna thrived as a sophomore, causing 12 turnovers and collecting 19 groundballs. The fifth-year senior established single-game highs in those categories, with five groundballs against Bellarmine on Feb. 9, 2013 and four caused turnovers on Feb. 16, 2013 versus UMBC.

Magnan, a defenseman from Pine Falls, Manitoba, has caused 34 turnovers in 41 career games, which is tied with Mike Rowse (2008-11) for the ninth-highest total in program history. As a sophomore, Magnan forced 23 turnovers and collected 29 groundballs en route to earning All-NEC Second Team accolades. Last season, the senior scored the first collegiate goal of his career on April 26 at Michigan.

Ruest, an attackman from Cornwall, Ontario, has compiled 35 points (19g, 16a) and 58 groundballs in 42 career games. He has three two-goal games to his name, including two last season against Detroit on Feb. 23 and Jacksonville on March 22. The senior has collected the most groundballs among Colonial attackmen the last two years, with 32 in 2013 and 20 in 2014.

Seidel, a long-stick midfielder from Edmonton, Alberta, has played in 26 games over his collegiate career. He doubled his career game total as a junior, seeing action in all 14 games after playing in just 12 during his first two seasons. Seidel caused eight turnovers and collected four groundballs as a junior, and scored the first goal of his career on Feb. 23 against Detroit.

Robert Morris finished last season with an overall record of 5-9. The Colonials open up the 2015 campaign on Feb. 10 at Ohio State.

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