Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/7/15
From Press Release
A quartet of seniors has been selected to captain the University of Hartford men’s lacrosse team for the upcoming 2016 season. Chris Duffy (Abington), Ty Schuldt, Conor Van Duzer and Jake Vogl were chosen by their teammates to lead the Hawks as they look to return to the top of the America East.
“I am excited about the leadership that Chris, Ty, Conor and Jake bring to the team,” explained head coach Peter Lawrence. “They are a hard-working group and we as a coaching staff are confident that they will continue to lead the charge.”
A close defender from Willow Grove, Pa., Duffy co-captained the squad in 2015. That campaign was cut short, though, as he suffered a season-ending injury in the second game of the year against Manhattan. Since his rookie season, Duffy has been a mainstay in Hartford’s defense. Making 24 starts, he enters the 2016 season ranked seventh in caused turnovers with 25, 18 of which came in his junior season. Off the field, Duffy is a civil engineering major who earned America East All-Academic Team honors in 2014. Additionally, he is a two-time America East Honor Roll member who received Commissioner’s Honor Roll status in 2013.
Schuldt, a midfielder, also had his 2015 season abruptly come to an end as a result of an injury suffered two games in to the campaign. Prior to the setback, he compiled six points, including a career-high four on three goals and an assist in a win against Manhattan. A native of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., who is a communication major, Schuldt has seen time in 46 games during his career and has accumulated 30 points via 24 goals and six assists.
Van Duzer will be making his debut on the field this season as a member of the Hawks’ midfield. Hailing from Dover, Mass., he previously spent two seasons on the lacrosse team at Army, where he combined to make appearances in four games with the Black Knights. Van Duzer is a politics and government major.
Rounding out the Hawks’ captains is Vogl, a midfielder from Rochester, N.Y. Vogl saw his junior campaign get cut short in 2015 as he appeared in 10 games before suffering a season-ending injury against UMBC. During his career, he has logged time in 31 games, amassing 33 ground balls, eight caused turnovers and three an assist. Vogl is an accounting major who has earned America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll status three times.
Hartford’s 2016 campaign begins on Saturday, Feb. 20, with a date at Boston University. The inaugural meeting between the two programs is set for a 1 p.m. opening faceoff. Following the season opener, Hartford hosts Bryant in its home debut on Saturday, Feb. 27. Be sure to check back to www.HartfordHawks.com for the full schedule, which will be released in the near future.