Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/9/15
From Press Release
Kip Orban will serve as the Princeton men’s lacrosse captain for the 2015 season, and in doing so will join Jeremy Hirsch (2010) as the only solo captains the program has had in the last 35 years.
“Kip Orban will be a great captain for us in 2015,” says Princeton head coach Chris Bates. “He is a natural leader who has earned the respect of everyone in the program through his work ethic and character. His has also established himself as one of the best midfielders in Division I. Princeton lacrosse has a history of producing great captains, and Kip Orban is definitely worthy of that lineage.”
Orban, a senior midfielder from Staples, Conn., became the first Princeton player since Peter Trombino in 2004 to have at least one goal in every game in a season when he scored in every game a year ago. He enters 2015 with at least one goal in 26 straight games, the second-longest active streakin Division I.
Orban, with 54 career goals and 18 career assists, also has a streak of at least one point in 28 straight games.
Princeton opens the 2015 season Feb. 14 at home against Manhattan (1 pm face-off) and plays again at home six days later, when it hosts Hofstra on Feb. 20 at 3.
In other Princeton lacrosse news, recent alums Tom Schreiber ’14 and Chad Wiedmaier ’12 will be playing for the U.S. National Team at its Champions Challenge later this month in Florida. Schreiber and Wiedmaier, teammates in Major League Lacrosse with the Ohio Machine, are among 40 players chosen to compete in the event.
The two will be on the Blue team in the Blue-White game, which will be held Jan. 17 at Barron Collier High School in Naples, Fla.