Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/8/12
From Press Releases
The James Madison lacrosse team has selected three players to serve as team tri-captains to lead the Dukes against a challenging 2012 schedule.
Senior midfielder Annie Brophy (Berwyn, Pa./Archbishop Carroll), senior defender Cally Chakrian (East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow), and redshirt junior attacker Casey Ancarrow (Jarrettsville, Md./John Carroll) are captains for the Dukes’ two-time defending Colonial Athletic Association champion team.
“JMU has relied heavily on this senior class’s ability to re-establish the Dukes’ lacrosse program as a major contender in the CAA and a program to respect at NCAA tournament time,” said JMU coach Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe. “Casey, Cally and Annie have worked hard to take themselves out of their comfort zone in order to lead this team toward our program goals. They have learned to put the team first, and we are very excited to see what comes from a strong captainship and senior class as a whole for this 2012 season.”
Brophy had 29 groundballs, 16 caused turnovers and 16 draw controls last year, to go with five goals and five assists.
JMU, ranked ninth in the preseason Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association poll, faces four other preseason top-10 ranked teams in 2012. The slate includes No. 2 Maryland, sixth-ranked Stanford, No. 7 Loyola and 10th-ranked Virginia.