Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/29/19
From Press Release
Monmouth University Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Brian Fisher (Ridley) has announced the team’s captains for the upcoming 2020 season. Chris Hervada (Haverford School), Rudy Beck, Conor Tuturice (Easton) and Zach Clemente will serve as captains for the Hawks.
All four student-athletes are holding captains positions for the first time in their careers. Hervada and Beck enter their junior seasons, while Tuturice and Clemente are seniors.
“We had a lot of players step up this fall and demonstrate influence with our team,” Fisher stated. “We have a senior class that has been very supportive carrying on our team values and setting a standard for our team to follow. Coming out of the fall playing season it was clear that these four guys are thought highly of as leaders and had separated themselves in the team’s eyes. Chris, Rudy, Conor and Zach each of possess a unique style of leadership and influence that fit in well with our core values and will benefit the team when our season gets underway.”
Hervada has started every game on defense for Monmouth during his first two seasons and was an All-MAAC First Team choice last spring. He has amassed 78 ground balls, good for seventh in team history, and is also seventh with 32 caused turnovers.
Another full-time starter on defense for Monmouth, Tuturice picked up 14 ground balls and caused five turnovers during his junior campaign. Alongside Hervada, Tuturice played a key role on a Monmouth defensive unit that led the MAAC and ranked fourth in the NCAA in goals-against average (9.19) a year ago.
Beck secured All-MAAC honors for the first time in his career as the First Team Short-Stick Midfielder after totaling 22 ground balls and nine caused turnovers in 12 games as a sophomore in 2019. He has three goals and four assists to his credit, including a pair of man-up tallies.
Clemente, a member of Monmouth’s 2017 MAAC Championship squad, is one of the Hawks’ leading returning scorers with 26 goals and 32 points in his career. Clemente scored 10 goals as a junior and was a Preseason First Team All-MAAC selection last offseason.