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Jacksonville names Greiner (West Chester East) as a co-captain

Saturday, 29th January 2022

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 1/29/22
From Press Release

The Jacksonville men’s lacrosse program has announced its team captains for the 2022 season, led by redshirt sophomore Jacob Greiner (West Chester East, Team ManUp).

Greiner, Troy Hettinger, Dixon Smith, Jeremy Winston and Max Waldbaum have been selected by their peers to lead the Dolphins this spring.

Jacob Greiner

“Our team has chosen their leadership for the 2022 spring,” head coach John Galloway said. “After coaches’ deliberation and team voting, we have chosen the core leadership group that we will lean to in times of triumph and adversity. To be chosen, these men needed 2/3’s vote (super majority) from the team to be named captain, which is a resounding number. The best teams are player-led, and these guys are the ones that our team trusts to do just that.”

Hettinger, a redshirt-junior from Ellicott City, Md., will serve as the primary captain for the Dolphins in 2022. In 32 career contests, the midfielder has recorded 15 goals and 40 groundballs. Hettinger has been named a three-time SoCon Academic Honor Roll selection, while being named a SoCon Academic All-Conference choice in 2021. Outside of lacrosse, Troy completed a summer internship in 2021 with Miller Electric, as a Learning and Analytics Intern.

“Troy will serve as our primary captain, while Max, Jacob, Jeremy and Dixon will serve in an assistant captain role,” Galloway said. “Troy is the model of who we want to be as a program and has continued to live that example since the day he has stepped on campus.”

Greiner returns for his redshirt-sophomore campaign for the Dolphins in 2022. An Exton product, Greiner has registered 23 goals, eight assists, and 14 groundballs in 12 career contests. An SB Nation/College Crosse All-Freshman Team selection as a true freshman in 2020, Greiner was selected to the SoCon All-Freshman team as a redshirt-freshman last season. Off the field, Greiner is a two-time SoCon Academic Honor Roll choice, as well as being named to the SoCon Academic All-Conference Team last spring.

“Jacob is often a model of who we want to be,” said Galloway. “He reminds me a lot of Troy. He does everything right on and off the field, and never looks for the attention. His work ethic is a model for our locker room.”

“I am honored to be able to help lead these guys. I love this team and would do anything for them,” Greiner said.

“Each of these five men bring a different type of leadership style to our locker room, and I am excited to watch each one of them grow in this role to continue to promote the core values of our Duval Mission,” Galloway said.

The Dolphins open the 2022 season on Feb. 5 on the road at historic Homewood Field versus Johns Hopkins. Jacksonville’s home opener is slated for Feb. 19 versus Marquette at Rock Stadium.

This week on the Duval Mission Podcast Jacksonville Head Coach John Galloway is speaking about the upcoming game against Tampa and wrapping up the spring preseason, and guest Greiner.

Check out Greiner on the “Duval Mission Podcast.”



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