Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/22/23
From Press Release
Penn State men’s lacrosse coach Jeff Tambroni announced this week that the 2024 team captains will be TJ Malone (Haverford School), Grant Haus and Jack Posey. Haus returns for his second season as captain while Malone and Posey serve in the role for the first time.
“Our staff is excited, and blessed, with the leadership of our program” said head coach Jeff Tambroni. “Grant, TJ, and Jack are phenomenal ambassadors of Penn State lacrosse, and we are confident that they will lead Team 111 with courage and compassion.”
Malone – the 2018 Phillylacrosse.com Co-Player of the Year – is coming off a career season in 2023, returns to the Nittany Lion offense after a 73-point season off 39 goals and 34 assists. Through 52 games of his career, he’s scored 110 goals and 65 assists while scooping 82 ground balls. Six of his goals in 2023 came in the NCAA semifinals against Duke. Malone was named a 2023 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, USILA Scholar All-American, Inside Lacrosse All-American, USILA All-American and USA Lacrosse Magazine All-American. He was also named to the 2023 First Team All-Big Ten and a top 25 Tewaaraton Award Finalist.
Posey, the recent National Lacrosse League draft pick, enters his fifth season at Penn State after a 2023 season of career-highs. He was named a USILA, Inside Lacrosse, and USA Lacrosse Magazine All-American Honorable Mention and was also named to the All-Big Ten Second Team as he was the Nittany Lions top defenseman. Posey finished out the season with 11 caused turnovers which is a career-high and scooped a career-high 25 ground balls.
He also notched two goals which came against Penn on March 4. During his career at Penn State, Posey has played in 36 games, scoring four goals, and scooping 47 ground balls. He also has caused 21 turnovers in his career.
Haus returns for his fifth season following a strong year in 2023. The Palmyra, Pa. native caused a career-high 10 turnovers, and scooped 35 ground balls alongside two goals and one assist. He enters 2024 off playing in 48 career games, tallying nine goals, and two assists while scooping 72 ground balls and forcing 22 turnovers. In 2023, Haus earned USILA and Inside Lacrosse All-American Honorable Mention honors while also being named to the All-Big Ten Second Team.