TOWSON, Md. – Senior midfielders Brock Armour and Will Harrington, senior defensemen Matt Vetter and Cameron Zook, and senior goalkeeper Rob Wheeler have been selected to serve as team captains for the Tiger men’s lacrosse team during the 2010 season, it has been announced by Coach Tony Seaman.
Armour appeared in 14 games last year and ranked sixth on the team with 16 points, scoring eight goals with eight assists. In the Tigers’ 11-9 win over Air Force, he scored a career-high three goals and added an assist. He scored a goal with an assist in each of the Tigers’ CAA Tournament games.
Entering his senior season, Armour has played in 37 career games and has 11 goals with eight assists.
“Brock’s knowledge of the game, especially at the offensive end, gives him the ability to be a coach on the field for us,” Coach Seaman says.
A first team All-CAA selection, Harrington ranked third on the team last year with 26 points, scoring a team-high 23 goals with 3 assists. He had three four-goal games, including a four-goal effort against Drexel in the CAA semi-finals. Named as the CAA Player of the Week on April 20, Harrington scored four goals in the Tigers’ 10-8 win over Delaware which secured a CAA Tournament berth.
Harrington also had a four-goal effort in a win over Sacred Heart.
“Will is a non-stop talking machine on the field,” Coach Seaman says. “He provides our team with a never-ending commentary on everything that takes place on the field.”
After missing the 2008 season due to injury, Vetter played in all 17 games last year for the Tigers and recorded nine ground balls with eight caused turnovers. He tallied a career-high four caused turnovers against Denver and also had two ground balls in the season opener against Loyola (Md.).
He has played in 33 career games and has 21 career ground balls.
“Matt is a great liaison between the coaching staff and the players,” Coach Seaman says.
One of the Tigers’ top long-stick midfielders, Zook was among the team leaders with 28 ground balls while playing in all 17 games. He also contributed six caused turnovers. Against Robert Morris on March 21, he had a season-high four ground balls as the Tigers earned an 11-9 victory over the Colonials. Zook also had three ground balls in the Tigers’ win at Delaware.
After playing in just two games as a freshman, Zook has played in all 31 games over the last two seasons. According to Coach Seaman, Zook “is a leader by example rather than by word.”
Wheeler had a tremendous junior season for the Tigers and started all 17 games. He ranked fourth in the CAA with an 8.97 goals against average and a .557 save percentage. He recorded ten or more saves in nine games, including a career-high 17-save performance for the Tigers in their CAA semi-final win over Drexel. Wheeler was named as the CAA Co-Player of the Week on March 30 after leading the Tigers to wins over Bucknell and Drexel.
Wheeler has recorded an 8.99 career goals against average and has stopped 55.6 per cent of the shots he has faced in his career.
Coach Seaman says, “Rob is the take charge guy on the field at the defensive end.”
The Tigers finished last year with a 7-10 record and reached the CAA Championship Game.