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Men’s lacrosse: Senior midfielder Iacona (Massapequa) named co-captain for Towson

Tuesday, 7th February 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 2/7/12
From Press Release

Senior midfielder Carl Iacona (Massapequa) and senior defenseman John Kenyon have been selected as team captains for 2012 Towson University, it was announced by head coach Shawn Nadelen.

“We went through the fall and winter without captains and we continued to preach to the players that they need to lead and lead well,” Nadelen said. “There are certain characteristics that a person needs to have in order to be a leader. I felt like we needed to identify the guys who would be our leaders this week and I felt that Carl and John were the perfect choices to serve as our captains.”

A two-year letter winner for the Tigers, Iacona has played in all 28 games since transferring from St. John’s University after his freshman season. As a junior, he scored three goals with five assists and started seven games. He scored a goal with an assist against Delaware and contributed a goal against Johns Hopkins and Maryland.

Iacona scored 11 goals with two assists as a sophomore while appearing in all 15 games. He ended the season by scoring a goal in seven straight contests, including a pair of two-goal efforts against Massachusetts.

“It’s definitely special to be named as a team captain for this season and it is certainly a privilege,” said Iacona. “When you look at past captains of this team, it means something special to be named in the same category. I want to make sure that I do my part to make sure we play well every day and to be a leader for this team.”

A three-year letter winner for the Tigers, Kenyon played in all 13 games last year and ranked second on the team with 38 ground balls. He also contributed 12 caused turnovers, good for third on the squad. He recorded a career-high six ground balls against Delaware and posted five ground balls against Navy while winning four of eight face-offs.

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