November 6, 2009

Wheeling Jesuit Announces Schedule, Captains

from press release

Wheeling, WV -- Head Coach Jay Sothoron and the Wheeling Jesuit staff are pleased to announce senior attackman Eric Jenkins (Pleasanton, CA), senior midfielder Luke Janssen (Denver, CO), and junior attackman Colin Jack (Pickerington, OH) as captains for the 2010 season.

Jenkins comes off a great junior campaign with the Cards where he finished with 16 goals and 10 assists totaling 26 points. A tenacious rider Eric plays at one speed and is a tremendous leader for the cardinals on and off the field. "As a Junior Eric was a very vocal leader for our guys and has stepped into his role as a captain in full stride," says Sothoron.

Janssen does it by example. His continued hard work and fearless play has caught the eyes of his teammates and coaching staff and has earned him a spot as a captain for his senior year. Last season Janssen was 64% at the face-off x leading the Cards. "Luke did a great job for us last year at the face-off x and will continue to do so this year while taking on a role as a defensive midfielder. Luke might not be the biggest guy but when he is on the field he brings our team to another level physically," says Sothoron.

Jack the lone junior captain brings a vocal element to the team. He is a kid that does everything the right way. Colin has been a great leader for our large class of freshmen on and off the field. Colin will be given an opportunity to shine as a captain this year and into the future. Last year in a limited role Colin finished the season with 13 goals and an assist and will look to improve that total this year as a starter. "Colin has an opportunity to do some big things this year. He's determined to maximize the potential of this team and we are looking forward to watching the progress of his journey," says Sothoron.

The 2010 season marks the inaugural season for the Wheeling Jesuit Cardinals as a member of the East Coast Conference (ECC). Jesuit will play 10 games against conference rivals and four non-conference contests.

The Cards open their season on a four game road stretch starting with a conference match-up against Molloy College (2/28). The next three games take the Cardinals down south to face-off against Wingate (3/08), Pfeiffer (3/10), and finally Belmont Abbey (3/13) which will be played at a neutral site in Maryland.

Jesuit will then return to conference play against Dowling College on March 20th in their home opener. Another road stretch follows against conference opponents Lake Erie (3/24) and Chestnut Hill (3/27) in Philadelphia. The team then returns to Wheeling for a home game against Mercy (3/28) followed by another road game against local rival Seton Hill (4/01). Next the Cardinals will take on top ten opponent Mercyhurst at home on April 10th.

Jesuit takes there game on the road once again for their final away game against defending national champions C.W. Post on April 17th. The team then returns home for their final three game regular season home games where they will take on northern California's Notre Dame De Namur (4/22), and conference rivals Dominican (5/01) and NYIT (5/08).

Wheeling Jesuit Lacrosse 2010 Schedule

Sunday       28     at Molloy*           12:00 p.m.
Monday        8     at Wingate            3:00 p.m.
Wednesday    10     at Pfeiffer           2:00 p.m.
Saturday     13     Belmont Abbey^        1:00 p.m.
Saturday     20     Dowling*              1:00 p.m.
Wednesday    24     at Lake Erie*         4:00 p.m.
Saturday     27     at Chestnut Hill*    12:00 p.m.
Sunday       28     Mercy *               1:00 p.m.
Thursday      1     at Seton Hill*        4:00 p.m.
Saturday     10     Mercyhurst*           1:00 p.m.
Saturday     17     at CW Post*           1:00 p.m.
Thursday     22     NDNU                  4:00 p.m.
Saturday      1     Dominican*            1:00 p.m.
Saturday      8     NYIT*                 1:00 p.m.

* ECC game
^ Neutral site

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