July 9, 2010

Salisbury Men Tab Five Captains for 2011

from press release

– It has only been five weeks since the Salisbury University men's lacrosse team wrapped up its highly successful 2010 season, but the Sea Gulls are already gearing up for next year as they announced their five team captains for the 2011 campaign on Thursday afternoon.

Seniors Nick Mooney (Glenolden, Pa.), Johnny Rodriguez (Gambrills, Md.), Shawn Zordani (Littleton, Colo.) and Collin Tokosch (Arnold, Md.), along with junior Sam Bradman (Canton, N.Y.), will be looked to for their leadership on the field. In 2010 all five players were integral pieces in Salisbury's NCAA tournament run.

Rodriguez, a USILA (United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association) second-team All-American and first-team All-Capital Athletic Conference selection, had a standout season between the pipes for the maroon and gold. The Gambrills, Md., native started all 23 games for Salisbury in 2010, playing over 1100 minutes in the cage and amassing 190 saves. In addition to his stellar defensive play, Rodriguez also contributed to Salisbury's outstanding offensive totals; in a CAC contest against Marymount (Va.) on April 15, he fired the ball down the length of the field with just two seconds remaining in the first period. The ball found its way into the back of the net to give the goalkeeper his first collegiate goal.

Tokosch and Mooney, both defenders, were essential players for the Sea Gulls in 2010 as SU finished with the nation's 22nd best goals-against average at 7.32 per game. Tokosch, a USILA second-team All-American and All-CAC first-teamer, played in 22 games and scooped up 37 ground balls for the Gulls in 2010. Additionally, he boasted the second-highest caused turnovers total on the team (36). Mooney played in 22 games with 16 starts and picked up 22 ground balls and caused 25 turnovers.

Zordani, a midfielder, certainly contributed to Salisbury's reputation for offensive excellence as he netted 18 goals and dished out 22 assists. His final goal of the season came in the championship game against Tufts University as the Littleton, Colo., native netted the Sea Gulls' first score of the contest.

Bradman, the only junior captain selection, dominated on the field and received a slew of accolades for his tremendous play. In addition to being named USILA National Midfielder of the Year and CAC Player of the Year, Bradman was a USILA first-team All-American and an ECAC Division III All-Metro/South Region All-Star first-team selection. The Canton, N.Y., native led the team in both points (86) and goals (58) in 2010, and was third on the team in assists (28).

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