October 5, 2011

Salisbury Names Five as Captains

from press release

– As the Salisbury University men's lacrosse team makes the move from winning its ninth national championship to defending champion this season, Head Coach Jim Berkman has announced his team captains for the 2012 season.

Seniors Sam Bradman, Matt Cannone, Evan Hockel, Erik Krum and Dean Rossi will be looked upon to provide leadership as Salisbury hopes to defend its 2011 NCAA title. The newly named captains and the rest of their 2011 teammates will celebrate the team's title from May as they receive their championship rings this Saturday. The ceremony will be held in the Holloway Hall Auditorium beginning at 5 p.m., and is open to the public.

Bradman, the only returning captain from a year ago, was the Most Outstanding Player in the national championship game. The Canton, N.Y., native led the team with 55 goals, including a team-high 11 in man-up situations. The midfielder was second in points (78) and third in assists (23).

Cannone, an attackman, led the team with 88 points and 39 assists, finishing third on the team in goals with 49.

Both Bradman and Cannone were named USILA All-Americans and ECAC Metro-South All-Stars.

Hockel scored one goal as a long-stick midfielder last season against Marymount (Va.) University on April 12, in a 24-5 win. Hockel appeared in all 22 games, starting three and finished sixth on the team with 38 ground balls.

Krum, an attackman, led the team with 52 goals and was third in points 68 points while starting all 22 games in 2011. He was fifth on the team in assists with 16. The Manhattan Beach, Calif., native earned USILA All-American Honorable Mention honors for his efforts.

Rossi appeared in 21 games, scoring five goals and two assists as a defensive midfielder. He picked up 16 ground balls and caused 20 turnovers for the Sea Gulls.

SU won its ninth men's lacrosse NCAA championship, defeating Tufts University, 19-7, on May 29 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

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