November 9, 2011

Vermont Women Name Quad Captains

from press release

– Caitie Izzo, Natalie Jones, Danielle O'Dwyer and Adison Rounds have been named captains of the UVM women's lacrosse team for the 2012 season. Vermont head coach Jen Johnson made the announcement today.

"These four players have been excellent leaders for our team. They all demonstrate the daily leadership qualities we need to be successful. They are strong players on the field and command a great deal of respect from both their teammates and the coaching staff. The coaching staff is excited to have these four players at the helm and look forward to an exciting season ahead," said Johnson.

Izzo is a two-time America East All-Conference selection. A defender, she has ranked among the national leaders in caused turnovers in each of the past two seasons. She enters her senior season ranked eighth all-time at Vermont in ground balls (92).

Jones, a midfielder, has started 44 of 49 career games, including all 17 as a junior last year, at Vermont. She has scored 26 goals and collected 36 points in the past two seasons.

O'Dwyer, a defender, missed most of her rookie season with an injury, but bounced back to start all 16 games she played in last season.

Rounds has appeared in 43 career games and started 32 straight as a midfielder for Vermont. As a junior last season, she posted her best numbers of her career, recording 13 goals and 13 assists for 26 points. She ranked third on the team in scoring and second in draw controls, collecting 41.

Vermont returns 23 letterwinners for the 2012 season from last year's team that went 8-9 overall. The Catamounts also return 78 percent of their offense, including the team's top two scorers in sophomore Sydney Mas (63 pts) and senior Samantha Stern (28 pts).

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