YORK, PA - York College head men's lacrosse coach Brandon Childs has announced his team captains for the 2013 season.
Senior defender Ryan Cassidy (Austin, Texas/Westwood), senior midfielder Corey Cooke (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley), and junior midfielder Seth Krolus (Westminster, Md./Loyola Blakefield) have been named Spartan team captains for the 2013 campaign.
"We are excited to have such leadership and experience leading our program," Childs said. "They have selfless characteristics which will serve them well in this capacity and I am confident in their ability to lead our team in 2013."
Cassidy enters 2013 having started on the Spartans' defense in every game that he has played at York. He finished the 2012 season with a goal on one shot, 39 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers, while helping York record a 9.38 goals allowed per game average.
Cooke was a first-line midfielder for the Spartans in 2012. He excelled as a dodger and strong shooter from the midfield and was a key initiator of the Spartans offense which averaged 10.31 goals per game. A versatile player, Cooke also saw plenty of action on the wings of faceoffs and in the defensive midfield where he picked up 17 ground balls.
Krolus lead the Spartans in several statistical categories in 2012. As a do it all midfielder, Krolus led the team in groundballs with 60, a mark achieved without taking a single faceoff. In addition to his efforts on the ground, Krolus also led York in assists with 20, while he finished the season fourth in total points. In addition to his work as a midfielder, Krolus also served the team as one of the long stick defenders, on one of the nation's best man down units.
"Our team did an outstanding job of selecting our 2013 captains. I cannot think of anyone who works harder than these three do. They are tough, selfless, and talented. We will only go as far as these three guys take us in the spring."
The Spartans will open their 2013 season on Saturday, February 23, as they host Muhlenberg at Kinsley Field.