May 25, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's lacrosse program announced on Friday, May 24 that seniors Sean Wright (Silver Spring, Md.), Andrew Barton (Timonium, Md.), Zach Rogers (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.) and junior Greg FitzMaurice (Huntington, N.Y.) have been named team captains for the 2014 season.
The Friars recently completed their 2013 season which was their first season under the direction of Head Coach Chris Gabrielli. Providence posted an overall record of 8-8 (1-5 BIG EAST).
"In order to maximize our athletic development during our time apart this summer, we felt it was necessary to establish our leadership now," said Gabrielli. In order to take another step toward winning Championships, we must hold each other accountable for the work that must be put in during the off season."
Wright had an outstanding junior campaign where he tallied 53 points on a team-high 41 goals and 12 assists. Wright's 41 goals mark the most goals notched by a Friar in a single season since Ed Loiselle tallied 52 goals in 1992. Wright notched at least one point in each of the Friars' 16 games. In addition, the attacker notched 13 multi-point games, including nine hat-tricks. Wright was named as the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week (3/11) and twice earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (4/22, 4/29).
Barton led the Friars midfiled with 45 points on 27 goals and 18 assists. Barton tallied at least one point in each of the Friars' 16 games, including 11 multi-point games. He recorded a season-high six points on two goals and four assists in Providence's win over Manhattan (3/2). Barton notched his 100th career point with an assist in the Friars' final game of the season versus Villanova (4/27). For his efforts during his junior season, Barton was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team and to the All-New England First Team. In addition, Barton earned NEILA Player of the Week honors (3/5) and BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll honors (3/4, 3/18, 3/25).
Rogers appeared in each of the Friars' 16 games last season and served as a defensive anchor. Rogers caused 10 turnovers and collected 26 ground balls.
FitzMaurice was the only future junior to be selected as a captain. FitzMaurice has recorded two successful seasons with the Friars. This past season, FitzMaurice was one of six Friars that finished the season with 20+ points. He tallied 22 points on 19 goals and three assists. He notched at least one point in 13 of the Friars' 16 games, including seven multi-point games. In addition, FitzMaurice was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (4/15).
"We are thrilled with the four captains that have been selected by their peers," said Gabrielli. "These four individuals are more than capable of fulfilling their responsibilities as leaders of our program. They will continue to lead by example, and will serve as the model for the behavior necessary for success in the 2014 season."
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