Gonzalez, LoCicero named men’s lacrosse captains

Jake Gonzalez ’17 and Nick LoCicero ’17 will serve as captains of the men’s lacrosse team for the 2017 season.

“Nick and Jake are outstanding leaders,” said head coach Patrick Cooney. “Over their first three years, they have respectively fostered a positive winning team culture that has helped develop our student-athletes. They achieve in academia, athletics and the greater community.”

For the last three years, Gonzalez has taken the majority of the draws for the Seahawks. From 2014-2016, he took 617 faceoffs, winning 333; he currently ranks third all-time in Seahawk faceoff win percentage history at 54 percent.

“Jake has grit,” Cooney said. “He has been getting good reps for three years and I know those experiences will help the team in 2017. I love watching him compete for the ground ball.  He brings the necessary energy, toughness and poise required by his role.”

Last season, LoCicero became the all-time leading point scorer in the program’s history, and he currently holds several all-time, season and single-game Seahawk records. In three seasons, he has recorded 205 points (61 goals and 144 assists), with 80 points during the 2016 season.

“Nick has developed into a complete lacrosse player,” Cooney said. “He has worked hard to become a scoring threat in addition to his vision and passing ability. We look forward to seeing him continue to make those around him better.”

The Seahawks begin the 2017 season Feb. 18 at Emmanuel College.

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