Men’s lacrosse announces captains for 2013 season

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Head coach Pat Cooney has announced the captains for the 2013 Salve Regina men’s lacrosse team. Leading the team this season will be Taylor Braun ’13, Chad Hollenshade ’14 and Michael Horn ’13.

“We are excited to get the 2013 season underway and I am proud to have these three young men lead us back into competition,” Cooney said. “Each of the respective captains, as voted by the team, has shown tremendous perseverance, spirit and leadership. On and off the field they have positively pushed the team culture toward being the best the team can be.”

Braun will anchor the midfield this season. Offensively, he possesses what Cooney calls a “nifty stick” and has a good shooting range. In his career, Braun has collected nine goals and handed out 11 assists. Off the field, the chemistry major boasts an overall GPA of 3.6 and plans to attend medical school after graduation. Braun has been a member of the dean’s list for three years, was a member of the Commonwealth Coast Conference all-academic team his sophomore and junior years, and served as the team’s representative on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

Originally a midfielder for the Seahawks, Horn has converted into a defenseman for Salve Regina and will anchor the Seahawk defense this season. He was tied for second on the team last season with 21 groundballs. Cooney is impressed with Horn’s work ethic and said that “Horn’s dedication and hard work in the weight room has paid dividends individually while helping to further promote a team culture of excellence.” A leader off the field as well, Horn will graduate in May with a degree in administration of justice and will pursue a career in law enforcement. He boasts an overall GPA of 3.4 and is serving as one of the team’s SAAC representatives this year.

One of four juniors on the team this year, Hollenshade is a two-sport athlete for the Seahawks, also competing on the men’s ice hockey team. He returns as the leading scorer from a year ago with 13 goals and three assists to push his career totals to 57 goals and 17 assists. Hollenshade will be relied on to set the tone and push the attack unit as he “is a threat to score and pass and will keep the offensive flow moving and attacking,” Cooney said. In 2011, Hollenshade was recognized as the rookie of the year and is currently serving as one of the team’s SAAC representatives. He has an overall GPA of 3.0 in business administration with a minor in sports marketing.

The Seahawks will open their 2013 campaign against Hartwick College at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Gaudet Field in Middletown.

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