Release: December 14, 2010
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men's lacrosse announces 2011 captains
Donlon, Pardi and Danieu to lead Bearcats
VESTAL, N.Y.-- The Binghamton
men's lacrosse team has announced its captains for the 2011 season.
Senior midfielders David
Raliegh and Frank
Donlon as well as senior defenders Adam
Pardi and Derrick
Danieu will lead the Bearcats into their 10th season as an
"I am pleased with the team's selection of captains this
year, as each of the four captains perform brilliantly in the
classroom, the community and on the field. They each help to
uphold a Binghamton University tradition of academic excellence."
Raleigh is a three-year starter and has proven to be one of the
squad's most versatile players. Last year, he recorded a point
in six different games as a defensive midfielder.
"First and foremost, David is an exceptional student in
our prestigious School of Management," Stephenson said.
"On the field, he has been a three year starter as a defensive
midfielder, yet has made a seamless transition to the offensive
end of the field. We needed David to take his leadership skills
and experience to the offensive end of the field as we lost two
of our three starting middies to graduation. David brings a unique
set of attributes to the offense, as he excels in transition,
has a knack for assisting his teammates, and he is an extremely
quick dodger. "
Pardi has appeared in 22 games the past two seasons on defense.
He has also been one of the team's top performers in the classroom.
"Adam is a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College
Athlete Honor Society, a Dean's List student in our School of
Management, and carries over a 3.5 cumulative GPA," Stephenson
said. "Although plagued by injuries throughout his career,
Adam had successful shoulder surgery this past summer and will
be counted on to help bolster a new defensive unit."
Danieu is a two-time, first-team all-conference selection on
defense. Like Pardi, he too has been one of the squad's top students
"Derrick is also a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, the National
College Athlete Honor Society, a Dean's List student in our School
of Management, and carries a 3.67 cumulative GPA. A four year
starter and two time first team All Conference defender, Derrick
is poised to lead a young, but much improved defense."
Donlon, meanwhile, is the second-leading returning scorer from
the 2010 squad. Last year, he netted a career-high 19 goals and
was named second-team all-conference.
"Frank Donlon, a Biological Sciences Major, is a strong
contributor to our tradition of academic excellence, as he carries
a competitive GPA in a challenging discipline. An All Conference
midfielder last year, Frank will be counted on to help lead some
new faces on the offensive end."
Binghamton opens its season at Penn State on Feb. 19 at 1:30