CARL IACONA, JOHN KENYON NAMED AS 2012 TOWSON CAPTAINS
Seniors to Lead Tigers Into Season Opener at Jacksonville on Saturday
TOWSON, Md. – Senior midfielder Carl Iacona (Massapequa H.S./Massapequa, N.Y.) and senior defenseman John Kenyon (Santa Fe Christian H.S./Del Mar, Calif.) have been selected as team captains for the 2012 Towson University men’s lacrosse team, it has been announced by Coach Shawn Nadelen.
“We went through the fall and winter without captains and we continued to preach to the players that they need to lead and lead well,” Nadelen said. “There are certain characteristics that a person needs to have in order to be a leader. I felt like we needed to identify the guys who would be our leaders this week and I felt that Carl and John were the perfect choices to serve as our captains.”
A two-year letter winner for the Tigers, Iacona has played in all 28 games since transferring from St. John’s University after his freshman season. As a junior, he scored three goals with five assists and started seven games. He scored a goal with an assist against Delaware and contributed a goal against Johns Hopkins and Maryland.
Iacona scored 11 goals with two assists as a sophomore while appearing in all 15 games. He ended the season by scoring a goal in seven straight contests, including a pair of two-goal efforts against Massachusetts.
“It’s definitely special to be named as a team captain for this season and it is certainly a privilege,” said Iacona. “When you look at past captains of this team, it means something special to be named in the same category. I want to make sure that I do my part to make sure we play well every day and to be a leader for this team.”
A three-year letter winner for the Tigers, Kenyon played in all 13 games last year and ranked second on the team with 38 ground balls. He also contributed 12 caused turnovers, good for third on the squad. He recorded a career-high six ground balls against Delaware and posted five ground balls against Navy while winning four of eight face-offs.
Kenyon has played in 42 career games and has 50 career ground balls.
“It’s an honor to serve as a captain for the 2012 season,” Kenyon said. “We have so many great players and so many people who can be leaders. I really hope that I can help take our team to the next level and achieve great things.”
Led by Iacona and Kenyon, the Tigers will open their 2012 schedule on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Jacksonville University at 1 p.m.