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FOUR CAPTAINS SELECTED FOR 2005 MEN'S LACROSSE CAMPAIGN
The UMBC men’s lacrosse has selected its team captains for the 2005 season. The four team captains are senior midfielder Joe Cahill (
Cahill is a four-year letterwinner who has competed in 37 games and started 7 in his career. The Sociology major had his most productive campaign in 2004 with four goals, six assists and 13 ground balls in all 14 games played. He is an active member of UMBC’s Community Service program, and was one of the featured athletes on Fox Sports “NCAA on Campus” segment on the lacrosse program’s unique volunteerism at the
Also a four-year letterman, Cepelak became UMBC’s starting netminder in his junior season and produced a solid campaign. He started all 14 games and had a goals against average of 8.15 and a save percentage of .576. The Political Science major was ranked third in the America East Conference in goals against average and fifth in save percentage. In conference play, Cepelak had a GAA of 5.59 and a save percentage of .628.
Mundorf earned First Team All America East honors in the wake of his sophomore campaign, where he finished second in the league in goals (33) and scoring (48). He scored 15 goals and added 9 assists in UMBC’s last five games, including a nine-point (7g, 2a) effort in a 13-7 win over Loyola. The local product already has amassed 55 goals and 81 points in just two seasons of lacrosse.
Solazzo came on strong in his second season of competition with UMBC in 2003, tallying 6 goals and 4 assists in playing a 14-game schedule. Five of his six scores occurred in man-up situations and he tied freshman Drew Westervelt for the team lead in that category. Solazzo is majoring in Sociology.
"Recognizing the utmost importance of strong peer leadership, I am pleased with the team's selections of captains for the 2005 season,” said Head Coach Don Zimmerman. “Throughout the fall and winter workouts these four individuals have demonstrated those qualities characteristic of outstanding leaders both on and off the field. Our coaching staff is confident that Kevin Cepelak, Brendan Mundorf, Jerry Solazzo and Joe Cahill will continue to be effective in their role as captains."