Towson Names Captains for Spring
from press release
TOWSON, Md. – Seniors Marc Ingerman (Newtown H.S./Sandy Hook, Conn.), Travis Love (Winters Mill H.S./Westminster, Md.), Peter Mezzanotte (West Islip H.S./West Islip, N.Y.) and Tim Stratton (Manheim Township H.S./Lititz, Pa.) have been selected as team captains for the 2011 Towson University men's lacrosse team, it has been announced by Coach Tony Seaman.
A first team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection as a junior, Ingerman started all 15 games on defense for the Tigers last season with 13 ground balls and five caused turnovers. He posted a season-high three ground balls against Drexel in the Tigers' 8-7 victory on April 17 and also had two ground balls in three other games.
A two-time All-CAA pick, Ingerman has started all 32 games for the Tigers over the last two seasons after missing his freshman season with a knee injury.
"Marc is the 'hard hat and lunch pail' guy on this year's team," Seaman said. "He has a no nonsense attitude and is focused at all times."
Named as the second team All-CAA goalkeeper last year, Love ranked second in the CAA with a .556 save percentage while his 9.24 goals against average ranked third in the CAA. After being named as the Tigers' starter against Navy, he led Towson to a 7-5 record and a .555 save percentage.
Honored as the CAA Co-Player of the Week on April 12, he led the Tigers to wins over UMBC and Massachusetts by stopping 56.7 per cent of the shots he faced while allowing 8.00 goals per game. He had a career-high 16 saves in the Tigers' loss against top-ranked Virginia on March 21 and posted 15 saves against Penn State on April 24.
"Travis worked hard every day last year to earn the starting goalkeeper position and the respect of his teammates," said Coach Seaman. "He is the vocal leader of this year's team."
Mezzanotte, a defensive midfielder, led the team with 30 caused turnovers while ranking second with 47 ground balls. In addition, he scored one goal with two assists. He had a season-high five caused turnovers in the Tigers' win over Penn State and had six ground balls in two games.
A three-year letter winner for the Tigers, Mezzanotte has played in 46 career games and has scored five goals with three assists. He has also recorded 91 ground balls with 71 caused turnovers.
According to Coach Seaman, Mezzanotte is "our best all-around athlete that everyone on our team looks up to on the field."
A three-year starter on attack for the Tigers, Stratton was the Tigers' third-leading scorer last year with 33 points. He ranked second on the team with 18 assists while scoring 15 goals, third on the team. He recorded a pair of "hat tricks" as a junior, including a three-goal, one-assist performance against UMBC on April 7.
Stratton, who was named to the CAA All-Rookie Team in 2008, has played in 44 career games and has scored 49 career goals with 36 assists.
"Tim is a very hard worker who realizes that he draws the best defenseman game in and game out," Coach Seaman said. "He has jumped at the chance to be a leader on our team."
The Tigers open the 2011 season on Saturday, February 19 against Johns Hopkins at Johnny Unitas® Stadium at 12 p.m.