September 20, 2010

Hartford Rolls Out Captains for '11 Season

from press release

WEST HARTFORD, Conn.
 - Head coach Peter Lawrence has named the captains for the 2011 University of Hartford lacrosse team, as announced on Wednesday. Lawrence and his coaching staff are pleased to announce seniors Michael Cudmore, Tim Fallon, Conor Flynn and Nick Frigenti as team captains for the upcoming season.

"These four men are of great character," exclaimed Lawrence. "They will do a great job leading this team through the upcoming season."

Cudmore is coming off a breakout season where he earned all-conference honors for the first time in his career when he became one of five America East Second Team selections in 2010. A shortstick midfielder, the Asburn, Ontario native produced career-best numbers in 2010 with eight goals and 13 assists for 21 total points. In addition, he collected 43 ground balls which ranked him third on the team in that category. Cudmore leads the senior class with 49 career points on 19 goals and 30 assists.

Fallon, a face-off specialist, racked up the accolades following his stellar performance over the course of the 2010 season. A native of Lowell, Mass., Fallon became just the second Hawk to earn a nod to the Division I United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's All-American list where he garnered honorable mention accolades. He was also recognized by Laxpower.com with First Team honors on their inaugural All-American team.

Fallon closed out the 2010 season ranked on top of the NCAA statistics in both face-off percentage and ground balls. He dominated the face-off X, winning 207 of 333 duels (62.2-percent) while scooping up 131 ground balls (9.4 per game). In addition, the 2010 America East First Team selection posted career-best numbers with seven points including three goals and four assists and engraved his name into the program's record book this season by breaking the all-time single season ground ball record.

Flynn returns for his senior campaign as the Hawks' most experienced defender, starting and playing in 36 career games. He made 10 starts last year before suffering a season-ending injury, finishing fifth on the squad with 27 ground balls and second with 14 caused turnovers. A physical and vocal presence on the field, Flynn enjoyed America East Second Team honors for the second time in his career.

During his three-year tenure at Hartford, Frigenti has made 35 appearances in the midfield for the Hawks. Off the field, Frigenti has been the front runner of the Hawks' community service initiatives and in turn received the team's community service award for his efforts. Frigenti has also found success in the classroom as he was named to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll in 2010 and to the Academic Honor Roll in 2009.

Hartford finished 4-10 last year and posted the most wins since the 2003 campaign. The team, which lost a pair of seniors to graduation, will return all but one starter for the upcoming 2011 season.

The 2010-11 edition of the Hawks kick off its fall ball season with the Annual Red/White Scrimmage on Saturday, October 2 at 1:00 p.m. Hartford will also be in action this fall at the Catamount Classic held on October 10 in Braintree, Mass.


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