The University of Georgia Lacrosse team has announced its 2013 captains: Brett Botto, Garrett Whitehurst, Trent Dean, Matt Dumbleton, and Conner Reed. Voted on by the team members, these five exemplify what Georgia lacrosse is all about.
Brett Botto is a senior defenseman for the Dawgs. He is seen as one of the more quiet leaders, one that looks to lead by example. Botto will anchor a talented defense that was the calling card of the 2012 team.
Garrett Whitehurst is a senior defensive midfielder. He is a high energy guy, who also looks to keep the team loose. Whitehurst is a key player not only on the defense, but also in the transition game. His leadership on and off the field will be crucial this season.
Trent Dean is a senior attackman and one of the most explosive players in the SELC. A truly dedicated player, he has been seen around campus since August with one thing on his mind: a championship. Dean is a vocal leader down around the goal, and will be a big part in making the offense a very cohesive and dangerous unit.
Matt Dumbleton, a senior midfielder, is one of the quieter leaders on the team. Cool, calm, and collected, he is highly respected by the younger members of the team. Dumbleton is looking to show a very young midfield unit the ropes in the college game for the 2013 season.
Conner Reed is a junior midfielder and one of the more vocal guys on the team. Along with Dumbleton, Reed will be anchoring a young, but very talented midfield unit.
The Dawgs are facing a very tough schedule going into 2013, and these five captains will be key factors in the success for Georgia this season. After a very large graduating class, this year’s captains will look to leave their mark on not only the team, but in all of the SELC.