Indiana Lacrosse Announces Captains For 2012 Season

Graduated player Dan Helfrich also hopes 2012 will be better for IU.
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(EN: Press Release from the Hoosiers!  It’s Captain naming time)

BLOOMINGTON, In. – Indiana head coach Peter Tumbas announced that attackman Matt Anderson, attackman James Maher, defender Jeffery Redish, and goalie Peter Moore have been selected as team captains for the 2012 campaign.

“I am pleased to announce our captains for the 2011-2012 season,” said Head Coach Peter Tumbas. “I believe captains come in all shapes and sizes and this group certainly proves that theory. You don’t have to be the best player or the loudest or the most popular on the team to be an effective leader. Matt, James, Jeffery, and Peter have shown that they’re playing with a sense of urgency this fall and coaches want this largely sophomore and freshmen roster to follow their lead.”

Redish, a senior from Dallas, Texas, is the lone returning captain from the 2011 season. He finished last season with 80 ground balls, 1 goal and 2 assists. Redish is the only senior pole on the team and will be counted on to organize the defense even more so this season.

Anderson, a senior from Carmel, Indiana, was named to the All Conference team for the second year in a row. He scored 38 goals and added 9 assists last year. Anderson has scored 86 career goals.

Maher, a senior from Montclair, New Jersey, along with Anderson, is a steadying cog of the young offense. Maher scored 10 goals and 14 assists last season in limited action. The coaching staff hopes he can return to his 2010 form when he contributed 10 goals and 25 assists.

Moore, a junior from Lake Forest, Illinois, finished the season with 133 saves and a .487 save percentage. With a more experienced and talented defense in front of him, the coaching staff expects those numbers to go up.  Moore transferred from NCAA Division III Adrian College last season.

“We’re light years ahead of where we were last year both on the field and off the field. If the team continues to push forward, we’ll put a much different product on the field in the spring, when it counts,” finished Tumbas.

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