Quick Sticks: Texas State Announces 2013 Captains & Schedule


SAN MARCOS, TX – With his first season in San Marcos on the horizon, Texas State head coach, and newly appointed Lone Star Alliance Division I President, Michael Brand named four veterans as team captains and announced the schedule for the 2013 season. Seniors Clark Dansby, Gus Amann, Jason DiGiovanni and Junior Will Laurel will captain the Bobcats during a season that features four opponents who finished in the final 2012 MCLA top 25 coaches poll, six home games including the Jan. 27 opener vs Baylor.

“I couldn’t be happier to announce the selection of Clark, Gus, Jason and Will as our team captains for the 2013 season,” Brand said. “With so many terrific leaders in the program, this selection was a difficult one for their teammates and coaches, but we are quite pleased to trust these four with guiding this team in 2013.

“They each bring a different element and style of leadership and will give us a well-rounded group of captains. They are each role models of work ethic, commitment and reliability both on and off the field and have been key in leading our team through this transition. They are dynamic and dedicated, and they have the upstanding character it will take to lead this team to new heights in 2013.”

Dansby, who transferred from nearby St. Edwards in 2010, anchored the midfield in 2012 scoring a career-high 30 goals in 16 games. The Plano, TX., product has played in a 31 games as a Bobcat. In 2011, Dansby led Texas State with career highs in assists (26) and points (55). He has twice been named to the All-LSA second team.

Amann, a defender from Houston, TX., has played in 20 college games and collected 32 ground balls for the Bobcats. Coming off a redshirt season due to injury, Amann was named a 2011 honorable mention All-LSA defender.

DiGiovanni, who transferred from Penn State University, exploded on the scene in 2012 with 27 points on a balanced 16 goals and 11 assists. A true two-way midfielder, DiGiovanni, an Austin TX. native, also won 57 percent of the faceoffs he took in 2011 and 2012.

Laurel, a two year starting goalie from Austin TX., has a .511 save percentage over his career. Manning the cage since his freshman year in San Marcos, Laurel was named to the All-LSA second team in 2011.

Boston College is the first of Texas State’s opponents that was ranked in the final MCLA poll and they travel to San Marcos on March 9. The others are UConn, which Texas State plays March 14 in Providence R.I., Northeastern (March 16 in Providence) and, in a rematch of the 2012 LSA final, I-35 rival Texas (March 29 in Austin).

The Bobocat’s other home games include the following: February 2 vs. Louisiana Lafayette, February 13 vs. UT-San Antonio, March 6 vs. St. Edwards and March 22 vs. LSU.

Texas State will play six conference matches, three contests against LSA North opponents, two against LSA Division II clubs and three vs Pioneer Collegiate Lacrosse League teams.

Date   Opponent                     Location                       Time
1/27   Baylor                            San Marcos, TX.              7:00 p.m. CT

2/2   UL Lafayette                   San Marcos, TX.             3:00 p.m. CT
2/9   at Texas A&M *              College Station, TX       7:00 p.m. CT
2/13  UT San Antonio *         San Marcos, TX.             8:00 p.m. CT
2/23  at SMU                              University Park, TX     2:00 p.m. CT
2/24  at TCU                               Fort Worth, TX.            12:00 p.m. CT

3/3   Boston College                San Marcos, TX.           12:00 p.m. CT
3/6   St. Edward’s                     San Marcos, TX.            7:00 p.m. CT
3/14  at UConn                          Providence, R.I.           7:00 p.m. EST
3/16  at Northeastern            Providence, R.I.           1:00 p.m. EST
3/22  LSU *                                 San Marcos, TX.           7:00 p.m. CT
3/29  at Texas *                        Austin, TX.                     1:00 p.m. PT

4/13  at Sam Houston State    Huntsville, TX.          4:00 p.m. CT
4/14  at Rice *                              Houston, TX.              1:00 p.m. CT