March 1, 2010
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Three members of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's lacrosse team will serve as captains during the 2010 season. All will be seniors this spring.
Midfielder Austin Savoie (Wilbraham, MA/Minnechaug Regional HS), attackman Andrew Foster (Newbury, MA/Danvers HS) and defenseman Robinson Douglas (Grafton, MA/Grafton HS) will lead the team this year.
Savoie has been a defensive midfielder for three years, and has also specialized in face-offs. Foster earned second team All-Little East Conference honors last season, and Douglas began his career as a midfielder but was converted to defense last season.
"Andrew is a dual threat attackman," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Kevin Mahoney. "He can beat you one-on-one, and with his passing ability. Defenses have to play him honestly, and he gives his teammates many opportunities. Austin has made great strides to become a better player, and is one of the most fundamentally sound players on the team. He is a classic case of a student-athlete leading by example. Robinson did an amazing job moving from midfield to defense, and made us a much better team with the move. He is one of the hardest workers we have ever seen at UMass Dartmouth, and his hard work and dedication have paid off dramatically."
Wednesday, the Corsairs will begin their 16-game schedule with a match at Salve Regina. Area rivals Roger Williams, Mount Ida and Massachusetts Maritime are also included on the schedule, as well as games against Clark and MIT that mark the continuation of long-standing rivalries. Other featured non-conference opponents are Norwich, Wheaton and Becker.
"We are excited about our season and the competition that we are playing," said Mahoney. "Five of our non-conference opponents made the post-season last year. This will help prepare us for our conference schedule in the Little East."
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE