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Men's Lacrosse Names Five Captains for 2014 Season

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By John and Matt Risley
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HANOVER, N.H – Head coach Andrew Towers has announced a quintet of upperclassmen who will serve as team captains for the 2014 season.

A trio of seniors, Patrick Resch, Eric Clemmenson and Brendan Rotanz are joined by juniors Phil Hession and Robert Osgood as the Big Green’s selected leaders for the fall and spring season.

“Each of these young men bring something unique and different to this year’s team, but all bring a relentless pursuit of excellence and tremendous leadership qualities. I’m very excited about what this group can do for us,” Towers said.

Resch, who missed a majority of last season with an injury, enters his second consecutive year as a captain while the other four take on the responsibilities for the first time.

A year ago, Clemmenson anchored a Dartmouth defense that allowed 10.5 goals per game. The Farmington, Conn., native also caused a team-best 22 turnovers while scooping 23 groundballs and adding a goal.

Rotanz is the top returning goal scorer for the team from the Upper Valley. In 2013, he netted 12 goals, a mark that was third-best on the team, and dished out five assists. His best game during his junior campaign came versus Holy Cross when he registered a hat trick.

Hession had a breakout season for the Big Green last year setting the single season program record with 94 groundballs. He went 129-273 on faceoffs and had seven points (5g-2a). Hession also won the team’s Dud Hendrick Award and Blue Collar Awards.

Osgood appeared in all 14 games as a sophomore, including 10 starts. Picked up his first collegiate point against Robert Morris in a non-conference victory. He was second on the team with 63 ground balls and ranked third on the squad with 17 caused turnovers.