POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Marist men's lacrosse team has named their captains for the upcoming 2013 season. Head Coach Keegan Wilkinson has announced that seniors Jim Marks (Camillus, N.Y.), Ethan Fox (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.), T.J. McDermott (Brewster, N.Y.) and redshirt junior Brendan Price (Bay Shore N.Y.) will lead the Red Foxes. The four players were selected via a team vote.
"Our four captains were selected by their peers, and our staff couldn't be more pleased with the young men they chose to lead this team," Wilkinson said. "As we head in to what promises to be a great year, the players have selected four young men in Ethan, T.J., Jimmy and Brendan who we all believe can help lead our team to unprecedented successes. Not only are they great leaders, but they are also fierce competitors and quality young men who have represented our program in a way that we can all be proud of, both on and off the field."
Fox has made 44 appearances, including 42 starts, for the Red Foxes at defense. In his career, Fox has picked up 66 ground balls and caused 38 turnovers. Last season he was second on the team with 15 caused turnovers, and fourth with 32 ground balls. He also scored his second career goal in the Red Foxes' game versus St. Joseph's and was named to the All-MAAC Second Team.
Marks has appeared in 44 games in his career including 6 starts at the midfield position. He has tallied up 46 points on 31 goals and 15 assist, including 3 game-winning goals. In his sophomore year he led the Marist midfielders with 27 points, which earned him an All-MAAC First Team selection. As a junior last year, Marks had two two-point games with a goal and assist against MAAC opponent Jacksonville, as well as Siena in the MAAC Semifinals.
McDermott started 13 games last year and has appeared in 22 games in his first three seasons for the Red Foxes. He was tied for eighth on the team with five caused turnovers, while scooping up 15 ground balls. McDermott grabbed a season-high three ground balls twice against Lafayette and again versus Siena in the MAAC Semifinals.
In his career Price has made 15 starts and 20 overall appearances for the Red Foxes. He boasts a .485 career save percentage, while earning a 7-7 record. Price has picked up 32 ground balls while causing 2 turnovers. Price sat out last year as a red-shirt, but in 2011 helped the Red Foxes win five straight games, four of which were one-goal decisions, and was second in the MAAC with a 9.10 goals against average and third with a .508 save percentage.
The Red Foxes open their season at home on Feb. 16, when they face Stony Brook. The Red Foxes will look to qualify for the MAAC Tournament for the fourth straight year.