Friday, September 1, 2006
Duke men's lacrosse names team captains
DURHAM, N.C. -- The coach's son and a former walk-on were
named captains of the 2007 Duke men's lacrosse team.
Senior Matt Danowski and graduate student Ed Douglas were named
captains, coach John Danowski said.
"Being elected a team captain by your peers is one of the
highest honors a student-athlete can receive," the coach said. "I
have a tremendous amount of confidence that Matt and Ed will
represent themselves, their teammates, the lacrosse program and
Duke University in the appropriate fashion."
Matt Danowski and Ed Douglas take over as captains in the first
season after three players from last year's lacrosse team were
charged with raping an exotic dancer at an off-campus team party in
Matt Danowski has started every game (41) since arriving in
Durham prior to the 2004 season. He has 160 career points on 85
goals and 75 assists and earned first-team All-America, National
Attackman of the Year and ACC Player of the Year honors following
the 2005 season.
Douglas graduated from Duke in May with a bachelor of science
degree in biomedical engineering. He's pursuing a masters degree in
humanities. He is a former walk-on who has seen action in 31 career
games for the Blue Devils with career totals of one goal, one
assist and 27 ground balls.