WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's lacrosse team has named its 2014 team captains. Seniors Kyle Kadlick (West Roxbury, Mass.), Matt Smith (North Bethesda, Md.), Ryan Troy (Summit, N.J.) and junior Terry McKenna (Summit, N.J.) will look to lead the Crusaders in 2014.
Kadlick has played in 41 games during his career as a Crusader. He has tallied five goals and nine assists for a total of 14 career points. He has also picked up 109 ground balls over the past three seasons, ranking first on the team in that category last season with 47. Kadlick also ranked second on the team in caused turnovers for the 2013 season with 19. After the 2013 season he was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
Smith has played 39 games for Holy Cross in his three years. He has accumulated eight goals and four assists for 12 total career points. Last year he scooped up a career-best 11 ground balls, adding to his career total of 17. After his first season with Holy Cross in 2011 he was named the team's Joseph M. Murphy III Rookie of the Year. Smith has also excelled in the classroom, being named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll last year as well as becoming a member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy.
Troy, the winner of the team's Most Improved Player Award after his 2012 campaign, was tied for second on the team causing a career-best 14 turnovers in 2012. He has played in 21 games including all 15 from the 2012 season. He also gathered a career-best 17 ground balls in 2012 for the Crusaders. Troy did not participate in the 2013 season due to an injury.
McKenna has played in all 30 games of his collegiate career with Holy Cross, starting 14 of 15 games in 2013. He has a career 30 goals, ranking second on the team last season with 24. He also has 38 career points, 29 of which came last year. McKenna has also picked up 46 ground balls in his time with the Crusaders. After his first season with Holy Cross in 2012 he was named the team's Joseph M. Murphy III Rookie of the Year. McKenna earned NEILA All-New England honors in 2013 being named to the second team as well as being named to the Patriot League All-Academic team.
Last year, the Crusaders posted their most wins since the 1988 season with a 7-8 record. The Crusaders' 131 goals scored were their most since netting 138 in 1994. Holy Cross went 2-4 in the Patriot League, marking the first time in program history that the Crusaders had won two Patriot League games. Holy Cross defeated Navy on March 17 for first time in school history and also defeated Lafayette on April 6. The Crusaders return 35 letterwinners and six starters in the upcoming season, which will start at St. John's on February 15 at 1:00 p.m.
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