YORK, PA - York College men's lacrosse head coach Brandon Childs announced that midfielder Seth Krolus (Wesminster, Md./Loyola Blakefield), midfielder James Lowe (Monrovia, Md./Urbana), defenseman Kevin Braun (Chadds Ford, Pa./St. Mark's), and attackman Tyler Hutson (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) have been selected as team captains for the 2013-2014 campaign.
"I could not feel any better than I do about the selection of these four guys. They are all proven leaders on and off the field and they complement each other's strengths so well," states the third-year Spartan head coach.
Krolus, a senior from Westminster, Maryland, was a first team All-CAC player who is the Spartan's "do it all" midfielder. Krolus tallied 15 goals, 12 assists and picked up 65 ground balls in 2013.
"Seth is a two-time captain and has the ability to take the game over. He leads by doing everything the way that it should be done and making it all look so easy," says Childs. "He is the one guy on the team that everyone looks to for an example of what to be on and off the field."
Lowe, a senior from Monrovia, Maryland, was second team All-CAC midfielder in 2013. Lowe scored 19 times while dishing out 14 assists in his junior season.
"Jamie is a vocal leader who makes an effort every day to check in on the younger guys in our program. Jamie is the type of player that plays hard from start to finish in a game or in a practice. At the same time, he demands that same approach from his teammates."
Braun, a senior from Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, played in 16 games for the Spartans in 2013. Braun had double digit caused turnovers and ground balls. He will be one of the key anchors for the Spartan's defense this upcoming spring.
"Kevin loves playing lacrosse at York College. He plays with emotion and passion and his teammates and our staff admires the emotion he brings day in and day out. He has the ability to demand a lot from his piers but at the same time he is very approachable for our young guys."
Hutson, a junior from Westminster, Maryland, was a first team All-CAC attackman, the CAC Player of the Year and a second team All-American in 2013. In his rookie campaign he was the CAC Rookie of the Year and he should shatter every school record by the end of his junior season.
"Tyler is one of the hardest working players on the team. I think in the past, Tyler was a lead by example type, which I don't believe in. This fall Tyler has become a lead by leading type. Tyler is more vocal and more prepared to take ownership over this team. When one of the team's best leaders is also the conference's best player that can be a dangerous combination."
Childs couldn't be happier with his leadership group heading into the season.
"This is the first time in my career I have had four captains, and I can say without a doubt that our team selected a great group to represent this program. This year's team has lofty goals and much of the success of this team will fall on the leadership of these four outstanding men."
The Spartans open their 2014 season on February 15 when they travel to Stevenson University to face the defending Division III National Champions.