GORHAM, Maine -- First-year men's lacrosse head coach Sam Lane announced recently that senior Kayle Hamilton (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) and junior Mark White (Oakville, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas) have been named captains for the 2012 University of Southern Maine men's lacrosse team.
The Huskies are scheduled to open their 14-game 2012 season next Tuesday (March 6) when they host the University of New England at Hannaford Field.
This is the third straight season that Hamilton has served as a team captain. It will be White's first tour sharing the captain's responsibilities. They are among the 14 returning players from last season's team that went 5-11 overall and 3-4 (tied for 5th) in the Little East Conference.
In 16 games last spring, Hamilton tallied 17 goals, including five man-up markers, and dished out eight assists for 25 points. He also scooped up 46 ground balls. In his first three seasons, Hamilton, a midfielder, has racked up 49 goals and 14 assists for 63 points in 42 games.
The Huskies second leading scorer last season, White scored 18 goals and had 10 assists for 28 points. Also a midfielder, White scored five man-up goals and had two game-winning goals. He was credited with 28 ground balls. Over his first two collegiate seasons, White has found the net 40 times and passed out 26 assists for 66 points.
After next week's opener, the Huskies will hit the road for games against Saint Joseph's College at Memorial Field in Portland on March 8, and at Maine Maritime Academy on March 17.
The Huskies open their seven-game Little East Conference schedule with a March 31 game at defending champion Keene State College.