The UCSB Gauchos Lacrosse announced on USCBlax.com that David Abady, a 2012 graduate of Huntington Beach High School, will be one of four Gaucho captains this season. The other captains are juniors Matt Hirning (Salt Lake City, UT) and Blake Samuel (Bellevue, WA), and graduate student Carl Tilbury (Reading, UK). The four captains were chosen by their teammates to lead the team.
Abady, a junior defenseman, has been a starter since his first year with the Gauchos. He earned a spot on the SLC All-Freshman team his first year. He is an excellent on ball defender who is usually assigned the opponent’s best attackman. Abady had 30 ground balls in 2014.
The Gauchos kick off the 2015 season with a home game against SLC North Division rival USC on January, 31st at 1pm.