The University of Michigan Men’s Lacrosse team will arrive in Southern California in less than 90 days to play the University of Delaware in the first annual OC Winter Invitational. The Wolverines will be lead by four new captains. In an example of lacrosse’s growing geographic diversity, the captains hail from California, Canada, New York, and Maryland. Read the press release below to get know the new Michigan captains who will be playing in Southern California on February 27, 2016.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Michigan men’s lacrosse head coach John Paul announced Tuesday (Sept. 22) that seniors Kyle Jackson and Chase Brown, senior/junior Gerald Logan and junior Mikie Schlosser have been named team captains for the 2016 season. Each player earns the captaincy for the first time in their careers, while Schlosser becomes the first junior in U-M history to be graced with the honor that is selected by teammates.
“As part of our first full recruiting class, Chase, Kyle and Gerald came here as freshmen three years ago to help build the lacrosse program,” said head coach John Paul. “They committed to Michigan in order to leave a legacy in a new varsity program at a place that is rich in history and tradition in so many other sports. They have paid their dues and learned from those that came before them. They have the confidence of the team in their ability to help us take our next steps forward. As for Mikie, any time a junior is elected as a captain by his teammates it says a lot about how he is viewed and respected. Mikie has worked incredibly hard to become the player he is, but he is also appreciated for the positive energy and spirit he brings every day. I believe in this team, and I’m confident in this group to lead us forward.”
Jackson, a three-year starter at midfield, enters his senior season as U-M’s all-time leading scorer with 58 career goals and 18 assists (76 points). Throughout his career at Michigan, he has been named as Team Offensive MVP, an All-ECAC First Team member, an ECAC All-Rookie Team selection and an ECAC Rookie of the Week. Last year, Jackson started all 13 games at midfield and was second on the team in goals (18), points (22) and shots (56). He also had five multi-goal games on the year.
Brown, a three-year starter, has served as long stick midfielder the past three years. During his junior year, he led U-M in ground balls (34) and led the team in caused turnovers with 15 and was No. 3 in the Big Ten in caused turnovers per game (1.15). He enters his senior season missing only one game since his freshman year. Brown is a two-time U-M Brekan Kohlitz Award winner and ECAC Rookie of the Week winner, has excelled in the classroom — receiving the U-M Academic Achievement Award in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and being named to the 2015 Academic All-Big Ten Team, and 2013 All-Academic ECAC team.
Logan owns the Michigan career goalkeeping record in nearly every category heading into his senior/junior season. Last year, he started every game in goal for the Wolverines, stopping 54 percent of shots faced and totaling an 11.60 goals-against-average, and he was ranked in the top 10 in the NCAA in saves per game (12.84). Logan is a two-time Team MVP (2013, 2015) and was an All-Big Ten honorable mention in 2015 and was named to the ECAC All-Freshman Team in 2013.
Starting all 13 games as a middie last season, Schlosser has been a force his past two years at Michigan. He was named to the ECAC All-Rookie Team in 2014, when he finished his freshman season with 11 goals and had four multi-goal games. As a sophomore, he was No. 3 on squad in goals (15), No. 3 in points (20) and scored at least one goal in nine games. Schlosser enters his junior season with 26 career goals and five assists for 31 points.