USC sophomore Peter Hollen (Torrey Pines) will share captain responsibilties with senior Ross Ewing (Keene, N.H./Williston Northampton) this season. In addition to their on field leadership, the two captain lead off the field. Ross is the President of the lacrosse club and Hollen is the vice-president. With the guidance of new head coach Adam Ghitelman, Hollen and Ewing seem to have the once-struggling USC program headed in a new direction.
Hollen said: “We are all excited for the season. With Coach Ghitleman’s help, we are transforming the team’s culture. Wheels are turning. We have great expectations and hope to surprise some people.”
“I’m honored to have been selected by my teammates and coaches to serve as co-captain of the 2016 USC men’s lacrosse team with Peter Hollen,” Ewing said. “Peter’s an exceptional young leader of this team, and it’s very humbling to have been selected to lead alongside him. With the injection of quality freshman, sophomores and transfers, along with the energy and ambition that Coach Gihtelman and the rest of our coaching staff has brought to this program, we enter the season with lofty expectations and will work each practice and each game to strive towards our ultimate goals.”
“The team has clearly chosen two young men who are both leaders on and off the field to help lead us this season,” Ghitelman said. “These two men have played key roles in developing the winning attitude and work ethic of this team. They do a great job representing the team as student-athletes and building the USC Trojan lacrosse brand. I’m thrilled to work with them.”
You can see Hollen and the rest of the Trojans in action this weekend when they visit USD at 7:00 Saturday night.
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