Clark University Names Assistant Coaches and Captains

Worcester, Mass. Clark University men's lacrosse head coach Jeff Cohen has announced that seniors Eugene Arsenault (South Portland, Maine), Sam McAdam (Portland, Maine) and Kevin Schofield (Concord, N.H.) have been named captains for the 2011 season.

"These three individuals represent exactly what captains should be," said Cohen. "I know they set the example for their teammates to follow and will continue to be outstanding student-athletes and team leaders."

Arsenault, who missed all of 2010 with an injury, was a force in 2009, starting all 15 games and finishing third on the team with a career-high 20 goals.

McAdam appeared in 12 games a season ago, making ten starts on defense and scored one of Clark's two man-down goals. McAdam had his best statistical season in 2008 when he had eight goals and ten points both good for fourth most on the team.

Schofield, meanwhile, is one of the most experienced players on the roster having played in 39 contests in his three seasons. A key defender, Schofield helped anchor a defense that ranked fourth in the Pilgrim League in goals allowed (9.15) last season.

In addition to the naming of captains, Cohen has also announced that Matt Johansmeyer will serve as an assistant coach and former Cougar Chris Adams has been named a volunteer assistant coach.

Johansmeyer comes to Worcester after a standout career at Plymouth State in which he helped the Panther to two appearances in the ECAC Tournament including a title in 2007. He appeared in 67 contests and finished with 54 career points (29 goals, 25 assists). PSU was a combined 38-30 in his four years there including a school-record tying 12 victories in 2008 en route to berths in both the Little East Conference Tournament championship and the ECAC Championship semifinals.

Adams, meanwhile, played a huge role in the resurrection of the Clark program in 2010. He started all 14 games and was tied for first on the team in goals (26) and points (31) and was fourth on the team in assists. On five different occasions last season he had hat tricks, including a career-best four goal game in a win over UMass-Dartmouth.

"Chris and Matt's credentials speak for themselves," said Cohen. "They are two individuals who bring a wealth of knowledge to our program and I am excited to begin working with them."

Under Cohen, who was named Pilgrim League Coach of the Year, Clark posted a 6-8 record in 2010 equaling the program's win total from the previous two seasons combined.

The 2011 Cougars will feature several key cogs from last year's team headlined by junior Chris Johnson (Amherst, Mass.), who was second on the team with 25 goals, eight assists and 33 points.

Clark opens up its 2011 slate on Saturday, March 5 at Assumption College.


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