Johnson, Purcell and Santo Named Captains

GORHAM, Maine Southern Maine head coach Lauren Reid announced that seniors Gina Johnson (Portland, Me./Catherine McAuley), Samantha Purcell (Durham, Me./Lisbon) and Lauren Santo (Salem, N.H.) would be the captains for the 2013 season.

This is Santo's second season as a captain. Johnson and Purcell are serving as captains for the first time.

The Huskies' fourth leading scorer last season, Santo, an attack, found the net 22 times and passed out seven assists in 17 games. Purcell, also an attack, played in all 18 games last spring scoring 11 goals and dishing off four assists. Johnson, a defender, saw action in 13 games and garnered one assist and 23 ground balls.

The Huskies, 7-11 overall and 3-3 in Little East Conference play in 2012, open their season this Saturday (March 2) when they travel to Cambridge, Mass., to play at M.I.T. The Huskies are scheduled to play their home opener on March 7 when they host the University of New England at Hannaford Field. Little East Conference starts March 30 when the Huskies host defending champion Keene State College.


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