Nittany Lion Trio Tabbed as Lacrosse Team Captains for 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. The senior trio of Gavin Ahern (Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Tom LaCrosse (Canandaigua, N.Y.) and Tyler Travis (Geneva, N.Y.) were selected as Penn State men's lacrosse captains announced Tuesday by head coach Jeff Tambroni.

LaCrosse was Penn State's top scoring midfielder last year during the Lions' run to the NCAA Tournament. LaCrosse bagged 23 goals, five assists and 28 points en route to an All-CAA First Team selection and a USILA honorable mention All-America nod. During the team's annual awards banquet, LaCrosse was given the Hard Hat Award for his hard work, persistence, work ethic and "blue collar" standard.

Travis has become a reliable shutdown defender for the Nittany Lions that was also an All-CAA First Team honoree in 2013. Tyler forced 14 turnovers, fourth on the team, along with 31 ground ball pickups, which ranked fifth for the Lions. Last season was Travis's first full season with PSU following injuries and will complete his fifth year this season.

Ahern, the 2013 recipient of the inaugural Tom Hayes Nittany Lion Teammate Award, has been the consummate teammate for the Blue and white. As a junior attackman off the bench, Ahern notched six goals, three assists and nine points in 17 appearances. Ahern has 27 career goals along with nine assists in his first three years at Penn State.

On Sunday, Penn State takes part in the second annual Capital Classic at the Landon School in Bethesda, Md. against Lehigh and Bucknell starting at 10:30 a.m. The event supports the Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation, which honors the memory of George Boiardi who played for Cornell and passed away on the field in 2004.


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