Five Statesmen Chosen to Lead 2014 Hobart Lacrosse Team

GENEVA, N.Y.-With the start of the 2014 lacrosse season about three weeks away, the Hobart College Statesmen are busy preparing for their first preseason scrimmage. The 112th Hobart varsity team recently elected five captains, senior Cam Stone (Jamesville-DeWitt/Syracuse, N.Y.), senior Alex Love (Salisbury School/Geneva, N.Y.), senior Peter Bolte (Belmont Hill School/Belmont, Mass.), senior Peter Zonino (Conestoga/Wayne, Pa.), and junior Taylor Vanderbeek (Immaculata/Warren, N.J.).

"Our coaching staff is very pleased with our captains," first-year head coach Greg Raymond said. "With Cam and Alex at attack, Taylor at the midfield, and Peter Bolte and Peter Zonino on the defensive end we have leadership in all aspects of our team development. It's a rarity to have your most talented players as the most vocal leaders, and most consistent workers. These five men are as high in character as they come, and our team is proud to follow them."

Stone is in his second season as a captain. He produced 20 goals and a team-high 29 assists for 49 points in 2013. Stone ranked second in the ECAC Lacrosse League and 15th in the nation in assists per game (2.07). He racked up a season-high nine points, including a Hobart Division I record tying eight assists, against Robert Morris.

In 40 career games, Stone has 40 goals and 62 assists for 102 points. Among Division I Statesmen, he is fourth in career assists, 17 off of Nate Hill's 9-year-old record. Stone is 10th in career points, eight behind No. 9 Nathan Roost.

Love was the top goal scorer in the ECAC last year, ringing up a Hobart Division I record 45 goals (3.21/g) and 10 assists for 55 points. He was a first team All-ECAC and USILA honorable mention All-American selection. Love registered a season-high seven points on six goals and an assist to lead the Statesmen to a 13-12 upset of then No. 3 Syracuse.

Love, who was drafted last week by the MLL's Chesapeake Bayhawks, has 98 goals, 21 assists, 119 points, and 63 ground balls in 40 career games. He needs 12 goals to surpass Daryl Veltman's career total and become the leading scorer in Hobart's Division I history.

A defenseman, Bolte played in 12 games in 2013, recording 16 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers. He was third on the team and 16th in the conference in caused turnovers. Bolte had three games in 2013 where he picked up a season-high three ground balls, including the Binghamton game where he also recorded a season-high three caused turnovers.

Bolte has appeared in 35 career games and enters his final collegiate season with two goals, 31 ground balls, and 23 caused turnovers. He is fourth on Hobart's all-time caused turnover list, 20 behind No. 3 Alex Caton '11.

A two-year starter in goal, Zonino went 6-8 last season with a .504 save percentage and a 12.02 goals against average. He made a season-high 18 saves against the Orange. Zonino produced a season-high .739 save percentage (17-23) at Binghamton. He beat both then No. 15 Colgate and then No. 20 Bellarmine with 13-save performances.

The 2012 national leader in saves per game, Zonino is 10-16 with a .517 save percentage and a 12.42 goals against average over the past two seasons. Among Division I Statesmen, he is fifth in saves (347) and eighth in both save percentage and goals against average.

The only midfielder to start every game for Hobart last year, Vanderbeek had seven goals, seven assists, and eight ground balls. He handed out a pair of assists against both then No. 5 Cornell and Syracuse. Vanderbeek scored a season-high two goals at Air Force.

A member of the 2012 ECAC All-Rookie Team, Vanderbeek has played in all 27 games over the past two seasons, starting 25. He has 29 goals, 12 assists, and 20 ground balls.

Hobart opens the 2014 season at home on Saturday, Feb. 15, when Siena visits Boswell Field.

2014-01-27



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