Six to Captain Men's Lacrosse Team

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Matthew Gallo, Casey Gill, Tom Glancy, Jason Monroe, Danny Thomas, Adam Schlauch All five seniors – Matthew Gallo, Casey Gill, Tom Glancy, Jason Monroe and Danny Thomas – will be joined by junior Adam Schlauch as captains of the 2014 Muhlenberg men’s lacrosse team.

Gallo (top left) has appeared in 12 games at midfielder over the last three seasons. The lefty, who can also play attack, recorded two assists as a junior and scooped up a ground ball a year ago. Gallo was also named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll in 2012.

Gill (top middle) is poised to have a strong senior campaign. The big offensive midfielder played in 13 games a year ago, netting four goals in the middle of the Mules’s man-up unit. Gill, who made five starts as a junior, has notched seven goals, an assist, three ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers in his career.

Glancy (top right) is Muhlenberg’s most experienced attackman, and is coming off his most productive offensive season. He finished fifth on the team with nine goals a year ago, adding two assists and playing in every game, starting five of them. Glancy, who has 12 career starts under his belt, has 14 goals, three assists and 20 ground balls as a Mule.

Monroe (bottom left) figures to contend for all-conference honors as a longstick midfielder. He was a force in the defensive end last season, finishing second on the team with 17 caused turnovers and chipping in with 26 ground balls. Monroe, who has played in every game over the last two seasons, also netted his first career goal against St. Mary’s a year ago. He has qualified for the CC Academic Honor Roll two years in a row.

Thomas (bottom right), meanwhile, is the Mules’ lone returning starter at close defenseman. The veteran took over a starting role midway through last season and performed well, coming up with 12 ground balls and causing five turnovers.

Schlauch (bottom middle) returns as the team’s starting goalie. The junior started all but one game between the pipes a year ago and finished fourth in the conference in saves per game. Schlauch, who made five starts as a rookie, recorded a .548 save percentage and a 9.49 goals-against average last season. He was also named to the CC Academic Honor Roll.

A year after going 2-12 overall and winless in the CC, the Mules took a major step forward last year, finishing 6-9 (2-6 in league play) to match the program’s highest win total since the 2008 squad posted a 10-win season. The Mules open the 2014 season February 19 at home against Montclair State