CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Washington College head men's lacrosse coach Jeff Shirk has announced that seniors Trey Ritter (Norfolk, Va./Cape Henry Collegiate School), Kevin Trapp (White Plains, N.Y./White Plains), and Kevin Wilson (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) have been elected captains of the team for the 2019 season.
"We have an outstanding group of young men on this team that have built a great foundation over the course of fall ball," remarked Shirk. "I am excited for them this off-season, because I believe they are embracing the process and, as a whole, understand that the future brings only what the present gives it. Trapper, Trey, and Kev were chosen captains by their teammates and coaches because of their work ethic, positive demeanor, and their ability to bring out the best in others. They truly care about their teammates' success and well-being."
Ritter started all 15 games for the Shoremen last season as part of their first midfield unit, scoring 11 goals and assisting on 11 others. In 41 career games, he has tallied 23 goals, 17 assists, and 60 ground balls. He is a two-time Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll qualifier.
"I am very excited to be a captain for the 2018-19 team and I am ready to get the season going," noted Ritter. "We have a great team with strong leadership and talent from seniors to freshmen who all have the same mindset. Everyone has bought in this offseason in preparation for the spring. We are looking forward to pushing everyone to be at their best on the field to bring success for our program this upcoming season."
Trapp, also a midfielder, has made 31 starts in 46 career games, putting up totals of 32 goals, 11 assists, and 30 ground balls. He was named to the 2017 All-Centennial Conference second team after finishing that season with 18 goals and six assists.
"Kevin, Trey, and I are really looking forward to this season," added Trapp. "We have an outstanding group of guys who are all bought in from top to bottom and we can't wait to get after it in the spring."
Wilson has been a starting defenseman for the Shoremen since his freshman campaign, making 45 starts in 46 career games played. He has recorded 85 ground balls and 35 caused turnovers thus far in his career and was named an All-Centennial Conference honorable mention in 2017. He is also a two-time Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll qualifier.
"We're all very excited for the season to get underway," said Wilson. "We've had a great fall ball and are looking to keep the momentum going. I think that our senior class has done a great job of leading the team thus far and I am looking forward to what we can accomplish together."
The Shoremen will open their 2019 season with a non-conference home game against Berry College on February 16th.