Nov. 13, 2013
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland head women’s lacrosse coach Jen Adams announced Monday that seniors Marlee Paton and Katherine Reinhard, in addition to redshirt junior Taryn VanThof, will serve as team captains for the 2014 season.
“I could not be more proud of our three selected captains,” Adams said. “They embody everything that our program stands for and are incredible teammates with amazing character, work ethic, energy and passion. With strong and genuine leadership at the helm of such a talented team, I am excited to see what this season has in store.”
Paton, a team captain last year, is coming off a second-straight All-America season where she led the Greyhounds’ offense with 64 points on a team-best 39 goals and 25 assists. The midfielder from Seaholme, Australia also led Loyola with 41 ground balls and 36 caused turnovers. The ninth Greyhound in program history to score 100 goals and dish out 50 assists, she enters her senior season one ground ball shy of 100.
Reinhard, a member of the starting lineup the past two seasons, has been a steady force on defense for the Greyhounds. The Ridgewood, N.J., native helped the defense rank among the top three in the BIG EAST and top-25 in the NCAA in both caused turnovers and ground balls last year. Throughout three seasons, Reinhard has scooped up 40 ground balls, won 11 draw controls and caused 10 turnovers.
VanThof earned her first All-America honor last year after leading the BIG EAST with 75 draw controls, one shy of tying the program’s 29-year-old school record (set by Rita Ciletti in 1984). Offensively, she ranked third on the team with 46 points on 28 goals and 18 assists. She also ranked second on the team with 25 caused turnovers and third with 37 ground balls.