CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Senior goalie Ben Flood (Atlanta, Ga./The Lovett School) has been named the sole captain of the Washington College men's lacrosse team for the 2018 season.
"Over the course of the fall, I was pleased with the leadership displayed by our entire senior class and am very excited for Ben to now step into the role of overseeing everything as our captain," stated head coach Jeff Shirk. "Ben has the demeanor, thoughtfulness, and presence to excel in this role while empowering his teammates to help us achieve our team goals."
"I'm honored and excited to be elected captain of this year's team," reflected Flood. "My goal is to do whatever is possible to bring the best out of each guy on the roster and capitalize on the incredible amount of potential our team has this spring. This year's senior class is the strongest we've had in my career at Washington College. From experience on the field to leadership skills, I believe that we have the right leaders in place across the board to be successful this year."
Flood was named the Shoremen's Most Valuable Player last spring, earning All-Centennial Conference honorable mention. He led the Centennial Conference with a .588 save percentage in 2017 and also posted an 8.44 goals-against average. He has started every game in goal for the Shoremen each of the past two seasons and has been named the Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week on three occasions.
The Shoremen are scheduled to open up their 2018 season February 17th with a 12 p.m. home game against Birmingham Southern.