The 2013 season is underway for the men’s lacrosse team at Yale, and a former West Islip High School star is serving as the Bulldogs’ captain.
Senior Michael McCormack (WIHS Class of 2009) is looking to lead Yale back to the postseason. In 2012, Yale was one of 16 teams to play in the NCAA Division I tournament, losing in the opening round to national semi-finalist Notre Dame 13-7.
A 2012 second-team All-Ivy League selection and Ivy All-Tournament pick, McCormack had 34 caused turnovers and 55 ground balls leading the Bulldogs to an 11-5 record.
"It is a great honor to be recognized by my teammates as the captain of the 2013 team,” said McCormack, a political science major who last season helped Yale earn its first NCAA Tournament berth in 20 years.
"There is a strong sense of leadership throughout my class and I am confident that our goal to keep Yale lacrosse on a national level will continue. My experience at Yale has been full of great leaders and I hope to live up to the precedent that those before me have set," added McCormack, who will intern in the sales and trading division of Barclays this summer.
During his playing days at West Islip High School, McCormack led the boy’s lacrosse team to New York State Class A championships in 2007 and 2009. He served as captain his senior year while earning All-America honors.