Monmouth University senior and West Islip graduate Cassie Campasano has been named a co-captain for the 2014 women's lacrosse season by head lacrosse coach Denise Wescott.
"I think the team chose great captains who can lead this group, are great role models, and can work with any of our players to help them when needed," said Wescott.
"They are strong students who work hard in the classroom as
much as pushing themselves in the weight room, when we run, and on the field.
They represent so many of the things we want this program to be. Communication
is so important as captains and these two are wonderful with their teammates
and with the coaching staff. They do a great job bridging us together which
makes our program stronger."
Campasano was an All-Tournament selection after scoring four goals in the NEC Championship game last season. Appearing in every game, Campasano led the Hawks in goals with 36 while finishing second in points with 38. In 2012 she missed the first 14 games with an injury but played the final five games of the season helping the Hawks to their first of two runs to the NCAA Tournament.
"Cassie is an offensive crease specialist for us and last year was honored for her strong goal production," said Wescott. "She connects with everyone on the team, and helps us every day get through running, lifting, and practices."
Monmouth, which begins its first season in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, won back to back Northeast Conference Championships in its final two seasons in the league. The Hawks earned their fifth trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2013 while sweeping every major conference award after a 9-0 league mark.
The Hawks begin the 2014 season on Saturday, February 15 when Fresno State comes to Kessler Field.