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Trio to Captain Harvard Men’s Lacrosse in 2012

Harvard won 10 games during the 2011 season (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Rising seniors Paul Pate, Kevin Vaughan and Terry White have been named tri-captains of the Harvard Men’s Lacrosse team for the 2012 season, Chris Wojcik ’96, the Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Lacrosse announced this week.

"Paul Pate, Kevin Vaughan, and Terry White have demonstrated leadership ability over the course of their careers and I am pleased to name them team captains for the upcoming year,” Wojcik said. “All three captains embody the ideals of Harvard University and are committed to leading their teammates on and off the field. The coaching staff is eager to begin the school year as we partner with outstanding internal team leaders."
 
Pate, a long-stick defenseman from Manhaasset, N.Y., garnered All-Ivy League honorable mention and was tabbed to the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) All-New England second team in 2011. He started all 16 games, grabbing 24 ground balls and causing six turnovers. Pate scooped up three ground balls and caused two turnovers against Penn in the Ivy League tournament semifinals May 6 and was named to the Ivy all-tournament team.
 
Vaughan, who served as a co-captain of the Crimson last season, becomes the first Harvard player to serve as a team captain in consecutive seasons since Jeff Psaki ’00 in 1999-2000.  A native of Ridgewood, N.J., Vaughan, a midfielder, earned All-Ivy League first team honors and was named to the NEILA All-New England first team after ranking third on the Crimson with 19 goals and 27 points. Vaughan started all 15 games he appeared in and tallied Harvard’s only man-down goal in 2011, coming against Bellarmine March 11.
 
White, who hails from Summit, N.J., played in all 16 games last spring, starting four. He netted 15 goals and dished out seven assists for 22 points, which ranked fifth on the team in scoring. He also collected 38 ground balls and caused eight turnovers. Prior to the 2011 season, he was named to Inside Lacrosse preseason All-America honorable mention and to the NEILA preseason team.
The Crimson finished 10-6 overall and 3-3 in the Ivy League in 2011, the first season under Wojcik. Harvard advanced to the Ivy League tournament final for the first time in program history, defeating No. 15 Penn, 12-8, in the semifinal round. The Crimson earned a No. 15 ranking in the final United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) national poll and appeared at No. 16 in the final Nike/Inside Lacrosse poll.