Prozeller, Smith Chosen to Captain Harvard Men’s Soccer in 2012

Prozeller, Smith Chosen to Captain Harvard Men’s Soccer in 2012

Richard Smith is a two-time Academic All-District choice (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Rising seniors Scott Prozeller and Richard Smith have been selected Harvard men's soccer captains for the 2012 season, Carl Junot, the Virginia B. and James O. Welch '52 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Soccer, announced.

Prozeller, who also served as a co-captain of the Crimson in 2011, was recently named to the Academic All-Ivy League team for the fall. A native of Sudbury, Mass., Prozeller was tabbed to the All-Ivy first team after playing in all 17 games at midfield for the Crimson. Prozeller, a second team All-Ancient Eight selection as a sophomore in 2010, tallied two goals this season, both coming on penalty kicks (Massachusetts Sept. 16, and Penn Nov. 12).

"Scott is a fantastic leader and returning captain for his second year," Junot said. "Scott's ability has been rewarded with a first team All-Ivy selection.  In his second consecutive year as captain the continuity Scott has created will be essential to the success of our team."  

Smith, a defender from Durham, England, was honored on the Capital One Academic All-District team this season. An All-Ivy League performer as a freshman in 2009, Smith played in 15 games this fall, assisting on a goal at Columbia Nov. 5. He also garnered ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District accolades in 2010 and has played in 44 games over the course of his career in Cambridge.

"As a newly appointed captain Rich is assuming a great responsibility and privilege," Junot added.  "This is a great opportunity for Rich to grow as a player and a leader.  I am excited for Rich and look forward to working with him to guide our team toward a league championship."