Ohio State Tabs Trio as 2016 Lacrosse Team Captains

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Seniors Robby Haus and Kacy Kapinos and redshirt junior Tyler Pfister have been selected to serve as team captains for the 2015-16 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team, Buckeye head coach Nick Myers announced Friday.

“We feel honored to lead this team alongside these three young men chosen by their peers,” Myers said. “They are humble warriors that serve their brothers and bleed scarlet and gray. An exciting journey lies ahead for this team.”

Haus, a defenseman from Lutherville, Md. and product of Gilman, was a USILA Third Team All-American in 2015, as well as an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection and a member of the Big Ten All-Tournament Team. He has started all 50 games since joining the Buckeyes as a freshman and has 100 groundballs and 38 caused turnovers in his career. Last season, Haus had 31 groundballs and 13 caused turnovers when the Buckeyes were second in the Big Ten in team defense (9.16 goals allowed per game) and held nine opponents to eight or fewer goals. Haus, who was a 2014 First Team All-ECAC pick, is a three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

Kapinos, a midfielder from Fallston, Md. and graduate of Loyola Blakefield, has played in 43 games as a Buckeye and has 33 groundballs and 10 caused turnovers, along with two goals and 38 faceoff wins. In 2015 he saw action in all 19 games and had 11 groundballs and eight caused turnovers. Kapinos is a three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten choice.

Pfister, who hails from Columbus, Ohio, and graduated from Upper Arlington High School, has played in 25 games and has nine goals and five assists for 14 points for the Scarlet and Gray. He played in nine games in 2015, missing time with injuries, and had seven points with four goals and three assists. He was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week March 16 after posting a career-high three goals and four points in the Buckeyes’ win over Denver. Pfister has been named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete three times and is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Ohio State is coming off an NCAA Quarterfinal appearance and a spot in the inaugural Big Ten Tournament championship game. The team was 12-7 in 2015 and 3-2 in Big Ten play.


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