Marian men’s lacrosse announces captains for 2019 season

February 18, 2019

Three LaCrosse captainsMarian University men’s lacrosse has named senior Matt Htwe and sophomores Marcus Fosdick and Nick Klotz to serve as team captains for the 2019 season.

Fosdick (Tucson, Ariz.) was one of the top defenders for the Sabres a season ago starting in all 17 games.  Fosdick finished second on the team with 12 caused turnovers and was also able to pick up 31 ground balls.  During the year he went on to force at least one turnover in nine games with a pair of games where he had multiple forced turnovers.  He also had six games during the 2018 season where he had at least three ground balls.

Htwe (Appleton, Wis.) also served as a leader in the Sabre defense and was the lone student-athlete on the roster with previous experience at the collegiate level.  That leadership helped lead Htwe to his spot as a captain.  Htwe started all 17 games a season ago and recorded 28 ground balls on the season.  He also went on to finish third on the squad a season ago causing 11 turnovers.  For faceoffs, Htwe was one of only three Sabres to win multiple faceoffs last year.  Htwe went on to have five games from 2018 where he recorded at least three ground balls.

Klotz (Farmington, Minn.) was named the Rookie of the Year for the MLC and earned a spot on the All-MLC second team after leading the Sabres in scoring a season ago.  Klotz not only led the Sabres in scoring but proved himself as one of the top scorers in the entire conference.  His first year as a Sabre saw him finish second in the conference with 71 points, third in the MLC with 43 goals and fourth with 28 assists.  Klotz was named the MLC Player of the Week twice during the season and had two games where he recorded double-digit points.  He also scored six goals in a single game twice this season.

“Matt, Marcus and Nick have cultivated a culture of respect for the game, the community, teammates and civic pride,” commented head coach Bob Leary.  “They have clearly made Marian lacrosse a better program by their leadership.”

Marian is scheduled to open the 2019 season at home Saturday, February 23 against Carroll in non-conference action.