Canisius College women’s lacrosse head coach Scott Teeter named senior Maria Kotas and juniors Tori Greco, Tori Quinn and Casey Depauw as team captains for the 2014 season.
“We will rely on the leadership from our four captains and their experiences of winning MAAC Championships to help us defend our conference title,” Teeter said. “All four girls bring tremendous leadership to our program both on and off the field and are a great representation of Canisius College. As we continue to advance our program, this group has all the qualities to lead us in the right direction and help us take the next step.”
Kotas, who earned MAAC Championship MVP honors in 2013 as well as being named to the All-MAAC First Team, also served as a team captain last season. During her junior season, Kotas set career highs in points (67), goals (42), assists (25), ground balls (46) and draw controls (55).
Kotas was instrumental in the Griffs’ 2013 MAAC title run, scoring the final two goals, and four total, against Marist in the Griffs’ 10-9 come from behind win over Marist.
Quinn who set the Canisius single season record for points in a season in 2013 with 79, scoring 47 goals and racking up 32 assists. Quinn was named MAAC Offensive Player of the Year and earned First Team All-MAAC honors for her performance and was also named to the IWLCA All-West/Mid-West Region Second Team.
Quinn ranked third in the MAAC with 2.67 goals per game and second with 1.68 assists per game in 2013. Quinn also scored a school record six game winning goals.
Greco recorded four goals and one assist in 2013. The midfielder saw action in all-19 games last season. In addition, Greco was named to the MAAC All-Academic Team.
Depauw started all-19 games on the Griffs’ best scoring defense in program history. She collected 24 ground balls and caused six turnovers in 2013. She was also named to the MAAC All-Academic Team.
Canisius will begin its quest for a fourth-straight MAAC Championship on Sunday, Feb. 16 at Syracuse.