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August 18, 2010

Three selected as team captains for 2010 Golden Eagle soccer squad

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Seniors Brooke Mayo and Jen Hoffman and junior teammate Lindsey Reed have been voted as captains for the Tennessee Tech University women’s soccer squad for the 2010 season. The three players were selected to be the team’s acting leaders by both their teammates and coaches.

This season will mark Mayo’s and Reed's second consecutive as a team captain, while Hoffman will be filling the role for the first time.

As captains, the three will represent Tech soccer on and off the field, setting a standard for athleticism and drive on the field, and serving off the field as liaisons between the team and various programs at Tech and within the Cookeville community.

The three women named as captains were chosen with the intent of representing the various dynamics of the team. Mayo, a previous captain, will provide leadership on the field, but also namely as a student and active member of the community.

“We look for Brooke to be a leader on and off the field,” says first-year head coach Daniel Brizard. “We feel that her dedication on the field, in the classroom and in the community will help guide our team to an OVC championship on the field and help us become a better team off the field.”

Reed’s work ethic and dedication pins her as a role model for the team as they progress through the season.

“Lindsey’s dedication to becoming a better player and person will provide a benchmark that our team will strive to work towards,” continued Brizard. “We look forward to Lindsey providing leadership at center back on the field through her hard work, and to her setting a high standard in the classroom.”

As the 2009 Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year, Hoffman is expected “to be a major contributor to our on-field success,” said Brizard. “She has the ability to play any attacking position with confidence and will provide leadership through her play on the field and help her teammates become better people off of it.”

The Golden Eagles will open up their regular season of play Friday with a game on the road against Auburn at 7 p.m.