With the start of the 2016 campaign just a week away, the GW lacrosse team elected senior Olivia Boudreau and grad student Jacqui Stevens as its team captains for the upcoming season.
"I'm really happy with who the team selected," said second-year head coach Tracy Coyne. "I really like their dynamic, Olivia and Jacqui together. Jacqui being a year older, she has good perspective. She's been through a lot and really wanted to come back and have another year on the field, so she has that desire to go out there and compete. Olivia is a competitor, she has that intensity and she brings her best on game day.
"They both work really hard, they have a tremendous work ethic, and I think they set a positive example for the team in that way. The team responds to their leadership, and I think they can do a great job giving us that little push we might need to get us over the top and helping the team stay task-oriented and on goal."
A legacy leader in GW's leadership academy, Boudreau will serve as team captain for the second year in a row. The midfielder from North Andover, Massachusetts, started all 16 games last season and ranked second on the squad with 19 assists and 23 ground balls.
Stevens, a defender, returns for her fifth season with the Colonials after missing all of the 2012 and 2013 campaigns with injury. The Newtown, Pennsylvania, native, who won the Dan Black Award at the 2015 Georgey's, started 14 games last season and tallied 20 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers.
The Colonials begin their season on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Monmouth - the first of five straight road games before opening their home slate on Saturday, March 12, against Yale.