May 10, 2009

Brendan Gibson Named 2010 Captain

May 10, 2009

Brendan Gibson, who was second on the 2009 team with 23 goals and 35 points, has been named captain of the 2010 Yale men's lacrosse squad after a team vote today.

Gibson, a junior attackman who was honorable mention All-Ivy, started every game and had a team-high 12 assists. He had seven multiple-goal and eight multiple-point outings this spring, while he managed four games with five points. Gibson's best game of 2009 was a four-goal, five-point day at Duke on March 8.

"Brendan was almost elected unanimously. He has earned the respect of his teammates because no one wants to win more than he does. I think he'll be a great captain," said Yale head coach Andy Shay.

Yale's new captain was an honorable mention All-Ivy pick in 2008 after leading the team with 23 goals. He had nine multiple-point games and eight multiple-goal games, including a career-high seven points (3-4-7) against Fairfield.

Gibson, who has 77 career goals and is 13th on the Yale career list, has 106 points in three years which puts him 21st at the school.

His most productive year was his rookie spring with 31 goals and 39 points. Gibson had points in every game, including 11 multiple-point contests.

A four-year letterwinner in lacrosse at Chaminade High School, Gibson helped his team win two Catholic League championships while earning academic all-America honors. He was all-league as a junior and team MVP senior year.

Gibson, whose brother, Matt '12, is a Yale teammate, has an athletic family. Their father, Jim, played hockey at Cornell.

Release filed by Steve Conn, Yale Associate AD & Sports Publicity Director