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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – University of Virginia men’s lacrosse coach Dom Starsia announces that attackman Danny Glading, midfielder Max Pomper and longstick midfielder Mike Timms have been selected team captains for the 2009 season.

Glading, a senior from Bethesda, Md., has been a starter on the Cavalier attack since day one. He had a dynamic season in 2008 and led the team in points (65) and assists (35) to earn second-team All-American honors. He ranked sixth in the nation last season in assists with an average of 1.74 per game and was 14th in scoring at 3.61 points per game. A standout in the classroom, he was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic lacrosse team last year.

Pomper, a redshirt junior from Huntington, N.Y., is one of the most vocal players on the team and has filled a variety of roles in the midfield throughout his career. Last season he had a very productive year with three goals, three assists and 15 ground balls from his defensive midfield spot.

Timms, a redshirt senior from Virginia Beach, Va., enters his second season as a team captain. He had another disruptive season in ’08 for the Cavaliers and tied for second on the team with 48 ground balls, second among ACC longstick middies. He graduated last year with a degree in economics and is currently enrolled in a graduate program in the McIntire School of Commerce. He joined Glading on the ACC All-Academic lacrosse team.

“It gives me great pleasure to announce our captains for the 2009 season. Danny Glading, Max Pomper and Mike Timms are inspired choices from a strong group of experienced players,” Starsia said.

“Danny has played his way on to a very short list of the top returning players in the country. He also earned a 3.94 GPA in the spring semester.

“Max is a strong athlete who has played both offensive and defensive roles in the midfield. His enthusiastic personality consistently lifts the team.

“Mike earned his diploma in the spring with a 3.4 GPA in economics. He is clearly one of the top returning longstick middies in the country.

“If the final moment’ of the 2009 season ultimately comes down to the quality of leadership, I like our chances.”

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