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Oct. 2, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Virginia men’s lacrosse head coach Dom Starsia announced that midfielder Greg Coholan, attackman James Pannell and defenseman Tanner Scales have been selected as team captains for the 2016 season.

“It gives me great pleasure to announce our captains for the 2016 season,” said Starsia. “The question of leadership is the defining quality for success in a college lacrosse team. I have been blessed in a long career here at Virginia with a number of truly outstanding leaders, young men willing to define the commitment required for success. The team has made some inspired choices with James, Greg and Tanner. I look forward to working with them closely as we prepare for the coming season.”

Coholan, a redshirt senior from Rochester, N.Y., becomes the first two-time UVa captain since Steele Stanwick in 2011 and 2012. Coholan started all 15 games for the Cavaliers in 2015 and led the Cavaliers with 39 goals and 53 points on his way to USILA honorable mention All-America honors.

Pannell, a senior from Smithtown, N.Y., returns in 2016 after suffering a season-ending surgery six games into the 2015 campaign. A 2014 All-American, Pannell scored 11 goals and dished out four assists through six games in 2015 before getting hurt.

Scales, a redshirt junior from Denver, Colo., missed the entire 2015 season after suffering a season-ending injury during a preseason scrimmage. The 2014 All-American and 2015 preseason first-team All-American owns 82 career ground balls and has caused 47 career turnovers through two seasons.

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