Pictured: Junior Jaren LaGreca, a co-captain of the men's
soccer team for the 2010 season.
Photo courtesy of David Silverman Photography.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Juniors Jaren LaGreca and
Robert Millock have been selected by their teammates as captains of
the men’s soccer team for the 2010 season, Jamie Clark, The
Virginia B. and James O. Welch, Jr. ’52 Head Coach for
Harvard Men’s Soccer, announced Thursday
LaGreca, a defender from Littleton, Colo., has been plagued by injuries but has appeared in 25 matches in three years. He played in six matches and started two during the 2009 campaign. He also appeared in six games during his sophomore season, starting two and he saw action in 13 games as a freshman. LaGreca recorded his first collegiate assist during his rookie season against Loyola Marymount. He is also recognized as one of the hardest working players on the team.
Millock, a midfielder/defender out of Loudonville, N.Y., has been a staple of the Crimson backline throughout his career. He started in all 18 games that he appeared in this season and started all 18 games as a sophomore in 2008 as well. Millock has three assists to his credit through his first three seasons. During the 2008 season, Millock’s late-game heroics helped Harvard advance past Massachusetts in the first round of the NCAA tournament. In that game, Millock cleared a shot off of the goal line in double overtime, as Harvard went on to earn a 1-0 victory.
“Both players embody all the traits we want our program to be known for. They are hard working, disciplined and serious student athletes,” commented Clark on LaGreca and Millock.
Throughout their three years with the Crimson, LaGreca and Millock have helped Harvard reach the NCAA tournament each season. This past season, the Crimson defeated Monmouth, 3-0, and advanced to the NCAA third round for the first time since 1987. Harvard closed out 2009 with an overall record of 14-4-1 and ranked No. 9 in the final NSCAA national poll. The Crimson captured the Ivy League title with a 5-1-1 record in conference games and boasted one of the stingiest defenses in the nation, allowing just 0.79 goals-per-game.