CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Chris Wojcik '96, The Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men's Lacrosse, has announced that Stephen Jahelka and Sean Mahon will serve as team captains for a second straight season. This will mark the first time that the men's lacrosse program has been led by a set of two-year captains.
"I'm happy to announce Stephen Jahelka and Sean Mahon as captains for the 2015-16 year," Wojcik stated. "Both served as captains last year along with Jake Gambitsky. It is a rare honor to be a two-year captain and their teammates chose to recognize and reward their leadership this past year."
After being named to the 2015 Tewaaraton Award Watch List and Preseason All-NEILA first team, Jahelka appeared in just two games last season due to injury. He proved to be one of the top defensemen in the nation in 2014, however, and was selected to both the All-Ivy League second team and All-NEILA first team after helping Harvard win the Ivy Championship and reach the NCAA tournament. A native of Garden City, New York, Jahelka has recorded a total of 74 ground balls, 15 caused turnovers, two goals and two assists over his three years.
Mahon was also named to the 2015 Preseason All-NEILA first team and contributed six points (2G, 4A), 19 groundballs and five caused turnovers. In 2014, he set a career-high of 18 points (10G, 8A) as part of a Harvard offense which ranked 22nd in the NCAA. Also a native of Garden City, New York, Mahon has scored 15 career goals and four assists to go with 37 groundballs and seven caused turnovers.
"Stephen and Sean have outstanding personal characteristics and they epitomize the best qualities in young people today. Both are influential young men because of their dedication and commitment to our program. I respect and value their input and I am looking forward to their continued leadership of our team."