December 13, 2004

Shannon Brooks Elected 2005 Captain

Dec. 13, 2004

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Shannon Brooks (Colorado Springs, CO) has been elected captain of the 2005 Yale men's soccer team. The announcement was made at the team banquet on Dec. 8, following a team vote. Brooks started 16 games on defense for the Bulldogs this fall and finished fifth on the team in scoring with six points (1 goal, 4 assists).

"Shannon is tremendously well-respected by everybody for his commitment to hard work and excellence on and off the field," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "He is everything one could ask for in a captain, and I am looking forward to his leadership next season."

Five other awards were presented at the banquet. Ryan Raybould (Leawood, KS) was the recipient of the Jack Marshall Award (most dedicated) and the Walter Leeman Trophy (senior leadership). The Bob Holliday Award (unsung hero) was presented to Greg Carlson (Moorestown, NJ) and the Walter McNerney Trophy (most valuable) went to Andrew Dealy (Pittsburgh, PA). Jake Miller (San Rafael, CA) was the recipient of the Frank Dunne Award (most improved).

The Bulldogs finished the 2004 season with a 7-10 overall record and were 4-3 in Ivy League play.

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