WASHINGTON, D.C. ? Georgetown University men's soccer head coach Keith Tabatznik announced that Dan Gargan (Philadelphia, Pa./Chestnut Hill Academy) and Kevin Sindelar (Potomac, Md./ Churchill) will be the Hoya team captains for the 2004 season. This will mark the second straight year that Gargan will captain the Hoyas and the first season for Sindelar.
Previously announced at the team banquet were the award winners for the 2003 season. Leading the award recipients was junior co-captain Gargan who received the team Most Valuable Player award. Gargan finished first on the team in assists with six and placed second for both goals scored (5) and points (16). He was named to the All-BIG EAST Third team and to the NSCAA/adidas All-South Atlantic Region Third team at the end of the season.
Georgetown?s top Defensive Player of the Year was awarded to sophomore back Jeff Curtin (Oreland, Pa./ Germantown Academy). In 2003 the defensive minded Curtin hit three goals and had three assists. Curtin earned All-BIG EAST Second team honors and was named to the NSCAA/adidas All-South Atlantic Region Third team. Garnering the Most Improved Player award was junior Ellery Bledsoe (Marietta, Ga./ The Westminster School). Bledsoe saw action in 13 games, with one start, and totaled one goal and one assist. Prior to the 2003 season Bledsoe had seen the field in seven contests.
Freshman Ricky Schramm (East Chester, N.Y./ Fordham Prep) won the Offensive Player of the Year Award. Schramm was Georgetown?s leading goal producer with nine and led Georgetown in scoring with 21 points. Fellow freshman Daniel Grasso (Burr Ridge, Ill./Hinsdale Central) picked up the Rookie of the Year Award. Grasso started 10 of 18 contests, mainly at midfield, and finished his initial campaign tied for fourth in the scoring column with nine points off three goals and three assists.
The Hoyas selected senior goalkeeper Tim Hogan (Richmond, Va./ Freeman) as the team's recipient of the Ricardo Mendoza award, given to the soccer player who best exhibits the qualities of spirit, leadership and dedication. Hogan completed his senior season with a 1.37 goals against average and a .774 save percentage.