Football: Delgado, Hanks Named 2013 Captains

Football: Delgado, Hanks Named 2013 Captains

NORTHFIELD, Vt.—Norwich University football coach Mark Murnyack has announced that seniors Luis Delgado (Accord, N.Y.) and Ethan Hanks (Hull, Mass.) have been selected as team captains for the 2013 season.

"I feel good about Luis and Ethan leading this current group of players," said Murnyack, who enters his third season at the helm of the program.  "They understand and accept the responsibility that goes along with this position."

Delgado, a linebacker, and Hanks, a defensive back, both saw action in all 10 outings last season. Delgado enters the 2013 season as the team leader in tackles after he totaled 58 tackles, including 34 solo tackles, for the Cadet defense last season. He was named to the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) All-Conference Honorable Mention team for his efforts.

Hanks aided the defense with 51 tackles in addition to two interceptions for 48 yards in 2012.  His interception against Becker College resulted in a 31-yard touchdown run, marking the first touchdown of his collegiate career. He also finished his junior season in the top-three in pass breakups with six.

Off the field, Hanks is a Private in the NU Corps of Cadets and majors in mechanical engineering. Delgado, a civilian student, majors in engineering management.

Concluded Murnyack, "[Luis and Ethan] are part of a senior class committed to the program.  They are passionate, determined and want the team to have success.  I believe they have the confidence to push this team forward and the courage to represent everything Norwich University, and our football program, stands for."

In 2012, Norwich posted a 7-3 overall record and a 4-2 record in ECFC action. The Cadets qualified for a bid to the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) North Atlantic Bowl. The program is two-years removed from its first-ever NCAA appearance in 2011.

Norwich opens the 2013 campaign on September 7 on the road at RPI.  The Cadets will return home for the first game on the new Sabine Field artificial turf on September 14 when they host St. Lawrence at 1:30 p.m.