WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – First year head coach Erin Sullivan '96 has announced that senior defender Geoff Danilack and senior midfielder Noah Grumman will serve as captains of the 2015 Williams men's soccer team.
Danilack garnered First Team All-NESCAC Honors in 2014 in addition to being named to the NSCAA All-New England Team. Grumman, a four-year letterman, has started 47 games in his time in the Purple Valley including 10 last fall. This senior duo played on the Ephs' last two teams to advance to the Final Four team back in 2012 and 2013.
Danilack in the back and Grumman patrolling the midfield were two reasons why the Ephs tallied 23 goals last season, while allowing just 17 (1.1/game). Five of the Ephs' eight wins last season came via a shutout, while Williams was blanked just twice.
Both Eph captains studied last spring in Budapest and held internships in New York City this summer. Danilack and Grumman periodically trained and played with a club called Budapest Celtic during their time studying abroad in Hungary.
Danilack studied at CIEE Corvinus University of Budapest and then served as a summer associate management consultant at Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) - Advisory. He will be working at PWC following graduation next June. Danilack is an economics major.
Grumman studied at the Aquincum Institute of Technology (AIT) and then worked as a summer associate at Stroz Friedberg, a digital security firm. Grumman is majoring in both computer science and economics.
"Geoff and Noah each bring considerable experience, intelligence, and leadership to the role of captain," noted Sullivan. "Both have been standout performers on the field and quintessential scholar-athletes here at Williams. We will look to them to continue to set a positive tone for a hard-working, unified, and resilient squad."
"Geoff and Noah have been instrumental in keeping the team active, driven, and focused leading up to this season, despite studying abroad for the spring semester," added Sullivan. They have maintained open lines of communication and a strong sense of the pulse of the team. "They will each play pivotal roles for our squad both on and off the field this fall."