Worcester, Mass.—The Clark University men's soccer program is pleased to recognize seniors Jack Stark (Abington, Mass.) and Julian Feshbach-Meriney (Concord, Mass.) as the 2018 team captains as announced by head coach, Matt O'Toole.
"We are very excited to announce that seniors Julian Feshbach-Meriney and Jack Stark have been elected team captains this year. Both have played important roles in the team since their first year with the program, and have helped to build consistent success over their student athlete careers. I am looking forward to working with their leadership as we enter into the campaign this week," said coach O'Toole.
Stark is entering his fourth season with the Cougars. As a midfielder Stark has recorded nine points from two goals and five assists. Last season he appeared in all 19 games and started 18 of them. He was named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Sportsmanship team in 2017.
"I am proud to lead such a great group of guys into battle week in, week out. I believe that there is no limit on our potential and what we can achieve this year. I am most looking forward to conference play because of the high level of competition between the NEWMAC teams. From a leadership standpoint, I try to provide a voice of guidance for my teammates. As for my standing within the team, I am just another teammate and friend to play soccer with that will push you to play your absolute best," said Stark.
Feshbach-Meriney is also entering his fourth season with the men's soccer program. He has appeared in 48 total games and started 38 of them as a defender. Last season he appeared in 16 contests and made 15 starts. He has two career goals and two career assists.
"I've enjoyed being a part of and watching our team's growth over the last three years and I'm excited for the opportunity to stand as a leader on this team. Every year I get to spend time with a great group of guys both on and off the field and I think this year's team will make my last year a fun one. From the first years to the seniors, everyone meshes really well and I think that will result in a successful season. From a leadership standpoint, I'm looking forward to working closely with the players around me so we can perfect our communication and so I can share what I've learned with them and leave the team in a good place going forward," said Feshbach-Meriney.
The men's soccer team opens up their 2018 schedule on Friday, August 31st as they travel to Castleton State University for a non-conference match-up at 4:00 p.m. They are at home for the first time in 2018 on Sunday, September 2nd as they host Rivier University at 1:00 p.m. at Granger Field.