UNH football team appoints captains for upcoming season

UNH Athletics
Published: 4/27/2017 11:34:37 PM

DURHAM – The captains are in place.

The University of New Hampshire football team has only one major task remaining before it closes out its spring season: The Spring Game at Wildcat Stadium on Saturday.

About four months from the first game of the season, the team announced that center Jake Kennedy, running back Trevon Bryant, running back Donald Goodrich and safety D’Andre Drummond-Mayrie were elected captains by their teammates.

They will lead the Wildcats into Saturday’s Blue-White Spring Game at noon at Wildcat Stadium, which will wrap up spring football.

The new captains have already stepped up, according to Coach Sean McDonnell.

“They’re four kids that I think have done a great job in taking over the leadership role since January, four kids that have emerged,” McDonnell said. “The good thing is there’s a different style from each kid. I think Bryant and Goodrich are very vocal and lead by energy and effort. Kennedy and Drummond, I think, are guys that are well respected for how they go about doing their daily business here, the work they do on the team.”

The different styles and four captains are good, the coach said.

“It’s needed,” McDonnell said. “Not one or two guys can do it anymore. Last year we were very fortunate that the three guys we had were well respected by the whole team because of how they did everything.”

Casey DeAndrade, Ryan Farrell and Adam Riese led the Wildcats to an 8-5 season, a 13th straight appearance in the FCS tournament – the longest streak in the country – and a first-round win over Lehigh in Wildcat Stadium.

“They did such a great job and set the bar so high,” Drummond-Mayrie said. “We know we have to raise that bar. Like Coach Mac always says, great players, great teams, don’t rise to low expectations.”

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