Men’s lacrosse announces co-captains for upcoming season

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Ryan Smith (1) and Corson Kealey (23) will be co-captains for men’s lacrosse in the upcoming campaign. Photo Credit: Megan Frey

By Alexis Davis, Contributor

On Thursday morning, the Robert Morris men’s lacrosse team announced via Twitter that Ryan Smith and Corson Kealey will serve as co-captains for the upcoming 2021 season.

Ryan Smith, a fifth-year attack from Burlington, Ontario ranks sixth all-time at RMU in career goals (94), assists (52), and points (146). Smith also owns the single-game program record for points with 10.

Despite the shortened 2020 season, Smith was able to lead the team in assists with 11, and points with 28. In his rookie season, he made program history when he was the first player ever to be named NEC Rookie of the Year. Smith was drafted in the first round (third overall) of the NLL Draft by the Rochester Knighthawks in September.

Corson Kealey, a senior attack from Ottawa, Ontario, is one of only four players in RMU history to score 6+ goals multiple times, doing so against Sacred Heart and Wagner in the 2019 season.

Kealey ranks second in program history in goals after recording 52 in the 2019 season. In his shortened junior season, Kealey finished up the season with a goal, two assists, and two ground balls. Kealey is a 3x Northeast Conference Player of the Week.

The Colonials kick off the 2021 season on the road against Duke on February 7.