The Washington Stealth have
announced their team captains for the 2010 season. Offseason acquisition Jason Bloom has been named captain of
the team with nine-year veteran forward Cam Sedgwick and fourth-year defenseman
Kyle Sorensen earning Assistant Captain honors.
Bloom came to the Stealth this offseason in a trade with the Boston Blazers. Bloom is entering his fourth year in the league after playing with the Colorado Mammoth in 2007 and 2008 and Boston last season. In 2009 with the Blazers, the 6-foot-1 transition player enjoyed career highs in games played (16), goals (13), assists (10), points (23) and loose balls (60).
The 27 year old Bloom also has local ties to the area, living in Mercer Island and coaching lacrosse at The Overlake School in Redmond. Bloom helped lead Overlake to a Washington High School Boy’s Lacrosse Association Division II State Championship last year.
“Jason was an obvious choice for us,” said Stealth Head Coach Chris Hall on his decision to name Bloom team captain. “He’s new to the organization, but has shown exceptional leadership qualities in camp. He brings a new voice and a passion for the game to the team.”
Cam Sedgwick has been named one of the Stealth’s Assistant Captains. Sedgwick is entering his ninth National Lacrosse League season, sixth with the Stealth franchise. Last year was a career year for the 31-year old Vancouver native. He achieved career highs in goals (23), assists (40) and points (63) in 15 games played. He currently has 300 points in his NLL career.
“Cam has been with the Stealth organization for a long time,” said Hall. “He knows the game and the system and does a great job assisting in the development of our younger players. He’s a great leader on and off the floor.”
The final Stealth captain is Kyle Sorensen. Sorensen was the second overall selection in the 2006 NLL Entry Draft. Since then, he has played in all but one game for the Stealth, developing into one of the top defenseman in the NLL. Last season, the 23 year old, Peterborough, Ontario native recorded twelve points and a career-high 97 loose balls.
“Kyle leads by example and plays with intensity and leaves everything on the floor,” said Hall. “But he’s also a very vocal player on the floor and in the locker room.”
“We lost the consummate leader this offseason in Colin Doyle,” Hall said about Doyle, who was the Stealth captain each of the previous three seasons before being traded last month. “But I think this group will step up and fill that role well. They each add their own style of leadership, but they all will do whatever needs to be done to help this organization be successful.”
The Stealth open the 2010 season on January 9 at the Comcast Arena. They take on West Division rival Colorado Mammoth in the first ever professional lacrosse regular season game in the state of Washington. Tickets for the season opener and every game this season can be purchased by calling 877-MY-75-TIX or at www.stealthlax.com.