Army West Point head baseball coach Jim Foster recently announced his team captains for the 2019 season. Firsties Daniel Burggraaf, Tyler Giovinco, Trey Martin, Cam Opp, and Josh White will step into their new roles and look to lead the Black Knights during their upcoming season. Giovinco and Martin repeat as captains, while this is the first honor for Burggraaf, Opp and White.
"We're very proud to announce this group as captains for the 2019 season," Foster said. "The mix of three pitchers and two position players is a good balance for us. They have been tremendous leaders for our team since I first came to West Point a few years ago. The hard work they have put in has helped the program grow and improve considerably and I know we're all excited to get the season started."
This five-man group has accumulated numerous accolades since coming to the Banks of the Hudson. Four were named to the All-Patriot League Second Team just a year ago, while two were tabbed to the Patriot League All-Tournament Team. There is also a two-time Academic All-Patriot League Team member, a Northeast All-Region First Team recipient, and a cadet-athlete who was selected to the 2018 NCAA Baseball Raleigh Regional All-Tournament Team.
The Black Knights will begin their road to defend the Patriot League Tournament title starting in February.