THROGGS NECK, N.Y. (July 30, 2013) – On Tuesday, Maritime football ninth-year head coach Clayton Kendrick-Holmes announced the captains of his 2013 Privateer squad. This season, the honor goes to four student-athletes that have been chosen by their teammates to lead the Maritime football team both on and off the field. The 2013 team captains are seniors Andrew Cosby-OL (Babylon, N.Y./Babylon), Chris Klass-DB/RS (Nanuet, N.Y./Nanuet) and Robert Marziliano-OL (Staten Island, N.Y./Tottenville) and junior Duke Alvora-LB/P/K (Harrison, N.Y./Harrison).
"Over the off-season we focused on leadership identification and development for our entire team and I am very pleased with the progress our team has made in this area," commented Kendrick-Holmes. "Chris, Andrew, Robert and Duke stand out as leaders amongst leaders and they will do a fine job of getting our team focused on a unified vision and direction. I am extremely proud of them and our team for electing them as team captains."
Cosby is the Privateers' center and has been named to the All-ECFC First Team Offense each of the past two seasons. He earned the Team Offensive MVP Award for the 2012 season after playing in all nine games, fighting through a late season leg injury, and finishing second on the squad in defenders knocked down and third in defenders knocked back. In 2011, he led the Maritime O-Line in defenders knocked down and was second in offensive production points for the quarterback. He is majoring in Facilities Engineering. For Cosby's complete bio, follow this link.
Klass had a comeback season in 2012 after having his 2011 season cut short by an injury. Last season, he started all nine games at cornerback and also contributed on special teams. He was named to the All-ECFC Second Team Defense as a defensive back and was an honorable mention all-conference as a return specialist. Klass led all defensive backs and was fifth on the defense in tackles with 36 total. He also led the defense with three interceptions and added three tackles for loss and eight pass break-ups. Klass also returned eight punts for 35 yards and 10 kick-offs for 186 yards on the season. He is majoring in International Transportation and Trade. For Klass' complete bio, follow this link.
Marziliano started all nine games at the left tackle position in 2012 and played the second most number of plays on the offensive line. A physical presence on the field, he led the OL unit in hustle plays, was second in defenders knocked back and third in defenders knocked down. Marziliano was an honorable mention for all-conference after the 2011 season, in which he led the Privateers in total plays and defenders knocked back. He is majoring in International Transportation and Trade. For Marziliano's complete bio, follow this link.
Alvora is the lone junior of the captains and is coming off a 2012 season in which he was named to the All-ECFC Second Team Defense as a punter. He was also named the Team Special Teams MVP. His 34 punts for an average of 37.6 yards was third in the ECFC and four of his punts were over 50 yards, while 10 were downed inside the opponent's 10 yard line. Alvora also started at linebacker the first six games until an injury ended his efforts on defense. He finished the season as the team's fourth leading tackler with 48 stops and added 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble. Alvora scored the Privateers lone defensive TD on the season when he returned an interception 19 yards to pay dirt against Anna Maria. He is majoring in Marine Business and Commerce and is working towards a U.S. Coast Guard Deck License. For Alvora's complete bio, follow this link.
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The Privateers open the 2013 season on the road on Thursday, Sept. 12, with the Sixth Annual Chowder Bowl against rival Massachusetts Maritime. The game is slated to start under the lights at Clean Harbors Stadium in Buzzards Bay, Mass., at 7 p.m. For the complete Maritime Football 2013 Schedule, follow this link.
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