May 2, 2011
ANN ARBOR Mich. -- University of Michigan men's soccer head coach Steve Burns announced on Monday (May 2) that fifth-year senior Adam Shaw (Lone Tree, Colo./Highlands Ranch), redshirt junior Tim Bergsma (Beverly Hills, Mich./Southfield Christian) and junior Brian Klemczak (Livonia, Mich./Stevenson) have been elected captains for the 2011 season. Each will be serving as captain for the first time.
"This group of men possesses extraordinary skills that include their mental toughness, attitude, integrity, accountability, work ethic, honesty and a commitment to Michigan," said Burns. "In short, we have a tremendous group of leaders that will lead our team on and off the field in 2011."
Shaw started each of U-M's 24 games in 2010 and posted a career-best four assists on the season. Shaw is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten and U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner.
Bergsma has seen action in six career games as U-M's primary backup goalie for the last two seasons. Bergsma played in four games in 2010 and made a career-best four saves on the season, including three in a road win at Wisconsin. Bergsma is a two-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner and earned Academic All-Big Ten honors this season.
Klemczak has seen action in 40 career games with 35 career starts and in 2010 posted a career-best three assists. Klemczak also anchored the Wolverines to the 2010 Big Ten Tournament title as well as the 2010 College Cup. Klemczak is a two-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner and earned Academic All-Big Ten honors this season.
The trio will lead the Wolverines as they seek to build on their historical 2010 season, which saw the program advance to the NCAA College Cup and earn its first Big Ten Tournament title. The Wolverines open the 2011 season at Bowling Green on Aug. 26 at 4 pm.
Contact: Jessica Poole (734) 763-4423