CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The 2017 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Champion Lesley University baseball team announced their team captains for the 2018 season. Rising senior, right-hander Nick Iadevaio (Mineola, N.Y.) will remain one the Lynx's two captains and will be joined by rising junior catcher Jacob Cervantes (Oxnard, Calif.).
"Nick and Jacob are both extremely hard workers on the field and in the classroom," says 2017 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Coach of the Year Billy Cather. "They both are well respected and set a great example for the rest of the team. The bar will be set high for the program and a lot will be required of them next season."
Iadevaio comes back for his second year as captain after serving as one of two captains during the Lynx's 2017 championship season. The New York native was named to the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) All-Conference Second Team after registering a career-year, posting 5-4 record with two saves, 44 strikeouts a team-best 3.17 ERA.
Cervantes, who is regarded as one of the top catchers in conference, earned All-Conference honors for the second straight year. The Southern California native was selected to the All-NECC Second Team following a career year batting .298 (28-94) with five doubles and 17 RBI while 12 would-be base-stealers over the course of the 42-game season.