WINCHESTER, Va. - Shenandoah University Head Football Coach Scott Yoder announced Wednesday morning the 2017 co-captains for his program.
Following a vote of the squad at the end of pre-season camp, Yoder announced that seniors Michael Ashwell, Javonte Rose and Thomas Whalen, as well as junior Hayden Bauserman, have been selected as the team's four captains.
"These four stood out as leaders all throughout the off-season and pre-season camp," Yoder said.
"All four are outstanding young men and I am very pleased that their teammates recognized the hard work they have put in on- and off-the-field.
Bauserman and Ashwell are offensive standouts at quarterback and wide receiver, respectively, with Rose and Whalen defensive stalwarts.
Bauserman, Ashwell and Whalen each earned All-ODAC honors last season with Bauserman and Ashwell first team selections.
Shenandoah opens its 18th season of intercollegiate football on September 2 with a 7 p.m. non-league home game versus Gallaudet.