The New York Riptide have announced the team captains for the 2019-20 National Lacrosse League season, the team’s first.
Veteran defenseman Dan MacRae will serve as the first captain in team history while John Ranagan and Tyler Digby will serve as assistant captains for the upcoming season.
“Our staff is excited about our leadership group,” Riptide head coach and general manager Regy Thorpe said. “We couldn’t think of a better group to lead our young team in this first season on Long Island and show them how to be true professionals on and off the floor.”
MacRae, who served as captain for the past two seasons with the Calgary Roughnecks, was selected in the fourth round of the 2019 NLL Expansion Draft by the Riptide. Ranagan, the 2019 NLL Teammate of the Year, was selected by New York in the second round from Georgia while Digby was selected in the ninth round from New England.
The Riptide open the 2019-20 NLL season on the road on Saturday, December 7 at 6 p.m. against the Halifax Thunderbirds. The team debuts at NYCB LIVE on Saturday, December 28 at 7:30 p.m. against the Saskatchewan Rush. Orlin & Cohen will serve as the Presenting Partner for Opening Night. That evening, the team will honor the history of box lacrosse on Long Island while celebrating the start of the inaugural season.
Season tickets, groups and holiday packs are available now at www.NewYorkRiptide.com or by speaking to a customer service representative at 516-402-3006. Fans can also follow the team @NewYorkRiptide to receive behind the scenes information as the team prepares for the 2019-20 season.