ATHENS, Ga.— The senior class of 2020 had their season stolen from them.
For reasons outside of their control, they will never be able to pursue goals for which they worked so hard.
As part of a recurring segment for the remainder of this spring, coaches have the opportunity to thank their seniors one last time.
Continuing the series is Georgia coach Andy Garrigan honoring his four seniors.
#12 Brinen LeFevre, Faceoff Specialist
Dover, Del. (Caesar Rodney)
A captain and team executive board member as a senior, Brinen won 347 faceoffs in four years at Georgia for a winning percentage of 64. Over the final seven games of the 2019 season, Brinen won just under 70% of his faceoffs and started the 2020 season 27-5.
Brinen was an SELC honorable mention pick as a sophomore and named third team all-conference his junior season. He was also a two-time Scholar Athlete while at UGA.
#10 Trent Bruno, Defensive Midfield
Cumming, Ga. (Lambert)
The 2020 team president and captain, Trent has been the steady leader of this program and its defense over the last four years.
He was also one of Georgia’s top ball hawks, leading the Bulldogs in ground balls as a sophomore and coming in second as a junior. He was SELC honorable mention and a Scholar Athlete in 2019.
This season he scooped a career-high 10 ground balls in the snow against Florida.
#9 Carson Roberts, Goalkeeper
Marietta, Ga. (Walton)
Major: Computer Science
Carson was one of the program’s most versatile players in his time at Georgia. Roberts served as a defensive midfielder and between the pipes as a goalkeeper during his final campaign.
His desire to play a variety of on-field roles and fill in where needed enabled the team to be more productive during many practices.
As a goalie, he saw action against Vanderbilt where he tallied three saves and versus Clemson where he nabbed five shots.
#35 Tate Prezzano, Defenseman
Milton, Ga. (Cambridge)
Tate is the picture of grit and determination and Georgia and Georgia Southern are blessed to have had him associated with their programs. In two seasons at Southern he was named a Scholar Athlete and 1st Team All Conference as a Long Stick Midfielder.
After transferring to UGA in 2017, Tate immediately became a fixture on defense. His return to the program in 2020 exemplifies his tenacity and in his final game, played a key role on defense, coming up with a pair of ground balls in an upset win over Concordia-Irvine.
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"It has been an honor and privilege to begin coaching at Georgia this year," said Garrigan. "Although we didn’t have the opportunity to finish out what would have been an incredible season, I could not be prouder of this group of players and our strong finish with wins against UCLA and No. 10 Concordia-Irvine.
"This is just the beginning for the Dawgs and we will come back stronger in 2020-2021.
"As part of this tribute to our Seniors, our team would not be what it is without the hard work, dedication and grit of our two Senior Captains, Trent Bruno and Brinen LeFevre. These two men exemplify what it truly means to be leaders both on and off of the field.
"To all of our seniors: Trent Bruno, Brinen LeFevre, Tate Prezzano, and Carson Roberts, thank you for all of your hard work. On behalf of coaches Mark Destro, Chris Davis and myself, we wish you nothing but the best in your future endeavors.