Every team needs them: those men who are trench dwellers. Tom thrives in the muck, enjoying the 1v1 battles at the face-off X and the subsequent grind for the loose ball. He relishes the victories while ignoring the pain and slashes that inevitably come his way. Tom learned a great deal from veteran Seth Ratner last year and has made measurable gains already. Important to Tom and the program is his stick work and shooting progression so that he can become more consistent with his offensive charges to the cage after a face-off win. Tom is preparing both physically and emotionally for the challenges that await in 2012…2011: Played in 13 games for the Bears…Picked-up 14 ground balls…Captured 30 of 67 (.448) face-offs…Won 5 of 8 face-offs in a win over Providence…Picked up three ground balls and won all three face-offs vs. Quinnipiac…Secondary School Background: A graduate of Watertown High School where he lettered in lacrosse (4), football (3) and wrestling (5)…Captain of lacrosse, football and wrestling teams as a senior…Frontier League All-Star as a junior and senior…Participated in the Section III Exceptional Senior Lacrosse Game…Two-time Section III Division A 1st team linebacker…Holds school record for longest rushing TD - 98yards; Defensive and Team MVP.. Two-time Frontier League Champion, and four-time Frontier League All-Star in wrestling…Received Watertown High School's William Graf Award for the best male athlete in the 2010 senior class…10-time scholar athlete...National Honor Society honoree as a junior and senior…Personal: The son of Dollie and the late Thomas Capone…Has two sisters, Sophia and Mia…Enjoys playing the piano…Undecided on his concentration.