Alberici Says - Named a second-team Preseason All-American by Inside Lacrosse magazine. Missed the fall while recovering from injury ... expected to come back in the spring and be ready to go ... All-America candidate ... great worker ... tremendous leader ... one of the toughest players I've ever coached ... worked hard to improve his ground ball and stick skills ... top defender on the team ... defensive success will depend a great deal upon how well he handles his role this year.
2010: Garnered honorable mention All-America honors ... one of three Black Knights to earn All-America honors ... named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year ... selected to the All-Patriot League first team for the second straight season ... named the Patriot League Player of the Week after helping Army to a 7-6 overtime victory at Bucknell (Apr. 10) ... routinely asked to blanket the opposition's top attackman ... went up against five All-American attackmen during the course of the season ... ranked second on the team with 44 ground balls ... scooped up a career-high six ground balls in loss at Air Force (Mar. 13) ... recorded at least three ground balls in nine of the Black Knights' 17 contests ... awarded the team's Jack Rust Defensive MVP.
2009: First-team All-Patriot League selection ... started all 16 games on close defense ... spent season assigned to each opponent's top offensive threat ... finished fourth on the team with 34 ground balls ... faced a who's-who of All-American attackman during the season ... named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the week on three occasions ... garnered the award after week in which he held Bryant All-American Zach Greer, the NCAA's all-time leading goal scorer, to one goal in a win over the Bulldogs (Mar. 4) ... also won the award after holding Rutgers' leading scorer Kory Kelly scoreless while picking up four ground balls in an Army win (Mar. 14) ... scored third weekly honor in the final week of the regular season after holding the nation's leading scorer, All-American Ned Crotty, scoreless in a tight loss at Duke (Apr. 18) ... grabbed season-best five ground balls in win at Holy Cross (Mar. 21).
2008: Appeared in 14 of the Black Knights' 15 games ... member of the sixth-ranked scoring defense in the country, only yielding 7.13 goals per game ... picked up two ground balls versus Patriot League rival Holy Cross (Mar. 22) ... also notched two ground balls in one-goal victory at Hofstra (Mar. 25).
Prior to West Point: First team All-Central New York defenseman under coach Stu Volan at Tully High School ... three-year varsity letterwinner ... assumed captain duties during senior campaign ... also spent the 2006-07 academic year playing lacrosse at the USMA Prep School for coach Tom Hansen ... represented Central New York at the Empire State Games ... three-sport athlete that excelled in both football and basketball ... first team all-league and two year captain at tight end and linebacker for the Tully Black Knights ... on the hardwood, two-year captain and all-state forward as a senior.
Personal: Born William Zachary Henderson on Oct. 19, 1987 in Syracuse, N.Y. ... parents are Shawn and Chris Henderson ... younger brother, Tim, was a first-team All-Patriot League selection for the Black Knights last season ... majoring in International and Comparative Legal Studies.