The senior long stick midfielder gives fans an inside look at the lacrosse team's road trip to Cornell.
Alberici Says - Half of a great 1-2 punch with classmate Tim Henderson a the long stick midfield position ... possesses great ground ball skills ... good understanding of team defense ... showed great leadership during the fall season.
2011: Played in all but one game as a junior ... finished the season with 13 ground balls ... picked up a career-high four ground balls in a 10-7 win at Holy Cross (Apr. 23) on a rain-soaked Holy Cross Field ... managed three ground balls in back-to-back games against Wagner (Mar. 13) and Rutgers (Mar. 19) midway through the season ... played a key role on the Black Knights' defensive unit that finished the season ranked second in the Patriot League and ninth in the country allowing just 8.0 goals per game ... caused three turnovers, including two in a 12-4 win at Rutgers.
2010: Played in 11 contests as a sophomore ... saw first action of the season in Army's Patriot League opener at Lehigh (Mar. 23) ... fired first career shot in that game ... snared two ground balls against the Mountain Hawks, as well ... posted two ground balls against Lafayette (Apr. 20) ... recorded at least one ground ball in eight of his 11 appearances ... saw the field in the Black Knights' final 11 games ... played in both Patriot League Tournament contests and both NCAA Tournament tilts.
2009: Made appearances in eight games off the bench during his plebe campaign ... collegiate debut came in the season opener opposite VMI, grabbing two ground balls (Feb. 14) ... also saw action opposite Syracuse (Feb. 20), Air Force (Mar. 7), Holy Cross (Mar. 21), Navy (Apr. 11), Duke (Apr. 18), in the Patriot League Semifinals versus Bucknell (Apr. 24) and Penn (May 2).
Prior To West Point: Three-year letter winner for Western New England Champion Salisbury School under coach Bobby Wynne ... earned a Coach's Award as a senior ... also lettered three times and was captain of the soccer team and earned two letters in ice hockey ... played lacrosse during his prep year at USMAPS for coach Tom Hansen.
Personal: Thomas Albert Dalton was born Feb. 8, 1987 in Erie, Pa. ... parents are James and Deb Dalton ... has two older brothers, Andrew and Ben, that are both lieutenants in the Army ... father is a retired Lieutenant Colonel and is currently an associate dean for Operations at West Point ... mother also works at the Academy ... lists playing hockey, watching movies, listening to music, traveling and cooking as hobbies ... majoring in Systems Engineering.