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EXCLUSIVE: Captain Jack Quinn Ready to Lead LIU, ‘It’s An Honor’

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Jack Quinn, Long Island University Sharks
Jack Quinn (Photo: LIU Athletics)

East Meadow, NY- On Tuesday, Junior forward Jack Quinn was named the next captain of the Long Island University Sharks Men’s Hockey program. The 22-year-old Quinn becomes the second captain in program history. 

Queue the Pirates of the Caribbean theme song.

“Jack Quinn will serve as our captain this year. We couldn’t be more excited to have him lead this team,” Head coach Brett Riley said in an LIU team video sharing the official announcement. “He’s a player who has been with us for three years now and started the program.”

Graduate transfer Anthony Vincent, Michigan State transfer Adam Goodsir, and third-year Shark Jordan Di Cicco will serve as alternate captains under Quinn.

The Lancaster, Massachusetts native is humbled to wear the spoked captain’s patch and is optimistic about this year’s leadership group.

“It’s an honor to be picked by these guys to lead this team, and I think we have a great leadership group with the other assistant captains as well,” Jack Quinn said.

Former Long Island University Sharks captain Zack Bross, the first captain in program history, is someone who Jack Quinn has looked up to over the last three years. And Bross could not be happier for his mentee.

“I’m really excited for him! I think this is a great opportunity for the team to keep improving with him [Quinn] as a leader there,” Bross shared. “He’s a guy who will thrive in that role, and I think will do whatever he can on and off the ice to help the team win games.” 

“He’s a great guy, and I can’t wait to see him with the “C” for their first game at Northeastern.”

Northeastern is one of several high-level programs the Sharks will face off against this season. Quinn’s message to those who doubt or underrate LIU is simple: “Watch us.”

In regards to what it will take to lead the Sharks to victory, Quinn says leading by example will be at the forefront of his focus.

“I think just trying to raise a standard every day, just kind of taking one day at a time, trying to get a little bit better each day and just setting a good example for us to follow,” the LIU junior said.

Joshua Linsenberg will be covering LIU Hockey throughout the season over at NYI Hockey Now.

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