STORRS, Conn. – The UConn women’s soccer team has announced its three captains for the 2022 season. Jessica Mazo and Emma Zaccagnini and junior Lucy Cappadone will lead the Huskies next season.
“Mazo, Emma and Lucy have established themselves not only as influential players on our field, but also as influential people within our team and our program,” the head coach said. Margaret Rodriguez mentioned. “They each have high standards for themselves and those around them and conduct themselves with respect, class and an eye for purpose. Their leadership is well balanced and it’s obvious they all have the respect of their teammates and our coaching staff. They earned that captaincy and established themselves as positive leaders in our program. We know we’re in good hands moving forward with this line.”
Captains have helped UConn women’s football grow over the past three seasons. The Huskies have increased their win total each season at Storrs, including a second-place finish at the BIG EAST in the spring of 2021 and two straight BIG EAST Tournament appearances.
Mazo, Zaccagnini and Cappadona led the Huskies on and off the field during their time at Storrs. With their strong work ethic, competitive spirit and team mentality, they have helped unify our team and will look to keep UConn’s momentum going into the fall.
A Bridgeport midfielder, Mazo has been a leader for the Huskies on the field since joining Storrs. She is a two-time All-BIG EAST selection. Mazo started in 13 of the 14 games she appeared in with the Huskies last season. She made 43 appearances at UConn.
A Watertown midfielder, Zaccagnini started all 18 games for the Huskies in the fall of 2021. She played 1,604 minutes last season, the second longest on the team. Zaccagnini played 46 games with the Huskies over his three seasons. She was also a sophomore captain.
Midfielder from Marlborough, Mass., Cappadona started all 18 games in the fall of 2021. She ranked third on the team with eight points and tied for the team lead with four assists. Cappadona has started all 30 of his career college games.
The Huskies wrap up their spring schedule against Sacred Heart this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Morrone Stadium.