One of the most important traits of any captain is to lead by example. While Pfeffer clearly leads by example, players are able to see the energy he brings and use it to rejuvenate themselves and bring a similar type of intensity. If you ask Pfeffer though, he says that he doesn’t do anything special. “I just try to keep the energy high and make sure everyone on the team is as ready as possible.” He noted that the school and hockey program’s “rich history of success” makes him very proud to be a captain and leader of the squad.
Pfeffer’s leadership skills as hockey captain translates to the lacrosse field come spring time. Midfielder on the team, he looks forward to build off of the 2018 season. Although last year was his first year at Trinity, Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Jason Tarnow instantly recognized the blue collar, workmanship attitude that Pfeffer carries with him.
“The midfielder/defensive position that Ryan plays is a grinder position that goes very unnoticed but is very valuable. He’s able to play without the worry of getting cognitive or not, and just plays with passion,” explained Tarnow. “He’s very genuine to who he is. I think that is one of the most important things that a leader must do; he does that well and I think everyone is able to see that.”