Yesterday the Tucson Roadrunners named Dakota Mermis captain. The 24-year-old native of Alton, Illinois is the Roadrunners’ third captain in team history, with the position being previously held by Craig Cunningham and Andrew Campbell.
Mermis is also the first American player to serve as Tucson’s captain and has played for the Roadrunners since the team moved to Tucson in 2016. The Roadrunners also named alternate captains yesterday, making Mario Kempe a full-time alternate captain. Robbie Russo and Laurent Dauphin will split time as Tucson’s second alternate captain.