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UMBC GK Gordon picks up weekly America East honor

Posted on 31 March 2014 by WNST Staff

Cambridge, Mass. – UMBC red-shirt freshman goalkeeper Connor Gordon (Bourne, Mass./Tabor Academy)  has been named America East Conference Men’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Week for games ending March 29, the league office announced today.

Gordon fell one save shy of his season high, making 15 stops against Stony Brook as the Retrievers prevailed, 12-11, in overtime.

The Retriever netminder made a one-on-one save with his team two men down midway through overtime, setting up Pat Young’s (Ewing, N.J./Christchurch (Va.) School) game-winning goal with 9.6 seconds to play in extra time.  He has recorded more saves than goals allowed in eight of his nine starts for UMBC (5-4, 1-0 America East) this season.

Gordon is averaging 12.33 saves per game, good for sixth place in the nation through games of March 30. His save percentage is an outstanding 56.3 percent, which is 14th-best in the country.

Notes: Senior attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River), who recorded his sixth game this season with three or more goals versus Stony Brook, fifth in the nation with 3.22 goals per game (29)… Gregoire has posted three or more goals in a dozen games in his career.

Senior face-off specialist Phil Poe (Harwood, Md./DeMatha) collected a team-best nine ground balls versus Stony Brook and is now tied for ninth place in school history with 275 ground balls… Former UMBC All-American Mark Gold collected 275 ground balls from 1981-84… Poe has now attempted more than 1,000 career draws, winning 54.5 percent (school-record 553) of 1,016 attempted.

UMBC is now 17-7 under Don Zimmerman in overtime games and the Retriever mentor is 19-9 in his 28 seasons as a head coach… The Retrievers’ last overtime game was the 2013 conference opener when they fell,15-14, at Hartford… Young also scored the game-winning goal against the Seawolves as a freshman in 2013, netting a shot with 2:39 to play in the fourth quarter to break a 12-all tie and propel UMBC to a 13-12 victory… UMBC is now 8-3 in America East openers.

The Retrievers’ unusual opening schedule in America East play had them opening at home on a Friday evening versus Stony Brook, then next competing on Sunday, April 6 at Binghamton… The Bearcats (3-5, 1-0) opened AE play with an 11-10 win at Hartford on March 29 and they will travel to No. 8 Syracuse for a Wednesday evening contest at the Carrier Dome.

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UMBC freshman Maxwell picks up weekly America East lacrosse honor

Posted on 24 February 2014 by WNST Staff

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Two players that led their teams to wins have earned America East Men’s Lacrosse weekly awards for the second week of the season:

Player of the Week
Brody Eastwood, So., Attacker, Stony Brook

  • Tallied nine goals in two games last week.
  • Scored a season-high six goals in Stony Brook’s win over Lafayette Tuesday.
  • Scored three times at No. 2 Duke Sunday.

Rookie of the Week
Max Maxwell, Fr., Attacker, UMBC

  • Scored three times, including the game winner and all in the second half, in UMBC’s win over Monmouth Saturday.
  • Tallied the three scores on just four shots.
  • Goals were the first of his career.

Around the League

  • Stony Brook picked up its first win of the year Tuesday, downing Lafayette, 18-10.
  • Brody Eastwood scored six times to lead SBU.
  • UMBC improved to 1-1 with a 10-8 win over Monmouth Saturday.
  • Matt Gregoire had four goals to pace the Retrievers.
  • Albany fell to #18 in the USILA Coaches Poll and 17th in the Warrior Media Poll after a one-goal loss to Drexel.

2014 Men’s Lacrosse Weekly Awards
Feb. 17 – Player of the Week: Kevin O’Shea, Hartford
Rookie of the Week: Kyle Rowe, Stony Brook
Feb. 24 – Player of the Week: Brody Eastwood, Stony Brook
Rookie of the Week: Max Maxwell, UMBC

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UMBC G Elliott picks up America East rookie honors for record fifth time

Posted on 10 February 2014 by WNST Staff

Cambridge, Mass. – For the a school record-setting fifth time, UMBC freshman guard Rodney Elliott (Baltimore, Md./John Carroll) has been named America East Conference Rookie of the Week, the league office announced today.

Elliott surpassed Chauncey Gilliam, who earned four league first-year accolades in 2009-10.

The first-year Retriever tied his season high with 26 points vs. UMass Lowell on Saturday. He also led the Retrievers with 21 points in the 68-57 victory over UNH three days earlier. Elliott is averaging 22.7 points per game and has scored 20 or more points in three consecutive games. He converted 15-of-17 free throw attempts in the two contests this week.

The 6’0, 180-lb. point guard has vaulted up to third in the conference in scoring at 15.0 points per game and is now averaging 15.7 points per game (2nd) and 4.5 rebounds per game (17th) in America East contests. He is fourth in AE in assists per game (3.6), seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.0) eighth in field goal percentage (45.1%) and ninth in steals per game (1.3).

The Baltimore native is composing one of the top freshman seasons in school history. He needs just three rebounds to become the fourth UMBC Division I player to amass at least 300 points and 100 rebounds in his freshman campaign. He is 14 assists and three rebounds shy of becoming the first Retriever to record 300 points, 100 rebounds and 100 assists in his initial season.

Elliott’s 359 points is ninth amongst all UMBC freshmen in single-season scoring with at least six games left on the schedule.

UMBC completes a three-game homestand by facing defending league champion Albany on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.

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UMBC guard Elliott honored again by America East

Posted on 03 February 2014 by WNST Staff

Cambridge ,Mass. – For the fourth time this season, UMBC freshman guard Rodney Elliott (Baltimore, Md./John Carroll) has been named America East Conference Men’s Basketball Rookie-of-the-Week.

Elliott nearly recorded UMBC’s first triple-double in 19 years, with a 14-point, 11-rebound, 8-assist effort in the 73-61 victory over Binghamton on Jan. 29. The 11 rebounds and eight helpers were both team season highs for the Retrievers. He then converted a team season-best 12 free throws as part of a 21-point effort in the narrow 83-80 setback at Maine on Feb. 1. Elliott amassed seven rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals versus the Black Bears.

The first-year guard has scored in double figures in 18 of 22 games this season and his 21-point effort versus Maine was his fourth of 20 or more points. He is sixth in America East in scoring (14.2 ppg), fourth in assists (3.6), seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.0), eighth in steals (1.2) and tenth in field goal percentage (44.7%).

Elliott has already passed the 300-point plateau in his freshman campaign. His four weekly honors ties a UMBC mark set by Chauncey Gilliam, who captured four during the 2009-10 season.

UMBC opens a three-game homestand when they host New Hampshire in an America East Conference match-up onWednesday, Feb. 5. 

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UMBC guard Elliott named America East Rookie of the Week

Posted on 06 January 2014 by WNST Staff

Cambridge, Mass.- For the third time this season, UMBC freshman guard Rodney Elliott (Baltimore, Md./John Carroll) has been named America East Conference Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week.

Elliott, who is seventh in the league in scoring with 14.3 points per game, averaged 17.5 points per game in a 1-1 week for the Retrievers. He amassed 21 points, hitting 8-of-12 shots from the floor and a season-high 4 (of 5) treys, in the 63-48 victory over Navy on Dec. 30.

Elliott led UMBC with 14 points and tied his season high with six assists at UMass Lowell on Jan. 5.

For the week, Elliott hit 60 percent (12-of-20) from the field and 62.5 percent (5-of-8) from behind the arc. He is eighth in America East in field goal percentage at 47.1 percent.

Elliott’s three rookie honors to date are just one shy of former Retriever Chauncey Gilliam, who earned the weekly award four times in the 2008-09 campaign. He became the second UMBC freshman to amass 200 points in his first 14 games – Peter Mulligan totaled 201 in the 2000-01 season, while Elliott sits right at 200 points prior to the halfway point of the season.

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UMBC guard Elliott named America East Rookie of the Week

Posted on 16 December 2013 by WNST Staff

Cambridge, Mass. – For the second time in his young career, UMBC freshman guard Rodney Elliott (Baltimore, Md./John Carroll) has been named America East Conference Men’s Basketball Rookie-of-the-Week. The most recent honor is for games ending Dec. 15, 2013.

UMBC competed just once last week, but Elliott scored in double figures for the fourth consecutive game in the Retrievers’ 91-71 setback at Coppin State on Dec. 11. He scored 16 points in 21 minutes of action and tied his season-high with six assists. The freshman point guard hit 6-of-7 free throws and 2-of-4 shots from behind the arc.

Elliott leads the Retrievers in five categories, including scoring average (14.1 ppg) and assists (3.6) per game.  He is currently ninth in America East in scoring, third in assists, and third in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.1).

Elliott has scored more points (155) through 11 games than any freshman in the UMBC’s Division I (1986-87) era.  He earned his first award of the season for contests ending Nov. 17 after averaging 17.7 points per game in a three-game span.

Elliott and his teammates are in the exam period this week and do not return to action until Sat., Dec. 21when they visit George Washington.

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UMBC G Elliott picks up weekly America East honor

Posted on 18 November 2013 by WNST Staff

Binghamton’s Reed, UNH’s Pelcher, UMBC’s Elliott Earn America East Men’s Basketball Weekly Accolades

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A trio of players who led their teams to wins last week with big-time performances are America East’s men’s basketball weekly award winners for the second week of the season.

Co-Player of the Week
Jordan Reed, So., Guard, Binghamton

  • Averaged 19.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals in two games last week.
  • Had 25 points and 14 rebounds in a comeback win over Cornell Wednesday.
  • Scored 15 of those points in the second half to help Binghamton complete a 19-point comeback.
  • Recorded his second straight double-double (13 points, 14 rebounds) in loss to Navy Saturday.

Co-Player of the Week
Chris Pelcher, Sr., Forward, New Hampshire

  • Averaged 17.0 points, 14.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks while shooting 60 percent from the field in a pair of games last week.
  • His 14-point, 16-rebound, four-block performance led UNH to a win at Atlantic 10 member Duquesne on Wednesday.
  • He then contributed 20 points, 15 boards and three blocks in a loss to NJIT Sunday.

Rookie of the Week
Rodney Elliott, Fr., Guard, UMBC

  • Stuffed the stat sheet last week, averaging 17.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.0 steals in three games last week.
  • Scored 24 of his 26 points after halftime to lead UMBC back from 23 down in a win over Mount St. Mary’s Sunday.

Around the League

  • America East teams have 14 wins on the season with six of those coming against Atlantic 10, CAA and MAAC programs.
  • Stony Brook is 3-1 with wins over Marist, Haverford and reigning CAA regular-season champion Northeastern.
  • New Hampshire won at Atlantic 10-member Duquesne, 84-81, Wednesday.
  • Binghamton and UMBC each had amazing comeback wins last week.
  • The Bearcats came back from 19 down in the second half, scoring on 19-straight possessions at one points, to beat Cornell, 89-79, Wednesday.
  • The Retrievers were down 23 to Mount St. Mary’s in the second half Sunday but stormed back for a 90-84 overtime win.
  • Hartford will play in ESPN’s Tip-Off Marathon at Florida Gulf Coast Tuesday at 7 p.m. in front of a national television audience on ESPN2.

2013-14 Men’s Basketball Weekly Awards
Nov. 11 – Player of the Week: Anthony Jackson, Stony Brook
Rookie of the Week: Nick Madray, Binghamton
Nov. 18 – Player of the Week: Jordan Reed, Binghamton/Chris Pelcher, UNH
Player of the Week: Rodney Elliott, UMBC

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UMBC’s Young honored again by America East

Posted on 29 April 2013 by WNST Staff

CAMBRIDGE- UMBC freshman midfielder Pat Young (Ewing, N.J./Christchurch School) has been tabbed America East Rookie of the Week for games ending April 27, 2013.

It is the second honor in a three-week span for the Retriever first-year player.

Young scored four second half goals, including the game-winner with 1:18 remaining as UMBC rallied to defeat Binghamton, 10-9 and secure a berth in the America East Tournament on Saturday. He now has a team-best 28 goals on the season, which is the tied for the third-most for a UMBC freshman in its Division I history.

Young has three game-winning goals on the campaign, including two in the final three minutes of one-goal victories vs. Stony Brook and Binghamton. He is the leading freshman scorer in conference games in America East, with 3.60 points per game- good for seventh on the complete list.

UMBC is preparing for its tenth consecutive America East Tournament appearance and will face Hartford in the first semifinal contest on Thursday, May 2. The 4:30 p.m. start will take place at Stony Brook University’s LaValle Stadium.

For all the latest information on the America East Men’s Lacrosse Championship, including to purchase tickets, visit Championship Central at www.americaeast.com.

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