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UMBC announces 2014 lacrosse schedule

Posted on 12 December 2013 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE – UMBC Head Lacrosse Coach Don Zimmerman announced the Retrievers’ 2014 spring schedule today, which features an early four-game homestand and home contests against all three America East opponents which competed in the 2013 league championships.

The early home slate is highlighted by a Saturday, March 8 contest versus Johns Hopkins University. The Blue Jays will visit UMBC for just the third time in twelve overall meetings.

“Our 2014 season promises to be an exciting one. Along with our always competitive America East Conference opponents Albany, Stony Brook, Binghamton, Hartford and Vermont, our out-of-conference schedule includes traditional-in-state rivals Maryland, Hopkins, Towson and Mt. St. Mary’s,” Zimmerman said. “In addition, the team looks forward to a tough road game at High Point as well as hosting first-time opponents in Monmouth, Richmond and Mercer.”

The Retrievers open the 2014 slate against Maryland in College Park on Saturday. Feb. 15. UMBC has faced-off against Maryland 35 previous times, but has never opened the season versus the Terrapins. The 2013 clash, scheduled for Byrd Stadium, was postponed due to inclement weather.

UMBC makes its home debut and opens the four-game homestand when they welcome Monmouth to UMBC Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 22. A week later, the Retrievers host Richmond – both the Hawks and Spiders are making their NCAA Division I debuts in 2014.

After UMBC takes on Johns Hopkins, they conclude the homestand versus Mercer on Tuesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Coach Zimmerman’s squad concludes the non-conference schedule with three consecutive games on the road, beginning with a return match at High Point on Saturday, March 15. The Retrievers stay in-state with games at Towson (Tues., March 18) and Mount St. Mary’s (Sat., March 22).

The Retrievers open America East play by entertaining Stony Brook on Friday evening, March 28. After a Sunday, April 6 date at Binghamton, UMBC faces two teams that it competed against in the 2013 America East Tournament. Hartford visits UMBC Stadium on Saturday, April 12 and 2013 champion Albany closes out the home schedule by bringing their high-powered offense to Baltimore on Saturday, April 19.

UMBC completes the regular season on Saturday, April 26 when they visit Vermont.

For the second consecutive year, Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium will host the league semifinals and championship game. The semifinal doubleheader is set for Thursday, May 1, with the championship game taking place on Long Island on Saturday, May 3.

Notes: UMBC will face Monmouth, Richmond and Mercer for the first time in program history and will also make their maiden trip to High Point… UMBC had played Maryland in 31 consecutive years until the postponement of 2013… The Retrievers have won four of the last six meetings between their in-state rivals… The Retrievers are still in search of their first victory over Johns Hopkins (0-11)… Robert Morris (0-2) is the only other program that UMBC has contested and does not have a win against… With a narrow 10-8 victory last season, UMBC improved to 20-0 versus Mount St. Mary’s… The meeting in Emmitsburg in 2014 will be the first since 2000… The Retrievers will attempt to make their 11th consecutive tournament appearance in 11 America East seasons… The contests versus Hartford and Albany will be America East lacrosse doubleheaders, with the men competing in the nightcaps on April 12 and 19.

2014 UMBC Men’s Lacrosse Schedule

February

Sat. 15 at Maryland 1:00 p.m.; Sat. 22 Monmouth, 1:00 p.m.

March

Sat. 1 Richmond 1:00 p.m.; Sat. 8 Johns Hopkins 1:00 p.m.; Tues. 11 Mercer, 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 15 at High Point 1:00 p.m.; Tues. 18 at Towson, 7:00 p.m.; Sat. 22 at Mount St. Mary’s 1:00 p.m.; Fri. 28 Stony Brook*, 7:30 p.m.

April

Sun. 6 at Binghamton*, TBA; Sat. 12 Hartford*, 3:30 p.m.; Sat. 19 Albany*, 3:30 p.m.; Sat. 26 at Vermont*, 1:30 p.m.

May

Thurs., 1 America East Semifinals!, TBA; Sat., 3 America East Championship Game!, TBA

*at Stony Brook University

 

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UMBC tops Binghamton to reach America East Tournament

Posted on 27 April 2013 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE- UMBC freshman midfielder Pat Young scored his fourth goal with 1:18 remaining and the host Retrievers outlasted Binghamton, 10-9, to clinch a berth in the America East Tournament for the tenth consecutive year.

UMBC (6-7, 3-2 America East) has participated in the four-team championship in all ten of its league campaigns. The Bearcats were eliminated from tournament play and finish the season at 5-9, 1-4.

The 2013 America East Championship will open at LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, N.Y., with the semifinal contests taking place on Thursday, May 2 and the title game occurring on May 4.

Young, who led the Retrievers with four scores, scored his third game-winning goal of the season. He also recorded the game-winner with less than three minutes remaining in a 13-12 win at Stony Brook on April 13.

“It was a typical America East game-for our conference to have five teams still in the hunt on the last week of the regular season is pretty special,“ said head coach Don Zimmerman. “It’s Senior Day, it’s emotional. It’s always a little bit of a struggle on Senior Day, but I am very proud of the team, the way they hung in there, came back from several deficits and came back in the end.”

The game was tied on eight occasions, as the Retrievers trailed by one goal six times and 8-6 late in the third quarter. The Bearcats took the lone two-goal advantage of the game on a goal by attackman Matt Springer with 18 seconds to play in the third stanza. But UMBC snatched momentum back as senior attackman/midfielder Joe Lustgarten (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) netted a desperation shot with less than one second remaining in the stanza.

Young knotted the game at 8-all 2:42 into the final quarter, beating BU netminder Max Schefler low from 11 yards away. UMBC would then take its first lead of the game, as senior middie Dave Brown (Coopersburg, Pa./The Hill School) found Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) inside and the senior attackman converted from close range with 8:55 remaining.

Binghamton’s Emmett O’Hara brought his side back to even, tallying with 3:29 remaining and the Bearcats won the ensuing draw. But BU hit the side-netting on a shot with 1:52 to play and the Retrievers cleared and called a time-out. Junior midfielder Conor Finch (Westminster, Md./Boys’ Latin) drove down the right alley and dumped a pass back to Young, who stepped into a 10-yard shot and it ticked the stick of Schefler before hitting the back of the net.

UMBC won the next face-off and never allowed the Bearcats to possess the ball in the final minute of play.

The Retrievers, now 39-13 in ten years of America East Conference play, have never lost back-to-back conference contests. UMBC improved to 22-4 at UMBC Stadium vs. AEC foes during the regular year and to 8-0 vs. Binghamton on the friendly turf in Baltimore.

Young and Springer each scored four times for their respective teams. Lustgarten added two goals and an assist for UMBC, while Gregoire recorded a pair of goals and now has 15 in league play in 2013.

Both goalkeepers excelled in the contest. UMBC sophomore Wes DiRito (Odenton, Md./DeMatha) turned away 12 Binghamton shots, while Schefler also recorded 12 saves. The Retrievers outshot the Bearcats, 35-27.

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UMBC tries to build off big win with visit to Stony Brook Saturday

Posted on 12 April 2013 by WNST Staff

The UMBC men’s lacrosse team faces America East Conference defending champion Stony Brook at LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, N.Y. on Saturday, April 13. The opening face-off is set for 4:00 p.m.

 

The Retrievers (1-1 America East, 4-6 overall) are coming off their most convincing win in their 10-year league tenure, a 19-6 truimph over Vermont on April 6. Senior attackman Scott Jones scored a career-best six goals to lead a potent offensive attack, while junior face-off specialist Phil Poe recorded a school-record 23 face-off wins.

 

The Seawolves (1-1, 6-5) rallied from a 13-4 second-half deficit vs. Binghamton on the same day, but the Bearcats scored in overtime to prevail, 14-13.

 

TOP 20 RANKINGS: UMBC’s performance vs. Vermont catapulted the Retrievers into the top 20 nationally in the following categories…

 

Scoring Offense:           17th (11.28 goals per game)

Man-Up:                        10th (42.9%)

Shot Pct.:                     10th (31.5%)

Face-Off Pct.:               17th (53.1%)

 

A LOOK AT THE OPPONENT. Stony Brook rallied from a nine-goal deficit to tie the game at 13, but Binghamton’s Michael Antinozzi’s goal with 1:02 left in the first overtime lifted the Bearcats to a 14-13 win over the Seawolves Saturday at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.Freshmen Challen Rogers and Brody Eastwood each scored three goals for Stony Brook (6-5, 1-1 America East), which scored four goals over the first 42-plus minutes and nine in the final 20. Eastwood and senior attackman Jeff Tundo lead SBU with 26 goals each, while Tundo has a team-best 46 total points. The Seawolves are 5-2 on the road in 2013, but only 1-3 at home.

 

ALL-TIME SERIES: UMBC leads the all-time series, 11-7, but the Seawolves have captured the last three contests. The Retrievers are 5-3 in eight previous meetings at SBU.

 

THE LAST TIME WE MET: Scott Jones tied a career-high with five goals and led a furious comeback, but the host Retrievers fell to Stony Brook, 10-8, before 960 fans at UMBC Stadium on April 14, 2012. The Retrievers trailed, 9-2, late in the third quarter, but exploded for five goals in the span of 3:11 to trim the deficit to 9-7 with 12:17 remaining. The Retrievers had two possessions to cut the lead to one, but committed turnovers in each case. The second miscue led to a Seawolf fast break and freshman attackman Mike Rooney scored to restore a three-goal visitor margin at 10-7 with 8:11 to play.

 

UP NEXT: UMBC returns to the state of New York to face America East rival No. 12 Albany on Friday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m.

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Zimmerman headlines new class entering Hopkins Hall of Fame

Posted on 10 April 2013 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE, MD — Johns Hopkins University will induct nine new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame in ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, April 20. The nine-member class is the 19th to be inducted since the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame was formed in 1994 and raises the total number of members to 150.

The group will be honored at induction ceremonies scheduled to take place at 6:30 pm in the Newton White Athletic Center on the Johns Hopkins campus. Festivities will include a cocktail reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres from 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm, the induction ceremony at approximately 8 pm and a post-induction reception.

Individuals interested in attending the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremonies can contact Lewis Williams in the Blue Jays Unlimited office to secure a reservation. Williams can be reached by phone (410/516-6132) or email (lwill132@jhu.edu).

Below is a look at the nine individuals who comprise the 2013 class of inductees for the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame.

Krissy Brinsley - Class of 2002
Women’s Swimming
(Krissy Brinsley will not be able to attend this year’s induction ceremony and will be honored with the 2014 induction class. She is officially a member of the 2013 Hall of Fame class).

The Johns Hopkins women’s swimming program has ranked among the elite in Division III for more than 30 years. In a program with such national acclaim, Brinsley is, quite simply, the most decorated performer in school history.

Competing in an array of individual events and relays, Brinsley remains the school record-holder with 23 All-America honors and is one of just four individuals in JHU history to earn All-America honors 20 or more times.

Brinsley held nine school records at the end of her career, including marks in the 50 free, 100 back, 200 back and 200 IM. In addition, she was a member of five relay teams that held school records when she graduated.

A steady performer throughout her career, Brinsley was at her best when the lights went on at the NCAA Championships as she earned the maximum seven All-America finishes as a sophomore and six each as a junior and senior. She finished in the top nine in the nation in all 11 of her individual swims at the NCAA Championships, with one runner-up finish and a pair of third, fourth and fifth-place finishes to her credit. In addition, six of her 12 relay All-America finishes were first team (top eight).

A CoSIDA Academic All-District and MACDA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient as a senior, Brinsley also won 11 conference titles (eight individual • three relay) in her career, garnered UAA Co-Swimmer-of-the-Year honors as a freshman and earned Johns Hopkins’ Catherine P. Cramer Award as the top senior female athlete in 2002.

Brinsley’s individual successes were key elements to the team’s overall success during her career. Johns Hopkins placed 11th, eighth, fifth and fifth at the NCAA Championships during her career and added three straight runner-up finishes at the UAA Championships. The back-to-back fifth-place finishes as the NCAAs remain two of the three top-five finishes in school history.

Kelly Carver – Class of 1993
Women’s Lacrosse

In an era when the Johns Hopkins women’s lacrosse team was regularly making appearances in the NCAA Division III Championships with a high-scoring offense, Kelly Carver was leading an equally dominating Blue Jay defense. Carver was a four-year starter and remains one of the most decorated defensive players in school history.

Carver helped lead Johns Hopkins to a four-year record of 41-18, one Middle Atlantic Conference Championship, three MAC West titles, two trips to the NCAA Tournament and one appearance in the Final Four.

A two-time team captain, Carver totaled one goal, 49 caused turnovers and 70 ground balls and led the team in ground balls (26) as a sophomore and caused turnovers (17) as a junior. Carver’s exploits weren’t just noticed by her coaches and teammates at Johns Hopkins, she also grabbed the attention of opposing coaches, who were quick to honor her with an array of post-season honors.

Carver earned Third Team Brine/IWLCA All-America honors as a junior, when she also grabbed First Team All-Region and First Team All-MAC West honors. She closed her career in 1993 by earning First Team All-America honors from two different organizations – the IWLCA and USWLA – and repeated as a First Team All-Region and All-MAC West selection.

Now 20 years since her career ended, Carver remains one of just three defenders in the history of the Johns Hopkins women’s lacrosse program to earn First Team All-America honors.

John Del Monaco • Class of 2000
Men’s Soccer

The Johns Hopkins men’s soccer program enjoyed a resurgence in the 1990s and one of the great four-year runs in school history took place from 1996-99. One of the leaders during this run of national prominence for the Blue Jays was John Del Monaco, among the most versatile players ever to don the Columbia Blue and Black.

Del Monaco, who set a then school record for career games played (78), totaled 20 goals and 17 assists in his career, but numbers hardly tell the story of his career.

Del Monaco developed into one of the top forwards in the Centennial Conference early in his career and earned Second Team All-Centennial honors there as a sophomore. Demonstrating his all-around ability and team-first mentality, he went on to earn First Team All-Centennial honors in each of his final two seasons – as a defender!

His transition to defense was so smooth that he earned First Team All-Region and Second Team All-America honors as a junior and senior. He remains one of just five players – and the only defender – to twice earn All-America honors.

Del Monaco helped the Blue Jays to a 64-11-4 record during his career, including a 32-3-1 mark in the Centennial. He helped Johns Hopkins to the Centennial Conference title in 1996 and 1998 and an ECAC title in 1999. The Blue Jays also advanced to the NCAA Tournament in each of his first three seasons and made a stunning run to the NCAA Quarterfinals in 1998; only a triple-overtime loss kept the Blue Jays from making a trip to the national semifinals that year.

While his exploits on the field are well documented, Del Monaco was also one of the top student-athletes in the nation as well. He received the William Howard Award as the Johns Hopkins senior athlete who most excelled in athletics and academics and earned an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship as a senior. He remains one of just three Johns Hopkins men’s soccer players to earn one of these prestigious awards.

Dave Eikenberg • Class of 1991
Men’s Basketball

He came to a basketball ghost town; sold on Homewood by a new coach with the opportunity to help build something out of the Blue Jay basketball program. Four years after arriving as a member of head coach Bill Nelson’s first recruiting class, Dave Eikenberg and his classmates had put the Johns Hopkins men’s basketball program on the map.

Eikenberg was the glue of Nelson’s early teams as he was the starting point guard from the time he arrived on campus and helped the Blue Jays compile a 68-40 record during his career – the 68 wins exactly matching the number Johns Hopkins had accumulated in the nine previous years combined.

Eikenberg graduated as Johns Hopkins’ career leader in assists (399) and steals (181) and no player in the last 20 years has come within 150 assists of his record and only one has come within 50 steals of his mark in that time. He remains the only player in school history with 100 or more assists in two different seasons (145, 113) and the only player with 55 or more steals in two different seasons as well (59, 58). He led the team in assists and steals three times each during his career and finished his career ranked second in games (105) and minutes played (2,634).

To say that Eikenberg left the basketball program better than he found it would be an understatement. In addition to the 68 wins the Blue Jays amassed during his career, he helped JHU to a Middle Atlantic Conference title as a senior and a runner-up finish as a junior. The MAC title was the first for Johns Hopkins since 1974. He also led JHU to the first two of what would eventually become five consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament. Included is the program’s only trip to the Sweet 16 (1990).

A.J. Haugen • Class of 2000
Men’s Lacrosse

One of the most creative, elusive and dangerous midfielders in school history, A.J. Haugen enjoyed a career matched by few midfielders in the storied history of the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse program.

Haugen earned First Team All-America honors as a sophomore (1998), junior (1999) and senior (2000) and is one of just four players in school history to earn First Team All-America honors three times as a midfielder; the others include Rick Kowalchuk, Del Dressel and Paul Rabil. In a span of 18 years (1989-2007), Haugen was the only Johns Hopkins player to earn All-America honors three times (regardless of position)

Haugen finished his career with 85 goals and 23 assists for 108 points. He ranks third in school history in career goals scored among players who played exclusively midfield and punched up 23 or more goals in each of his final three seasons, including a career-high 27 as a sophomore and senior.

Johns Hopkins posted a 40-15 record during Haugen’s career and advanced to the NCAA Semifinals in each of his final two years. In the final game of his career against top-ranked Syracuse in the 2000 national semifinals, Haugen tied the Johns Hopkins record for most goals scored in a semifinal game as he netted a career-high five before the Blue Jays fell late to the Orange. The effort remains one of Hopkins’ top individual performances in an NCAA Tournament game.

Haugen capped his career at Johns Hopkins by being awarded the C. Gardner Mallonee Award, which is presented annual to the senior male who has made the most outstanding contribution in athletics.

George Kennedy
Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach

One of the most successful head coaches in Division III swimming history, George Kennedy recently completed his 28th season as the head coach of the Johns Hopkins men’s and women’s teams.

Kennedy’s men’s team has compiled a record of 180-106 (.629) and didn’t lose a dual meet to a Division III opponent from November 19, 1989 – February 4, 2006. The Blue Jays have won 15 conference titles under his guidance, including 11 UAA, two Middle Atlantic Conference and two ECAC championships.

The Blue Jays have routinely parlayed the success of the regular season and at the conference championships into top finishes at the NCAA Championships. Including the recently completed 2012-13 season, Kennedy has guided Johns Hopkins to 25 top-10 finishes, 13 top-five finishes and three national runner-up showings.

In all, Kennedy has coached Blue Jay men’s swimmers to 14 individual and relay national championships, while there have been 301 individual All-Americans and 123 All-America relay teams.

Kennedy has enjoyed similar success with the Johns Hopkins women’s team, which has compiled a dual-meet record of 156-138-2 (.522) while competing against a national schedule that has included numerous Division I opponents.

Like the men, the women have also had a run of success at the conference and national level. Johns Hopkins has won nine conference titles under Kennedy, including five Blue Grass Mountain titles and four UAA Championships.

The Blue Jay women’s team has compiled two individual national championships, one relay national title, 161 individual All-Americans and 95 All-America relay teams.

Kennedy and his coaching staff have earned national coaching staff of the year honors six times since he arrived at Homewood and the success of both programs has not been limited to the pool. Members of the men’s and women’s teams have combined to earn seven NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships and 10 CoSIDA Academic All-America nods. In addition, four of Kennedy’s former swimmers have been inducted into the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame, including fellow 2013 inductee Krissy Brinsley.

Steve Milo • Class of 1999
Baseball

Steve Milo was a four-year standout on the baseball team for head coach Bob Babb and helped the Blue Jays to a four-year record of 115-47-1 (.709). Johns Hopkins won two Centennial Conference titles (1997, 1998), two UAA titles (1998, 1999) and made two trips to the NCAA Tournament (1997, 1998) during his career. The 115 wins he and his classmates were a part of were, at the time, tied for the third most in school history.

Among the great pure hitters in school history, Milo concluded his career among Johns Hopkins’ all-time leaders in batting average (.367), hits (160), home runs (20), doubles (35) and RBIs (126).

While there have been some truly remarkable individual seasons in school history, few compare with the one Milo enjoyed as a junior in 1998. That year he hit .456 with 72 hits, 18 doubles, 57 RBIs and 53 runs scored. His 18 doubles that season were a school record at the time and his marks for batting average, runs scored and triples (4) were all among the top totals in school history at the time.

Milo still holds one school record that has rarely been challenged in the time since he graduated as his 32-game hitting streak – the seventh-longest in NCAA Division III history at the time – remains a Johns Hopkins record.

In helping the Blue Jays to a 36-4 record, the Centennial Conference and UAA titles and a top five national ranking in 1998, Milo earned First Team ABCA All-Region, First Team All-Centennial, First Team All-ECAC and Second Team All-UAA honors. The Blue Jays were the top seed in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship and finished the season ranked 25th in the nation.

Sarah Parola • Class of 2001
Women’s Soccer

The Johns Hopkins women’s soccer program was still in its infancy when Sarah Parola arrived on campus in 1997. The Blue Jays had broken through and grabbed their first-ever Centennial Conference title the year before, but Parola’s arrival provided the Blue Jays with one of the top goal-scoring threats in the nation and JHU quickly transformed from a young program to a regional power.

Parola burst on the scene as a freshman, setting then school records for goals scored (20) and points (49) in a season. How unique were her efforts that season? Her mark for goals scored stood as a Johns Hopkins record until 2012, while her 49 points were the standard until 2011.

Despite injuries that brought two of her four seasons to a premature end, Parola concluded her career as Johns Hopkins’ career leader in goals scored (46) and points (105); those records held until 2011 and she remains one of just two players in school history to score 15 or more goals and total 34 or more points in two different seasons.

Parola’s individual success went hand-in-hand with the elevation of the program. She helped the Blue Jays to a four-year record of 60-15-4 (.785) with one Centennial Conference title (1997), one ECAC title (2000) and two trips to the NCAA Tournament (1997, 1998). The Blue Jays’ appearance in the 1997 NCAA Tournament was the first in school history.

With her breakout performance as a freshman in 1997, Parola was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Year; she remains the only player in league history to grab this honor as a freshman. She earned All-Centennial honors three times, including first team nods as a freshman and sophomore, and First Team All-Region honors in each of those years as well. She was the first player in school history to earn First Team All-Region, remained the only two-time first team selection in school history until 2010 and was the only JHU freshman to earn top regional honors before 2011.

Parola is the first Johns Hopkins women’s soccer player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame strictly because of her efforts on the soccer field.

Don Zimmerman • Class of 1976
Men’s Lacrosse (Player and Coach) • Men’s Soccer Coach

One of the most successful coaches in the storied history of the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse program, Don Zimmerman guided the Blue Jays to a seven-year run that ranks among the best in school history, even by the lofty standards of the most successful program in college lacrosse history.

Leading the Blue Jays from 1984-90, Zimmerman compiled a remarkable 73-15 (.830) record, won three national championships (1984, 1985, 1987) and guided the Blue Jays to the NCAA Tournament in each of his seven seasons. JHU also advanced to the national championship game in 1989 and Zimmerman was the first head coach in college lacrosse history to win an NCAA title in his first season. JHU was nearly unbeatable at Homewood Field during his reign as the Blue Jays compiled a remarkable 40-7 (.851) record in the home whites under his guidance.

In addition to the national titles and NCAA Tournament appearances the Blue Jays compiled under his guidance, the team also collected numerous individual awards during Zimmerman’s tenure.

Johns Hopkins players compiled 21 First Team All-America honors, 47 overall All-America nods, two National Player of the Year, two Midfielder of the Year, three Defenseman of the Year and four Goalie of the Year awards under Zimmerman.

Zimmerman graduated from Johns Hopkins in 1976 after playing his final two years under legendary coach Henry Ciccarone. He earned Honorable Mention All-America honors as a midfielder as a junior and helped Johns Hopkins to the NCAA Semifinals.

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UMBC looks for first league win Saturday against Vermont

Posted on 06 April 2013 by WNST Staff

A pair of America East lacrosse squads hungry for a victory face off at UMBC Stadium on Saturday, April 6, when the UMBC Retrievers (3-6, 0-1) host the Vermont Catamounts (3-7, 1-0) in league play. Both teams dropped their league openers, as UMBC lost a heartbreaking 15-14 overtime decision at Hartford, while Stony Brook won, 19-10, in Burlington. The game will be broadcast on www.umbcretrievers.tv.

 

UMBC battled back from a deficit for most of the afternoon and led Hartford, 14-11 with less than six minutes remaining, but the Hawks tied the game with 11 seconds left and won less than a minute into overtime. Freshman midfielder Pat Young led the visitors with a season-best four goals and five points. Senior attackmen Scott Jones and Matt Gregoire added three goals apiece.

 

A LOOK AT THE OPPONENT. Stony Brook defeated Vermont, 19-10, in the America East men’s lacrosse opener for both teams on March 30 at Virtue Field.  The Catamounts were led by senior attackman Drew Philie and junior linemate Graham Horvath, who collected three goals apiece. Freshman netminder Justin Rosenberg took the loss for Vermont despite making 12 saves on the day. Philie continues to climb up the ranks in several categories of the Vermont men’s lacrosse all-time records. He now ranks fifth in all-time goals (112) at Vermont, seventh in points (160), and 10th in assists (48). The captain needs just two goals to move up to fourth place on the all-time goals list.

 

ALL-TIME SERIES: UMBC has won all nine previous meetings with Vermont, but the last three meetings have been decided by a total of five goals.

 

THE LAST TIME WE MET: Scott Hopmann led visiting UMBC with three goals and eight other Retrievers hit the nets as UMBC never trailed in an 11-8 America East Conference victory at Vermont in 2012.

 

UP NEXT: UMBC will play its second of three America East road contests when the Retrievers travel to Stony Brook for a Saturday, April 13 contest.

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UMBC wraps non-conference slate Saturday at Mount St. Mary’s

Posted on 22 March 2013 by WNST Staff

The UMBC men’s lacrosse team will face in-state foe Mount St. Mary’s for the first time since 2003 when the Retrievers and Mountaineers tangle at UMBC Stadium on Sat., March 23. It is the final non-conference contest for both squads before America East and Northeast Conference play get underway next weekend. The contest vs. the Mount faces off at 1:05 p.m. All UMBC home lacrosse games are streamed in high definition on www.umbcretrievers.tv.

Both teams are coming off setbacks- UMBC (2-5) fell to Towson, 12-9, on Tuesday evening at UMBC Stadium, while the Mount (4-5) fell, 14-11, at Drexel on Saturday.

Retriever senior attackman Scott Jones is pacing UMBC with 14 goals and 17 total points. But a pair of freshmen, attackman Nate Lewnes and midfielder Pat Young, are coming on strong. Lewnes, the reigning America East Rookie of the Week, has three goals and six assists in his last two outings, while Young posted his first career hat trick and a season-high of four points vs. Towson.

 

A LOOK AT THE OPPONENT: Mount St. Mary;s (4-5) has been very strong at home this season, winning four of five contests, including impressive victories over No. 18 Bucknell (12-11, Feb. 17) and Georgetown (14-6, March 12). The Mountaineers have yet to win on the road in 2013, including a 14-11 setback at No. 13 Drexel on March 16. The Mountaineers held a 10-8 lead with 1:47 left in the third quarter on senior attackman Brett Schmidt’s fifth goal of the game, but the Dragons countered by scoring the next five goals of the game en route to the win. The Mount has three 20-goal scorers already in 2013- Schmidt has 22, has now scored a goal in 37 consecutive games, the longest scoring streak in the nation. Senior attackman Andrew Scalley has scored a goal in 18 consecutive games, and now leads the Mount with 51 points on 25 goals and 26 assists this year.

 

ALL-TIME SERIES: UMBC has won all previous 19 meetings vs. Mount St. Mary’s. The two teams last met in 2003 when the Retrievers won a 16-7 decision in a game played at Johns Hopkins University. The last contest at UMBC Stadium was played in 2001 and the hosts prevailed, 18-5. In between, UMBC won the tightest battle in the series, capturing  7-5 victory in Emmitsburg in 2002.

 

UP NEXT: UMBC opens its tenth America East Conference season at Hartford on Sat., March 30. The opening draw at Al-Marzook Field takes place at 2:00 p.m.

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UMBC returns home Saturday to face High Point

Posted on 15 March 2013 by WNST Staff

UMBC Men’s Lacrosse
Game 6: UMBC vs. High Point, Sat., March 16, 2013, 1:00 p.m.

UMBC returns home for the first time since Feb. 26 to begin a three-game homestand before America East play begins on March 30. The
Retrievers face High Point (2-5) University on Sat., March 16 in the first of three games in an eight-day span. Don Zimmerman fs squad will welcome local rivals Towson (March 19) and Mount St. Mary’s (March 23) before opening league play at Hartford on March 30. The contest vs. a young, talented Panther squad faces off at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday. All UMBC home lacrosse games are streamed in high definition on www.umbcretrievers.tv.

UMBC is coming off a 13-7 setback at No. 6 Johns Hopkins on Friday evening at Homewood Field. The Retrievers fell behind 5-0 after one quarter before going toe-to-toe with the Blue Jays for the final 45 minutes. In an eleven-day span, UMBC faced No. 4 Loyola (Feb. 26), No. 13 Fairfield, and No. 6 Johns Hopkins (March 8)- all on the road.

Senior attackman Scott Jones leads UMBC with nine goals and ten points scored. Freshman Pat Young posted his second two-goal game vs. Johns Hopkins and has seven goals in 2013. Sophomore Wes DiRito made his first collegiate start against the Blue Jays and went the distance, making nine stops.

TOP DOG: Head Coach Don Zimmerman enters his 20th season at UMBC in 2013. The Retriever mentor stood eighth in victories (213) and 15th in winning percentage (60.7%) amongst active Division I coaches after the 2012 campaign. The win over Binghamton on April 10, 2010 was the 200th in the career of UMBC head coach Don Zimmerman. He is now 214-139 in his 27th year as a collegiate mentor. He coached his 250th game at UMBC vs. Hartford on May 4, 2011.

The UMBC men’s lacrosse team has selected seniors Scott Jones (Port Coquitlam, B.C./Terry Fox), Neill Lewnes (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s), and Ethan Murphy (West Seneca, N.Y./West Seneca East) as its captains or the 2012-13 academic year. Jones and Murphy will serve as team captains for the second consecutive year.

In addition, senior attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) has been tabbed by the coaching staff as a 2013 team captain.

A LOOK AT THE OPPONENT: Freshman Dan Lomas scored six goals to lead the High Point University (2-5) men’s lacrosse team to 13-10 win over Michigan in their last action on Wednesday, March 6 at Vert Stadium. Sophomore Matt Thistle added three goals and three assists in the win. Lomas (19g, 2a) and Thistle (10g, 11a) are tied for the team lead with 21 points apiece. Goalkeeper Austin Geisler Tis ranked sixth in the nation with 14.14 saves per game and 13th with a save percentage of 58.2. The first-year program’s other win occurred vs. Towson at Vert Stadium, a 9-7 victory on Feb. 8. Three of their five losses have been by three goals or less to Delaware (12-10), St. Joseph’s (8-5) and Jacksonville (9-8).

ALL-TIME SERIES: This is the first meeting between UMBC and High Point.

NOTE: High Point associate head coach Pat Tracy was an assistant coach at UMBC for four seasons (2008-2011).

UP NEXT: UMBC has a quick turnaround and will play its final mid-week game of the season on Tues., March 19 when they welcome the Towson Tigers to UMBC Stadium. The opening face-off is set for 7:35 p.m.

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UMBC faces tough test Friday at Hopkins

Posted on 08 March 2013 by WNST Staff

After an unexpected break in its harrowing early season schedule, the UMBC men’s lacrosse team (1-3) gets back to work on Friday, March 8 when they face No. 6 Johns Hopkins (4-1) at Homewood Field. UMBC was slated to play at No. 1 Maryland on Wednesday, but inclement weather postponed the contest. The opening face-off takes place at JHU just after 5:00 p.m. The game will be nationally-televised on ESPNU with Mike Corey providing the play-by-play and analysis from Jamie Munro.

In an eleven-day span, UMBC faced No. 4 Loyola (Feb. 26) and No. 13 Fairfield, and now concludes that stretch vs. No. 6 Johns Hopkins (March 8)- all on the road.

UMBC is coming off a 14-9 setback at Fairfield on Saturday afternoon. UMBC outshot the Stags, 41-40, but FU netminder Jack Murphy continued his brilliant early season play by stopping 17 Retriever shots. Junior midfielders Conor Finch and Zach Linkous each scored three times for UMBC, while Phil Poe won 16 of 27 draws to lead the visitors.

 

TOP DOG: Head Coach Don Zimmerman enters his 20th season at UMBC in 2013. The Retriever mentor stood eighth in victories (213) and 15th in winning percentage (60.7%) amongst active Division I coaches after the 2012 campaign. The win over Binghamton on April 10, 2010 was the 200th in the career of UMBC head coach Don Zimmerman. He is now 214-139 in his 27th year as a collegiate mentor. He coached his 250th game at UMBC vs. Hartford on May 4, 2011.

 

WINNING THE TIGHT ONES: UMBC is now 26-17 in games decided by three goals or less since the beginning of the 2007 season. UMBC had won eight straight overtime decisions from 2007-09 until dropping a Feb. 20, 2010 triple overtime decision to Delaware. UMBC’s previous overtime loss was an 11-10 setback at Penn early in the 2006 season.

In 2012, UMBC was 2-4 in games decided by one or two goals. The Retrievers have won 17 of its last 23 one-goal decisions.

UMBC is now 16-6 in Don Zimmerman’s 19+ seasons in overtime and in his career, Coach Zimmerman is 18-8 in extra time in 26 seasons.

 

DON’T LOOK BACK: UMBC is now in its 46th season of varsity men’s lacrosse with a record of 339-286 (.543). The Retrievers played their 600th intercollegiate match on March 18, 2012 at Maryland. They are 222-219 (.503) in their 32nd year at the Division I level, achieving win No. 200 vs. Ohio State on March 21, 2009. Before the win over Towson on April 1, 2008, the last time the program was last over the .500 mark at the Division I level was when at the end of its third season (1983) when the record was 19-18.

 

A LOOK AT THE OPPONENT: Sophomore attackman Wells Stanwick punched up career highs of five goals and four assists and the sixth-ranked Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team scored 13 second-half goals as the Blue Jays knocked off visiting Mount St. Mary’s, 19-9, at Homewood Field Tuesday evening. Hopkins has wins over Siena, Towson and Michigan and a setback to Princeton on its schedule to date. JR A Brandon Benn leads the JHU attack with 18 goals, while Stanwick has 10 goals and seven assists. Hopkins has outscored its foes, 22-7, in the first quarter in 2013.

 

ALL-TIME SERIES: UMBC is winless vs. Johns Hopkins in ten previous meetings- the Blue Jays are one of just two programs that the Retrievers have faced and do not own a win against. Robert Morris (now 0-2) is the other program on that short list. Only two of the previous ten meetings have taken place at UMBC. The Retrievers came the closest in 2008 and 2009, falling 10-8 at Homewood in ’08 and 14-11 at UMBC Stadium the following season.

 

A LOOK BACK: Last season, second-ranked Johns Hopkins (6-0) held UMBC (2-3) scoreless for over 25 minutes in the middle stages of the game and defeated the Retrievers, 12-5, at M&T Bank Stadium. Jones scored three fourth-quarter goals to record his sixth career hat trick and second of the season. Lustgarten contributed three assists. Hopkins outshot UMBC, 39-31, and scored on both of its extra-man opportunities. Face-offs were even at 11-all.

 

UP NEXT: UMBC returns home for the first time since Feb. 26 when they welcome High Point to UMBC Stadium on Sat., March 16.

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UMBC continues tough start to schedule Saturday at Fairfield

Posted on 01 March 2013 by WNST Staff

The UMBC men’s lacrosse team (1-2) continues as tough a stretch as any team in the nation on Saturday, March 2 when they travel to Connecticut to take on No. 13 Fairfield (2-2) at Alumni Field. The opening face-off takes place at 1:00. In an eleven-day span, UMBC face No. 4 Loyola (Feb. 26), No. 13 Fairfield, No. 1 Maryland (March 6) and No. 3 Johns Hopkins (March 8) all on the road.

 

UMBC is coming off a 21-9 setback to defending national champion and fourth-ranked Loyola in miserable conditions    at Ridley Athletic Complex on Feb. 26. The Retrievers led, 4-3, after one quarter and trailed only 9-7 early in the third quarter, before the Greyhounds ran off ten consecutive goals.

 

TOP DOG: Head Coach Don Zimmerman enters his 20th season at UMBC in 2013. The Retriever mentor stood eighth in victories (213) and 15th in winning percentage (60.7%) amongst active Division I coaches after the 2012 campaign. The win over Binghamton on April 10, 2010 was the 200th in the career of UMBC head coach Don Zimmerman. He is now 214-139 in his 27th year as a collegiate mentor. He coached his 250th game at UMBC vs. Hartford on May 4, 2011.

 

Zimmerman’s Records

Career Record:

214-140 (.605) (27th season)

at UMBC: 141-125 (.530) (20th season)

WINNING THE TIGHT ONES: UMBC is now 26-17 in games decided by three goals or less since the beginning of the 2007 season. UMBC had won eight straight overtime decisions from 2007-09 until dropping a Feb. 20, 2010 triple overtime decision to Delaware. UMBC’s previous overtime loss was an 11-10 setback at Penn early in the 2006 season.

 

In 2012, UMBC was 2-4 in games decided by one or two goals. The Retrievers have won 17 of its last 23 one-goal decisions.

 

UMBC is now 16-6 in Don Zimmerman’s 19+ seasons in overtime and in his career, Coach Zimmerman is 18-8 in extra time in 26 seasons.

 

HOME, SWEET HOME: UMBC is 39-16 (.709) at home since 2006.

 

FOR (HOME) OPENERS: With the 11-7 win over Rutgers on Feb. 23, UMBC snapped a three-game slide in home openers.

 

NOTING: The 21 goals allowed by UMBC to Loyola on Feb. 26 is the most permitted by a Retriever team since allowing 27 goals to Towson in the 1996 campaign.

 

BEASTS OF AMERICA EAST: UMBC is 36-11 in nine years of America East competition and 20-4 at UMBC Stadium. UMBC has never lost back-to-back regular season contests in league play.

 

In 2012, the Retrievers (3-2 AEC) posted a winning league record and earned a spot in the four-team America East Conference Championships for the ninth consecutive year.

 

DON’T LOOK BACK: UMBC is now in its 46th season of varsity men’s lacrosse with a record of 339-285 (.543). The Retrievers played their 600th intercollegiate match on March 18, 2012 at Maryland. They are 222-218 (.505) in their 32nd year at the Division I level, achieving win No. 200 vs. Ohio State on March 21, 2009. Before the win over Towson on April 1, 2008, the last time the program was last over the .500 mark at the Division I level was when at the end of its third season (1983) when the record was 19-18.

 

2012 RANKINGS:

Assists per game                      13th                   7.15

Man-Up Offense                        14th                   41.9

 

PLAYER NOTES

 

TEAM CAPTAINS: The UMBC men’s lacrosse team has selected seniors Scott Jones (Port Coquitlam, B.C./Terry Fox), Neill Lewnes (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) , and Ethan Murphy (West Seneca, N.Y./West Seneca East) as its captains for the 2012-13 academic year. Jones and Murphy will serve as team captains for the second consecutive year.

2012 AMERICA EAST ALL-CONFERENCE: Junior attackman Scott Jones and sophomore face-off specialist Phil Poe earned America East Conference First Team honors in a vote of the league’s six head coaches. Two Retrievers- senior defender Aaron Verardi and junior midfielderScott Hopmann- earned Second Team honors, while freshman A/M Derek Bertolini was selected to the All-Rookie team. Junior defender Ethan Murphy was also honored by earning a selection to the league’s All -Academic squad.

 

Sixty-six Retrievers have been honored by the America East Conference on all-league teams since 2004.

 

 

UMBC senior goalkeeper Adam Cohen (Arnold, Md./The Severn School) was named America East Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week for games ending Feb. 24, 2013. Cohen led the Retrievers in the squad’s 11-7 victory over Rutgers at UMBC Stadium on Feb. 23. Over the final three quarters, the Retriever netminder made 12 of his 13 saves and allowed only five goals over the same span of time.

The 13 stops were one shy of his 14 made at Rutgers in 11-7 victory in 2012. He also received America East Conference Player of the Week honors after his performance in that contest a season ago

In that contest, Cohen scored UMBC’s final goal of the day with 1:39 remaining at Rutgers and it is believed to be the first goal scored by a Retriever goalkeeper in 32 years of NCAA Division I competition.

SR A Scott Jones had hat tricks or better in four of his last six outings of the 2012 season, scoring a total of 18 goals in that span. He had scored in 14 consecutive games (35g-10a-45pts, 3.21 ppg) until being held off the board at Vermont on April 7. Jones had multiple points in 12 of those contests and finished the 2012 season 8th in the nation with 2.77 goals per contest.

 

With his four-goal effort in the opener at Robert Morris, he now also has 14 career games with three or more goals and was tied for 10th- most amongst current Division I players (prior to Feb. 23). Jones is the team’s leading active scorer with 83 points (68-15-83).

 

HELPING HANDS: In 2012, SR A Joe Lustgarten led America East and finished 4th nationally with 2.23 assists per game. He became the 21st player in school history to post 25 assists in a season (29)-the last player to tally 25 or more was Drew Westervelt, who recorded 36 in 2007. Lustgarten had multiple assists in 11 consecutive outings, which is the longest streak in a single season since Steve Marohl, the NCAA record-setter with 77 assists, had multiple helpers in 12 straight in the 1992 campaign. He was held off the board completely at Loyola on Feb. 26.

 

CROW ABOUT POE: JR face-off specialist Phil Poe attempted all but six draws through 11 games in 2012 and his 320 attempted were 7th in the nation. His 174 face-off victories are the second-most in school history, behind only Russ LeClair’s 210 wins in 1984.

 

 

Poe was named America East Conference Player of the Week for games ending April 21, 2012. Poe tied a school record by winning 22 face-offs in the 17-16 overtime victory over Albany. Moreover, his 15 ground balls recorded are the most since Nick Brownlee scooped a school-record 18 vs. VMI in 1997 The 22 face-off wins tied for the sixth-most in a Division I single game in 2012.

 

Poe’s 87 ground balls on the 2012 season is the most for a Retriever since Nick Brownlee had 108 in 1997. Poe won 14 or more draws in nine of the 13 contests in 2012. He finished 11th in the country with 6.31 ground balls per game.

 

NOTING: SR A Matt Gregoire, who did not play at RMU due to injury, debuted and posted his third career game with three or more goals vs. Rutgers… FR M Pat Young scored the first two goals of his career, tallying twice in the first quarter at Robert Morris… SO LSM Seth Mackingarnered a career-best six ground balls in that game… Twenty-seven Retrievers saw action in the opener vs. the Colonials and 28 appeared vs. Rutgers… JR M David Campbell and FR ANate Lewnes scored their first goals in the black and gold vs. the Scarlet Knights.

 

A LOOK AT THE OPPONENT: Fairfield (2-2) dropped its second consecutive game, falling 9-2 at home to Hofstra on Feb. 26. Jack Murphy took the loss in net for the Stags, stopping 13 shots in the contest. Murphy has taken home the ECAC Lacrosse League Defensive Player of the Week award for two consecutive weeks, stopping 28 total shots in a 10-9 win over Navy and a 10-9 loss at North Carolina. FU opened the season with an 8-6 victory over Bryant. JR A Jordan Greenfield (8g, 2a) and SR M Sam Snow (7g, 3a) share team-high scoring honors for the Stags.

ALL-TIME SERIES: Last season, Fairfield senior attackman John Snellman scored 44 seconds into overtime and the 20th-ranked Stags nipped UMBC, 10-9, at UMBC Stadium. Scott Jonesscored the game-tying goal with 40 seconds to play in regulation and recorded a season-best four-goal effort. The meeting was the first between the two teams since 1999.

UMBC and Fairfield played a home-and-home series in 1998 and 1999, with the Retrievers capturing both contests. UMBC triumphed, 13-5, at home in ’98 and won, 10-8, in Connecticut in 1999.

UP NEXT: UMBC faces current No. 1 Maryland at Byrd Stadium on Wed., March 6. The game will be televised nationally on ESPNU and the opening draw takes place at 5:00 p.m.

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UMBC visits defending champs Loyola Tuesday night

Posted on 25 February 2013 by WNST Staff

The UMBC men’s lacrosse team (1-1) kicks off as tough a stretch as any team in the nation will face on Tuesday, Feb. 26 when they take on defending national champion Loyola (2-1) at Ridley Athletic Complex. The opening face-off takes place at 7:00 p.m. In an eleven-day span, UMBC will face No. 4 Loyola, No. 13 Fairfield (March 2), No. 1 Maryland (March 6) and No. 3 Johns Hopkins (March 8) all on the road.

UMBC is coming off an 11-7 victory over Rutgers at UMBC Stadium on Sat., Feb. 23. Senior goalkeeper Adam Cohen, the reigning America East Conference Player of the Week, made 12 of his 13 saves in the final 45 minutes and the Retrievers utilized a 6-1 second half run to subdue the Scarlet Knights.

TOP DOG: Head Coach Don Zimmerman enters his 20th season at UMBC in 2013. The Retriever mentor stood eighth in victories (213) and 15th in winning percentage (60.7%) amongst active Division I coaches after the 2012 campaign. The win over Binghamton on April 10, 2010 was the 200th in the career of UMBC head coach Don Zimmerman. He is now 214-139 in his 27th year as a collegiate mentor. He coached his 250th game at UMBC vs. Hartford on May 4, 2011.

Zimmerman’s Records
Career Record:
214-139 (.606) (27th season)
at UMBC: 141-124 (.532) (20th season)

WINNING THE TIGHT ONES: UMBC is now 26-17 in games decided by three goals or less since the beginning of the 2007 season. UMBC had won eight straight overtime decisions from 2007-09 until dropping a Feb. 20, 2010 triple overtime decision to Delaware. UMBC’s previous overtime loss was an 11-10 setback at Penn early in the 2006 season.

In 2012, UMBC was 2-4 in games decided by one or two goals. The Retrievers have won 17 of its last 23 one-goal decisions.

UMBC is now 16-6 in Don Zimmerman’s 19+ seasons in overtime and in his career, Coach Zimmerman is 18-8 in extra time in 26 seasons.

HOME, SWEET HOME: UMBC is 39-16 (.709) at home since 2006.

FOR (HOME) OPENERS: With the 11-7 win over Rutgers on Feb. 23, UMBC snapped a three-game slide in home openers.

BEASTS OF AMERICA EAST: UMBC is 36-11 in nine years of America East competition and 20-4 at UMBC Stadium. UMBC has never lost back-to-back regular season contests in league play.

In 2012, the Retrievers (3-2 AEC) posted a winning league record and earned a spot in the four-team America East Conference Championships for the ninth consecutive year.

DON’T LOOK BACK: UMBC is now in its 46th season of varsity men’s lacrosse with a record of 339-284 (.544). The Retrievers played their 600th intercollegiate match on March 18, 2012 at Maryland. They are 222-217 (.506) in their 32nd year at the Division I level, achieving win No. 200 vs. Ohio State on March 21, 2009. Before the win over Towson on April 1, 2008, the last time the program was last over the .500 mark at the Division I level was when at the end of its third season (1983) when the record was 19-18.

2012 RANKINGS:
Assists per game       13th             7.15
Man-Up Offense          14th            41.9%

PLAYER NOTES

TEAM CAPTAINS: The UMBC men’s lacrosse team has selected seniors Scott Jones (Port Coquitlam, B.C./Terry Fox), Neill Lewnes (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) , and Ethan Murphy (West Seneca, N.Y./West Seneca East) as its captains for the 2012-13 academic year. Jones and Murphy will serve as team captains for the second consecutive year.

2012 AMERICA EAST ALL-CONFERENCE: Junior attackman Scott Jones and sophomore face-off specialist Phil Poe earned America East Conference First Team honors in a vote of the league’s six head coaches. Two Retrievers- senior defender Aaron Verardi and junior midfielder Scott Hopmann- earned Second Team honors, while freshman A/M Derek Bertolini was selected to the All-Rookie team. Junior defender Ethan Murphy was also honored by earning a selection to the league’s All -Academic squad.

Sixty-six Retrievers have been honored by the America East Conference on all-league teams since 2004.

Hat Tricks, Etc.

UMBC Five-Goal Games:   Scott Jones 2 (Albany, 2011, S. Brook, 2012)
Joe Lustgarten 1 (Hartford, 2012)
Zack Linkous 1 (Rutgers, 2012)

Four-Goal Games:                Jones 6 (Presbyterian, 2011; Fairfield, Hartford, Towson, Albany 2012, RMU 2013)
Dave Brown 1 (Presbyterian, 2011)
Matt Gregoire (Albany, 2012)

Three-Goal Games:               Jones 5 (Maryland, Albany, Vermont 2011; Hopkins, Binghamton 2012)
Scott Hopmann 3 (Presbyterian, 2011. Towson, Vermont 2012)
Gregoire 2 (Binghamton, 2012. Rutgers, 2013)
Brown 1 (Binghamton, 2011)
Lustgarten 1 (Hartford, 2011)

UMBC senior goalkeeper Adam Cohen (Arnold, Md./The Severn School) was named America East Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week for games ending Feb. 24, 2013. Cohen led the Retrievers in the squad’s 11-7 victory over Rutgers at UMBC Stadium on Feb. 23. Over the final three quarters, the Retriever netminder made 12 of his 13 saves and allowed only five goals over the same span of time.

The 13 stops were one shy of his 14 made at Rutgers in 11-7 victory in 2012. He also received America East Conference Player of the Week honors after his performance in that contest a season ago.

In that contest, Cohen scored UMBC’s final goal of the day with 1:39 remaining at Rutgers and it is believed to be the first goal scored by
a Retriever goalkeeper in 32 years of NCAA Division I competition.

SR A Scott Jones had hat tricks or better in four of his last six outings of the 2012 season, scoring a total of 18 goals in that span. He had scored in 14 consecutive games (35g-10a-45pts, 3.21 ppg) until being held off the board at Vermont on April 7. Jones had multiple
points in 12 of those contests and finished the 2012 season 8th in the nation with 2.77 goals per contest.

With his four-goal effort in the opener at Robert Morris, he now also has 14 career games with three or more goals and was tied for 10th-most amongst current Division I players (prior to Feb. 23). Jones is the team’s leading active scorer with 82 points (67-15-82).

HELPING HANDS: In 2012, SR A Joe Lustgarten led America East and finished 4th nationally with 2.23 assists per game. He became the 21st player in school history to post 25 assists in a season (29)-the last player to tally 25 or more was Drew Westervelt, who recorded 36 in 2007. Lustgarten has multiple assists in his last 11 outings, which is the longest streak in a single season since Steve Marohl, the NCAA record-setter with 77 assists, had multiple helpers in 12 straight in the 1992 campaign.

CROW ABOUT POE: JR face-off specialist Phil Poe attempted all but six draws through 11 games in 2012 and his 320 attempted were 7th in the nation. His 174 face-off victories are the second-most in school history, behind only Russ LeClair’s 210 wins in 1984.

Poe was named America East Conference Player of the Week for games ending April 21, 2012. Poe tied a school record by winning 22
face-offs in the 17-16 overtime victory over Albany. Moreover, his 15 ground balls recorded are the most since Nick Brownlee scooped a
school-record 18 vs. VMI in 1997 The 22 face-off wins tied for the sixth-most in a Division I single game in 2012.

Poe’s 87 ground balls on the 2012 season is the most for a Retriever since Nick Brownlee had 108 in 1997. Poe won 14 or more draws in nine of the 13 contests in 2012. He finished 11th in the country with 6.31 ground balls per game.

NOTING: SR A Matt Gregoire, who did not play at RMU due to injury, debuted and posted his third career game with three or more goals vs. Rutgers… FR M Pat Young scored the first two goals of his career, rallying twice in the first quarter at Robert Morris… SO LSM Seth Mackin garnered a career-best six ground balls in that game… Twenty-seven Retrievers saw action in the opener vs. the Colonials and 28 appeared vs. Rutgers… JR M David Campbell and FR A Nate Lewnes scored their first goals in the black and gold vs. the Scarlet
Knights.

A LOOK AT THE OPPONENT: Loyola opened defense of their 2012 national title with road victories at Delaware (9-8) and Towson (14-9) before falling, 12-10, to Maryland in a rematch of the championship game on Saturday at Ridley Athletic Complex. JR A Justin Ward leads the squad with 11 points (5-6-11), while 2012 Second Team All-American (senior) attackman Mike Sawyer is the team leader with six goals scored. Sawyer scored 52 goals in 2012 and needs to more for 100 in his career.

ALL-TIME SERIES: UMBC leads the series, 16-14. Last year’s meeting was the first between the two teams since 2005.

DONT’T LOOK BACK: Cohen came up with a career-high 15 saves, but the Retrievers could not shut down the fifth-ranked Loyola Greyhounds and dropped a 13-5 decision at soggy UMBC Stadium on March 24, 2012.

UMBC and Cohen played an outstanding first quarter, taking a 3-1 lead after 15 minutes. Cohen made six first quarter saves and turned aside his seventh early in the second quarter before the explosive Greyhounds started to turn the tide. They tied the game on two goals
two minutes apart at the midpoint of the stanza and took a 4-3 lead off a face-off win and goal ten seconds after the tying score.

UMBC tied the score as Rob Grimm scored UMBC’s third man-up goal of the game, burying an inside feed from junior attackman Joe Lustgarten at the 12:34 mark. But Loyola’s J.P. Dalton, who dominated the face-off circle, won the ensuing draw and fed junior attackman Mike Sawyer, who gave the Greyhounds the lead for good just six seconds after Grimm’s goal.

Loyola scored twice more, tallying six goals in the second quarter, and took a 7-4 lead at intermission. The Greyhounds controlled four of five third quarter draws, and outscored UMBC, 4-0, in the third quarter to take command, 11-4, after 45 minutes. Scott Jones added two goals for UMBC, while Lustgarten had a pair of assists.

Loyola outshot UMBC, 46-31, won 15 of 21 draws and captured 32 ground balls to 17 for the Retrievers. UMBC was 3-of-6 on man-up chances and killed off three of Loyola’s four extra-man opportunities.

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