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UMBC welcomes Rutgers for home opener Saturday

Posted on 22 February 2013 by WNST Staff

The UMBC men’s lacrosse team opens the home portion of its 2013 schedule on Sat., Feb. 23 when they host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The opening face-off its set to take place at 1:05 p.m. on the turf at UMBC Stadium. UMBC dropped its opener, 12-9, at Robert Morris on Feb. 16, while Rutgers has won two of three contests in the early part of the season. UMBC holds a narrow 8-7 series lead and the teams have split the last eight meetings since 2001. The game will be streamed at www.umbcretrievers.tv.

 

SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS

- SR A Scott Jones scored four goals, but visiting UMBC dropped its season opener, 12-9, at Robert Morris (1-1) at Joe Walton Stadium.

 

- FR M Pat Young added two goals, JR M Zach Linkous posted one goal and one helper and SR A Joe Lustgarten  added a pair of assists in the opener for the Retrievers.

 

- SR M Neill Lewnes and SO LSM Seth Mackin led all players with seven and six ground balls respectively.

 

- Jones posted his 14th career hat trick in the game and has 65 career goals.

 

- Jones, Lewnes  and Ethan Murphy were named captains for the 2012-13 academic year. Jones and Murphy will serve as team captains for the second consecutive year.

 

- UMBC is now 26-17 in games decided by three goals or less since the beginning of the 2007 season.

 

- Head Coach Don Zimmerman enters his 20th season at UMBC in 2013. The Retriever mentor stands eighth in victories (213) and 15th in winning percentage (60.7%) amongst active Division I coaches.

 

SCOUTING THE SCARLET KNIGHTS

 

-  Despite a late surge, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team fell to Air Force, 11-9, at the RU Turf Field at the Stadium Complex, Saturday. The Scarlet Knights were led by FR A Scott Bieda and FR M Jacob Coretti, who both netted two goals.

 

- JR A Nick DePaolera posted another five-point game, tallying a career-high five assists after opening the season with five goals against Manhattan (Feb. 10). DePaolera was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for his performance through the first two games, the conference announced Monday.

 

- Rutgers  defeated Wagner, 20-10, at RU Turf Field on Tuesday. The Scarlet Knights (2-1) jumped out to an early 6-0 lead and wouldn’t look back.

 

- Rutgers opened the 2012 campaign with a 15-6 win over Manhattan on Sun. , Feb. 10. The Scarlet Knights improved to 11-0 all-time against the Jaspers.

 

- UMBC defeated Rutgers, 11-7, in last year’s meeting in New Jersey. The Retrievers took an 8-7 series lead over the Scarlet Knights and avenged a 12-5 loss to RU at UMBC Stadium a year ago.

Head Coach Don Zimmerman enters his 20th season at UMBC in 2013. The Retriever mentor stands eighth in victories (213) and 15th in winning percentage (60.7%) amongst active Division I coaches. The win over Binghamton on April 10, 2010 was the 200th in the career of UMBC head coach Don Zimmerman. He is now 213-138 in his 27th year as a collegiate mentor. Zimmerman is the 10th active coach to record 200 victories. He coached his 250th game at UMBC vs. Hartford on May 4, 2011.

 

Zimmerman’s Records

Career Record:

213-139 (.605) (27th season)

at UMBC: 140-124 (.530) (20th season)

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.

 

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 37-16 (.698) at home since 2006.

 

DON’T LOOK BACK: UMBC is now in its 46th season of varsity men’s lacrosse with a record of 338-284 (.543). The Retrievers played their 600th intercollegiate match on March 18, 2012 at Maryland. They are 221-217 (.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%

 

FOR (HOME) OPENERS: UMBC is looking to snap a three-game slide in home openers. The last home-opening win occurred vs. Rutgers in 2009.

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.

 

Player of the Week for games ending Feb. 26, 2012. 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 is tied for 10th- most amongst current Division I players.

 

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 ten outings (2 at Robert Morris), 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. 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: FR M Pat Young scored the first two goals of his career, tallying twice in the first quarter at Robert Morris… SO LSM Seth Mackin garnered a career-best six ground balls… Twenty-seven Retrievers saw action in the opener vs. the Colonials.

 

A LOOK AT THE KNIGHTS: Despite a late surge, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team fell to Air Force, 11-9, at the RU Turf Field at the Stadium Complex, Saturday. The Scarlet Knights were led by FR A Scott Bieda and FR M Jacob Coretti, who both netted two goals. JR A Nick DePaolera posted another five-point game, tallying a career-high five assists after opening the season with five goals against Manhattan (Feb. 10). DePaolera was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for his performance through the first two games, the conference announced Monday. Rutgers  defeated Wagner, 20-10, at RU Turf Field on Tuesday. The Scarlet Knights (2-1) jumped out to an early 6-0 lead and wouldn’t look back. Rutgers opened the 2012 campaign with a 15-6 win over Manhattan on Sun., Feb. 10. The Scarlet Knights improved to 11-0 all-time against the Jaspers.

 

UMBC VS. RU: The Retrievers took an 8-7 series lead last year, when they defeated the Knights, 11-7, in Piscataway. JR M Zach Linkous scored a career-high five goals in the contest and SR G Adam Cohen added a goal, in addition to a 14-save effort. UMBC never trailed in the contest, taking control in the second quarter and building a 8-2 advantage early in the third quarter. SR M Dave Brown added two goals and two assists for the victors.Rutgers won the last meeting at UMBC, earning a 12-5 victory at UMBC Stadium in 2011.

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UMBC opens lacrosse season Saturday at Robert Morris

Posted on 15 February 2013 by WNST Staff

The UMBC men’s lacrosse team opens its 46th season of intercollegiate lacrosse on Saturday, Feb. 16 when the Retrievers travel to Moon Township, Pa. to take on host Robert Morris University. The opening face-off is set at Joe Walton Stadium on noon. Links for live stats and video are available via www.umbcretrievers.com.

 

TOP DOG: Head Coach Don Zimmerman enters his 20th season at UMBC in 2013. The Retriever mentor stands eighth in victories (213) and 15th in winning percentage (60.7%) amongst active Division I coaches. The win over Binghamton on April 10, 2010 was the 200th in the career of UMBC head coach Don Zimmerman. He is now 213-138 in his 27th year as a collegiate mentor. Zimmerman is the 10th active coach to record 200 victories. He coached his 250th game at UMBC vs. Hartford on May 4, 2011.

 

Zimmerman’s Records

Career Record:

213-138 (.607) (27th season)

at UMBC: 140-123 (.532) (19th season)

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.

 

WINNING THE TIGHT ONES: UMBC is now 26-16 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 37-16 (.698) at home since 2006.

 

DON’T LOOK BACK: UMBC is now in its 46th season of varsity men’s lacrosse with a record of 338-283 (.544). The Retrievers played their 600th intercollegiate match on March 18, 2012 at Maryland. They are 221-217 (.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%

 

FOR OPENERS: UMBC is exactly even at 7-7 its last 14 opening games. In fact, the Retrievers have rotated wins and losses in openers since 2007. The Retrievers have won three straight times (2006, 2009, 2011) when they opened on the road.

 

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.

 

SR G Adam Cohen was named America East Conference Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week for games ending Feb. 26, 2012. 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. He now also has 13 career games with three or more goals and is tied for 12th- most amongst current Division I players.

 

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 nine 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 won 15 draws (15-6) vs. RMU in the 2012 opener and captured 15 more (15-4) on March 6 vs. No. 4 Maryland. The last Retriever to capture 15 face-offs in a game was Taylor Marino, who garnered 19 in America East Championship victory over Albany on May 3, 2008. 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. 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.

 

A LOOK AT THE OPPONENT: Robert Morris (0-1) led the nation in scoring in 2012, averaging 14.3 goals per game. RMU led the nation in scoring for the third consecutive season, the first time that has occurred since the NCAA began tracking those statistics. The Colonials were selected to finish third in the Northeast Conference (NEC) in 2013, according to a poll of the league’s head coaches. Bryant was tabbed as the preseason favorite, earning the maximum possible five first-place votes, while Mount St. Mary’s slotted in second ahead of RMU.

 

Robert Morris posted an 11-4 record in 2012, but has lost five of its top seven goal scorers from a season ago. Senior Jake Hayes earned All-NEC First Team honors in 2012 after finishing among the top 10 nationally in both goals per game (2.80) and points per game (4.07). In the opener for both teams, Bellarmine hung on for a 9-8 victory to top Robert Morris at a sunny and chilly Joe Walton Stadium on Feb. 9. SR G Charles Ruppert produced one of the finer outings of his career as he posted 15 saves.

 

UMBC VS. RMU: The two schools met for the first time on the lacrosse field in the Retrievers’ 2012 opener at UMBC Stadium. UMBC fought from behind the entire game, tied visiting Robert Morris early in the fourth quarter, but never got the lead and fell to the Colonials, 10-8. Jones, Lustgarten and JR M Zach Linkous scored two goals each for UMBC.

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UMBC announces 2013 lacrosse schedule

Posted on 06 December 2012 by WNST Staff

UMBC Head Lacrosse Coach Don Zimmerman announced the 2013 spring schedule today, which features four straight road games against preseason top-20 teams.

“We will play an extremely aggressive schedule in 2013,” said the UMBC mentor, entering his 20th season at the helm of the Retrievers.  “Playing five of our first six games on the road, including four games at Loyola, at Fairfield, at Maryland, and at Hopkins in eleven days, the Retrievers will no doubt be “battle-tested” going into the always-competitive America East Conference games beginning at Hartford on March 30th.”

The Retrievers will open up their season with a road trip up to Moon Township, Pa. to face the Robert Morris Colonials on Sat., Feb. 16. The two squads met for the first time in 2012, and the visiting Colonials edged UMBC, 10-8, in the Retrievers’ opener.

UMBC will host Rutgers on Sat., Feb. 23 for their only home game in the month of February. Zimmerman’s club will then face the challenge of playing on Tue., Feb. 26 at defending national champion Loyola. The Retrievers will open March at Fairfield on Sat., March 2, trying to avenge a rare overtime loss (10-9) suffered at UMBC Stadium last season.

The Retrievers will have another short week as they play both at Maryland and at Hopkins less than 48 hours apart. UMBC will play Wed. night March 6 at Byrd Stadium and face Johns Hopkins at Homewood on Fri. March 8. at 5:30 PM. That contest will be televised by ESPNU.

Loyola is ranked preseason No. 1 by Inside Lacrosse.  Fairfield is tabbed at No. 16, while 2012 national runner-up Maryland is No. 2 and Johns Hopkins was selected at No. 6.

UMBC will then host three games in a row, which includes two newcomers to the 2013 schedule. The Retrievers will welcome High Point to UMBC Stadium on Sat., March 16 and follow up with in-state rival Towson on Tue., March 19.

The Retrievers conclude the non-conference portion of the slate as they host Mt. St. Mary’s on Sat. March 23. UMBC has not competed vs. the Mount since 2003.

American East competition begins with a road trip up to face the Hartford Hawks on Sat. March 30, before opening the month of April vs. Vermont on Sat., April 6.

After road contests at Stony Brook (Sat., April 13) and Albany (Sat., April 20), UMBC closes the regular season at home vs. Binghamton on Sat., April 27.

The 2013 America East Championships will take place at Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium. The semifinals take place on Thursday, May 2 and the title game begins at 10:00 on Sat., May 4. The championship game will be televised live on ESPNU.

February

Sat. 2 Bellarmine (scrimmage) 12:00; Sat. 9 Drexel (scrimmage) 1:00 p.m.; Sat. 16 at Robert Morris, 1:00 p.m.; Sat. 23 Rutgers, 1:00 p.m.; Tue.,26 at Loyola, 7:00 p.m.

March

Sat. 2 at Fairfield, 1:00 p.m, Wed. 6 at Maryland, 7:00 p.m.; Fri. 8 at Johns Hopkins (ESPNU) 5:30 p.m.; Sat. 16 High Point, 1:00 p.m.; Tue., 19 Towson, 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 23 Mount St. Mary’s, 1:00 p.m.; Sat. 30 at Hartford*, 1:00 p.m.

April

Sat. 6 Vermont*, 3:30 p.m.; Sat. 13 at Stony Brook*, 1:00 p.m.; Sat. 20 at Albany*, 1:00 p.m.; Sat. 27 Binghamton*, 3:30 p.m.

May

Thu., 2 America East Semifinals!, TBA; Sat. 4 America East Championship, TBA!

*America East contest               ! America East Championship at Stony Brook

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Under Armour to become official outfitter of UMBC athletics

Posted on 03 December 2012 by WNST Staff

UMBC Announces Under Armour As Official Outfitter Of Retriever Athletics

BALTIMORE- UMBC Athletics today announced that Under Armour, Inc., the Baltimore-based leader in athletic performance apparel, footwear, and accessories will be the official outfitter of Retriever Athletics through 2018.

 

Under Armour will outfit 17 of UMBC’s 19 varsity teams from head-to-toe including all game-day uniforms, training gear and footwear. UMBC’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving squads are the only two teams not covered by the agreement.

 

“I am very excited about the agreement with Under Armour as it ensures that Retriever Athletics will be wearing best-in-class athletic performance gear,” Director of Athletics Dr. Charles Brown said. “Feedback from our student-athletes has been overwhelmingly positive and we are looking forward to what is to come!”

 

UMBC’s new official outfitter agreement includes entitlements that will complement Under Armour’s marketing campaigns through venue presence and advertising at the university.  Those entitlements include signage at the RAC Arena, UMBC Stadium, Retriever Soccer Park, The Baseball Factory Field at UMBC, and the softball complex; print media advertising, online advertising on the official webpage of UMBC Athletics, www.umbcretrievers.com, and advertising via UMBC Athletics’ streaming site, www.umbcretrievers.tv.

 

“The new relationship with Under Armour is a tremendous advantage for our department,” Senior Associate Director of Athletics Gary Wohlstetter added.  “We are very proud to be associated with a hometown company right here in Baltimore. Under Armour is the leader in the athletic apparel industry when it comes to both performance and style.”

Coach Speak:

Co-Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Amy Appelt

‘We are very excited about expanding our relationship with Under Armour.  They provide a great product for our student-athletes.  It’s very rewarding for one of the top up-and-coming universities in the country to partner with one of the most innovative athletic brands in the world, right here in Baltimore!”

 

Head Women’s Basketball Coach Phil Stern

“We are so excited to be on board with Under Armour. They are so innovative and creative and will help make our program even more visible. Our players and coaches are all thrilled with the new products we have already started to wear.”

 

Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Don Zimmerman

“Our men’s lacrosse program is excited to expand our existing Under Armour partnership. We appreciate Under Armour’s support of our program and look forward to a longstanding relationship.”

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