April 16, 2009

Four UMBC Lacrosse Players Among Nominees for America East Fans’ Choice Player of the Year

 


Jeremy Blevins

Peet Poillon

Kara Dorr

Kate Quick
 

CAMBIRDGE, Mass.—Voting for the inaugural America East Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Fans’ Choice Player of the Year has opened at AmericaEast.com, and four Retrievers are among the 12 men’s lacrosse and 14 women’s lacrosse finalists. Senior goalie Jeremy Blevins (Cockeysville,Md./Calvert Hall) and senior midfielder Peet Poillon (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley/Ohio State) represent UMBC on the men’s ballot, while senior midfielder Kara Dorr (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) and junior goalie Kate Quick (Phoenix, Md./Maryvale Prep) are on the women’s ballot.

 

Blevins was named a nominee for the prestigious Tewaaraton Trophy, given to the top player in the nation. The America East First-Team All-Conference goaltender last season is a prime reason why the Retrievers are 9-2 overall and ranked sixth in the nation. The senior leads the league and ranks eighth in the nation with a 7.51 goals-against average and is 16th with a .574 save percentage. A four-year starter, Blevins owns a career record of 41-17 (.707) in the UMBC cage. The team co-captain leads all active goalies in the nation in wins and is now fourth on UMBC’s all-time saves list with 585.

 

Poillon leads the Retrievers with 38 points on 21 goals and 17 assists this season. An Inside Lacrosse Second-Team Preseason All-American, he earned his second America East Player of the Week honors of the season on Monday after matching his career high with four goals in UMBC’s 15-7 victory over league rival Albany in Saturday’s battle for first place in the conference. Poillon ranks third in the America East and 17th in the nation with 3.36 points per game, and he is fourth in the league and 21st in the NCAA with 1.45 assists per contest.

 

Dorr leads the Retrievers with 35 goals, 44 points and 34 draw controls on the season – all career highs – and she ranks second in caused turnovers (18) and third in ground balls (24) and assists (9). A four-year starter, she needs just five more goals to become the 16th Retriever ever to score 100 in her career. Dorr ranks fifth in the America East in goals per game (2.50) and seventh in points per game (3.14), and she has nine multi-goal games on the season.

 

Quick ranks second in the America East and 18th in the nation in save percentage (.492), and she is third in the league and 26th in the NCAA in goals-against average (10.02). The two-time America East Defender of the Week also ranks fourth in the conference with 8.60 saves per game, and she has posted double-digit saves four times in 2009.

 

Voting for the America East Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Fans’ Choice Player of the Year runs through Wednesday, April 22, at 5 p.m. The winners will be announced at AmericaEast.com on Friday, April 24. Only one vote per person and per valid email address will be accepted.