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Hodges Named to America East Pre-Season All Conference Team; Retrievers Picked Fifth in Pre-Season Poll
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-- Senior Brian Hodges (Upper Marlboro, Md./Bishop McNamara) of UMBC and junior Mike Trimboli of Vermont were unanimous selections to the 2007-08 America East Preseason All-Conference team in voting conducted by the conference’s head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own players. That duo is joined by seniors Brent Wilson of
In other news, UMBC was selected to finish fifth in the coaches’ pre-season poll. The Retriever tied for fourth (7-9) place in the 2006-07 season and advanced to the league semifinals.
Hodges is the active scoring leader in America East with 1,080 points. He was the nation’s highest-scoring sixth man in 2006-07, averaging 14.7 ppg, including 15.7 ppg in conference contests, while earning second-team all-conference honors. The six-foot-three guard led the team in scoring in 15 games last season, including a season-high 36 points in a win at
Hodges is the first Retriever to earn a pre-season men’s basketball All-Conference honor in UMBC’s five years in the America East Conference.
The America East Conference Media Day is being held “live” via video streaming beginning today, Tuesday, Nov. 6. Coaches’ interviews, pre-season polls, and much more is available at www.americaeast.com.
UMBC kicks off the season on Saturday, Nov. 10 when they entertain Saint Peter’s at 8:00 p.m.