Information Systems Major
Named one of UMBC’s tri-captains for the 2004 campaign…looks to reprise his valuable role as the short-stick midfielder on the Retrievers’ face-off midfield unit…gritty competitor and a good decision-maker.
AT UMBC: Played a key role for UMBC in his junior season, as the regular short-stick middie on UMBC’s successful face-off unit, which ranked 15th in the country at 53.2%…garnered 23 ground balls, third-best on the team behind line-mates Pat Muston and Greg Wojtech…scored his third career goal in the opener vs. Mt. St. Mary’s…as a sophomore, he played in nine of twelve games and scored his first collegiate goal in a game vs. Towson...contributed an assist in the win over Army, and capped a 7-0 UMBC second quarter with a rebound goal vs. Stony Brook...won 3 of 8 draws attempted...participated in nine of twelve games in as a freshman in 2001, but an outstanding fall moved him up the depth chart...garnered six ground balls.
BACKGROUND: Tremendous athlete who has a rich family tradition in athletics...grandfather, Andy Davis, played football for the Washington Redskins...grandfather, Joe Gallagher coached at St. John’s HS for 44 years...father, Jay, played college basketball at Mt. St. Mary’s, and younger brother Andy joined him at UMBC in 2002...part of a DeMatha squad which won back-to-back WCAC Championships...tallied four goals and added three assists in one of those title games...was a halfback on the Stags’ football squad...lists greatest thrill in sports as “playing at RFK Stadium” and favorite athlete as Julius Erving...son of Patty and Jay Gallagher...born August 8, 1981.