Visual & Performing Arts Major
Heady player who fits well in UMBC’s ball-control style of offense...can give the Retrievers quality minutes at either attack or midfield…has earned Award for Academic Excellence at Varsity Athletic Awards picnic the last two years.
2004: Started 9 of 14 games at midfield...had his second career multi-point game with a goal and an assist in UMBC’s first America East game vs. Hartford...also contributed an assist at North Carolina.
2003: Saw action in 12 games in his (red-shirt) sophomore season…notched his lone point of the year, an assist, in the season finale at Ohio State…led UMBC with three goals and two assists in the 2002 exhibition game vs. Keio University (Japan).
2002: Red-shirted after undergoing knee surgery in the fall of 2001.
2001: Earned a great deal of action as a freshman in 2001, playing in ten games and starting five on attack...scored his first career goal vs. U. Mass and added an assist...also had helpers the next two games vs. Carolina and Towson.
BACKGROUND: An outstanding athlete who possesses excellent size and a great feel for the game...a member of the 1999 Bay State Team...suffered a torn ACL prior to his senior season at Eastern Tech...six of his Maverick teammates have gone on to compete at the Division I level...Brian's father, Larry, lettered in lacrosse at Drexel, and his brother, Doug, competed at Essex CC...chose UMBC because it "had my major (Visual Arts/Digital Imaging), I liked the campus and it had the strongest lacrosse program"...a member of the National Honor Society while at Eastern Tech...also earned varsity letters in golf and basketball...plays the drums in a band called "Exempt"...also enjoys weight lifting...son of Susan and Larry Johnson...born February 23, 1982.