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THIRTEEN STUDENT-ATHLETES SIGN NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT WITH UMBC MEN'S LACROSSE
The UMBC men’s lacrosse staff is pleased to announce the signing of 13 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent. It is the largest contingent of athletes to commit in the fall signing period to the Retrievers.
The athletes that have committed are: attackman Tim Anderson (Catsonville, Md./Mt. St. Joseph), midfielder Colin Bolling (Centennial, Colo./Cherry Creek), midfielder Travis Bowman (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s), midfielder Mike Camardo (Altamont, N.Y./Guilderland), midfielder Lance Diamond (Ephrata, Pa./Lancaster Country Day), attack/midfielder Tim Eagan (Hudson, Ohio/Hudson), defenseman Sam Eitel (Baltimore, Md./Mt. St. Joseph), attackman/midfielder Chris Jones (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater Raritan), defenseman Matt Kresse (Setauket, N.Y./Ward Meville), attackman Matt Latham (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty), midfielder Jordan Pierce (Glen Burnie, Md./Mt. St. Joseph), attackman Cayle Ratcliff (Victoria, B.C., Canada/Western Reserve Academy), and midfielder Kyle Wimer (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield).
"We are extremely pleased with this recruiting class from an athletic standpoint as well as its character and diversity,” said UMBC Head Coach Don Zimmerman. “This is perhaps one of the best classes UMBC has assembled during my tenure as head coach and much of the credit for bringing these outstanding young men on board goes to assistant coaches Bobby Benson and Kevin Warne for their tireless effort and support."
Two of the three attackmen are local products, while Ratcliff makes the longest journey to UMBC.
At midfield, Bolling was an Honorable Mention All State and All Conference honoree last season and at 6 foot-2, 200 pounds, also brings outstanding size and strength to the Retrievers. Bowman, at 5-foot-8, 155 pounds, possesses outstanding quickness and shooting ability. Diamond earned First Team All Central Pennsylvania and First Team All Lancaster-Lebanon League honors in lacrosse and the 6-foot, 185-lb. athlete was a Second Team All Lancaster-Lebanon League selection in football. The 5-foot-9 Pierce earned
Camardo is capable of competing at midfielder or long-stick midfield. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound southpaw earned First Team All Area and All Suburban Council All Star honors and was a two-time Adirondack Empire Team member. The three-year varsity starter in soccer at Guilderland captained the 2005 team at the
On defense, Eitel was a highly decorated player last season, earning First Team All Metro honors, along with
Ten of the 13 student-athletes are multi-sport athletes, while