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MEN'S LACROSSE SWEEPS MAJOR AWARDS IN ALL CONFERENCE BALLOTING
The UMBC Retrievers swept the major awards in the America East Conference menís lacrosse all-conference voting by the leagueís six head coaches. For the second consecutive year, senior attackman Brendan Mundorf (
Mundorf led a group of four Retrievers who earned First Team All America East honors. Sophomore midfielder Terry Kimener (
Junior attackman Drew Westervelt (Bel Air,
Mundorf becomes the second player in league history to win back-to-back Player of the Year awards. He leads UMBC with 38 points (21g, 17a) and just became the tenth player in school history to amass 100 career goals. He stands sixth on the Retriever all-time scoring list with 176 points.
Blevins became the first freshman to start in goal for UMBC in the opener since 1993. He started all 12 games and is 16th in the nation with a goals against average of 7.67.
Coach Zimmerman is in his 13th season at UMBC and owns a career mark of 160-99, including 88-83 for the Retrievers. He has earned three national titles while at
After scoring seven points in his freshman year, Kimener has produced one of the top offensive seasons from the midfield spot in recent school history, producing 18 goals and 14 assists. Berdeguez is a two-time All Conference honoree, as he was named to the Second Team last season. In his first season at UMBC, Carmack has provided outstanding wing play and leads UMBC with 39 ground balls.
Westervelt is a repeat Second Team honoree and is the teamís second-leading scorer with 35 points (19g, 16a). In his first year with the Retrievers, Kay posted 17 goals, including a team-high eight extra-man goals.
Top-seeded UMBC (8-4) opens the conference tournament by taking on fourth-seeded