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Men's Lacrosse: Westervelt Earns Third Team All America Honors; Gallagher and Kimener Give UMBC Three Honorees
For the first time since 1999, UMBC had three student-athletes named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s All American teams. Senior attackman Drew Westervelt highlighted the honorees, as he earned Third Team All America status, while senior attackman Andy Gallagher and junior midfielder Terry Kimener were named as honorable mention.
The three All Americans in one season is one shy of a UMBC NCAA Division-I record of four set in 1999. Attackman Chris Turner earned Third Team honors that year, while goalkeeper Andrew Hampson, defenseman Jason Quenzer and attackman Dan Marohl earned honorable mention status. UMBC had three All American in just one other Division-I season, its first year with that status in 1981 as attackman Dave Quattrini (first team), attackman Marty Cloud (honorable mention) and midfielder Craig Linthicum (honorable mention) were cited.
Westervelt becomes the seventh UMBC Division I player to earn a place on one of the top three All America teams. The last four to earn the honor have all been attackmen—Steve Marohl (third team, 1992), Turner (third team, 1999) and Brendan Mundorf (third team, 2006).
The native of Bel Air,
The All America honor was a nice reward for Gallagher, who overcame a pair of ACL surgeries in back-to-back years (2003, 2004). He amassed 146 career points, currently 11th on UMBC’s all-time list with 98 goals and 48 helpers. The
Kimener became the first UMBC midfielder to earn All America honors in back-to-back seasons since Chris Cain, a long-stick defensive midfielder, accomplished that feat in 1990 and 1991. The Oakton,