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Men's Lacrosse Names Kimener, Marino, Atwell and Hopmann as Its 2007-08 Team Captains
The UMBC men’s lacrosse team has named seniors Terry Kimener (
Kimener is a midfielder who has earned All-America and First Team All America East honors in each of the past two seasons. In 2006, he was the first Retriever sophomore to earn the All America citation since Chris Turner achieved it in 1997. Kimener will enter the season with 90 points (46 goals, 44 assists), the second-leading active midfielder scorer in the nation behind only Johns Hopkins’ Paul Rabil.
Marino has been UMBC’s primary face-off specialist for the last two seasons. He was named to the All Tournament team in the 2006 America East Championships. Marino has won 278 career draws and his 168 wins last year are tied for the second-most in a single season in school history. He has led the team in ground balls in each of the last two seasons and received the Retriever Club Scholarship award at last year’s Varsity Awards ceremony.
After playing both short and long stick midfield positons in 2006, Atwell converted to a close defensive position last season. He excelled, causing a team-high 12 turnovers while starting in 16 of 17 games. Atwell threw in a pair of goals and earned Second Team All America East honors in 2007.
Hopmann increased his production from nine goals as a freshman to 20 last season. The first-line midfielder started the 2006 in dramatic fashion, scoring the game-winner in overtime in the season opener vs. Brown. Later in the campaign, he tied a school record by posting three extra-man goals, including the eventual game-winner, in a crucial 11-9 victory over 12th-ranked
"We are extremely pleased with the team's choices for captains,” Head Coach Don Zimmerman said. “Seniors Taylor Marino and Terry Kimener, along with juniors Bobby Atwell and Alex Hopmann have proven themselves to be effective leaders both on and off the lacrosse field and have earned the utmost respect from both players and coaches alike."