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Men's Lacrosse Welcomes 14 Newcomers to the 2008-09 Retriever Squad
UMBC head men’s lacrosse coach Don Zimmerman and his staff welcomed 14 newcomers to his 2008-09 squad last week. The group consists of eight attackmen/midfielders, four long-stick midfielders/defensemen and a pair of goalkeepers.
Coach Zimmerman hopes that these offensive players will add necessary scoring balance to the Retriever offense; Travis Crane (Baltimore, Md./Eastern Tech), Rob Grimm (Black River, N.Y./Carthage), Caleb Holt (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck), Rich May (Annapolis, Md./Archbishop Spalding), Sean McKenna (Clarksville, Md./DeMatha), Peet Poillon (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley/Ohio St.), Justin Radebaugh (Lutherville, Md./Boys’ Latin) and Shane Ryznar (Crofton, Md./DeMatha).
Crane and Grimm both earned high school All America honors. Crane was a two-time first team All-Baltimore County selection who scored 153 goals and added 71 assists during his tenure at Eastern Tech. Grimm was one of 44 seniors in the nation to earn a slot on the Under Armour All America game and he became just the third player in school history to earn All America honors in consecutive seasons. He amassed 56 goals and 59 assists in a stellar senior season. Holt was a first team All-Anne Arundel county selection this season after earning a position on the Maryland Freestate team in 2007, while May also earned the highest county honors as he competed for the first Spalding team to earn a playoff berth in the MIAA “A” Conference.
McKenna scored 29 goals and added 17 assists in 2008 for the WCAC champion Stags, while Poillon has performed his feats at the collegiate level for the past three years. After two years as the Offensive Player of the Year at Howard (
Radebaugh was BL’s “Unsung Hero” in lacrosse, ice hockey and football, and Ryznar earned WCAC Second Team honors and was the offensive MVP of DeMatha title team in 2008.
All four newcomers to the defensive corps hail from the state of
Matt Holman (Baltimore, Md./The Gilman School) and Brian McCullough (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) will also challenge for time between the pipes the fall. Holman was the starting netminder for the top-ranked Greyhounds last season, as he allowed only 5.52 goals per game, while McCullough earned the Tom Nolan award as the best goalkeeper in
"We are very pleased with the character and ability demonstrated by this year's newcomers,” Coach Zimmerman said. “Combined with a substantial corps of returning players, this group will help provide additional depth to the UMBC lacrosse program."