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UMBC's Jeremy Blevins Earns America East Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week Honors
Cambridge, Mass.--UMBC senior goalkeeper Jeremy Blevins (Cockeysville, Md./Calvert Hall) was named America East Conference Menís Lacrosse Player of the Week for games ending April 4, 2009.
Blevins led the defense which allowed allowed four goals each in wins over Towson (14-4) on March 31 and and Binghamton (13-4) on April 4. He faced 20 first half shots, making eight saves and holding Towson to three scores on March 31 and recorded a career-best and UMBC season high eight ground balls in the win over the Tigers.
In four career games vs. Towson, Blevins (3-1) made 48 saves and allowed 27 goals, a save percentage of .640. He finished with 11 saves vs. the Tigers and 10 against the Bearcats.
Blevins lowered goals against average to 7.63 and improved season save percentage to .569. The 2008 honorable mention All American recorded his 40th career victory (40-17, .702) against Binghamton. He now has 575 career saves, fourth in UMBC school history.
The netminder earned weekly honors on March 3, 2008 and was the America East Rookie of the Week on three occasions in 2006. Blevins is the fourth Retriever to earn the honor this season, after senior midfielder Peet Poillon (Feb. 23), senior midfielder Alex Hopmann (March 23) and junior attackman Matt Latham (March 30) won previous accolades.
UMBC (8-2, 2-0 America East) is now ranked No 7 in the USILA poll and No. 6 in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse poll. The Retrievers face a battle for first place in the conference when they travel to Albany to take on the 18th-ranked Great Danes (6-3, 2-0) at 1 :00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11.