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GEORGE McGEENEY TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE UNITED STATES LACROSSE HALL OF FAME
George McGeeney ('82) has been selected to the United States Lacrosse National Hall of Fame, becoming the first Retriever to receive the honor. McGeeney was amongst ten individuals who will be inducted as a member of the 45th class of the Hall of Fame in at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Maryland, on Saturday, October 12.McGeeney had a brilliant UMBC career and went on to international fame as well. He helped UMBC to an NCAA Division II National title in 1980 as a sophomore defenseman, and then earned Honorable Mention All American honors in UMBC's first Division I season of 1981. The following year, McGeeney was dominant, earning First Team All American honors and the Schmeisser Award as the nation's top defenseman. The native of Linthicum, Maryland went on to play on the United States team in 1986 and 1990, helping the team to a pair of International Lacrosse Federation world championships and served as captain of the 1990 team. The UMBC Economics major was inducted into the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame and is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Affordable Residential Communities, in Denver, Colorado. George's brother John ('86) was also a four-year letterwinner for the Retrievers and earned All American honors as a senior in 1986.