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Seven Named to All-Conference Squads; Men's Lacrosse Prepares to Host Albany in America East Semifinals on Wednesday Evening
—Seven members of the UMBC men’s lacrosse team earned all-league recognition from the America East Conference in a vote of the league’s head coaches.
The second-seeded Retrievers host third-seeded
Senior attackman Chris Jones (
Four other seniors earned First-Team All-Conference honors. Attackman Matt Latham (
Senior long-stick defensive midfielder Mike Camardo (Altamont, N.Y./Guilderland) was named to the second team, while freshman midfielder Nick Doub (
Latham earned second-team all-conference honors in both 2008 and 2009. He leads the team with 25 goals and has scored 16 goals in five league contests (second in the league). Latham, who has 85 career goals, is second in the nation in shooting percentage, with 25 goals on 47 shots (53.2%).
Wimer, a team captain, repeats as a first-team honoree and was one of four unanimous selections to the team. He leads the team in scoring with 16 goals and 19 assists (35 points) and has moved into 15th place in school history with 133 career points. His streak of scoring in 31 consecutive games is tied for fifth in the nation entering play this week.
Kresse has played in 60 career games, starting 49 at close defense. He earned second-team all-conference honors in 2009 and was elevated to team captain this spring.
Camardo, also a team captain, has been dominant at his position, breaking his own single-season school record with 35 caused turnovers. The 2009 America East Tournament Most Outstanding Player is second in the nation in that category and leads the Retrievers with 47 ground balls. He also earned second-team all-conference honors in 2008.
Doub was elevated to the first midfield unit at mid-season and earned America East Rookie of the Week honors on April 12, after a two-goal, one-assist effort in a 12-6 win at Binghamton.
Wimer and Camardo are also former all-rookie (2007) team members.
UMBC will attempt to capture the America East title for the fourth time in five years and earn their fifth consecutive bid to the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament.