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Former Retriever Lacrosse Standouts Brendan Mundorf and Drew Westervelt Prep for 2010 FIL World Championships
Drew Westervelt, Brendan Mundorf
They came to UMBC from the
In November of 2009, both Retriever alumni were among 23 players named to represent the
Mundorf comes into the tournament in top form. He was named MVP of the Major League Lacrosse All-Star game after leading Team
Mundorf and Westervelt, who are current teammates with Major League Lacrosse’s Denver Outlaws, are the third and fourth former Retrievers to represent the
Mundorf earned All America honors in 2005 and 2006 and was the America East Player of the Year in 2006. He is currently sixth on UMBC’s all-time scoring list with 112 goals (6th), 73 assists (9th) for 195 points. A powerful dodger, the southpaw competed for
He saved his best for last—tallying three goals and two assists in a tough 13-10 semi-final loss to the USA and adding a personal tournament high nine points (six goals, three assists) in the third-place triumph over the Iroquois Nation.
A 2007 Third Team All American, Westervelt is UMBC’s third all-time leading scorer with 112 goals (6th, tied with Mundorf), 94 assists (3rd) for 206 points. He had a brilliant 2007 campaign, scoring 35 goals and adding 36 assists for 71 points, the second-highest figure in UMBC’s Division I history.
Retriever head coach Don Zimmerman’s products led UMBC to NCAA Tournament appearances in 2006 and 2007 and UMBC maintained the momentum, earning berths in the 2008 and 2009 championships.
Both Mundorf and Westervelt were selected to the 2009 MLL All-Star team. Former UMBC teammate Alex Hopmann has joined the pair in Denver this season and has become a force for the Outlaws. Another teammate, Terry Kimener, competes for the MLL’s Chicago Machine, while former Retrievers Peet Poillon and Kyle Wimer are members of the Chesapeake Bayhawks.
Poillon earned a spot opposite Mundorf and Westervelt on the 2010 MLL All-Star team.
Eighty-four players were invited to the tryouts for Team USA, which took place in June of 2009 and 41 players earned a spot on the training team.
Team USA plays arch-rival Canada on July 17, the Iroquois Nation on July 18, host England on July 19 and Japan on July 20. The semifinals will be played on July 22 and the title game is slated for Saturday, July 24.