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BOBBY BENSON NAMED ASSISTANT MEN'S LACROSSE COACH
Bobby Benson has been named Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach at UMBC, it was announced today by Head Coach Don Zimmerman.
Benson proceeded to have a brilliant four-year career for the Blue Jays. He amassed 124 goals, currently sixth in school history, and is just the second player in the history of the Johns Hopkins program to lead the team in goal scoring in each of his four seasons. He capped his career by scoring 41 goals and adding 12 assists for a personal-best 53 points in the 2003 campaign. Eleven of Benson’s 41 goals occurred in the post-season.
For his efforts, he earned Second Team All America honors, after being named Honorable Mention All America as a junior. Benson earned his degree in Economics, and was also a Second Team Verizon District II Academic All American last season.
Bobby’s father, Rodney, earned four letters at UMBC from 1972-75, and his uncle, Jeff, earned a pair from 1974-75. Rodney amassed 125 goals, still the third-most in school history, and Jeff earned Second Team All America honors in 1975.
Benson becomes the third member of the Retriever coaching staff to have competed and earned All America status for the Blue Jays, joining Head Coach Don Zimmerman (’76) and Assistant Coach Brandon Testa (’01).
“We are very excited about the addition of Bobby Benson to the UMBC men’s lacrosse staff,” said Coach Zimmerman. “Coach Benson brings a truly current perspective of the game to our student-athletes, having just graduated from college. Bobby has demonstrated his ability to teach the finer points of the game in a manner by which today’s players can relate. Most importantly, Coach Benson is a young man who will represent UMBC in a class manner.”