BALTIMORE - UMBC Head Lacrosse Coach Don Zimmerman announced the Retrievers’ 2015 spring schedule today, which features an early four-game road swing and six home contests in a six-week period as the weather warms into the spring. UMBC will open the campaign on Saturday, February 7, its earliest opener ever, at Johns Hopkins University with a 1:00 p.m. face-off.
BALTIMORE – UMBC All-American attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) finished tied for second in the nation in goal scoring, according to the final 2014 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Division I statistics, which were released on May 27. Moreover, the Retrievers posted their second-best scoring average since 1998, averaging 12.2 goals per game, the ninth-best figure in Division I
Perry, N.Y. – UMBC attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) was selected as a 2014 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American, as the teams were announced today. The attackman earned honorable mention honors after setting a UMBC single-season goals record with 48 scored in his senior campaign.
Perry, N.Y. – UMBC midfielder Zach Linkous (Jarrettsville, Md./St. Paul’s) has been selected to compete in the 2014 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/Lax World North-South Division I-II College All-Star game. The game will be played on Monday, May 26 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. at 10:00 a.m., just prior to the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse national championship game.
Stony Brook, N.Y.- A torrid Albany team broke up a tight game with an eight-goal third quarter and defended their America East title, defeating UMBC, 20-11 in the league’s championship game. UMBC senior attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) scored three goals and became the Retrievers’ single season record-holder in goals with 47. Gregoire, face-off specialist Phil Poe and sophomore defender Zach Esser (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) were named to the All-Championship team.
For the second consecutive year, the UMBC men’s lacrosse team (8-6) will take on top-seeded Albany (10-5) for the America East Conference men’s lacrosse championship when the two rivals take the field at Stony Brook University’s La Valle Stadium on Saturday, May 3. The Retrievers advanced with a 16-10 semifinal win over No. 2 Binghamton in Thursday’s opener, while Albany needed overtime to subdue host No. 4 Stony Brook, 17-16, in the nightcap. The opening face-off is set for 10:00 a.m., with ESPNU providing live coverage. Mark Dixon and Paul Carcaterra handle the play-by-play and color responsibilities. Live stats are available via America East’s Championship Central.
Stony Brook, N.Y.- UMBC senior face-off specialist Phil Poe (Harwood, Md./DeMatha) set an America East Tournament record by winning 24 (of 30) face-offs and attackmen Matt Gregoire (Crofton ,Md./South River) and Max Maxwell (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg) combined for 13 points as the third-seeded Retrievers defeated No. 2 Binghamton, 16-10, in the league semifinals.
Stony Brook, N.Y. – UMBC senior Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) and sophomores Zach Esser (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) and Pat Young (Ewing, N.J./Christchurch (Va.) School) earned America East Conference Men’s Lacrosse First Team honors, the league announced at its pre-championship awards banquet this evening. Six other Retrievers were honored for their performances on the field and in the classroom in voting done by the league’s head coaches
UMBC (7-6, 3-2 AE) has qualified for its 11th America East championship in 11 league campaigns and the third-seeded Retrievers will meet second-seeded Binghamton (7-7, 4-1 AE) in the 2014 America East Championships on Thursday, May 1. The tournament will take place at Stony Brook University’s La Valle Stadium and the Retrievers and Bearcats face-off in the opening game of the doubleheader at 5:00 p.m. Live video streaming is available on the America East Digital Network (www.americaeast.tv) and live stats will be available via America East Championship Central.
Cambridge, Mass. – UMBC senior face-off specialist Phil Poe (Harwood, Md./DeMatha) was named America East Conference co-Player of the Week, the league office announced today. Poe set a pair of school records in UMBC’s 17-14 regular season finale victory at Vermont.
Burlington, Vt. – UMBC outscored Vermont, 10-0, in the second quarter and three Retrievers etched themselves in the record books as UMBC defeated the Catamounts, 17-14, at Virtue Field in the regular season finale for both squads. The Retrievers complete the regular season at 7-6 overall and 3-2 in America East play.
The UMBC men’s lacrosse team concludes the regular season as the Retrievers travel to Burlington, Vt. to take on the Vermont Catamounts in an America East match-up at Virtue Field. The Retrievers (6-6, 2-2 AE) have wrapped up the No. 3 seed in next week’s America East Tournament, reaching their 11th consecutive tournament in 11 years of competition. The Catamounts (5-7. 0-4 AE), who started the campaign at 5-3, have dropped four straight and have been eliminated from the post-season. The opening face-off is set for 1:30 p.m.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC men’s lacrosse senior attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) was nominated for the 2014 America East Men’s Lacrosse Fans’ Choice Player of the Year, as announced by the league office on Wednesday.
BALTIMORE – The UMBC men’s lacrosse team gave defending America East champion quite a battle, but the Retrievers lost a 18-14 shootout to the Albany Great Danes before 1,449 fans on “Senior Day” at UMBC Stadium.
UMBC senior face-off specialist Phil Poe (Harwood, Md./DeMatha) tied his own school record, by winning 23 (of 35) face-offs in the contest. Poe also collected 15 ground balls and raised his career total to 303, third-most in school history.
The UMBC men’s lacrosse team has a big day in-store on Saturday, April 19. Five seniors – Will Fejes, Ryan Johnston, Zach Linkous, Phil Poe and Matt Reeping – will be honored before the America East contest. In addition, the opponent on Saturday is the Albany Great Danes, the defending America East champions and the highest-scoring team in the nation to date.
Cambridge, Mass. - UMBC sophomore midfielder Pat Young (Ewing, N.J./Christchurch (Va.)) School) was named America East Conference Co-Player of the Week for games ending April 12. The 2013 America East Rookie of the Year and First Team midfielder scored four of his career-high five goals in the fourth quarter as UMBC staved off a Hartford rally and defeated the Hawks, 16-11, in a crucial league contest.
BALTIMORE – UMBC sophomore midfielder Pat Young (Ewing, N.J./Christchurch School (Va.)) scored four of his career-high five goals in the fourth quarter as the host Retrievers staved off a Hartford rally and defeated the Hawks, 16-11, in an America East Conference contest in summer-like conditions at UMBC Stadium.
UMBC and Hartford meet in a critical America East Conference match-up at UMBC Stadium on Saturday, April 12. The opening face-off is set for 3:30 p.m. Both squads are coming off setbacks in the five-game America East schedule and will be battling to maintain contact with the top of the league. Live video streaming is available on www.umbcretrievers.tv and the game will be broadcast on Q1370 AM (www.q1370.com) with Gary Stein and Kevin O’Neill on the call.
Vestal, N.Y. – UMBC held a 6-4 halftime lead, but the host Binghamton Bearcats outscored the Retrievers, 9-1, in the second half and earned a 13-7 America East Conference victory at the Bearcats Sports Complex. UMBC had its two-game winning streak snapped and fell to 5-5 overall and 1-1 in league play, while Binghamton improved to 4-6, 2-0.
An early battle of America East unbeaten will take place in Vestal, N.Y. on Sunday, April 6, as the UMBC Retrievers (5-4, 1-0 America East) face the Binghamton Bearcats (3-6, 1-0 AE) at the Bearcats’ Sports Complex. The opening face-off is set for 2:00 p.m. Live video streaming is available on www.americaeast.tv and the game will be broadcast on Q1370 AM (www.q1370.com) with Steve Levy on the call.
Cambridge, Mass. - UMBC red-shirt freshman goalkeeper Connor Gordon (Bourne, Mass./Tabor Academy) has been named America East Conference Men’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Week for games ending March 29, the league office announced today. Gordon fell one save shy of his season high, making 15 stops against Stony Brook as the Retrievers prevailed, 12-11, in overtime.
BALTIMORE – UMBC sophomore midfielder Pat Young scored with 9.6 seconds remaining in the first overtime period as the Retrievers edged Stony Brook, 12-11, in the America East opening game for both squads. Young and senior attackman Matt Gregoire led a balanced attack in goal-scoring with three apiece.
UMBC opens its 11th season of America East Conference play on Friday, March 28, when the Retrievers host Stony Brook at UMBC Stadium. The opening face-off is set for 7:30 p.m. Live video streaming is available on www.umbcretrievers.tv and the game will be broadcast on Q1370 AM (www.q1370.com) with Gary Stein and Kevin O’Neill on the call.
Emmitsburg, Md. – Senior attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) recorded career highs in goals (6) and points (8) and sophomore linemate Nate Lewnes (Arnold, Md./St. Mary’s) added a career-best five goals as UMBC defeated Mount St. Mary’s, 17-7, at Waldron Family Stadium.
UMBC plays its final non-conference game of the season on Saturday, March 22 when they visit Mount St. Mary’s at Waldron Family Stadium in Emmitsburg, Md. The opening face-off is set for noon. Live video streaming is available on Northeast Conference Front Row.
Towson, Md. – For the second time in four days, the UMBC men’s lacrosse team dropped a two-goal decision on the road, falling, 10-8, to Towson at chilly Unitas Stadium. UMBC sophomore midfielder Jack Gannon (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Sachem North) led the visitors with three goals and senior attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) added his 19th and 20th goals of the season. The three-goal effort was the first of Gannon’s career.
The UMBC Retrievers and Towson Tigers will meet for the 45th time on Tuesday, March 18 at TU’s Johnny Unitas Stadium. The opening face-off is set for 7:00 p.m. Gary Stein and Kevin O’Neill have all the play-by-play action on Q1370 AM (www.q1370.com), beginning at 6:55 p.m. and video streaming is available via the Towson Sports Network.
High Point, N.C.- UMBC senior attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) matched his career high with five goals and sophomore linemate Nate Lewnes (Arnold, Md./St. Mary’s) added a career-best four scores, but the Retrievers dropped a 17-15 shootout to host High Point at Vert Stadium.
UMBC plays its first road game in one month and travels out of the state of Maryland for the first time in the 2014 season when the Retrievers make their first-ever visit to High Point University to take on a 5-2 Panther squad at Vert Stadium on Saturday, March 15. Video streaming is available via the Big South Network and live stats will be provided via High Point’s website.
BALTIMORE – UMBC outscored visiting Mercer, 7-0, in the third quarter and the Retrievers went on to defeat the Bears, 15-6, at UMBC Stadium. Five Retrievers posted three or more points – led by four points on two goals and two assists by sophomore midfielder Jack Gannon. Attackman Matt Gregoire was the lone UMBC player to tally three goals and the senior continues to lead the squad with 13 scores in five games.