The annual Retriever Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Turf Valley Golf Resort with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. This annual event takes place during the month of June every year to launch fundraising initiatives and to get the UMBC community excited for a new season of competition.
The UMBC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) announced on Wednesday its participation in the the LGBT SportSafe SAAC Challenge. The SAAC Challenge launches in partnership with 20 colleges and universities committed to creating an inclusive athletic culture for student-athletes, coaches and administrators.
BALTIMORE – University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is proud to announce the grand opening of the UMBC Event Center on February 3, 2018. The official opening will be held during the UMBC men’s basketball game against University of Vermont at 4 p.m. on February 3, 2018. Kickoff events will continue on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the UMBC women’s basketball game against Binghamton at 7 p.m.
BALTIMORE – Tim Hall, UMBC’s Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation, has signed a contract extension through the 2021-22 academic year, it was announced today by Dr. Nancy Young, UMBC’s Vice President for Student Affairs.
UMBC Athletics is pleased to announce its 2017-18 recipients of the GRIT award. Sixteen Retriever student-athletes have earned these initial awards. The annual GRIT award will be given to a returning member (or members) of a UMBC athletic team. The recipients will be returning student-athletes that have distinguished themselves amongst teammates by demonstrating the department’s core values of growth, respect, Integrity and teamwork during the previous athletic year.
CLEVELAND - UMBC athletics director Tim Hall was appointed president of the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (ADA), a professional organization composed of Division I athletics directors and administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
Four UMBC student-athletes were nominated for the 2017 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar awards program. All four recipients - Afees Abolurin, Rachel Katzenberger, Pandora Wilson and Elijah Wright are Maryland natives.
Note: This event has been postponed and will be re-scheduled for the fall of 2017.
The celebration of #UMBC50 continues with a very special event this spring. On Friday, April 21. We have just learned that Marcus Gross, ’06, and Drew Westervelt, ’08, will be formally inducted into the UMBC Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the evening’s program.
BALTIMORE - UMBC Athletics announced on Monday that "Bagels ‘n Grinds" located on Arundel Mills Boulevard at The Preserve, just 3/4 miles south of Anne Arundel Mills Mall is now the official Bagel and Coffee Shop of Retriever Athletics through 2017.
BOSTON – Five student-athletes who graduated in December have been named America East Presidential Scholar-Athletes for their outstanding academic achievements throughout their collegiate careers. Three of the five are Retrievers – swimmer Carly Deeter (Langhorne, Pa.), cross country and track and field’s Patrick Duboyce (New Market, Md./Linganore) and soccer goalkeeper Billy Heavner (Landisville, Pa.)– and they joined University at Albany's Taylor Schwoyer, and New Hampshire's Chris Wingate were all recognized with the award.
Join us for UMBC’s Homecoming 2016, a chance to re-connect with fellow student-athlete alumni. CELEBRATE what it means to be a Retriever, while enjoying a weekend filled with entertainment, Division I sports and fun!
As the university celebrates its 50th anniversary, Retriever Athletics is thrilled to be an integral part of its extremely successful, albeit brief history. Over the past two months, we have chronicled some of our finest moments. The moment that was judged to have made the greatest impact occurred on March 15, 2008.
In as much as the #retriever50for50 countdown has been as balanced as possible, recognizing student-athletes and teams of different genders, eras and “national rankings”, certain individuals and teams have warranted multiple mentions. Such is the case for our moment ranked at No. 2. The 2014 men’s soccer squad also came in at No. 5 for their upset victory at Maryland in the NCAA Tournament semifinals. That victory, while impactful, was only one chapter of seven in UMBC’s post-season run.
As UMBC celebrates the 50th anniversary this year – highlighted by the events of this weekend – it’s hard to imagine that the founding fathers and mothers of the university envisioned the building of an athletic powerhouse. But others did. And one of the first to have that vision was Dick Watts, who served as athletic director and head men’s lacrosse coach during the first quarter-century of UMBC’s existence. And that vision reached an early apex on May 18, 1980 – Moment No. 3 on the #retriever50for50 countdown.
Three days in March. That is the battle cry for many a collegiate basketball coach at the mid-major level trying to motivate his or her team to reach the ultimate goal of competing in the NCAA Championships. And three great days in March of 2007 is what Phil Stern’s women’s basketball program produced to land at No. 4 in the #retriever50for50 countdown.
There is no doubt that the run through the gauntlet of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championships was the greatest journey by a Retriever intercollegiate athletic program. The No. 5 moment in the #retriever50for50 countdown took place just several hundred yards from the No. 6 moment. For Retriever Nation, on that cool November 23 day in College Park, Md., Ludwig Field felt like a home away from home.
As UMBC prepares for its major celebration of its 50th anniversary this weekend, the #retriever50for50 countdown heads into the home stretch, beginning with today’s No. 6 “greatest moment” in UMBC Athletics’ history. The event took place on May 13, 2007 in College Park, Md., one of several great moments that UMBC has experienced against the university system’s flagship campus.
Many of these stories in the #retriever50for50 countdown were authored by student-athletes that were either overlooked by bigger programs or weren’t expected to contribute as much as they did when arriving on campus.
The student-athlete who is responsible for Moment No. 7 ended up at UMBC in a quirky fashion. She is also the only athlete in the countdown that is solely responsible for two distinct and historic events.
This must be the week for comebacks. Whereas the 2008 men’s lacrosse team pulled off a miraculous rally with the highest consequences (Moment No. 9), the moment at No. 8 on the #retriever50for50 countdown was a season-long journey from the bottom of America East women’s soccer to the top of the mountain.
If the #retriever50for50 countdown rated the top comeback in UMBC Athletics’ history, the moment at No. 9 would be at the very top. It would have to rank as one of the greatest rallies in all of collegiate lacrosse. And it happened in a conference championship game with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament at stake.
We have reached the top ten on the #retreiver50for50 countdown, and we start with a current Retriever who has made a name for herself not only regionally, but nationally as well. Current senior Emily Escobedo will look to continue her dominance in the pool this winter, but lands on the countdown for what she achieved on March 19, 2016 at the NCAA Championships where she finished third in the 200 breast, earning All-American honors.
Every UMBC sports program has its share of moments and great runs. Many, like the men’s soccer and the swimming and diving programs have excelled for extended periods of time. But no other athletics’ program has become identified more with UMBC throughout its history than the men’s lacrosse program.
The man at the center of Moment No. 12 in the #retriever50for50 countdown came to UMBC without a campus facility to compete or train on. But the lack of a track and field complex on campus did not slow down the progress of David Bobb.