8 Sam MacKelvey
8 Sam MacKelvey
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Davidsonville, Md.
High School: South River
Position: D

Accolades: Named to America East Second Team as a defender in 2011… Named to the Winter-Spring 2011 America East Conference Honor Roll.  



2012: Made a rapid recovery from ankle surgery to avoid missing a beat as a starter on the UMBC close defense… Was expected to miss a chunk of time in the spring, but started all 13 games, extending his starting streak to 21… Finished second on the squad with 10 caused turnovers and corralled 13 ground balls… Forced a pair of turnovers in three consecutive contests vs. Hartford, Towson, and Vermont… Exercised great discipline, committing only one minor foul during the campaign.


2011: Came on strong down the stretch, starting the final eight games of the campaign… Corralled a season-best four ground balls in his first collegiate start vs. Quinnipiac on March 26… Caused a pair of turnovers in the 10-9 win over Towson on April 6… Whistled for just one foul during the season.  


2010Saw extensive action as a freshman, playing in 11 of 13 contests… Recorded four ground balls, competing primarily on the man-down unit.

BackgroundMajoring in political science... Earned the 2009 prestigious 4A/3A C. Markland Kelly Award after a brilliant senior campaign… The close defender was selected First-Team All-Metro by the Washington Post and First-Team All-County and Second-Team All-Metro by The Baltimore Sun… Also earned First-Team Mid-Atlantic/South honors by U.S. Lacrosse and earned a 4A/3A state title with the Seahawks in 2009… An honor roll student at South River… Son of Kristi Miller… Born March 30, 1991.


Year GP/GS Pts. Sh. Pct. GB Pen. 
 2010  11/0 0 0 0 1 .000  4 1/1:00
 2011  11/8  0 0 0 0 .000 19 1/1:00
 2012  13/13 0 0 0 0 .000 13 1/0:30
 2013   1/0 0 0 0 0 .000  0   --
 Totals  36/21 0 0 0 1 .000 36 3/2:30