33 Phil Poe
33 - Phil Poe
Height: 6-1
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Harwood, Md.
High School: DeMatha
Position: M

Accolades: (2011) Named America East Conference Rookie-of-the-Week on April 11, 2011... (2012) The First-Team America East face-off specialist in 2012… Named America East Player of the Week for games ending April 21...  (2013) Reprised his First Team league honors after a record-setting campaign.    



2013: Led America East and finished ninth in the nation by winning 58.8 percent of his draws… Also ranked in the top-20 nationally (18th) with 6.60 ground balls per game… Set a UMBC single season record with 218 draws won, besting Russ LeClair’s mark of 210, which had stood since 1984… Owns 447 career face-off wins, just three shy of Ray Ignacio’s school record of 450, recorded from 1984-87… Has moved into tenth place on UMBC’s all-time ground ball list with 211… Became the first Retriever to hit the 200-mark since Greg Wojtech did it in 2003… Corralled 99 ground balls, the most for a Retriever since Nick Brownlee amassed 109 in 1997… The 99 ground balls are the fourth-most in a season in UMBC’s Division I (1981) history… Captured 16 of 22 draws attempted in March 23 victory over Mount St. Mary’s… Set a UMBC school record by winning 23 (of 29) draws vs. Vermont on April 6… The 23 face-off wins was tied for the sixth-most in a single game in 2013… Won 68.9 percent of the draws (91/132) in a five-game span from April 6-May 2… Capped that surge by winning 22 of 29 draws in the America East semifinal victory over Hartford… With UMBC trailing, 13-9, and less than six minutes remaining, he won the final six draws of the game, keying a six-goal Retriever rally and leading to the 15-13 victory… Scored three goals and added a pair of assists during the campaign.  


2012:  Attempted 320 (7th in the nation) of UMBC’s 326 draws on the season and won 54.4 percent… Led America East in ground balls per game (6.31) and was second in face-off percentage… On the national level, Poe was 11th in ground balls per game and 20th in face-off winning percentage… His 174 face-off victories are the second-most in school history, only behind Russ LeClair’s 210 wins in 1984…Recorded 82 ground balls, the most for a Retriever since Nick Brownlee garnered 107 in 1997… Also produced eight points (4-4-8) on the season… Won 15 of 21 draws in the opener vs. Robert Morris… Scored goals in games vs. Rutgers and Fairfield, but impacted 8-7 upset win over Maryland, bycontrolling 15 of 19 draws in the contest against a team that entered the game at 61.4 percent… Scored a fourth-quarter goal during a UMBC rally which tied the game at 6-6… Won 53 draws and amassed 32 ground balls in three-game stretch vs. Vermont, Stony Brook, and Albany… Tied a school record by winning 22 face-offs in the 17-16 overtime victory over Albany on April 21… Attempted all 37 draws on the day and won 9-of-11 in the fourth quarter as UMBC rallied from a five-goal fourth quarter deficit… Scooped up 15 ground balls that afternoon, the most since Brownlee recorded 18 vs. VMI in 1997… Added a goal in the fourth quarter surge… Won 19 of 30 draws and garnered 14 ground balls in America East semifinal match vs. Albany on May 2.    


2011: Competed in all 13 games and took over as UMBC’s primary face-off specialist in late March… Finished second on the squad with 30 ground balls… Won 7 of 11 draws and corralled five ground balls vs. Quinnipiac on March 26… Had a big night vs. Towson on April 6, scoring his first collegiate goal and controlling 13 of 21 draws vs. the Tigers… Recorded a season-high eight ground balls in that contest and added seven ground balls three days later vs. Binghamton… Stalemated Hartford’s Tim Fallon, 8-8, on draws in the regular season finale on April 30.


Background: Captained the Stags in both 2009 and 2010… Coached by former Retriever Scott Morrison… Named First-Team All-WCAC in both his junior and senior campaigns… Part of WCAC championship team in his sophomore and junior seasons… Competed on the 2010 Maryland All-Star Team… Ranked No. 26 by Inside Lacrosse among incoming collegiate midfielders... A member of the National Honor Society… Majoring in political science and is considering a career as an attorney… Has an older brother, James and a younger sister Kelly… Son of Dixie and Jim Poe… Born Feb. 22, 1992.


 Year GP/GS G A Pts. Sh. Pct. GB Pen. FO 
 2011   13/0 1 0   1  8 .125 30 2/1:30 55-67
 2012   13/1 4 4   8 11 .364 82 1/1:00 174-146
 2013   15/0 3 2   5 6 .500 99 4/2:30 218-153
 Totals   41/1 8 6   14 25 .320 211 7/5:00 447-366