UMBC Men's Lacrosse Journeys to Japan For Third Time in Nine Years

For the third time in the past nine years, the UMBC men's lacrosse program has travelled to Japan and will compete, participate in clinics and enjoy the wonders of the nation. The travelling party departed Baltimore on May 29 and will spend nine days in the Land of the Rising Sun.

One of the many highlights of the journey occurs on Sunday, June 2, when UMBC will compete against the Japanese National Team in the International.Friendship game.

The Retrievers also visited Japan in 2005 and 2009.

On Saturday, June 1, UMBC will hold a clinic for Japanese freshmen collegiate players and later compete vs. the U-22 Japanese National squad. Both contests on June 1 and 2 will be played at Tokyo's 7,000-seat Edogawa Stadium. 

UMBC will also compete against intercollegiate teams from Toyko University, Hitosubeshi University, Waseda University and Keio University on June 4 and 5. Keio University has visited and competed against UMBC in Baltimore several times during Head Coach Don Zimmerman's tenure.

The travelling party returns to the United States on Friday, June 7.

UMBC rising sophomore Pat Young (Ewing, N.J./Christchurch (Va.) School) will be "blogging" during the trip and his entries will be posted on The UMBC Dawg Blog at