|Hometown:||Forest Hill, Md.|
Accolades: (2014) Earned America East First Team honors on defense… Named to the All-Championship team for his outstanding two-game efforts versus Binghamton and Albany.
2014: Started all 15 games on close defense… Led the Retrievers with 18 caused turnovers and now has 40 in two seasons… Led Retriever defenseman and finished fourth on the squad with 32 ground balls… Recorded four ground balls in three victories over Richmond, Mount St. Mary’s and Vermont… Caused 12 miscues in seven contests versus AE competition, including a season-high four in the league championship game versus Albany.
2013: Finished 40th in the nation in caused turnovers with 1.47 per game… Recorded more caused turnovers (22) than any UMBC freshman since the statistic has been recorded (2003)… Caused five turnovers at Hartford and four at Robert Morris…Posted his first collegiate point, an assist at Albany.
Background: A highly-decorated defenseman/LSM… A three-time Brine All-American, two-time Champion All-American and a U.S. Lacrosse All-American in 2012… Named the top 1A/2A player in the state of Maryland in 2012… Competed on the varsity in all four years at Fallston, earning First Team All-County and All-Upper Chesapeake Bay Conference honors from 2009-12… Captained the 2012 Class 1A/2A state championship squad… In the CBAC title game, he recorded two goals and two assists, caused eight turnovers and corralled 11 ground balls in a victory over Havre de Grace… Also excelled on the soccer field, earning a pair of First Team All-County honors and serving as a team captain in 2011… A five-time Minds in Motion Award winner and a member of the Spanish Club, Varsity Club, Future Business Leaders of America and DECA Marketing Club… Considering a career in physical therapy… Enjoys crab cakes and the book, The Outsiders… Has a younger brother, Nick… Son of Mary Kay and David Esser… Born March 4, 1994.