50 Zach Esser
50 Zach Esser
Height: 6-0
Weight: 195
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Forest Hill, Md.
High School: Fallston
Position: D
Major: Media and Communication Studies
gp 14
p 0
g 0
a 0

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... (2015) Repeated as an America East First Team defender, becoming the first UMBC defender to earn a pair of first team honors.  

2015: Started all 13 games and has now started 41 of 43 in his tenure… Led the team in caused turnovers (16) for the third consecutive year… Added 27 ground balls, third on the squad and cut penalties from double figures in both 2013 and 2014 to only three in 2015… Garnered season-high of five ground balls in early games versus Johns Hopkins and Richmond… Also caused three turnovers versus the Blue Jays and added three more on April 11 against Vermont.

 

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.

 

CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP-GS G A Pts. SH Pct. GB Pen
2013 15-13 0 1 1 0 --- 28 14-11:30
2014 15-15 0 0 0 2 --- 32 11-9:30
2015 13-13 0 0 0 4 --- 27 3-2:30
Career 43-41 0 1 1 6 --- 87 28-23:30
Recent Games
Apr 9 Hartford L, 10-4
Apr 12 at Mt. St. Mary's W, 14-11
Apr 16 at Vermont L, 14-10
Apr 19 Penn L, 8-7
Apr 24 at UMass Lowell W, 9-8
Apr 30 UAlbany L, 15-14
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 14 6
Points 0 0
Goals 0 0
Assists 0 0
Man-up goals 0 0
Man-down goals 0 0
Ground balls 39 20
Turnovers 9 2
Caused turnovers 23 13
Faceoffs 8-38 2-17
Faceoff percentage 21.1 11.8
Shots 2 0
Shooting percentage 0.0 -
Shots on goal 1 0
Shots on goal percentage 50.0 -
Date Opponent Score g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
Jan 30 at Loyola (Md.)   - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 6 Virginia   - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 20 Richmond L, 7-5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0-0 0 - 0 -
Feb 26 at Ohio St. L, 12-7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0-0 0 - 0 -
Mar 5 at Towson L, 14-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3-6 0 - 0 -
Mar 12 Marist W, 9-8 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 5 0-2 0 - 0 -
Mar 19 at Binghamton L, 16-10 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 2-9 0 - 0 -
Mar 26 Stony Brook L, 14-11 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0-6 0 - 0 -
Mar 30 Johns Hopkins L, 19-7 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 3-13 2 0.0 1 50.0
Apr 2 at Lafayette W, 13-8 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0-0 0 - 0 -
Apr 9 Hartford L, 10-4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0-1 0 - 0 -
Apr 12 at Mt. St. Mary's W, 14-11 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0-0 0 - 0 -
Apr 16 at Vermont L, 14-10 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 6 0-1 0 - 0 -
Apr 19 Penn L, 8-7 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 0-0 0 - 0 -
Apr 24 at UMass Lowell W, 9-8 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0-0 0 - 0 -
Apr 30 UAlbany L, 15-14 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0-0 0 - 0 -
  gp gs g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
2013-14 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 32 6 18 0-0 2 0.0 0 0.0
2014-15 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 27 9 16 0-0 4 0.0 0 0.0
2015-16 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 39 9 23 8-38 2 0.0 1 50.0
Total 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 98 24 57 8-38 8 0.0 1 12.5
  gp gs g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
Total 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 39 9 23 8-38 2 0.0 1 50.0
Conference 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 20 2 13 2-17 0 - 0 -
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - 0-0 - - - -
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Home 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 17 5 12 3-22 2 0.0 1 50.0
Away 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 22 4 11 5-16 0 - 0 -
Neutral - - - - 0 - - - - - 0-0 - - - -
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Wins 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 15 2 7 0-2 0 - 0 -
Losses 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 24 7 16 8-36 2 0.0 1 50.0
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February 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0-0 0 - 0 -
March 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 13 2 10 8-36 2 0.0 1 50.0
April 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 24 5 11 0-2 0 - 0 -