Baltimore—The UMBC men’s lacrosse team has selected senior midfielders J. D. Harkey (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley) and Jamie Kimbles (Centreville, Md./Queen Anne’s) as its captains for the 2010-11 academic year.
"In electing J.D. Harkey and Jamie Kimbles as their captains, the team has chosen two outstanding individuals who have proven themselves as leaders on and off the lacrosse field,” head coach Don Zimmerman said.” The UMBC men's lacrosse program would like to extend our congratulations to J.D., Jamie and their parents on this honor and distinction."
Harkey has competed for the Retrievers since 2007 and was awarded a medical hardship waiver after suffering a torn ACL four games into the 2009 campaign. He competed in a career-best 13 games last year, serving as the team’s primary face-off specialist.
The business technology administration major became the 21stplayer in school history to win over 100 draws in a season, winning 104, the 19th-highest figure for a Retriever. He captured 10 of 13 draws in a Feb. 28 win at Rutgers and won a career-high 13 face-off vs. Johns Hopkins .
Harkey scored his first career goal in UMBC’s 12-7 win over Albany on April 17 of last season.
Kimbles has competed in 43 games in his three seasons and was a member of the first midfield unit in all 13 contests in 2010. He posted career bests in goals (12), assists (9) and points (21) last season and has career totals of 22 goals, 14 assists, and 36 points.
The geography/environmental systems major posted his first three-goal game against North Carolina on March 6 of last season. He added an assist for a career-best four point game and duplicated that feat with a two-goal, two-assist effort vs. Stony Brook on April 3.
Kimbles will always be remembered for his game-winning goal in the come-from-behind 14-13 win over Albany in the 2008 America East championship game.
UMBC will release its complete 2011 spring schedule later this fall.