Cambridge, Mass. – UMBC freshman midfielder Phil Poe (Harwood, Md./DeMatha) has been named America East Conference Men’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Week for games ending April 10, 2011.
Poe has taken over as UMBC's primary face-off specialist and helped guide the Retrievers to a pair of hard-fought victories last week. He won 13 of 21 draws in the 10-9 win over Towson and split 16 draws in the 8-6 victory over Binghamton. Poe totalled 15 ground balls in the two contests.
The 6’1”, 190-lb. first-year player scored his first collegiate goal vs. the Tigers, giving UMBC a 2-0 lead six seconds after the Retrievers scored the game’s first goal.
Poe is now 35-31 in his initial season on draws and is second on the squad with 24 ground balls.
UMBC (4-5, 1-1 America East) has won two consecutive games heading into Saturday evening’s contest at Albany.