2011-12 Men's Lacrosse News

May 2, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Falls to Albany in America East Semifinals
BALTIMORE- The third-seeded Albany men’s lacrosse team (5-10) advanced to the finals of the America East Championships with a 19-8 victory over the host No. 2 UMBC Retrievers (5-8).

May 1, 2012
Six Retrievers Earn America East All-Conference Honors; Jones, Poe Selected to First Team
Cambridge, Mass. – Junior attackman Scott Jones (Port Coquitlam, B.C./Terry Fox) and sophomore face-off specialist Phil Poe (Harwood, Md./DeMatha) were named to the America East Conference First Team in voting done by the league’s six head coaches.

May 1, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Renews Rivalry With Albany in America East Semis on Wednesday Evening at UMBC Stadium
For those lacrosse fans that missed the incredible UMBC vs. Albany contest on April 21, the two teams renew their rivalry with much higher stakes at UMBC Stadium on Wednesday evening.

April 28, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Falls at Binghamton, But Will Host Albany in America East Semifinals
Vestal, N.Y.- Playing on Senior Night, an inspired Binghamton men’s lacrosse squad defeated UMBC, 15-8 at the Bearcat Sports Complex.

April 27, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Closes Out Regular Season at Binghamton on Saturday Evening
UMBC (5-6, 3-1 America East) takes on host Binghamton (3-9, 0-4) in the regular season finale at the Bearcats Sports Complex on Saturday, April 28. The Retrievers are seeking a victory to post their first back-to-back wins of the season and clinch at least one home game in next week’s America East Conference Championships.

April 26, 2012
Dominant Scorers Jones, Cox are UMBC's America East Fans' Choice Player of the Year Nominees
Cambridge, Mass. - For the fourth straight season, fans of America East lacrosse can voice their opinion on who the best player in the conference is.

April 23, 2012
Phil Poe Named America East Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week
Cambridge, Mass.- UMBC face-off specialist Phil Poe (Harwood, Md./DeMatha) has been named America East Conference Player of the Week, the league announced today.

April 21, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Rallies From Five Down in Final Six Minutes, Jones OT Winner Gives Retrievers 17-16 Win Over Albany
BALTIMORE- UMBC junior attackman Scott Jones (Port CoquiItlam, B.C.) capped a miraculous rally with a goal at the 1:43 mark of overtime and the Retrievers edged Albany, 17-16, at UMBC Stadium.

April 20, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Welcomes Albany for Senior Day at UMBC Stadium in Locally-Televised Afternoon Affair
In eight prior seasons of America East lacrosse, UMBC has met Albany 13 times and the two perennial league powers have developed a healthy rivalry.

April 14, 2012
Jones Nets Five Goals, But Men's Lacrosse Fourth Quarter Rally Falls Short in 10-8 Setback to Stony Brook
BALTIMORE- UMBC junior attackman Scott Jones (Port Coquitlam, B.C.) tied a career-high with five goals and led a furious comeback, but the host Retrievers fell to Stony Brook, 10-8, before 960 fans at UMBC Stadium.

April 13, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Welcomes Stony Brook in Battle for First Place in America East on Saturday Evening
A pair of teams with rich America East Conference histories will battle for at least a share of first place at the mid-point of the conference season when the UMBC Retrievers (2-0 America East, 4-5 overall) host the Stony Brook Seawolves (2-0, 3-7) on Sat., April 14 at UMBC Stadium. Both teams have made the postseason America East Tournament in each of their years in the conference.

April 12, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Team to Attend Charm City Youth Lacrosse League on April 14 Game-Day Morning
The UMBC men’s lacrosse team will attend league games of the Charm City Youth Lacrosse League on Sat., April 14. The entire Retriever team and coaching staff will be on hand to support the participants at 9:00 a.m. at Carroll Park in Baltimore.

April 9, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Contest vs. Albany on April 21 to be Televised Live by Live Well Network
Baltimore- The UMBC men’s lacrosse America East contest vs. Albany on Sat., April 21 will be televised live by Live Well Network, WMAR-TV’s (ABC2) digital channel.

April 7, 2012
Hopmann Paces Offense as Men's Lacrosse Triumphs at Vermont, 11-8
Burlington, Vt.- Junior midfielder Scott Hopmann (Annapolis,Md./St. Mary’s) led visiting UMBC with three goals and eight other Retrievers hit the nets as UMBC never trailed in an 11-8 America East Conference victory over Vermont.

April 6, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Faces Tough America East Road Test at Vermont on Saturday Afternoon
The UMBC men’s lacrosse team will try to move to 2-0 in America East play when they travel toBurlington, Vt. to take on the Vermont Catamounts. UMBC (3-5, 1-0) opened league play with a 16-12 victory over defending league champion Hartford last Saturday, while Vermont (1-8, 0-1) fell at Stony Brook, 13-5. The opening face-off is set for 1:00 p.m. from Virtue Field.

April 4, 2012
Towson Rallies Late to Edge Men's Lacrosse, 12-11
Towson, Md.- The UMBC men’s lacrosse team built an 11-8 lead midway through the fourth quarter, but could not hang on and were edged, 12-11, by No. 19 Towson at Johnny Unitas Stadium.

April 3, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Travels Across Beltway To Take on Surging Towson on Wednesday Evening
The UMBC men’s lacrosse team (3-4) plays its final non-conference game of the season when they visit local foe No. 19 Towson (6-3) on Wednesday, April 4 at Johnny Unitas Stadium.

April 2, 2012
Joe Lustgarten Named America East Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week
Cambridge, Mass.-UMBC junior attackman Joe Lustgarten (Wading River, N.Y./Wading River) was named America East Conference Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week for games ending March 31, 2012.

March 31, 2012
Lustgarten, Retrievers Light Up Scoreboard as Men's Lacrosse Opens League Play with 16-12 Victory Over Hartford
BALTIMORE- Junior attackman Joe Lustgarten (Wading River,N.Y.) smashed a career highs with five goals and eight total points, leading host UMBC to a 16-12 victory over Hartford in the America East Conference opener for both squads.

March 30, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Opens Ninth Season of America East Play by Hosting Defending Champ Hartford Saturday Evening
The UMBC men’s lacrosse team (2-4) opens its ninth America East Conference season by hosting the league’s defending champions, the Hartford Hawks, on Sat., March 31.

March 24, 2012
Cohen Stops Career-High 15, But Fifth-Ranked Loyola Upends Men's Lacrosse
BALTIMORE- UMBC junior goalkeeper Adam Cohen (Arnold, Md./Severn) came up with a career-high 15 saves, but the Retrievers could not shut down the fifth-ranked Loyola Greyhounds and dropped a 13-5 decision at soggy UMBC Stadium.

March 23, 2012
Men's Lacrosse to Host No. 5 Loyola at UMBC Stadium on Saturday Evening
The UMBC men’s lacrosse team (2-3) welcomes Loyola back to UMBC Stadium for the first time since 2004.

March 10, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Falls to No. 2 Johns Hopkins, 12-5
BALTIMORE- Second-ranked Johns Hopkins (6-0) held UMBC (2-3) scoreless for over 25 minutes in the middle stages of the game and defeated the Retrievers, 12-5, in the final game of the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium.

March 9, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Meets Second Top-Five Team in Five Days; Faces Off vs. No. 2 Johns Hopkins in Saturday's Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic
The UMBC (2-2) men’s lacrosse team hurdled the first obstacle in a challenging week as the Retrievers knocked off No. 4 Maryland, 8-7, at UMBC Stadium on Tuesday evening, March 6. Just four days later, UMBC has the assignment of taking on No. 2 Johns Hopkins (4-0) at M&T Bank Stadium at the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic.

March 6, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Rallies in Fourth Quarter to Defeat No. 4 Maryland, 8-7
BALTIMORE- The UMBC men’s lacrosse team scored five unanswered fourth-quarter goals and rallied to defeat No. 4 Maryland, 8-7, at UMBC Stadium.

March 5, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Hosts Intra-State Rival No. 4 Maryland on Tuesday Evening
The UMBC (1-2) men’s lacrosse team has a challenging week in store with games vs. No. 4 Maryland and No. 2 Johns Hopkins. The Retrievers start the week by hosting the Terrapins on Tuesday evening, March 6, at UMBC Stadium.

March 3, 2012
Jones Scores Four, Ties Game Late, But No. 20 Fairfield Nips Men's Lacrosse, 10-9 in OT
BALTIMORE- Fairfield senior attackman John Snellman scored 44 seconds into overtime and the 20th-ranked Stags nipped UMBC, 10-9, at UMBC Stadium.

March 2, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Welcomes No. 20 Fairfield to UMBC Stadium at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday
The UMBC (1-1) men’s lacrosse team hosts a red-hot Fairfield squad (3-0) on Saturday, March 3. The opening face-off is set for 3:00 p.m. and the game will be streamed live bywww.umbcretrievers.tv.

February 27, 2012
Adam Cohen Named America East Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week
Cambridge, Mass.- UMBC junior goalkeeper Adam Cohen (Arnold, Md./The Severn School) has been named America East Conference Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week, the league announced today.

February 26, 2012
Linkous, Cohen Spark Men's Lacrosse as Retrievers Defeat Host Rutgers, 11-7
Piscataway, N.J.- UMBC sophomore midfielder Zach Linkous (Jarrettsville, Md./St. Paul’s) scored a career-best five goals and junior goalkeeper Adam Cohen (Arnold, Md./The Severn School) stopped career-high 14 Rutgers shots as the Retrievers defeated the Scarlet Knights, 11-7, at the RU Stadium Complex.

February 24, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Travels to Garden State For Sunday Afternoon Showdown with Rutgers
The UMBC (0-1) men’s lacrosse team takes to the road, leaving the state of Maryland for the only time until April 7, when they face the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2-1) at the RU Turf Field in Piscataway, N.J. on Sunday, Feb. 26. The opening face-off is set for noon.

February 18, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Drops Tough Encounter With Robert Morris, 10-8, in Season Opener
Baltimore- UMBC fought from behind the entire game, tied visiting Robert Morris early in the fourth quarter, but never got the lead and fell to the Colonials (2-0), 10-8, in the Retrievers’ season opener.

February 16, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Opens 2012 Campaign by Hosting Robert Morris on Saturday Afternoon
The UMBC men’s lacrosse team opens its 45th season of intercollegiate lacrosse on Saturday, Feb. 18 when the Retrievers host Robert Morris University.

December 1, 2011
Men's Lacrosse Announces 2012 Schedule
UMBC head men’s lacrosse coach Don Zimmerman today announced the Retrievers’ 2012 schedule which features seven home contests in a 12-game slate.

October 17, 2011
Lacrosse Notebook: Captains Named for 2011-12 Campaign; UMBC to Meet Hopkins Again in Face-Off Classic
The UMBC men’s lacrosse team has selected senior attackman Rob Grimm (Black River, N.Y./Carthage), junior attackman Scott Jones (Port Coquitlam, B.C./Terry Fox) and junior long-stick midfielder Ethan Murphy (West Seneca, N.Y./West Seneca East) as its captains for the 2011-12 season.