Accolades: (2011) Named America East Conference Rookie-of-the-Week on April 11... (2012) The First Team America East face-off specialist… Named America East Player of the Week for games ending April 21... (2013) Reprised his First Team league honors after a record-setting campaign... (2014) Selected to the America East Second Team… Named AE co-Player of the Week on April 26... Earned a place on America East Conference Winter-Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2014: Now owns three of the top four single season marks in school history for face-offs won (240,2014; 218,2013; 174,2012)… Finished his career with 351 ground balls, second-most in school history and the most for any UMBC Division I player (1980)… Played in all 15 regular season games… Won 59.9 percent of his draws, which was second best in the America East, 11th in the nation and a career high… Collected a career-best and team high 140 ground balls, placing sixth in the country in ground balls per outing (9.33)… The 140 ground balls is also a UMBC Division I single season record and the second-most in school history… Rick Wey holds the single season (166, 1976) and career record (434, 1975-78) for ground balls… Also sixth in the NCAA in both face-offs won at 229 and face-offs taken at 382… Set two career-highs against Vermont on April 26 when he won 28 (of 35) face-offs, which was the most in a single game by anyone in the NCAA in 2014… Also collected 20 ground balls versus the Catamounts, which tied Kevin Massa of Bryant for the most ground balls collected in one game on the campaign… Scored a career best four goals in 2014, two of which game in a 14-5 win against Richmond on March 1… Collected at least 5 ground balls in 13 of the 15 games played this season, including five of which were double-digit ground ball efforts… …Ended the year by collecting 16 and 12 ground balls in the America East semi-final and final respectively…
2013: Led America East and finished ninth in the nation by winning 58.8 percent of his draws… Also ranked in the top-20 nationally (18th) with 6.60 ground balls per game… Set a UMBC single season record with 218 draws won, besting Russ LeClair’s mark of 210, which had stood since 1984… Owns 447 career face-off wins, just three shy of Ray Ignacio’s school record of 450, recorded from 1984-87… Has moved into tenth place on UMBC’s all-time ground ball list with 211… Became the first Retriever to hit the 200-mark since Greg Wojtech did it in 2003… Corralled 99 ground balls, the most for a Retriever since Nick Brownlee amassed 109 in 1997… The 99 ground balls are the fourth-most in a season in UMBC’s Division I (1981) history… Captured 16 of 22 draws attempted in March 23 victory over Mount St. Mary’s… Set a UMBC school record by winning 23 (of 29) draws vs. Vermont on April 6… The 23 face-off wins was tied for the sixth-most in a single game in 2013… Won 68.9 percent of the draws (91/132) in a five-game span from April 6-May 2… Capped that surge by winning 22 of 29 draws in the America East semifinal victory over Hartford… With UMBC trailing, 13-9, and less than six minutes remaining, he won the final six draws of the game, keying a six-goal Retriever rally and leading to the 15-13 victory… Scored three goals and added a pair of assists during the campaign.
2012: Attempted 320 (7th in the nation) of UMBC’s 326 draws on the season and won 54.4 percent… Led America East in ground balls per game (6.31) and was second in face-off percentage… On the national level, Poe was 11th in ground balls per game and 20th in face-off winning percentage… His 174 face-off victories are now the third-most in school history... Recorded 82 ground balls, the most for a Retriever since Nick Brownlee garnered 107 in 1997… Also produced eight points (4-4-8) on the season… Won 15 of 21 draws in the opener vs. Robert Morris… Scored goals in games vs. Rutgers and Fairfield, but impacted 8-7 upset win over Maryland, by controlling 15 of 19 draws in the contest against a team that entered the game at 61.4 percent… Scored a fourth-quarter goal during a UMBC rally which tied the game at 6-6… Won 53 draws and amassed 32 ground balls in three-game stretch vs. Vermont, Stony Brook, and Albany… Tied a school record by winning 22 face-offs in the 17-16 overtime victory over Albany on April 21… Attempted all 37 draws on the day and won 9-of-11 in the fourth quarter as UMBC rallied from a five-goal fourth quarter deficit… Scooped up 15 ground balls that afternoon, the most since Brownlee recorded 18 vs. VMI in 1997… Added a goal in the fourth quarter surge… Won 19 of 30 draws and garnered 14 ground balls in America East semifinal match vs. Albany on May 2.
2011: Competed in all 13 games and took over as UMBC’s primary face-off specialist in late March… Finished second on the squad with 30 ground balls… Won 7 of 11 draws and corralled five ground balls vs. Quinnipiac on March 26… Had a big night vs. Towson on April 6, scoring his first collegiate goal and controlling 13 of 21 draws vs. the Tigers… Recorded a season-high eight ground balls in that contest and added seven ground balls three days later vs. Binghamton… Stalemated Hartford’s Tim Fallon, 8-8, on draws in the regular season finale on April 30.
Background: Captained the Stags in both 2009 and 2010… Coached by former Retriever Scott Morrison… Named First Team All-WCAC in both his junior and senior campaigns… Part of WCAC championship team in his sophomore and junior seasons… Competed on the 2010 Maryland All-Star Team… Ranked No. 26 by Inside Lacrosse among incoming collegiate midfielders... A member of the National Honor Society… Earned his degree in political science… Has an older brother, James and a younger sister, Kelly… Son of Dixie and Jim Poe… Born Feb. 22, 1992.
|Year ||GP-GS ||G ||A ||Pts. ||SH ||Pct. ||GB ||Pen ||FO|
|2011 ||13-0 ||1 ||0 ||1 ||8 ||.125 ||30 ||2-1:30 ||55-67|
|2012 ||13-1 ||4 ||4 ||8 ||11 ||.364 ||82 ||1-1:00 ||174-146|
|2013 ||15-0 ||3 ||2 ||5 ||6 ||.500 ||99 ||4-2:30 ||218-153|
|Career ||56-1 ||12 ||8 ||20 ||40 ||.300 ||351 ||10-7:00 ||676-519 (.566)|