2013-14 Men's Lacrosse News

May 28, 2014
Gregoire Finishes Tied for Second in the Nation in Goal-Scoring; Retrievers Place Ninth in Goals Per Game
BALTIMORE – UMBC All-American attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) finished tied for second in the nation in goal scoring, according to the final 2014 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Division I statistics, which were released on May 27. Moreover, the Retrievers posted their second-best scoring average since 1998, averaging 12.2 goals per game, the ninth-best figure in Division I

May 22, 2014
Matt Gregoire Named USILA All-American
Perry, N.Y. – UMBC attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) was selected as a 2014 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American, as the teams were announced today. The attackman earned honorable mention honors after setting a UMBC single-season goals record with 48 scored in his senior campaign.

May 20, 2014
Zach Linkous Tabbed to Compete in USILA/Lax World North-South DI-II Game
Perry, N.Y. – UMBC midfielder Zach Linkous (Jarrettsville, Md./St. Paul’s) has been selected to compete in the 2014 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/Lax World North-South Division I-II College All-Star game. The game will be played on Monday, May 26 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. at 10:00 a.m., just prior to the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse national championship game.

May 3, 2014
Men's Lacrosse Falls to Albany in AE Title Contest
Stony Brook, N.Y.- A torrid Albany team broke up a tight game with an eight-goal third quarter and defended their America East title, defeating UMBC, 20-11 in the league’s championship game. UMBC senior attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) scored three goals and became the Retrievers’ single season record-holder in goals with 47. Gregoire, face-off specialist Phil Poe and sophomore defender Zach Esser (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) were named to the All-Championship team.

May 2, 2014
Men's Lacrosse To Face Albany For AE Title on Saturday Morning
For the second consecutive year, the UMBC men’s lacrosse team (8-6) will take on top-seeded Albany (10-5) for the America East Conference men’s lacrosse championship when the two rivals take the field at Stony Brook University’s La Valle Stadium on Saturday, May 3. The Retrievers advanced with a 16-10 semifinal win over No. 2 Binghamton in Thursday’s opener, while Albany needed overtime to subdue host No. 4 Stony Brook, 17-16, in the nightcap. The opening face-off is set for 10:00 a.m., with ESPNU providing live coverage. Mark Dixon and Paul Carcaterra handle the play-by-play and color responsibilities. Live stats are available via America East’s Championship Central.

May 1, 2014
Men's Lacrosse Advances to AE Title Game With 16-10 Victory Over Binghamton
Stony Brook, N.Y.- UMBC senior face-off specialist Phil Poe (Harwood, Md./DeMatha) set an America East Tournament record by winning 24 (of 30) face-offs and attackmen Matt Gregoire (Crofton ,Md./South River) and Max Maxwell (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg) combined for 13 points as the third-seeded Retrievers defeated No. 2 Binghamton, 16-10, in the league semifinals.

April 30, 2014
Nine Retrievers Honored at AE Men's Lacrosse Awards Ceremony
Stony Brook, N.Y. – UMBC senior Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) and sophomores Zach Esser (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) and Pat Young (Ewing, N.J./Christchurch (Va.) School) earned America East Conference Men’s Lacrosse First Team honors, the league announced at its pre-championship awards banquet this evening. Six other Retrievers were honored for their performances on the field and in the classroom in voting done by the league’s head coaches

April 29, 2014
Men's Lacrosse Heads to Stony Brook For AE Tournament Semifinal Match-Up vs. Binghamton
UMBC (7-6, 3-2 AE) has qualified for its 11th America East championship in 11 league campaigns and the third-seeded Retrievers will meet second-seeded Binghamton (7-7, 4-1 AE) in the 2014 America East Championships on Thursday, May 1. The tournament will take place at Stony Brook University’s La Valle Stadium and the Retrievers and Bearcats face-off in the opening game of the doubleheader at 5:00 p.m. Live video streaming is available on the America East Digital Network (www.americaeast.tv) and live stats will be available via America East Championship Central.

April 28, 2014
Phil Poe Named AE Men's Lacrosse Co-Player of the Week
Cambridge, Mass. – UMBC senior face-off specialist Phil Poe (Harwood, Md./DeMatha) was named America East Conference co-Player of the Week, the league office announced today. Poe set a pair of school records in UMBC’s 17-14 regular season finale victory at Vermont.

April 26, 2014
Records Aplenty Set as UMBC Completes Regular Season With 17-14 Victory at Vermont
Burlington, Vt. – UMBC outscored Vermont, 10-0, in the second quarter and three Retrievers etched themselves in the record books as UMBC defeated the Catamounts, 17-14, at Virtue Field in the regular season finale for both squads. The Retrievers complete the regular season at 7-6 overall and 3-2 in America East play.

April 25, 2014
Men's Lacrosse Concludes Regular Season at Vermont Saturday
The UMBC men’s lacrosse team concludes the regular season as the Retrievers travel to Burlington, Vt. to take on the Vermont Catamounts in an America East match-up at Virtue Field. The Retrievers (6-6, 2-2 AE) have wrapped up the No. 3 seed in next week’s America East Tournament, reaching their 11th consecutive tournament in 11 years of competition. The Catamounts (5-7. 0-4 AE), who started the campaign at 5-3, have dropped four straight and have been eliminated from the post-season. The opening face-off is set for 1:30 p.m.

April 23, 2014
Matt Gregoire Tabbed as AE Fans' Choice POY Nominee
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC men’s lacrosse senior attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) was nominated for the 2014 America East Men’s Lacrosse Fans’ Choice Player of the Year, as announced by the league office on Wednesday.

April 19, 2014
Poe, Lewnes Shine, But Men's Lacrosse Edged, 18-14, by Albany
BALTIMORE – The UMBC men’s lacrosse team gave defending America East champion quite a battle, but the Retrievers lost a 18-14 shootout to the Albany Great Danes before 1,449 fans on “Senior Day” at UMBC Stadium. UMBC senior face-off specialist Phil Poe (Harwood, Md./DeMatha) tied his own school record, by winning 23 (of 35) face-offs in the contest. Poe also collected 15 ground balls and raised his career total to 303, third-most in school history.

April 18, 2014
Men's Lacrosse Welcomes Defending AE Champ Albany for Saturday's "Senior Day"
The UMBC men’s lacrosse team has a big day in-store on Saturday, April 19. Five seniors – Will Fejes, Ryan Johnston, Zach Linkous, Phil Poe and Matt Reeping – will be honored before the America East contest. In addition, the opponent on Saturday is the Albany Great Danes, the defending America East champions and the highest-scoring team in the nation to date.

April 14, 2014
Pat Young Named America East Men's Lacrosse Co-Player of the Week
Cambridge, Mass. - UMBC sophomore midfielder Pat Young (Ewing, N.J./Christchurch (Va.)) School) was named America East Conference Co-Player of the Week for games ending April 12. The 2013 America East Rookie of the Year and First Team midfielder scored four of his career-high five goals in the fourth quarter as UMBC staved off a Hartford rally and defeated the Hawks, 16-11, in a crucial league contest.

April 12, 2014
Men's Lacrosse Bounces Back With 16-11 Triumph Over Hartford
BALTIMORE – UMBC sophomore midfielder Pat Young (Ewing, N.J./Christchurch School (Va.)) scored four of his career-high five goals in the fourth quarter as the host Retrievers staved off a Hartford rally and defeated the Hawks, 16-11, in an America East Conference contest in summer-like conditions at UMBC Stadium.

April 11, 2014
Men's Lacrosse Hosts Hartford in Critical AE Contest on Saturday Afternoon
UMBC and Hartford meet in a critical America East Conference match-up at UMBC Stadium on Saturday, April 12. The opening face-off is set for 3:30 p.m. Both squads are coming off setbacks in the five-game America East schedule and will be battling to maintain contact with the top of the league. Live video streaming is available on www.umbcretrievers.tv and the game will be broadcast on Q1370 AM (www.q1370.com) with Gary Stein and Kevin O’Neill on the call.

April 6, 2014
Second-Half Surge Pushes Binghamton Past Men's Lacrosse
Vestal, N.Y. – UMBC held a 6-4 halftime lead, but the host Binghamton Bearcats outscored the Retrievers, 9-1, in the second half and earned a 13-7 America East Conference victory at the Bearcats Sports Complex. UMBC had its two-game winning streak snapped and fell to 5-5 overall and 1-1 in league play, while Binghamton improved to 4-6, 2-0.

April 4, 2014
Men's Lacrosse Faces Host Binghamton on Sunday in Early Battle of AE Unbeatens
An early battle of America East unbeaten will take place in Vestal, N.Y. on Sunday, April 6, as the UMBC Retrievers (5-4, 1-0 America East) face the Binghamton Bearcats (3-6, 1-0 AE) at the Bearcats’ Sports Complex. The opening face-off is set for 2:00 p.m. Live video streaming is available on www.americaeast.tv and the game will be broadcast on Q1370 AM (www.q1370.com) with Steve Levy on the call.

March 31, 2014
Connor Gordon Named AE Men's Lacrosse Rookie of the Week
Cambridge, Mass. - UMBC red-shirt freshman goalkeeper Connor Gordon (Bourne, Mass./Tabor Academy) has been named America East Conference Men’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Week for games ending March 29, the league office announced today. Gordon fell one save shy of his season high, making 15 stops against Stony Brook as the Retrievers prevailed, 12-11, in overtime.

March 28, 2014
Young's Goal With 9.6 Seconds Left in OT Propels UMBC To 12-11 Triumph Over Stony Brook
BALTIMORE – UMBC sophomore midfielder Pat Young scored with 9.6 seconds remaining in the first overtime period as the Retrievers edged Stony Brook, 12-11, in the America East opening game for both squads. Young and senior attackman Matt Gregoire led a balanced attack in goal-scoring with three apiece.

March 27, 2014
Men's Lacrosse Hosts Stony Brook to Open AE Play on Friday Evening
UMBC opens its 11th season of America East Conference play on Friday, March 28, when the Retrievers host Stony Brook at UMBC Stadium. The opening face-off is set for 7:30 p.m. Live video streaming is available on www.umbcretrievers.tv and the game will be broadcast on Q1370 AM (www.q1370.com) with Gary Stein and Kevin O’Neill on the call.

March 22, 2014
Gregoire, Lewnes Set Career Highs as Men's Lacrosse Surges Past Mount St. Mary's, 17-7
Emmitsburg, Md. – Senior attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) recorded career highs in goals (6) and points (8) and sophomore linemate Nate Lewnes (Arnold, Md./St. Mary’s) added a career-best five goals as UMBC defeated Mount St. Mary’s, 17-7, at Waldron Family Stadium.

March 21, 2014
Men's Lacrosse Completes Non-Conference Slate at Mount St. Mary's on Saturday
UMBC plays its final non-conference game of the season on Saturday, March 22 when they visit Mount St. Mary’s at Waldron Family Stadium in Emmitsburg, Md. The opening face-off is set for noon. Live video streaming is available on Northeast Conference Front Row.

March 18, 2014
Men's Lacrosse Drops Another Tough One on Road, 10-8 at Towson
Towson, Md. – For the second time in four days, the UMBC men’s lacrosse team dropped a two-goal decision on the road, falling, 10-8, to Towson at chilly Unitas Stadium. UMBC sophomore midfielder Jack Gannon (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Sachem North) led the visitors with three goals and senior attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) added his 19th and 20th goals of the season. The three-goal effort was the first of Gannon’s career.

March 17, 2014
Men's Lacrosse Renews Rivalry at Towson on Tuesday Evening
The UMBC Retrievers and Towson Tigers will meet for the 45th time on Tuesday, March 18 at TU’s Johnny Unitas Stadium. The opening face-off is set for 7:00 p.m. Gary Stein and Kevin O’Neill have all the play-by-play action on Q1370 AM (www.q1370.com), beginning at 6:55 p.m. and video streaming is available via the Towson Sports Network.

March 15, 2014
Men's Lacrosse Drops 17-15 Shootout at High Point
High Point, N.C.- UMBC senior attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) matched his career high with five goals and sophomore linemate Nate Lewnes (Arnold, Md./St. Mary’s) added a career-best four scores, but the Retrievers dropped a 17-15 shootout to host High Point at Vert Stadium.

March 14, 2014
Men's Lacrosse Faces Saturday Road Test at High Point
UMBC plays its first road game in one month and travels out of the state of Maryland for the first time in the 2014 season when the Retrievers make their first-ever visit to High Point University to take on a 5-2 Panther squad at Vert Stadium on Saturday, March 15. Video streaming is available via the Big South Network and live stats will be provided via High Point’s website.

March 11, 2014
Third-Quarter Blitz Leads Men's Lacrosse to 15-6 Triumph Over Mercer
BALTIMORE – UMBC outscored visiting Mercer, 7-0, in the third quarter and the Retrievers went on to defeat the Bears, 15-6, at UMBC Stadium. Five Retrievers posted three or more points – led by four points on two goals and two assists by sophomore midfielder Jack Gannon. Attackman Matt Gregoire was the lone UMBC player to tally three goals and the senior continues to lead the squad with 13 scores in five games.

March 10, 2014
Men's Lacrosse Hosts Mercer on Tuesday Evening
UMBC plays its first of two evening, mid-week games of the 2014 season on Tuesday, March 11, when they host the Mercer Bears at UMBC Stadium. Both teams are 2-2 on the season and both have defeated one common opponent, Richmond. The two squads have never met on the lacrosse field, as Mercer is competing in its fourth NCAA Division I campaign. Kevin O’Neill has all the play-by-play action on Q1370 AM (www.q1370.com), beginning at 7:25 p.m. and video streaming is available via the America East digital network.

March 8, 2014
UMBC Falls Short in Upset Bid of No. 3 Johns Hopkins, 15-8
BALTIMORE – Fueled by sophomore midfielder Pat Young, the UMBC men’s lacrosse team rallied from six goals down to pull within one twice, but could not get over the top, falling to No. 3 Johns Hopkins, 15-8, Saturday afternoon at UMBC Stadium.

March 6, 2014
Men's Lacrosse Hosts No. 3 Johns Hopkins on Saturday Afternoon
For just the third time in twelve match-ups, the UMBC men’s lacrosse team will host Johns Hopkins University at UMBC Stadium when the two squads face off on Saturday, March 8 at 1:05 p.m. The Retrievers (2-1) have won two straight games in their current four-game homestand, while Hopkins has moved up to No. 3 in the USILA rankings with a 4-0 start. Gary Stein and Kevin O’Neill have all the play-by-play action on Q1370 AM (www.q1370.com), beginning at 12:55 p.m. and video streaming is available via the America East digital network.

March 1, 2014
Team Effort Spurs Men's Lacrosse to 14-5 Victory Over Richmond
BALTIMORE – UMBC senior attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) led a balanced attack with a career-high five goals and the Retriever defense held Richmond to a season-low five scores in a 14-5 victory in chilly conditions at UMBC Stadium. The Retrievers improved to 2-1 on the campaign, while the first-year Spiders slipped to 0-4. Gregoire added an assist in a six-point effort, while sophomore attackman Nate Lewnes (Arnold, Md./St. Mary’s) scored three goals and added a pair of helpers.

February 28, 2014
Lewnes Tabbed to Tewaaraton Watch List; Men's Lacrosse Hosts Richmond Saturday Afternoon
The UMBC (1-1) men’s lacrosse team continues its early season four-game homestand on Saturday, March 1 when the Retrievers host the Richmond Spiders (0-3) at UMBC Stadium. The opening face-off is set for 1:05 p.m. Gary Stein has all the play-by-play action on Q1370 AM (www.q1370.com), beginning at 12:55 p.m. and video streaming is available via the America East digital network.

February 24, 2014
Max Maxwell Earns America East Top Rookie Honor
Cambridge, Mass. – UMBC freshman attackman Max Maxwell (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg) was named America East Conference Men’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Week for games ending Feb. 23, 2014. Maxwell scored his first three career goals, all in the second half, in UMBC's 10-8 victory over Monmouth on Feb. 22.

February 22, 2014
Captains Gregoire, Poe Key Men's Lacrosse's Triumph Over Monmouth
BALTIMORE – UMBC senior attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) scored two of his game-high four goals in the fourth quarter as the Retrievers opened the home schedule with a 10-8 victory over Monmouth before 641 fans at sun-drenched UMBC Stadium.

February 15, 2014
UMBC Falls at No. 6 Maryland, 14-3, in Season Opener
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Redshirt freshman goalie Connor Gordon recorded 15 saves in his first career game for the Retrievers, but UMBC failed to score a goal in the first half and could not come back, falling to No. 6 Maryland, 14-3, in the team’s season opener, Saturday afternoon at Byrd Stadium.

February 14, 2014
Men's Lacrosse Opens Campaign Saturday at No. 6 Maryland; Game Time Now 2pm
The UMBC men’s lacrosse team is set to open its 2014 campaign at in-state rival No. 6 Maryland (1-0) on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Byrd Stadium. The opening draw has been moved to 2:00 p.m. and streaming is available on Terps’ TV. UMBC returns seven starters from last season’s 7-8 squad, which reached the America East title contest.

February 11, 2014
2014 UMBC Men's Lacrosse Preview
UMBC Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Don Zimmerman is optimistic that what transpired in May and June of 2013 will have a positive impact on the 2014 spring campaign. The Retrievers open play at No. 6 Maryland on Saturday, Feb. 15 at noon.

February 6, 2014
Men's Lacrosse Announces Broadcast Schedule; Retrievers Tabbed Third in Preseason Poll
Nine of UMBC's regular season men's lacrosse games plus all post-season action will be broadcast on Q1370 (www.q1370.com) in the Retrievers' 2014 campaign.

January 30, 2014
Men's Lacrosse Tabs Gregoire, Poe and McDonough as 2014 Team Captains
BALTIMORE – Seniors Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) and Phil Poe (Harwood, Md./DeMatha) and junior Kevin McDonough (Oak Beach, N.Y./St. Anthony’s/Binghamton) have been named team captains for the 2014 UMBC men’s lacrosse team, head coach Don Zimmerman announced today.

December 12, 2013
UMBC Men's Lacrosse Announces 2014 Spring Schedule
BALTIMORE - UMBC Head Lacrosse Coach Don Zimmerman announced the Retrievers’ 2014 spring schedule today, which features an early four-game homestand and home contests against all three America East opponents which competed in the 2013 league championships.

October 4, 2013
Men's Lacrosse to Compete at Capital Lacrosse Invitational on Oct. 13; Scrimmage Versus Navy Postponed
The UMBC men's lacrosse program would like to announce two alterations to its 2013 fall scrimmage schedule. The Retrievers' home scrimmage versus Navy, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5, has been postponed. The two institutions will attempt to compete on Saturday, Oct. 19 at UMBC Stadium at 1:00 p.m.

September 24, 2013
Attackman Scott Jones Selected Seventh Overall by Minnesota in NLL Draft
Former UMBC attackman Scott Jones (Port Coquitlam, B.C./Terry Fox) was selected by the Minnesota Swarm as the seventh selection overall in the 2013 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.

September 19, 2013
Men's Lacrosse Welcomes 26 Returners and 13 Newcomers for 2013-14 Campaign
Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Coach Don Zimmerman and his staff welcomed 26 returning players and 13 newcomers in September as the Retrievers begin preparations for the 2013-14 campaigns.

August 22, 2013
Alum Steve Settembrino Returns to Alma Mater as Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach
BALTIMORE- UMBC alum Steve Settembrino has been named assistant men’s lacrosse coach at his alma mater, it was announced today by Retriever head coach Don Zimmerman.