BOSTON – UMBC freshman face-off specialist Jake Brothers (Elkridge, Md./Mount St. Joseph) was selected as America East Conference Men's Lacrosse Rookie of the Week, for games through February 11.
In his second collegiate game, Brothers won 9-of-15 face-offs attempted against the 8th-ranked Johns Hopkins Blue Jays at historic Homewood Field. He led the Retrievers with three ground balls in the 15-5 setback to Hopkins.
Brothers has won 17 draws in his first two games against top-ranked North Carolina and Hopkins. He is second on the squad with six ground balls and has a face-off winning percentage of 47.2 percent against the nation's elite specialists.
The Retrievers face Richmond on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 1:00 p.m.