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Men’s Lacrosse Names Quartet of Captains and Releases Schedule

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Four seniors will captain the 2010 men’s lacrosse squad in the upcoming season. Those four as Bobby Atwell, Mike Camardo, Sam Eitel, and Kyle Wimer.

Last fall Atwell was named a team captain but he tore his ACL in the winter and received a medical hardship waiver.

Camardo was named a captain last season after Atwell suffered his injury. He was named the Most Outstanding Player in the America East Conference Championship after recording two goals and picking up 12 ground balls. He has set a record with 32 caused turnovers. He and Atwell are just two of 10 players in UMBC lacrosse history to be named captain for multiple seasons.

Sam Eitel has played in 25 games during his career but has been an inspirational leader to the team.

Wimer was an all-American last season after recording 24 goals and 18 assists and will serve as the teams fourth captain.

In a UMBC athletics press release coach Don Zimmerman said, “We are fortunate to hae four outstanding leaders serving as captains for this year’s team. As two-time captains, both Bobby Atwell and Mike Camardo have experience serving in this important role. Kyle Wimer, throughout his career here at UMBC, has always led by example while Sam Eitel’s passion and commitment is truly inspirational.”

2010 Schedule:
Jan 30: @ Navy (exhibition)- TBA
Feb 6: Villanova (exhibition)- TBA
Feb 13: Loyola (exhibition)- TBA

Feb 30: Delaware- 1:00 pm
Feb 27: @ Rutgers- 3:00 pm
Mar 6: North Carolina- 12:00 pm (ESPNU/WMAR-TV)
Mar 9: @ Johns Hopkins- 7:00 pm (ESPNU)
Mar 13: @ Princeton- 1:00 pm
Mar 20: Maryland- 12:00 pm (ESPNU/WMAR-TV)
Apr 3: Stony Brook- 1:00 pm
Apr 7: @ Towson- 7:30 pm
Apr 10: @ Binghamton- TBA
Apr 17: Albany- 1:00 pm
Apr 24: @ Vermont- 1:00 pm
Apr 1: Hartford- 12:00 pm (ESPNU/WMARTV)

This schedule shows that UMBC has officially risen into the upper echelon of college lacrosse after making it to the NCAA tournament four straight years.

Four televised games and a very tough non-conference schedule show it.

For the third straight season the team will open up against Delaware and Rutgers, both of whom should be much improved this season.

Then it is very nice to see a rematch of that NCAA tournament game with this time North Carolina coming north. But to schedule teams like North Carolina, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Maryland, and Towson, it will certainly boost the strength of schedule and if they have a winning record in those five games they very well could be looking at an at-large bid, or if they win the conference, a home game in the NCAA tournament.


Written by Corey Johns

November 20, 2009 at 12:34 pm

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  1. Two complaints about this schedule. Why won’t Loyola play us in a regular season game? I’m trying to remember the last time they did…it could’ve been 2002 or 2003. The other one is why can’t we play Hop on a Saturday afternoon on TV, instead of some cold Tuesday night for the fourth time in a row? Followed by Princeton? I don’t like these weeknight games at all.


    November 21, 2009 at 10:12 am

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