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The UMBC Sports Blog Awards

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Fall Sports:

Men’s Soccer-
MVP: Andrew Bulls (8 goals, 2 assists)
Freshman of the Year: Andrew Bulls (8 goals,, 2 assists)

Women’s Soccer-
MVP: Morgan Warrington (5 Goals, 1 assist)
Freshman of the Year: Mo Van Vlerah (35 saves, 67.3%)

Volleyball-
MVP: Alyssa Lang (319 kills, 317 digs)
Freshman of the Year: Alyssa Lang (319 kills, 317 digs)

Men’s Cross Country-
MVP: Paul Zwama

Women’s Cross Country-
MVP: Sara Parkinson

Winter Sports:

Men’s Basketball-
MVP: Darryl Proctor (20.0ppg, 8.8rpg, 46.7 FG%)
Freshman of the Year: Chauncey Gilliam (10.9ppg, 4.4rpg, 51.4 FG%)

Women’s Basketball-
MVP: Carlee Cassidy (20.4ppg, 35.8 FG%, 32.1 3-pt%)
Freshman of the Year: Michelle Kurowski (13.7ppg, 4.6rpg, 40.6 FG%)

Men’s Swimming and Diving-
MVP: Justin Bronson

Women’s Swimming and Diving-
MVP: Samantha Maccherola

Men’s Indoor Track and Field-
MVP: Adrian Arthur

Women’s Track and Field-
MVP: Imani Colbert

Spring Sports:

Men’s Lacrosse-
MVP: Jeremy Blevins (151 saves, 54.5%)
Freshman of the Year: Rob Grimm (10 goals, 17 assists, 18 ground balls)

Women’s Lacrosse-
MVP: Kara Dorr (40 goals, 10 assists, 26 ground balls)
Freshman of the Year: Emily Coady (22 goals, 13 assists, 11 ground balls)

Baseball-
MVP: Shawn Retz (.380, 60 hits, 27 runs, .627 Slg%, 9 Home runs)
Freshman of the Year: Max Himmelstein (.303, 40 hits, 18 runs, .432 Slg%, 3 Home runs)

Softball-
MVP: Stephanie Weigman (2.20 ERA, 22-16, 245.0 Innings Pitched, 293 strikeouts)
Freshman of the Year: Keala Mason (.255, 13 hits, 5 runs, .353 SLG%, 1 HR)

Men’s Indoor Track and Field-
MVP: Victor Gilreath

Women’s Track and Field-
MVP: Britney Foreman

Men’s Tennis-
MVP: Fredi Voorman

Women’s Tennis-
MVP: Cornelia Carapcea

Final Awards

Men’s POY: Darryl Proctor
Women’s POY: Stephanie Weigman

Men’s ROY: Andrew Bulls
Women’s ROY: Michelle Kurowski

BREAKING NEWS: Kelly Berger to Replace Courtney Connor as women’s lacrosse coach

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In a surprising move women’s lacrosse coach Courtney Connor’s contract was not renewed for undisclosed reasons and her assistant Kelly Berger will replace her.

The fact that an assistant coach is taking over means that the athletic department made a coaching change for reasons other than poor performance. Actually the team had their best season in a while and we one win away from the conference tournament and look to be in perfect shape to be contenders next year or the following year. Connor probably left for personal reasons.

Kelly Berger served as Connor’s assistant for the last two years and was named the head coach today.

“I’m really excited,” Berger said. “I know I have a lot to learn, but I feel I’ve had wonderful mentors and believe they have prepared me very well. I’m excited for what the future will bring and I know I have a great administration behind me to support me.”

“Kelly did an outstanding job as our top assistant the last two seasons, and I believe she is ready to step up and coach our Retriever women’s lacrosse team,” Dr. Brown said. “She has been a success as both a player and an assistant coach, and I expect the same as a head coach and look forward to great things from our women’s lacrosse team.”

Written by Corey Johns

May 18, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Quick Names to First Team All-Conference, Women’s Lacrosse Takes Eight Post Season Award

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There is little denying the women’s lacrosse team had a successful season despite missing the conference tournament. There nine wins was a five game improvement from a season ago and the most since 2006 when the wont the regular season conference championship. There success was heavily recognized by the coaches as the end of the season awards were announced.

After leading the conference in save percentage and ranking third in number of saves of eligible players, Kate Quick was honored at the lone retriever on the first team all-America East.

She was not alone on the all-conference teams though. After a leading the team with 40 goals with 10 assists for 50 points, midfielder Kara Dorr was named to the second team. she was joined by sophomore midfielder Ashley Stodter who scored 25 goals with three assists. Junior defender Sarah Willis was also honored after leading the team with 32 ground balls with 16 caused turnovers and lock down defense.

The only unanimous selection for UMBC was freshman Emily Coady on the all-rookie team after starting all but two games at attack with 22 goals and 13 assists.

Dorr, Quick, and Ashley Lancer were also honored for their academic achievements as well. Dorr was one of two unanimous selections after accumulating a 3.72 GPA in political science over her four years. Lancer, who is also in her senior year, has accumulated a 3.60 GPA as a double major in Psychology and Pre-nursing. Quick accumulated a 3.35 GPA in psychology in three years at UMBC.

Written by Corey Johns

April 30, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Women’s Lacrosse Loses to Boston U 15-10, Out of Conference Tournament

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It was a sad day for the women’s lacrosse team. Not only did they lose to Boston U, but Vermont “upset” Stony Brook to eliminate them from the conference tournament. Abbey Swift eds her career with 99 points after an amazing three goal, four assist day. Kara Dorr scored three goals while Amanda Pappas added two and Emily Coady an Carrie Paris each added one to round out the scoring.

Even tough the team missed out on the conference tournament this year there is one thing that is for sure, they progressed far better than expected this season. In the beginning of the season I would have said they were far away from a championship. Now I can say with confidence if it’s not next year it’s the year after. they lose some good seniors but those juniors got really good and those sophomores and freshman played far above expectations and they have good building blocks in Coady, Paris, Pappas, Meagan Linkous, and Bria Phillips who will make them very competitive for a while.

Written by Corey Johns

April 26, 2009 at 12:44 am

Women’s Lacrosse @ Boston U Preview

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Probable Starters:

UMBC (9-7, 3-2):
A- Emily Coady (21 goals, 13 assists, 11 ground balls)
A- Abbey Swift (17 goals, 12 assists, 13 ground balls)
M- Kara Dorr (37 goals, 10 assists, 24 ground balls)
M- Ashley Stodter (25 goals, 3 assists, 18 ground balls)
M- Kristen Milligan (1 goal, 0 assists, 5 ground balls) ***5 games
M- Amanda Gable (17 goals, 7 assists, 13 ground balls)
M- Amanda Pappas (26 goals, 8 assists, 27 ground balls)
D- Ashley Lancer (24 ground balls, 12 caused turnovers)
D- Sarah Willis (32 ground balls, 16 caused turnovers)
D- C.J. Durham (15 ground balls, 26 caused turnovers)
D- Meagan Linkous (19 ground balls, 7 caused turnovers)
GK- Kate Quick (138 saves, 50.0save%)

Key Reserves:
A- Carrie Paris (7 goals, 8 assists, 12 ground balls)
M- Bria Phillips (18 goals, 7 assists, 14 ground balls)
M- Erika Braerman (9 goals, 11 assists, 8 ground balls)
M- Rachel Pincus (3 goals, 3 assists, 6 ground balls)
D- Kristen Snyder (5 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers) ***six games

Boston U (12-3, 5-0):
A- McKinley Curro (33 goals, 20 assists, 6 ground balls)
A- Xan Weitzel (10 goals, 31 assists, 10 ground balls)
A- Erica Baumgartner (10 goals, 32 assists, 6 ground balls)
A- Traci Landy (44 goals, 5 assists, 12 ground balls)
M- Hannah Frey (18 goals, 4 assists, 8 ground balls)
M- Sarah Dalton (71 goals, 9 assists, 44 ground balls)
LSM- Jenny Martin (15 ground balls, 7 caused turnovers)
LSM- Mandy Rogers (16 ground balls, 11 caused turnovers)
LSM- Corcoran Downey (18 ground balls, 18 caused turnovers)
D- Courtney Burd (7 ground balls, 3 caused turnovers)
D- Kelly Munroe (20 ground balls, 14 caused turnovers)
GK- Rachel Klein (128 saves, 46.0 save%)

Key Reserves:
M- Rachel Collins (9 goals, 2 assists, 9 caused turnovers)
M- Steph Walker (4 goals, 0 assists, 3 ground balls)

Boston U isn’t a very deep team, but with that much talent in the starters who needs depth? Sarah Dalton is far and away the best player in the conference and definitely on of the best in the nation. There is a reason Boston U is ranked as high are they are and are undefeated in the conference- they are really good. But they are beatable. Their weakness is their defense. They give up a lot of goals but just outscore everybody by a lot. But any time a defense gives up a lot of goals it’s a good sign for an opponent. If you play a little defense you can definitely beat them. UMBC almost has to win this game to get in the playoffs. If they win they are guaranteed a spot but if they lose they need Stony Brook to upset Vermont to save them their chance to get in. If UMBc comes out confident they can pull off the upset but if they come out and try to play with Boston and not enforce their game it may be gone in the first half.

Written by Corey Johns

April 24, 2009 at 2:45 pm

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Ashley Stodter Has a Career High 5 points in 17-7 win over Le Moyne

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The game did not matter towards conference but as I said before it gives them a three game winning streak going into a game against top seeded Boston U.

UMBC pretty much sealed the win after the first half as they went in with a 9-2 lead. But they outscored Le Moyne again in the second half 8-5 with five straight goals to end the game.

Ashley Stodter recorded a career high five points with three goals and two assists while Freshman Emily Coady recorded two goals and two assists. Kara Dorr has her first two goal day back from her injury. She also has one assists. Abbey Swift also has a a fine day with one goal and a team high three assists.

Katie Quick recorded nine saves but Susie Sweeney started the game and recorded four saves and allowed just two goals for the win.

Written by Corey Johns

April 19, 2009 at 10:36 am

Women’s Lacrosse vs. Le Moyne preview

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Probable Starters:

UMBC (8-7, 3-2):
A- Emily Coady (19 goals, 11 assists, 26 ground balls)
A- Abbey Swift (16 goals, 9 assists, 13 ground balls)
M- Kara Dorr (35 goals, 9 assists, 24 ground balls)
M- Amanda Pappas (23 goals, 8 assists, 26 ground balls)
M- Amanda Gable (16 goals, 7 assists, 12 ground balls)
M- Bria Phillips (16 goals, 7 assists, 13 ground balls)
M- Ashley Stodter (22 goals, 1 assist, 17 ground balls)
D- C.J. Durham (13 ground balls, 24 caused turnovers)
D- Meagan Linkous (19 ground balls, 7 caused turnovers)
D- Ashley Lancer (24 ground balls, 11 caused turnovers)
D- Sarah Willis (29 goals, 15 caused turnovers)
GK- Katie Quick (139 saves, 49.2save%)

Key Reserves:
A- Carrie Parris (6 goals, 8 assists, 10 ground balls)
M- Erika Braerman (8 goals, 10 assists, 10 ground balls)
M- Rachel Pincus (3 goals, 3 assists, 6 ground balls)
D- Erika Welck (9 ground balls, 3 caused turnovers)

Le Moyne (5-9):
A- Rebekah Elmer (28 goals, 9 assists, 27 ground balls)
A- McKenzie Gray (8 goals, 25 assists, 15 ground balls)
A- Leah Lazarz (5 goals, 4 assists, 6 ground balls)
A- Jackie Lundblad (11 goals, 6 assists, 4 ground balls)
M- Nerissa Barzee (26 goals, 2 assists, 26 ground balls)
M- Maura Kenville (9 goals, 1 assist, 29 goals)
M- Mia Valletta (25 goals, 4 assists, 15 ground balls)
D- Katlin Walker (10 goals, 1 assists, 30 ground balls, 21 caused turnovers)
D- Kari DeWick (17 ground balls, 1 caused turnover)
D- Jennifer Lewis (6 goals, 2 assists, 19 ground balls, 9 caused turnovers)
D- Caitlin Stevens (25 ground balls, 11 caused turnovers)
GK- Kelly Fucillo (173 saves, 51.0save%

Key Reserves:
A- Michelle Phillips (10 goals, 3 assists, 3 ground balls)
M- Stephanie Dussing (2 goals, 4 assists, 6 ground balls)
D- Carolyn Barry (5 ground balls, 0 caused turnovers)

This game doesn’t really meanmuch to UMBC, but it is an important game to win. If UMBC wins this game they will go to Boston to take on the top team in the conference riding a three game winning streak rather than going in off a loss. Le Moyne has a very very potent offense and can score on the best defenses. Their problem has been their defense. They just give up a lot of goals and with all those attacks on the field it is taking away from their defending midfielders. Even their defenders can score in mass quantities. If UMBC doesn’t watch out this could be an upset game with all that offensive firepower, but if they play the way they have been it should be a win.

Written by Corey Johns

April 17, 2009 at 2:51 pm

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