UMBC's recruiting job first-class

June 13, 1994|By Doug Brown | Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer

Almost a year after he was hired, UMBC lacrosse coach Don Zimmerman finally has a full class of recruits.

"I'm thrilled with this class," said Zimmerman, referring to nine players, headed by goalie Chris Brown of Anne Arundel Community College. "It has the talent we need to improve on our 7-7 record."

When Zimmerman took the job last August, it was too late to bring in recruits. Thanks to senior midfielder Jamie Batley, Zimmerman was fortunate to get one, Matt Shearer of Canada, who arrived halfway through the school year.

"Both are from Ontario," Zimmerman said. "Jamie saw Matt at a Canadian national team tryout and was impressed. We talked by phone, and he visited. He turned out to be one of our best players."

Shearer was second on the team in goals (22) and third in points (32), as the Retrievers won seven of their first 10 games, only to drop their last four to Loyola, Towson, Virginia and Maryland.

Zimmerman will build the defense around Brown, who gave a strong performance in the Final Four of the National Junior College Championships. Anne Arundel lost to Herkimer County CC in the final.

"One coach told me, 'Brown's as good as there is,' " Zimmerman said. "He'll be a junior, and it's nice to have a goalie with experience when some of the defensemen are young."

The defense recruits are David Ford of Loyola and Andrij Martyniuk and Al Hernandez of New York.

"When we saw Hernandez at the Empire State Games, we knew right away he was a Division I prospect," Zimmerman said. "Ford had a tremendous year, far exceeding our expectations. Andrij is rough and tough, a football player in high school, too. If you're building a program, you start with a goalie and defensemen."

STATE DIVISION I RECRUITS

JOHNS HOPKINS

Name, Pos., Hometown, School

A.T. Bailey, A, Corning, N.Y., Corning East

Adam Bond, A, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Pine Crest

Dan Galvagno, M, Syracuse, N.Y., West Genesee

Andrew Godfrey, M, Manhasset, N.Y., Manhasset

Bobby Healey, A, Lynbrook, N.Y., Lynbrook

Jordan Jayson, D, Getzville, N.Y., Avon Old Farms (Conn.)

Kevin Kaiser, M, Cockeysville, Loyola

Eric Kuchner, G, Setaukey, N.Y., Ward Melville

Stewart Macon, M, Baltimore, Gilman

Jeff Saylor, A, Mountain Lakes, N.J., Mountain Lakes

Dylan Schlott, A, Owings Mills, Gilman

Tod Winchester, M, Galesville Severn

LOYOLA

John Augst, A, Fairfax, Va., Paul VI

Kirk Blagrove, D, Farmingdale, N.Y., Nassau CC

Jim Brown, G, Davidsonville, St. Mary's

Mike Day, D, Potomac, Landon

Dennis DeBusschere, M, Garden City, N.Y., Garden City

Keith Euker, A, Timonium, Loyola

Chris Georgalas, A, Mahopac, N.Y., Mahopac

Eric Gervais, M, Reston, Va., Chantilly

Jourdan Kurtz, D, Simsbury, Conn., Westminster (Conn.)

Tim O'Hara, D, Severna Park, Loyola

Tim O'Shea, A, Camillus, N.Y., West Genesee

Todd Vizcarrondo, M, Davidsonville, St. Mary's

MARYLAND

Mike Christy, D, Long Island, N.Y., Walt Whitman

Matt Hahn, A, Rockville, Georgetown Prep

Bob Hanna, A, Annapolis, Broadneck

Ryan Hughes, M, Annapolis, St. Mary's

Sean Keenan, G, Brooklandville, St. Paul's

Chris Nohe, M, Towson, Calvert Hall

Frank Radin, M, Long Island, N.Y., Kellenberg

Brian Reese, D, Brooklandville, St. Paul's

Bill Ruhl, M, Brooklandville, St. Paul's

Bill Siciliano, M, Timonium, Dulaney

Andrew Whipple, A, Rochester, N.Y., Irondequoit

MOUNT ST. MARY'S

Jack Miglioretti, M, Sparks, Calvert Hall

Roland Miller, A, Bethesda, Walt Whitman

Ryan Moore, M, Stony Brook, N.Y., Ward Melville

Dan O'Keefe, G, Springfield, Va., Paul IV

Kevin Stever, G, Baldwin, John Carroll

Paul Villareal, D, Annapolis, St. Mary's

TOWSON STATE

Matt Clune, A, Davidsonville, St. Mary's

Matt Dolski, A, West Chester, Pa., West Chester East

Spencer Ford, M, Towson, Towson

Mike Graebner, D, Towson, Essex CC

Scott Joyner, M, Herndon, Va., Essex CC

Jason Parks, G, Bel Air, C. Milton Wright

Matt Treese, M, Beltsville, Atholton

Ian Wildey, M, Towson, Towson

UMBC

Chris Brown, G, Davidsonville, Anne Arundel CC

Sean Burke, A, Parkville, Catonsville CC

Erik Cherry, A, N. Bellmore, N.Y., Mepham

Ryan Cherry, A, N. Bellmore, N.Y., Mepham

David Ford, D, Lutherville, Loyola

Chad Henry, A, Lutherville, Catonsville CC

Al Hernandez, D, Huntington Station, N.Y., Walt Whitman (N.Y.)

Andrij Martyniuk, D, Rochester, N.Y., Irondequoit

Sal Montemaggione, M, N. Bellmore, N.Y., Mepham

Note: Several more players are expected to sign with Mount St. Mary's. Navy's recruits will not be available until late summer.

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