September 17, 2010

Former Retriever Blevins Joins UMBC Staff

from press release

- Former Retriever standout goalkeeper Jeremy Blevins has been named as a volunteer assistant coach for the UMBC men's lacrosse program, head coach Don Zimmerman announced today.

Blevins became the ninth player in school history to earn multiple NCAA Division I All-America honors, as the five-foot-eight, 145-pound netminder was cited in both 2008 and 2009. The 2009 America East Player of the Year posted 44 career victories, fifth in NCAA Division I history, and made 628 saves, fourth on UMBC's all-time list.

Blevins started all 63 games played by the Retrievers over four seasons (2006-09), all of which ended in NCAA Tournament berths.

The Cockeysville, Md. native was a nominee for lacrosse's Tewaaraton Trophy in both 2008 and 2009 and was a candidate for the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Division I Player of the Year honor in 2008.

Blevins was a First-Team America East All-Conference goalkeeper in his junior and senior . He was the 2006 America East Conference Rookie of the Year and earned All Championship Team honors in the 2006, 2007 and 2009 America East tournaments.

"We are excited to have Jeremy Blevins return to UMBC as an assistant coach," Zimmerman said. "Jeremy's knowledge of the game and his ability to relate with our goalkeepers will be invaluable to our lacrosse program."

UMBC's 2008-09 Co-Outstanding Senior Athlete earned his bachelor's degree in environmental studies in the winter of 2009.

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