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36   Evan Blum
Evan Blum

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Delray Beach, Fla.

High School:
St. Andrew's School

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 225

Position:
M


05/13/2009

MLAX vs. Princeton

NCAA Tournament

05/07/2009

Evan Blum Photo Gallery

Evan Blum Photo Gallery

03/24/2007

UMass at Loyola Men's Lacrosse

Photos By Larry French

  • 2009 Photo Gallery

    Evan Blum & Greg Cannella After Fairfield Win

    ON BLUM: Five-year senior ... Playing with a lot of confidence after a great fall ... Lefty, shoots the ball really well on the run and has good vision ... "A guy that we're going to count on if we're going to be successful," Coach Cannella said. "We need him to score in close to 20 goals"... Has good size and ability ... Has a good feel for the game ... Great ability and upside.

  • AS A SENIOR IN 2009:
    • Redshirt senior midfielder who took on an increased role in his fifth season in the program.
    • In 15 games, his 22 points ranked fourth on the team. Had 14 goals (third on team) and eight assists (second on team).
    • Had seven multi-point games on the season; he had one in his first three seasons combined.
    • Had points in 11 of 15 games on the season.
    • In NCAA First Round at #4 Princeton (5/10), equalled career-high with three points on a goal and career-high tying two assists.
    • Five goals in two games best stretch of career (4/18-21).
    • First career hat trick at Fairfield (4/21) including game-winning goal.
    • On Senior Day, scored twice including tying goal to cap comeback making it 6-6 on a incredible angle vs. Georgetown (4/18).
    • Assisted Tim Balise's man-up goal at Hobart (4/11).
    • Scored a goal and handed out an assist vs. St. John's (4/4).
    • Netted go-ahead goal in win at #12 Loyola (3/21), UMass never trailed after his goal gave team a 2-1 lead in first.
    • Scored a goal vs. #18 Brown (3/14).
    • Dished an assist, had first groundball season, and one penalty at Albany (3/10).
    • Had two shots at #11 Harvard (3/7).
    • Tallied a goal and assist vs. Yale (2/28). Assist came on pretty pass setting up Tim Balise for UMass' first of 18 goals against the Bulldogs.
    • Tied a career-high (set a week earlier) with two goals and three points at Hofstra (2/21).
    • Set a career-high with two goals and three points in season-opening win vs. Sacred Heart (2/14).

    AS A R-JUNIOR IN 2008: Returned to midfield after converting to attack as a sophomore. Ran on the first midfield line ... Finished the season with 10 points (seven goals and three assists) on 52 shots ... The point total was good for the fifth most on the Minutemen while goals were fourth most ... One of the goals was a game-winner while two were man-up tallies ... Finished with points in 10 of 14 games ... Shot mark of 52 was fourth most on the team, and shots on goal (25) were third ... Assisted a Tim Balise man-up goal at #1 Syracuse (4/26) ... Scored a man-up goal vs. Fairfield (4/22) ... Netted a goal at St. John's (4/5) ... Set up a goal at Penn State (3/29) ... Scored opening goal, UMass' only goal, vs. Loyola (3/22) ... Posted first assist for the season at Sacred Heart (3/18) ... Scored a goal at Brown (3/15) ... Scored a goal for second game in a row vs. Albany (3/11) ... Tallied first-career man-up goal vs. Harvard (3/8) ... Scored a goal in 2008 opener vs. Hofstra (2/23), which stood as the game-winner.

    AS A R-SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Returned to attack after playing midfield most of 2006 ... played in all 14 games, gaining more playing time as season progressed starting final nine games ... had four goals and three assists for seven points ... had a point in six of last 11 games ... posted first-career multi-assist game at Fairfield (4/24) with two ... tallied the goal to start UMass run in second half vs. Georgetown (4/21) ... scored a goal at Hobart (4/14) ... made first collegiate start vs. Sacred Heart (3/20), scoring a goal for the second game in a row ... nn most playing time, took seven shots and scored once against Brown (3/17) ... tallied second-career assist at Albany (3/13).

    AS A R-FRESHMAN IN 2006: Moved to midfield after playing attack in first year ... played as part of the third midfield in eight games ... tallied two points on a goal and assist ... posted first-career assist vs. Sacred Heart (3/21) ... scored first-career goal on first shot vs. Hofstra (2/26).

    AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005: Took a redshirt season as he was sidelined most of the year with an injury.

    BEFORE UMASS: A four-year letterwinner at the St. Andrew's in Boca Raton, Fla. under coach Jeff Goldberg... team went a combined 75-17 and captured three state championships... tallied 99 points as a senior (42 g, 57a), setting a school record for assists in a season ... his 366 career-points (183 g, 183 a) left him as the all-time leader in points, goals, and assists... two-time member of the All-State first team... was a 2004 All-American... played in the South Florida All-Star game all four years in high school... team MVP in 2004 as the team captain... Peak 200 All Star... lettered twice in basketball.

    PERSONAL: Evan L. Blum... son of Steven and Michelle Blum... brother of Brian (22) and Emily (19) ... born Nov. 3, 1985 in Delray, Fla. ... father played lacrosse at Bucknell... majoring in Hotel Management.

    Career Statistics

    Year	GP/GS	G	A	Pts.	Shots	EMG	GWG	GB	Pen
    2006	8/0	1	1	2	2	0	0	0	0/0:00
    2007	14/9	4	3	7	31	0	0	5	2/2:00
    2008	14/14	7	3	10	52	2	1	7	1/0:30
    2009	15/0	14	8	22	55	1	1	6	3/2:30
    Totals	51/24	26	15	41	140	3	2	20	6/5:00

    Career Highs
    Goals: 3 at Fairfield (4/21/09)
    Assists: 2 at Fairfield (4/24/07) & at Princeton (5/10/09)
    Points: 3 at Princeton (5/10/09), at Fairfield (4/21/09), at Hofstra (2/21/09), vs. Sacred Heart (2/14/09)
    Multi-Goal Games: 4; Multi-Point Games: 8; Hat Tricks: 1

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