Jake Smith, Brett Garber selected during first round
ON GARBER: Senior captain ... comes from the first family of UMass lacrosse as he plays at the field named for his grandfather Dick Garber... will be looked upon for his best year in his senior season ... a tremendous shooter ... showed great speed at time last season ... shoots the ball very well on the run ... has a great sense for the game ... will see time in the midfield, where he has been used mostly the last two years, but could also bump up to attack ... has the ability to feed as well as score ... knows how to handle pressure ... great attitude and total team player ... wears No. 3 as a tribute to UMass Hall of Famer Mark Millon.
AS A SENIOR IN 2007: Named second-team All ECAC Performer ... Named to All-New England First Team ... Steady leader on the first midfield, who is the grandson of legendary UMass coach Dick Garber, whom Garber Field is named after. Father Ted also coached at UMass from 1991-94 ... Second in points (32) and goals (26). Led team in man-up goals (6) ... Tied for fourth in ECAC in goals (26) and tied for first in man-up goals (6) ... Had points in all 14 games as a senior, only player on team with such a streak. Points in 15 games in a row overall dating to 2006 ... Points in 40 of the last 46 games from 2005 to 2007 ... Had eight multi-point games as a senior, 25 in his career ...In last 11 games had 23 goals and 28 points (2.5 ppg) ... Five hat tricks in 2007, eight in his career ... Assisted a Jim Connolly goal, but did not score in finale at Rutgers (5/5) ... Named to ECAC Honor Roll for second time (April 30) ... In his final game on his grandfather's field, scored three goals in leading UMass to a win over #12 Syracuse (4/28) ... Extended scoring streak with goal at Fairfield (4/24) ... Scored two second-half goals as UMass rallied but lost to #6 Georgetown (4/21), also had an assist for three points ... Tallied two goals including man-up score at Hobart (4/14) ... Posted hat trick for third time in four games vs. St. John's (4/7). Added an assist for four points ... Named to ECAC Honor Roll on April 2 after scoring game-winner in overtime against Penn State ... Scored game-winning overtime goal to beat Penn State (3/31) on only his second shot of the game ... Netted three goals and added an assist at #11 Loyola (3/24) for third hat trick of season ... Tied career-high with four goals vs. Sacred Heart (3/20), also added an assist tie career-high in points with five. Final goal was 50th of his career ... Scored a goal against Brown (3/17) ... Tallied four career hat trick at Albany (3/13), as UMass rallied from 7-0 deficit to tie game at 9-9 before losing in OT ... Scored at Harvard (3/10), had an assist against Yale (3/3) ... Opened year with two goals at Hofstra (2/24).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2006: 2006 All-New England First Team ... ran with first midfield and tied for third in scoring with 26 points on 17 goals and nine assist ... 17 goals ranked tied for fourth on the team ... tied with Jamie Yaman for team lead with five man-up goals ... had eight multi-point games as a junior, 17 in his career ... scored points in 12 of 18 games in 2006 and 26 of last 32 games dating to 2005 ... scored goal to make it 5-5 against Virginia (5/29) in third quarter of NCAA Championship game ... assisted on Jim Connolly's game-winning overtime goal to lift UMass to its first NCAA Semifinal with an 11-10 win over Hofstra (5/20) ... tallied two goals at Syracuse (4/29) ... scored a man-up goal and had assist at Georgetown (4/22) ... tallied man-up goal in first quarter vs. Hobart (4/15) ... scored final goal of 14-9 Loyola (3/25) win and added an assist ... eight goals over two games (Mar. 18-21) for best run of career ... scored three of his four goals in second-half 9-0 run to beat Sacred Heart (3/21), including game-winning goal ... set career highs with four goals and five points at Brown (3/18), playing for the first time at Stevenson Field, where his grandfather won his 300th and final game as UMass coach ... scored once against Harvard (3/11) ... had a goal and two assists at Yale (3/4) ... Opened year with career-best two assists vs. Hofstra (2/26)
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2005: Appeared in 16 games ... was fifth on the team in scoring with 24 points (17 goals and seven assists)... tallied a point in 14 of the final 15 games of the season... tied for second on the team with five man-up goals... eight multi-point games and five multi-goal games in 2005... netted two goals for the third straight game vs. Syracuse (5/15) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament... tallied two goals at Rutgers (5/7), one of them on the extra man... buried two man-up goals and scooped up a groundball against Syracuse (4/30)... dished out an assist against Georgetown (4/23)... netted a goal vs. Hobart (4/16)... tallied a goal and handed out an assist vs. St. John's (4/9)... posted two goals and grabbed two groundballs vs. Penn State (4/2)... scored a goal and had an assist at Loyola (3/26)... dished out an assist at Sacred Heart (3/22)... registered two goals and an assist vs. Brown (3/19)... handed out an assist and took seven shots at Albany (3/15)... recorded a two-point effort (1g, 1a) vs. Stony Brook (3/12)... scored two goals in a 12-7 win over Yale (3/5) in home opener.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2004: Saw action in 14 games... tallied eight points on the season on five goals and three assists ... recognized as ECAC Rookie of the Week for his efforts against Syracuse (5/1) where he netted his first-career hat trick an added an assist... added an assist at Yale (4/17)... snagged two groundballs vs. Hofstra (3/28)... notched a goal and a groundball vs. Sacred Heart (3/23)... dished out first collegiate assist against Brown (3/20)... ripped a career-high eight shots vs. Hartford (3/2)... scored his first collegiate goal and picked up a groundball vs. North Carolina (2/28).
BEFORE UMASS: Played for four years under father, Ted, at Avon Old Farms... tallied 62 points (30 g, 32 a) for squad that posted a 10-5 record... scored 177 career points (100 g, 77 a)... was a team captain his final two seasons... played in the New England All-Star Game and North/South High School All-Star Game... earned All-League, All-New England and All-America honors, and was invited to play in the U.S. Under-19 Team tryouts... was team MVP during his senior year... also lettered three times in soccer and twice in hockey.
PERSONAL: Brett R. Garber... son of Ted and Deb Garber... brother of Brooks (26) and Brittany (20) ... born Jan. 29, 1984 in Exeter, N.H. ... is the third generation of Garbers to play a role at UMass... grandfather, Dick, was the sport's all-time winningest coach until 2003, coaching at UMass from 1955-1990... father, Ted, coached UMass from 1991-1994... sister Brittany is an office assistant in the lacrosse office ... majoring in Sport Management.
Career Statistics Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots EMG GWG GB Pen 2004 14/2 5 3 8 32 2 0 7 0/0:00 2005 16/0 17 7 24 58 5 0 10 2/1:00 2006 18/18 17 9 26 63 5 1 7 2/1:30 2007 14/0 26 6 32 84 6 1 12 2/1:30 Totals 62/20 65 25 90 237 18 2 35 6/4:00
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