Men's Lacrosse


15   Brennan Mack
Brennan Mack


Cortland, N.Y.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 215



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  • 2009 Photo Gallery

    ON MACK: Senior who is a very good leader down the defensive end ... An extremely hard worker who's developed into a fine player ... Has the ability to play close or pull if needed ... Great off the ground, getting the ball ... A real thinker on the field as well ... A big defenseman, who has gotten a lot stronger ... Has shown great development in time at UMass.

    AS A SENIOR IN 2009:
    • NEILA Scholar-Athlete Team.
    • Senior close defender is in first full season in starting role.
    • Started all 15 games. Third on team with 20 caused turnovers. Also had 43 groundballs, tied for second on team.
    • Lead defense which is ranked 11th in scoring defense (7.93) and sixth in man-down defense (79.3).
    •Picked up four groundballs in NCAA First Round at Princeton (5/10).
    • For second game a row, did not allow the man he defended to score at Fairfield (4/21) with two groundballs.
    • Did not allow a goal by the man he defended vs. Georgetown (4/18), grabbing three groundballs.
    • Great defense again allowing his man to just one goal along with three groundballs and two caused turnovers at Hobart (4/11).
    • Part of close defense that kept St. John's (4/4) starting attack pointless while grabbing career-high five groundballs and forcing three turnovers.
    • Solid defense against Penn State (3/28) Rob Forster allowing just one goal, scooping four groundballs.
    • Played great defense on Loyola's (3/21) Collin Finnerty, who scored just one goal on a broken clear. Had three groundballs and two caused turnovers.
    • Held Brown's leading scorer Mark Feinberg without a goal vs. #18 Brown (3/14). Had two groundballs.
    • Was arguably the best UM defender on the field at Albany (3/10) as he finished with three groundballs and a career-high four caused turnovers.
    • Scooped four groundballs and caused a turnover at #11 Harvard (3/7) as part of superb defensive effort in 7-3 win.
    • Had a groundball vs. Yale (2/28).
    • Had a career-high five groundballs and three caused turnovers vs. Sacred Heart (2/14)

    AS A JUNIOR IN 2008: Played in 13 games, starting two as the top reserve defenseman ... Helped UMass to a 8.56 GAA, scooping up eight groundballs ... Started twice, at Brown (3/15) and Yale (3/2) ... Drew first college start at Yale (3/2) and had two groundballs ... Also had two groundballs vs. Albany (3/11).

    AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Sophomore defenseman played against Penn State (3/31) and vs. Sacred Heart (3/20) ... scooped up a ground ball against Sacred Heart.

    AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006: Played in two games as a reserve close defenseman vs. Hobart (4/15) and Sacred Heart (3/21).

    BEFORE UMASS: Three-year letterwinner at Cortland High School for coach John Spallone ... named to Onondaga League First Team ... Section III All-Star as a senior ... picked up 215 career groundballs including 6.0 per game as senior ... as a junior, solidified the Purple Tigers defense that had a 14-6 record in 2004 and won the league championships ... also excelled in football, where he was a Post-Standard honorable mention selection ... also starred for the Cortland High basketball team ... member of the National Honor Society ... played at the same high school as recently graduated UMass midfielder Jamie Yaman.

    PERSONAL: Brennan Russell Mack ... son of Lee and Marty Mack ... brother of Sarah (24), who was a lacrosse player at Nazareth College ... born April 6, 1987 in Cortland, N.Y. ... dual major in Finance and Economics.

    Career Statistics
    Year	GP/GS	G	A	Pts.	Shots	EMG	GB	CT	Pen
    2006	2/0	0	0	0	0	0	1	0	0/0:00
    2007	2/0	0	0	0	0	0	1	0	0/0:00
    2008	13/2	0	0	0	0	0	8	1	5/5:00
    2009	15/15	0	0	0	0	0	43	20	11/8:00
    Totals	32/17	0	0	0	0	0	53	21	16/13:00

    Career Highs
    Groundballs: 5 vs. Sac. Heart (2/14/09) & St. John's (4/4/09)
    Caused Turnovers: 4 at Albany (3/10/09)


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