44 Matt McFarland
Named to the preseason All-ECAC team ... Second team Face-Off Yearbook All-America selection ... Team co-captain.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2001: Selected to try out for the 2002 United States Men's Lacrosse Team ... Voted a USILA third team All-American ... Named to the All-ECAC first team ... All-New England first team selection ... Selected as a 360Lacrosse.com third team All-American ... Anchored the UMass defensive unit that finished the season ranked sixth in the nation allowing a mere 7.71 goals per game... Picked up 37 ground balls ... Opened the season with an assist in the victory over Hofstra ... Scored his first career goal in the victory over Stony Brook.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2000: Played in all 14 games ... Finished second on the team with 74 ground balls ... Recorded his first career point with an assist at Stony Brook ... Named first team All-New England and first team All-ECAC ... Named an honorable mention USILA All-America.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 1999: Played in 12 games ... Picked up 27 ground balls, tied for third best on the team ... Competed with the U.S. Under-19 team in Australia the previous summer in the Under-19 World Championships, winning a gold medal.
BEFORE UMASS: Played for `Doc' Dougherty at Garden City ... Was the first UMass player to ever be named to the U.S. Under-19 team ... Posted 18 points (7g, 11a) from his defensive position as a senior ... Team was state champs his junior year and Nassau county champions in his senior year ... All-America selection as a senior ... Was named the defensive MVP of the county final in his junior and senior years ... Also an All-Long Island football selection.
PERSONAL: Matthew James McFarland ... Son of Peter and Dorothea McFarland ... Born May 12, 1980 ... Resource Economics major.