ON RUSHING: Outstanding athlete ... Tremendous speed ... Great stamina and hands as a faceoff guy ... Gets the job done because of his quickness.
AS A SENIOR IN 2012:
Played in all 16 games with three goals and an assist for four points.
Second on team in groundballs with 73, 4th in CAA with 4.5 ground balls per game.
Won 7-of-12 in win over Army, while also contributing an assist (2/10).
Won 5-of 10 face-offs in win at Ohio State with four groundballs (2/25).
Recorded nine groundballs in win over Albany, also winning 4-of-5 face-offs (3/6).
Won 6-of-7 in win over Harvard (3/27).
Scored goals in back-to-back games in wins over Towson and Drexel (4/7, 4/14).
Tallied seven groundballs in win over Towson (4/7).
Won 3-of-5 face-offs in win at Delaware also contributing five groundballs (4/27).
Netted a goal in win over Drexel (5/5).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2011:
Second season as team's starting face-off man. Has won 66-of-125 on year (52.8 percent). Ranks 22nd in face-off win percentage in NCAA and third in the CAA.
Leads team in groundballs with 72, sixth in the NCAA with 6.9 groundballs per game -- as of May 2).
Two goals on the season, scoring in back-to-back games (April 2 and 9).
Won 2-of-4 in win over Delaware (4/29). playing mostly on wing and scoooped six groundballs.
After returning from mono (missing three games) had two goals, won 23-of-38 (61 %) and has 21 groundballs in three games (4/2-4/16).
Won 10-of-16 and scooped nine groundballs vs. Drexel (4/16).
Scored for second game in a row, at Towson (4/9). Won 7-of-13 face-offs and grabbed six groundballs in OT win.
Returned to action at Saint Joseph's (4/2) and won 6-of-9 face-offs, grabbed six groundballs and scored third-career goal, scopping face-off win and running to score.
Sat out Providence (3/15), Penn State (3/19), at Harvard (3/29) with mono.
Won 10-of-14 with career-high 13 groundballs in helping UMass to win over #20 Brown (3/5).
Won 12-of-17 and scooped career-high 11 groundballs in win over #13 Ohio State (2/26).
Scooped eight groundballs in winning 7-of-18 at Hartford (2/19).
Opened year with five groundballs in winning 5-of-10 face-offs in win over #12 Army (2/12).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010: Won 139-of-243 face-offs for 57.2 percent. Led CAA and team in groundballs with with 73 (5.21 per game). 13th in NCAA in face-off win percentage. Third in CAA. 15th in NCAA in groundballs per game (5.21). First in CAA Collected career-high 10 groundballs as he won 11-of-17 face-offs at #13 Drexel (5/1). Scored first-career goal, six seconds into huge win vs. Georgetown (4/24), winning 12-of-25 face-offs and grabbing six groundballs. Tied career-high with eight groundballs as he won 11-of-20 vs. Towson (4/10). Key on face-offs winning 12-of-20 in win over #6 Hofstra (3/27). Also grabbed five groundballs. Won 11-16 face-offs and had three groundballs against Brown (3/23). Won 7-of-12 draws with five groundballs vs. Providence (3/16). Career-high eight groundballs in winning 14-of-28 vs. #13 Harvard (3/13). Best game of career winning 16-of-21 face-offs along with six groundballs in win over Albany (3/9). Won 14-of-24 faceoffs and grabbed six groundballs vs. Hartford (2/20). Won 8-of-12 and scooped three groundballs at Sacred Heart (2/12).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009: Freshman faceoff man saw action in six games, winning 5-of-10 face-offs. Won 1-of-2 face-offs at Fairfield (4/21). Saw some time at Albany (3/10). Was 2-for-3 on draws vs. Yale (2/28). Lost only faceoff taken vs. Sacred Heart (2/14).
BEFORE UMASS: Two-year face off midfielder out of Fort Collins, Colo. ... Won one Colorado State Championships for Fossil Ridge, also helped team state final as senior ... As a senior, was named an All-American , First Team All-Conference, First Team All-State, and Denver Post All-Colorado Team MVP ... Won 395 of 542 face-offs in his career ... Also lettered in football where he was a captain, All-Conference, All-Colorado, and All-Academic player.
PERSONAL: Gregory Lee Rushing ... Son of Melinda and Michael Rushing ... Brother of Katherine (19) ... Born on December 30, 1989 in Rochester, N.Y. ... Majoring in finance.