Men's Lacrosse


2   Bill Schell
Bill Schell


Mahopac, N.Y.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190


2005 Update...
• Finished fourth all-time at UMass with 547 saves.
• Eighth in the nation in goals against average with 6.95.
• Headed a defense that allows just 8.81 goals per game.
• Sat out against Rutgers with a hand injury (5/7).
• Posted a 8.21 GAA and a 51.9 save percentage as a senior.
• Started vs. No. 1 Hopkins (5/21) in NCAA Quarterfinals and made 10 saves in final collegiate game.
• Returned to action in the first round of the NCAA Tournament vs. Syracuse (5/15), playing the final 4:06 of the game, registering two saves to perserve the 16-15 victory.
• Made 10 saves in the win over Syracuse (4/30).
• Allowed only five goals and stopped nine shots in the win at Harvard (4/26).
• Stopped eight shots and picked up three groundballs vs. Georgetown (4.23).
• Collected 12 saves and allowed 12 goals to earn the victory at Hobart (4/16).
• Allowed just four goals and collected seven saves vs. St. John's (4/9).
• Stopped five shots and picked up seven groundballs at Loyola (3/26).
• Let in a career-low three goals on a season best 14 saves in the win at Sacred Heart (3/22).
• Seven saves while allowing just four goals vs. Brown (3/19).
• Collected eight saves while letting in 10 goals to suffer first loss of the season at Albany (3/15)
• Stopped 12 shots, allowing seven goals to earn the win vs. Stony Brook (3/15)
• Recorded 12 saves, in 60 minutes of action in the win vs. Yale, becoming seventh all-time in saves with 439, while allowing just six goals.
• Did not make a save, playing all 60 minutes in season-opener at Hofstra (2/26), allowing seven goals.

ON SCHELL: A four-year starter in the cage who will lead on defense this year... counted on to be solid... a great stopper and someone who will lead the defense with his maturity and experience.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2004... For the third-consecutive season manned the cage for the Minutemen... started all 14 contests playing 824:51 minutes... his 427 saves rank eigth on the all-time list... saved at least 59.0 percent of the shots he faced... recorded 121 saves and finished with a 8.29 goals against average... snagged 25 groundballs... saved nine out of a season-high 49 shots and picked up three groundballs vs. Georgetown (4/22)... made 13 saves, allowed a career-low three goals while facing 33 shots vs. Hostra (3/28)... saved 11 shots vs. Brown (3/20)... allowed just three goals and collected 11 saves at Stony Brook (3/6)... stopped 12 shots in the season opener at North Carolina (2/28).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2003... Started all 16 games in the cage for UMass... was named second team All-New England... played every minute of the last 10 games... ranked 19th in the country in save percentage (.590) and GAA (8.28)... third in nation with 13 victories... saved at least 50.0 percent of all shots in every game last year, and at least 60.0 percent in eight of the 16 contests... during a three-win week in March, stopped 28-of-41 shots (68.3 percent) in victories over Albany (3/18), Hartford (3/21) and Hofstra (3/23)... stopped 11-of-17 shots in an 18-6 triumph over Brown (3/15)... was named ECAC Defensive Player of the Week after stopping 15-of-23 shots in a win over UMBC (4/5)... made 13-of-19 saves against Harvard (4/16), and 14-of-22 against No. 3-ranked Georgetown (4/19)... was named Dinn Brothers / UMass Athlete of the Week after making 16-of-29 saves in a 14-13 overtime victory over Syracuse (4/26)... earned second career NCAA playoff win with a nine-save performance against Hofstra (5/11) in the first round... stopped 13 shots in the NCAA Quarterfinals against Maryland (5/17).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2002... Appeared in the last 12 games, making 11 starts and compiling an impressive 9-3 record... made 120 saves, while allowing 106 goals for a .531 save percentage and 9.97 GAA... scooped up 43 groundballs... made eight saves, including a number of key stops early, to help the Minutemen earn their first postseason victory in five seasons as they topped Fairfield (5/11), 17-4, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament... earned first career win in relief of senior Rob Schneider in the Brown game and did not allow a goal... made a career-high and team season-best 20 saves in a crucial road win at Georgetown (4/20)... stopped 15 shots in a loss to Syracuse (4/26)... made 12 saves in wins over Hartford (3/23) and Penn State (3/30), as well as at Yale (4/13)... stopped 10 shots, while allowing just six goals in the win over Albany (3/19).

BEFORE UMASS... Played for Joe Corace at Mahopac... sectional champions in 2000 and 2001... three-time member of the Empire State team... received All-America accolades in 2001... named a North County News and Putnam Courier Athlete of the Month... team captain as a senior.

PERSONAL... William Ryan Schell (Shell)... son of Bill and Kathy Schell... born June 18, 1983... majoring in history

Year  GP/GS  Svs.  GA  Sv.%  Min.  GAA  W-L  GB  Pen
2002  12/11  120  106  53.1  638  9.97  9-3  43  0/0:00
2003  16/16  186  129  59.0  935  8.28  13-3  43  0/0:00
2004  14/14  121  114  51.5  825  8.29  7-7  25  1/1:00
2005  15/14  120  111  51.9  811  8.21  12-3  29  0/0:00
Totals  57/55  547  460  53.1  3209   8.60  41-16  140

CAREER HIGHS Saves: 20 vs. Georgetown, 4/20/02 Low GA: 3 on four occasions (most recent vs. Sacred Heart, 3/22/05) Groundballs: 8 vs. Syracuse, 4/26/02

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