9 Matty Lemire
Aggressive, hard working midfielder with quick feet and a solid understanding of the game ... good ability to create scoring opportunities for himself and teammates ... as a freshman last season could play anywhere between midfield and up top ... quick finisher ... good composer ... switched from No. 6 to No. 9 in the offseason.
Sophomore (2005): Game-By-Game StatsHas played in every game this season ... re-entered the starting line-up at Maine (9/10).
Scored first goal of the season at Maine ... consequently, it was against Maine in 2004 that Lemire scored his first career goal which was also assisted by Michael Donnelly.
Tallied game-tying goal in second half against Cornell.
Notched his third goal of the season in the second-half of a 2-0 win over Navy (9/16) ... that goal equaled his number of goals from his freshman season.
Named the UMass/Dinn Bros. Co-Athlete of the Week for his performances against Cornell and Navy.
Fired three shots at No. 23 New Hampshire (9/21) and two shots against Harvard (9/25), but was unable to connect.
Posted his first assist of the season in loss to Boston University (9/28).
Recorded his team-leading fourth goal of the season in 2-0 win at Siena (10/1) ... marked the second time this season he had recorded points in consecutive games ... that goal tied his point total from the 2004 season.
Scored his career-high fifth goal of the season in 2-1 loss to Rhode Island (10/9) ... the goal gave UMass a 1-0 lead with seven minutes to play.
Registered an assist against George Washington (10/21) setting-up Kenny Cook's opening goal.
Scored at least one point in seven of 19 games - including three consecutive: vs. Boston Univ. (9/28), at Siena (10/1), and vs. Rhode Island (10/9).
Has started 16 of the last 17 games.
Freshman (2004): Game-By-Game Stats
Made an immediate impact on the squad in his first season playing in all 19 games making 15 starts ... ranked fifth on the team in scoring with nine points (3 goals, 3 assists) on the season ... scored his first collegiate goal in loss to Maine (9/11) ... credited with the game-winning goal in win over A-10 rival St. Bonaventure (10/29) ... recorded points in three consecutive games: assist in win over Siena (9/17), goal versus Harvard (9/19), and an assist in win over New Hampshire (9/22) ... in overtime win versus UNH, he and Tyler Pagano helped set-up Rob Charest's game tying goal in the 71st minute of play ... versus St. Bonaventure, he headed home his third score of the season off a deep kick from Tim Kitchell following a yellow card at midfield.
Before UMass: Four time letterwinner under head coach Richard Storer ... teammate with Peter Kersker ... also a member of the lacrosse team as a freshman winning the Massachusetts state championship ... was the school's all-time leading scorer with 95 goals and 81 assists during his career ... that also stands as the Cape Ann League's all-time best mark ... led Ipswich to three CAL Championships and was a three-time Massachusetts All-Star selection ... two-time CAL Player of the Year and three-time CAL All-Star selection ... named the team's MVP three times.
Personal: Matthew John Lemire ... born Sept. 29, 1985 in Beverly, Mass. ... son of Rodney and Elaine Lemire ... has two brothers, Justin and Michael ... major is undeclared at UMass.
LEMIRE'S CAREER STATISTICS
OFFENSE GP G A Pts Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GW
2004................ 19 3 3 9 26 .115 15 .577 1
2005................ 19 5 2 12 32 .156 15 .469 0
TOTAL............... 38 8 5 21 58 .138 30 .517 1
Points: 2 - eight times (last vs. Rhode Island, 10/9/05)
Goals: 1 - eight times (last vs. Rhode Island, 10/9/05)
Assists: 1 - five times (last vs. George Washington, 10/21/05)