Men's Lacrosse, 1980

Men's Lacrosse Team, 1980
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The 1980 UMBC men’s lacrosse team brought glory to the campus by winning the first national championship in school history. During the regular season, the team won strong victories over Salisbury State (21-11), Delaware (22-12), and perennial Division I powerhouse University of North Carolina (18-9). The team defeated Adelphi University (23-14) for the Division II Championship. The championship game was played at UMBC that year as was the women’s championship game.

Front row (l to r): Kevin Kline, Greg Horne, Craig Tucker, Joe Baldini, Matt Christian, Russ LeClair, Frank Valenza, Dave Staley, Dave Gay. Center row: Andy Lentz (manager), Joe Gold, Bruce Baldwin, Jim Weller, Carl Rausch, Dennis Wey, Marty Cloud, Dave Quattrini, Scott Hundertmark, Bill Boone, Phil Whims, Jay Harkey, Howard Berman (manager). Tow row: Head Coach Dick Watts, Rick Paret, Craig Linthicum, Dan Nickerson, Steve Urban, Mike Ruland, Rich Tobin, John Horine, George McGeeney, Steve Rodkey, Jay Robertson, Assistant Coach Kurt Kimball.