Maryland Men's Lacrosse BIO
Brian Cooper
Player Profile:
Brian Cooper 1194772
Position: Defense
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Crofton, Md.
High School: Archbishop Spalding
As a sophomore (2012): Made his first career start at close defense in 12-6 win over Hartford (2/18) ... had three groundballs and two caused turnovers vs. the Hawks ... three groundballs and three caused turnovers in 16-11 win at Georgetown (2/24) ... two groundballs and two caused turnovers in 10-7 win over No. 8 Duke (3/3) ... two groundballs and one caused turnover in 8-7 loss at UMBC (3/6) ... career high five groundballs along with one caused turnover in 17-4 win over Marist (3/10) ... one groundball and one caused turnover in 11-5 win over No. 10 Villanova (3/17) ... one groundball and a caused turnover in 11-10 loss at No. 14 North Carolina ... two groundballs and two caused turnovers in 12-8 loss to No. 2 Virginia ... one caused turnover in 13-6 win over Navy (4/6) ... three groundballs in 9-6 win at No. 3 Johns Hopkins (4/14) ... helped hold the Blue Jays scoreless for the final 29:17 ... one groundball in 6-5 loss to No. 5 Duke (4/20) in semifinals of ACC tournament ... four groundballs and a caused turnover in 12-8 win at Mount St. Mary's (4/25) ... caused one turnover in 12-7 win over Bellarmine (4/28) ... two groundballs in 13-11 loss at No. 12 Colgate (5/5) ... one groundball, playing with a 101-degree fever, in 10-9 win at No. 7 seed Lehigh (5/13) in first round of NCAA tournament ... two groundballs and a caused turnover in 11-5 win over No. 2 Johns Hopkins (5/19) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament ... two groundballs in 16-10 win over No. 3 Duke (5/26) in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament ... two groundballs and two caused turnovers in 9-3 loss to No. 1 seed Loyola (5/28) in the finals of the NCAA tournament.

As a freshman (2011): Made his collegiate debut in 16-4 season-opening win over Detroit Mercy (2/19) ... also played vs. UMBC (3/18).

Before Maryland: 2010 Under Armour and US Lacrosse High School All-American ... ranked the No. 11 freshman midfielder in the nation according to Inside Lacrosse ... ranked the 36th overall recruit by Inside Lacrosse ... named to the 2010 Baltimore/Washington High School Tewaaraton Watch List ... a finalist for the C. Markland Kelly Award ... scored 33 goals and added 17 assists as a senior ... 2010 first team All-Metro by the Baltimore Sun ... first team All-MIAA selection ... second team All-Met by the Washington Post ... two-time all-county selection ... scored 23 goals and adding seven assists as a junior ... his 2009 season was highlighted by a six-goal performance against nationally-ranked St. Andrews (Fla.) ... helped lead Spalding to its first ever MIAA "A" playoff berth as a sophomore in 2008 ... scored 14 goals and added 13 assists, playing on the first midfield line ... also a standout performer at linebacker for the Cavalier football team ... led the team in tackles as a junior in 2008 ... two-time all-county, all-MIAA and all-state (small schools).

Personal: Son of Christopher and Susanne Cooper ... younger brother of fellow Terp Kevin ... older brother of Emily ... enrolled in letters and sciences.


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