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Jim Sbarra

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Great Falls, Va.

High School:
Langley

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 192

Position:
Midfield

Birthdate:
01/20/1981

2003 Update:
• Emerged a key face-off man over the last six games of year.
• Played in 14 games a senior drawing the starting face-off nod in NCAA Semifinals vs. Virginia (5/24).
• Won 6/12 vs. UMass (5/17) in NCAA Quarterfinal win.
• Won 5/10 at Notre Dame (5/3), also had three groundballs.
• Career-game on Senior Night vs. UMBC (4/25), winning career-high 9/15 face-offs.
• Equaled then-career-hi taking nine face-offs at Virginia (3/29).
• Won 80% (4/5) face-offs at Stony Brook (3/15), tying hi for wins.
• Won 4/9 face-offs vs. Bucknell (3/11), both career-highs in win.
• Won one-of-two face-offs vs. Duke (3/2).

On Sbarra: Senior who is a great hustler … has worked extremely hard on his game and his body and is starting to reap the benefits of his hard work off the field ... wonderful work ethic … could see some time at short-stick defensive midfield as well as a back-up face-off man … competing for the back-up short-stick spot … comes from lacrosse family, as his father Bill was an All-American defenseman at Maryland in 1967.

As a junior (2002): Played in six games as a reserve face-off midfielder … saw action vs. Hobart (2/23) … won one of three draws vs. Mount St. Mary’s (2/26) … won three of five face-offs at Bucknell (3/12) with two groundballs … also a draw vs. Delaware (3/16) … won two of three face-offs at UMBC (5/4) in finale.

As a sophomore (2001): Saw action in six games … scored first career goal at Mount St. Mary’s (4/25) … also took first career face-offs against the Mount winning two of four draws … saw late-season action at Yale (4/28) and UMBC (5/5).

As a freshman (2000): Played in three games … made collegiate debut against Mount St. Mary’s (2/27) … also played vs. Delaware (3/15) and UMBC (5/6) … scooped up groundball against UMBC.

Before Maryland: Four-year letterwinner at Langley High School in McLean, Va. … played for coach Earl Brewer … captured three Liberty District lacrosse championships … named to all-district team as a junior and senior … all-region and team MVP as a senior … played in North-South All-Star Game … totaled 120 points throughout high school career .

Personal: James Anthony Sbarra … born Jan. 20, 1981 in Virginia … son of Pam and Bill Sbarra … brother of B.J. (25) … enjoys rock climbing & outdoor sports …came to College Park because “it’s been my dream to play at Maryland” … majoring in art studio.


Career Statistics
Year	GP/GS	G	A	Pts.	Shots	Face-Off	Pct.	GB	Pen
2000	3/0	0	0	0	0	0/0	0.0	1	0/0:00
2001	6/0	1	0	1	2	2/5	40.0	2	0/0:00
2002	6/0	0	0	0	2	7/17	41.2	6	2/2:00
2003	14/0	0	0	0	0	35/77	45.5	9	1/0:30
Totals	29/0	1	0	1	4	44/99	44.4	15	3/2:30

Career Highs Goals & Points: 1 at Mount St. Mary’s (4/25/01) Face-Off Wins: 9 vs. UMBC (4/25/03) Total Face-Offs: 15 vs. UMBC (4/25/03)



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