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Michael Howley

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wantagh, N.Y.

High School:
Wantagh

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205

Position:
Defense

Birthdate:
12/04/1980

Howley’s Honor Roll

  • 2003 USILA First Team All-American on defense.
  • 2003 Preseason First Team All-American
  • 2002 United States World Team – Gold Medal
  • 2002 USILA Second Team All-American
  • 2002 Tewaaraton Trophy Finalist
  • 2002 All-ACC Team
  • 2001 USILA Second Team All-American
  • 2001 All-ACC Team
  • 2001 ACC All-Tournament Team
  • 2000 ACC Rookie of the Year

    2003 Update:
    • 2003 USILA First Team All-American on defense.
    • First Terp defenseman to earn first team honors since Dan Radebaugh in 1995.
    • First Terp since Tom Worstell (1986-88) to be a first or second team All-American in three consecutive years.
    • One of 16 national finalists for the Tewaaraton Trophy in 2002.
    • Named All-ACC for third year in row, first Terp with three straight league honors since Mark Douglas (1989-91).
    • Started last 60 games in a row, dating to second career game, played in all 61 games during his college career.
    • Second on team in groundballs (48), also second in caused turnovers with 25.
    • Held UVa’s leading scorer John Christmas pointless for first time all year and grabbed three groundballs in NCAA Semfinals vs. Virginia (5/24).
    • Named to NCAA All-Tournament Team after showing vs. Virginia.
    • Had 5 GB’s and caused 3 turnovers in NCAA Quarterfinal win over UMass (5/17).
    • Grabbed 3 GB and had 2 CT’s in win over Ohio State (5/11).
    • Held high school teammate and the nation’s fifth-leading scorer Patrick Walsh pointless at Notre Dame (5/3) also had 4 GBs.
    • Grabbed 5 GB, forced 4 TO’s and held Hoyas’ top goal scorer Mike Hammer to one goal vs. Georgetown (4/28).
    • On Senior Night vs. UMBC (4/25) had 4 GBs and 4 CTs.
    • Had three groundballs and two caused TO’s vs. Duke (4/18) in ACC Semifinal.
    • Season-hi 6 GB vs. Hopkins (4/12), keyed 27:26 scorless drought.
    • Two GB’s and aided defense in blanking Virginia (3/29) for 33:06.
    • Scored fourth career goal and grabbed 3 GB’s vs. Butler (3/25).
    • Two groundballs and one caused TO vs. UNC (3/22).
    • Two GB’s and two caused TO’s at Towson (3/8).
    • Four GB’s vs. Duke (3/2), as he played close def. & LSM, helping to hold Kevin Cassese to two points.
    • Along with teammate Chris Passavia, featured on the cover of Inside Lacrosse’s 2003 Men’s Season Preview.

    On Howley: Senior captain who is one of the nation’s premier defensemen … was a finalist for the 2002 Tewaaraton Trophy as the nation’s best lacrosse player … captured a gold medal as a member of the 2002 United States World Team, which won the title in Perth, Australia … a two-time USILA second team All-American, who has a great chance to be a first team All-American this season … a two-time All-ACC selection … a preseason first team All-American by Inside Lacrosse’s Face-Off Magazine and Lacrosse Magazine … great on defensive rushes leading to offensive scoring chances … will anchor the defense along with juniors Chris Passavia and Lee Zink … does a great job with ball going south to north … big, strong, tough athlete … major factor in Maryland’s defense allowing less than seven goals per game in each of the last two seasons … won the Iron Terp Award for the second year in a row recording the highest strength index on the team (655).

    As a junior (2002): One of 12 national finalists for the Tewaaraton Trophy as the top lacrosse player in the nation … earned USILA second-team All-American honors for the second year in a row … also earned All-ACC accolades for the second consecutive year … was a preseason first team All-American by Inside Lacrosse/Face-Off Magazine and Lacrosse Magazine … shared the Deckman-Silber Award for best overall defenseman with Chris Passavia … started all 13 games, giving him 44 straight starts dating to his second collegiate game … was third on team with 48 groundballs … netted third career goal, first of 2002 at Bucknell (3/12), also gained an assist for first career multi-point game of career … grabbed his 100th career groundball at North Carolina (3/23) … had five groundballs and four takeaways vs. Navy (4/5) … five groundballs and three takeaways at Johns Hopkins (4/13) … six groundballs vs. Yale (4/26) … career-high eight groundballs at UMBC (5/4) … repeat member of the Maryland Honor Roll with a 3.8 GPA.

    As a sophomore (2001): Decorated close defenseman earned USILA and 360Lacrosse.com second team All-American honors … named to the All-ACC team and the ACC All-Tournament team … won the Deckman-Silber Award as the team’s top defenseman … played and started all 16 games … netted first two career goals and added three assists for five points … led the Terps in groundballs with 57 … began the year gathering 12 groundballs against Air Force (2/24) and Denver (2/25) as he was named to the Denver Pioneer Face-Off Classic All-Tournament Team … posted first assist and five groundballs in win at Delaware (3/17) … scored first career goal, which gave the Terps a 1-0 lead against North Carolina (3/24) just 1:54 into the game … assisted Dan LaMonica’s goal against Johns Hopkins (4/14) … grabbed five groundballs against Virginia (4/22) in the ACC semifinals in helping Maryland to the championship game and a spot on the ACC All-Tournament team … added another assist and six groundballs at Mount St. Mary’s (4/25) … scored second goal against UMBC (5/5) in regular-season finale … member of the Maryland Honor Roll.

    As a freshman (2000): Selected as the ACC Rookie of the Year by the league’s coaches … first Terp to earn the award since Andrew Whipple in 1995 … played in all 16 games, starting the final 15 … consistently defended the opponent’s top offensive attacker … helped defense to a stellar 8.63 goals against average … scooped up 26 groundballs … grabbed season-high five groundballs against Yale (4/28) … picked up first college point, assisting Mike Mollot’s game-tying goal against UMBC (5/6).

    Before Maryland: A four-year starter on defense at Wantagh High School in Wantagh, N.Y. … named Nassau County Player of the Year as a senior and Defenseman of the Year … All-American as a senior…. served as captain in the prestigious North-South All-Star Game … captured gold medal in 1998 Empire State Games … scored 20 goals and added 20 assists from defensive position throughout lacrosse career … had 22 points as a senior … holds school record for takeaways in a season … started on football team for three seasons at fullback and linebacker … holds school record for rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in a career … all-county and all-state as a fullback … member of All-Academic Team in both sports.

    Personal: Michael William Howley … born Dec. 4, 1980 in Wantagh, N.Y. … son of Diane and Patrick Howley … brother of Annie (19), who is in her second year with the Maryland women’s lacrosse team ... lists former Syracuse star Tom Marachek of the NLL’s Philadelphia Wings as his favorite athlete — his goal is to be as good as him offensively with a long stick … has worn No. 42 since ninth grade because of Marachek … majoring in criminology and criminal justice.

    
    Career Statistics
    Year	GP/GS	G	A	Pts.	Shots	EMG	GWG	GB	Pen
    2000	16/15	0	1	1	2	0	0	26	9/6:30
    2001	16/16	2	3	5	5	0	0	57	8/8:00
    2002	13/13	1	1	2	8	0	0	48	2/1:30
    2003	16/16	1	0	1	5	0	0	48	3/2:30
    Totals	61/60	4	5	9	20	0	0	178	22/18:30
    

    Career Highs Goals: 1 on four occasions (most recent vs. Butler, 3/25/03) Assists: 1 on five occasions (most recent at Bucknell, 3/12/02) Points: 2 at Bucknell (3/12/02) Groundballs: 8 at UMBC (5/4/02)

    Career Game-By-Game 2000 Date Opp. G-A-P, GB 2/27 MSM 0-0-0, 0 3/4 Duke 0-0-0, 0 3/7 Buck. 0-0-0, 2 3/11 Tow. 0-0-0, 1 3/15 Del. 0-0-0, 2 3/18 Corn. 0-0-0, 1 3/25 UNC 0-0-0, 3 3/31 UVA 0-0-0, 1 4/8 Navy 0-0-0, 0 4/15 JHU 0-0-0, 0 4/21 Duke 0-0-0, 3 4/23 UVA 0-0-0, 3 4/28 Yale 0-0-0, 5 5/6 UMBC 0-1-1, 2 5/14 Hofs. 0-0-0, 2 5/20 Prin. 0-0-0, 1

    2001 Date Opp. G-A-P, GB 2/24 AFA 0-0-0, 5 2/25 Denv. 0-0-0, 7 3/4 Duke 0-0-0, 3 3/10 Tows. 0-0-0, 5 3/17 Del. 0-1-1, 2 3/24 UNC 1-0-1, 2 3/27 Buck. 0-0-0, 2 3/31 UVA 0-0-0, 4 4/7 Navy 0-0-0, 3 4/14 JHU 0-1-1, 3 4/20 UVA 0-0-0, 5 4/22 Duke 0-0-0, 2 4/25 MSM 0-0-0, 6 4/28 Yale 0-0-0, 3 5/5 UMBC 1-0-1, 2 5/20 Tows. 0-0-0, 3

    2002 Date Opp. G-A-P, GB 2/23 Hob. 0-0-0, 2 2/26 MSM 0-0-0, 3 3/2 Duke 0-0-0, 2 3/9 Tows. 0-0-0, 3 3/12 Buck. 1-1-2, 3 3/16 Del. 0-0-0, 2 3/23 UNC 0-0-0, 4 3/30 UVA 0-0-0, 4 4/5 Navy 0-0-0, 5 4/13 JHU 0-0-0, 5 4/19 Duke 0-0-0, 1 4/26 Yale 0-0-0, 6 5/4 UMBC 0-0-0, 8

    Career Highs Bolded



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