|Hometown:||Bel Air, Md.|
|High School:||Boys' Latin|
As a junior (2016): Started all 20 games at close defense, totaling 10 ground balls and eight caused turnovers ... made season debut against High Point (2/20) ... had two ground balls and caused a turnover at #7 Yale (2/27) ... posted two ground balls and caused a turnover vs. #1 Notre Dame (3/5) ... had a ground ball and caused a turnover at Princeton (3/12) ... caused a turnover at Penn (3/29) ... caused two turnovers vs. #18 Rutgers (4/16) ... had two ground balls and caused a turnover vs. Ohio State (4/24) ... had a ground ball in Big Ten Tournament semifinal win vs. #18 Penn State (5/5) ... picked up a ground ball and helped hold #4 Syracuse (5/21) six goals below it season average in NCAA Quarterfinals ... had a ground ball and caused a turnover in NCAA Semis vs. #5 Brown (5/28).
As a sophomore (2015): Started 18 games, totaling four ground balls and causing eight turnovers ... team led the nation in scoring defense ... part of starting close defense that held Navy to just one goal in season-opening victory (2/14)...caused one turnover in win versus No. 11 Penn (2/24) ... helped hold Drexel (2/28) scoreless for a stretch of 56:17 ... had one ground ball in win over No. 10 Princeton (3/7) ... helped hold No. 2 North Carolina (3/21) to eight goals below its season average ... had a ground ball against Michigan (3/29) ... scooped two ground balls and caused a turnover versus Penn State (4/4) ... caused career-high two turnovers vs. Hopkins (4/25) ... caused pair of turnovers in Big Ten semis against Ohio State (4/30).
As a freshman (2014): Appeared in 16 games (one start), grabbing six ground balls ... made his collegiate debut with one groundball in 16-3 win vs. Mount St. Mary's (2/8) ... caused one turnover in 10-6 win over No. 1 Duke (3/1) ... one groundball in 12-10 win vs. Villanova (3/14) ... two groundballs in 11-8 loss at No. 6 North Carolina (3/22) ... made his first career start and had one groundball in 19-6 win over Robert Morris (4/2) ... one groundball in 16-8 win over Bryant (5/17) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament.
Before Maryland: 2013 Under Armour High School All-American ... one goal and one assist for the South team in UA All-America game ... two-time US Lacrosse High School All-American … 2013 NILCA First Team All-American … ranked the No. 2 freshman defender in the nation according to Inside Lacrosse ... ranked the 16th overall recruit by Inside Lacrosse ... two-time member of the Baltimore Under Armour Underclassmen team … four-year letterwinner for coach Bob Shriver at Boys’ Latin … helped lead the Lakers to the 2013 MIAA “A” Championship game … finished his senior season with 43 groundballs … two-time first team All-Metro by the Baltimore Sun … also a four-year letterwinner in basketball as a point guard.
Personal: Son of Andy and Chrissy Pons … younger brother of Teddy … older brother of Coco … his uncle, Mike Mosko, played lacrosse for the Terps from, 1986-87 … majoring in communications.
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Pons' Career Highs
Groundballs: 2 (5x), last vs. Ohio State (4/24/15)
Caused Turnovers: 2 (3x), last vs. Rutgers (4/16/16)