As a senior (2011): Made is return to action, taking two shots, in 16-4 win over Detroit Mercy (2/19) ... earned his first career point, assisting on Brendan Saylor's first collegiate goal in 20-8 win over No. 14 Georgetown (2/26) ... first career goal in 12-8 win over Bellarmine (3/7) ... also had two groundballs vs. the Knights ... assisted on Michael Poiter's man-up goal in 15-6 win over UMBC (3/18) ... also had one groundball vs. the Retrievers ... saw late time in 13-6 win at No. 8 seed North Carolina (5/15) in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
As a junior (2010): Sat out the season after suffering an ankle injury during the preseason.
As a sophomore (2009): Moved from the third line to the second in 8-7 loss to No. 10 UMBC (3/14) ... career-best two groundballs in 8-7 win over No. 11 North Carolina (3/21).
As a freshman (2008): Made his collegiate debut in 17-7 win at Mount St. Mary's (2/26) ... saw significan minutes in 16-4 win over Air Force (3/16) ... two shots and one groundball in 9-4 win over Penn (4/19).
Before Maryland: Two-time US Lacrosse High School All-American ... ranked the 19th best freshman midfielder in the nation, according to Inside Lacrosse ... ranked the 62nd overall recruit by Inside Lacrosse ... tryout invitee for the 2008 U.S. Under-19 national team ... scored two goals for the South team at the National Senior Showcase ... four-year letterwinner for coach Jim Kirkley at Riverside High School ... two time first team all-state ... twice named team Offensive MVP ... team captain as a senior ... 35 goals, 24 assists and 162 groundballs in 2007 ... also won more than 60 percent of his face-offs as a senior ... 36 goals, 24 assists and 153 groundballs in 2006.
Personal: Born in Mission Viejo, Calif. ... son of Philip and Kathleen Kercher ... younger brother of Geoff and Lauren ... older brother of Margaret ... majoring in criminology and criminal justice.
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