Marcus LaChapelle
Marcus LaChapelle

Player Profile

Severna Park, Md.

High School:
St. Mary's





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On LaChapelle: Coming off breakout campaign in which he posted career highs in all offensive categories … will start on attack again this season … ran with first attack line for most of early season, after converting from midfield following injury to Mike Mollot … second-leading returning point-scorer and top returning assistman … outstanding student, named GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-District second team … physically sound for first time in a while according to Edell after suffering stress reaction in leg last season … has great poise … makes good decisions under pressure … sees the field exceptionally well.

As a junior (1999): Had finest season as a collegiate, recording career-highs in goals (9), assists (18) and points (27) … played in 13 games, starting 12 … began season with six-game point scoring steak which accounted for six goals, 14 assists and 20 points … opened the year strong, assisting on five goals in the Terps' first two wins over Denver (2/25) and Providence (2/27) … set career-high for points and assists against Duke (3/7) as he recorded one goal and four assists for five points … tallied two goals and one assist in win over Penn State (3/17) … had two helpers against Cornell (3/20) … had career game against North Carolina (3/27), with career-best three goals and career-tying five points … recorded first career game-winning goal, giving Maryland an 8-6 lead on the way to 13-7 win over Tar Heels … named ACC Player of the Week (3/29) for North Carolina triumphant effort … after first scoreless game of the season at Virginia (4/3), came back with thrilling game-winning goal to lift Maryland to exciting 6-5 victory over Navy (4/10) with just 1:27 left in regulation …posted third three-assist game of the season in win at Towson (5/5) … closed out season with two-goal effort vs. UMBC (5/8) … finished season by being named GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-District second team …earned ACC Honor Roll recognition for third straight season.

As a sophomore (1998): Member of ACC Honor Roll … played in 16 of 17 games … totaled nine points on one goal and eight assists … scooped up 18 groundballs … posted first career multi-point game in season opener against Villanova (2/21) with a pair of assists … registered two assists vs. Penn State (3/11) … scored first college goal and added an assist in win over Navy (4/4) … handed out two more assists at Rutgers (4/25).

As a freshman: Played in 13 games … garnered two assists … picked up 11 groundballs … recorded first college point with an assist against Radford (4/1) … gained second assist against Rutgers (4/26).

Before Maryland: Four-year lacrosse performer at St. Mary's High School in Annapolis, Md. … earned letters under coach Jim Moorehead … named to the 1996 first team all-county and all-metro teams … led team to MIAA conference championship and perfect 17-0 record as a senior … also lettered in soccer … helped soccer squad to 1996 MIAA championship.

Personal: Marcus John LaChapelle … born May 10, 1978 in Annapolis, Md. … son of Bud and Molly LaChapelle … brother of Patrick (26), Dave (24) and twin Brian (22) … comes from family with strong lacrosse tradition at Maryland … father Bud waves Maryland flag on the sidelines at every Terps' game … brother Dave was a third team All-American in 1995 and second team All-American in 1996 at Maryland … twin Brian played for Terps as a freshman … outstanding student with a 3.75 grade point average at Maryland… recorded a 4.0 GPA in high school … biggest thrill has been playing in Maryland's national championship games … majoring in engineering.

Career Highs Goals: 3 vs. North Carolina (3/27/99) Assists: 4 vs. Duke (3/7/99) Points: 5 vs. vs. Duke (3/7/99) & North Carolina (3/27/99)

Career Stats Year GP/GS Goals Asst. Pts. Shots GB Pen. PIM 1997 13/0 0 2 2 5 11 0 0:00 1998 16/0 1 8 9 3 18 0 0:00 1999 13/12 9 18 27 33 25 0 0:00 Totals 42/12 10 28 38 41 54 0 0:00