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Dan LaMonica

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Parkton, Md.

High School:
Boys' Latin

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 170

Position:
Attack

Birthdate:
03/27/1981

LaMonica’s Honor Roll

  • 2003 Preseason Second Team All-American
  • 2002 USILA Honorable Mention All-American
  • 2002 All-ACC Team

    2003 Update:
    • First on Terps and second in ACC in assists with 20 and asst. per game (1.25).
    • Tied for third on the club in points with 31, starting all 16 games.
    • Became 31st player at UM with 100 career points with five-point game vs. Butler (3/25), has 118 points after junior season.
    • Highest scoring junior in the ACC, now 4th among all players.
    • Has points in 39 of 45 career games at Maryland.
    • 16 career multi-goal games and 30 career multi-point games.
    • Notched three assists vs. Ohio State (5/11) in NCAA First Round.
    • Grabbed his 100th career groundball at Notre Dame (5/3).
    • Tallied 11th goal and added 17th assist vs. Georgetown (4/28).
    • Scored with 10 seconds left in first half vs. UMBC (4/25).
    • Scored and added two assists against Duke (4/18) in ACC SF.
    • Game-tying goal and two assists vs. Hopkins (4/12), for 3 pts.
    • Career-high six assists -- on six straight UM goals at Navy (4/5), most assists in a game since Tim Cox, also vs. Navy (4/14/90).
    • Scored seventh goal of year at Virginia (3/29).
    • Passed 100-point plateau with an assist vs. Butler. Two goals and three assists for five pts. for 25th career multi-point game.
    • Assisted a Joe Walters man-up goal at Stony Brook (3/15).
    • Held scoreless for just second time in career vs. Bucknell (3/11).
    • Scored sixth career goal vs.Towson (3/8), also was sixth career game-winner, also added assist in win.
    • Seventh career hat trick including game-winning goal vs. Duke (3/2); two goals came on man-up; scored on all three shots.
    • Recorded a point in first 22 career games, held scoreless at UNC (3/23/02) for first time in his career.

    On LaMonica: A preseason second team All-American by Inside Lacrosse’s Face-Off Magazine … a USILA honorable mention All-American as a sophomore … made the All-ACC team … Terps’ second-leading returning scorer … won the team’s Van Trump Award as the best overall attackman as a sophomore … enters the season just 10 points shy of 100 for his career … one of the most gifted players in the nation from a perspective of hands and feet according to Dave Cottle … has great field vision … very good shooter who can also pass and dodge … will be counted on for Maryland’s offense to have a tremendous season … highly-touted high school star who came in with many honors … has posted a point in 28 of 29 games at Maryland … recorded a point in first 22 career games, held scoreless at North Carolina (3/23) for first time in his career … has 14 career multi-goal games and 22 career multi-point games … has changed his number for the second year in a row, taking No. 11 after changing his number to 14 last season after wearing 41 as a freshman.

    As a sophomore (2002): Named a USILA honorable mention All-American and was an All-ACC selection … coaches awarded him the Van Trump Award for best overall attackman on the team … second-leading scorer with 39 points on 15 goals and 24 assists … led the team in helpers, averaging 1.85 per game, ranking 12th in the nation … assist total was fourth-most by a sophomore in the country … preseason third team All-American by Inside Lacrosse/Face-Off Magazine & honorable mention All-American 360lacrosse.com … posted four multi-goal games and nine multi-points games in 2002 … opened the year with five points on two goals and three assists vs. Hobart (2/23) as well as the game-winner … assisted brother Mike on a goal for third time in his career at Duke (3/2) on a third-quarter goal … career-high six points came against Towson (3/9) on three goals and three assists — fourth career hat trick … took a career-high 12 shots and grabbed seven groundballs vs. Towson … assisted brother on two goals in win over Towson … second five-point game of the year came at Bucknell (3/12) with three goals and two assists, his fifth career hat trick … tallied back-to-back five point games with two goals and three helpers vs. Delaware (3/16) … had a goal and three assists vs. Virginia (3/30), all three assists can on man-up goals … followed that up with another four-point game with goal & three assists vs. Navy (4/5) … assisted brother Mike on second-quarter goal at Hopkins (4/13), marking 7th time he has assisted Mike’s goal in two years … handed out two assist vs. Yale (4/26) … posted third hat trick of the season and sixth of career at UMBC (5/4) in finale … scored two extra-man goals on assists from senior brother Mike, in his final game, to mark the eighth and ninth times the older brother feed the younger for a goal over the last two seasons … scored goals in same game as brother Mike 13 times (six in 2001 and seven in 2002 — as they combined for nine goals at UMBC in the season finale.

    As a freshman (2001): One of three winners of the Larry Levitt Award as Maryland’s most outstanding freshman, along with midfielder Paul Gillette and defenseman Chris Passavia … team’s second leading scorer with 51 points, behind since-graduated Andrew “Buggs” Combs, who had 56 … led the team in assists with 26 and was second in goals with 25 … ranked fifth among all freshmen in the nation in points per game with 3.19 … also ranked fourth among all freshmen in assists per game (1.63) … recorded a point in all 16 games, scoring goals in 13 of 16 … had multi-point games in 13 of 16 games and scored more than one goal nine times, with three hat tricks … started career with a bang, scoring two goals and adding two assists in college debut vs. Air Force (2/24) … came back for two goals and three assists the next day at Denver (2/25) … named to the Denver Pioneer Face-Off Classic All-Tournament Team after nine points on the weekend … assisted brother Mike late in the first quarter for the first of two brother-to-brother goal-assist combos of the season … the Denver game was also the first of six times the LaMonica brothers scored in the same game during 2001 … posted first career hat trick in win over Duke (3/4) to go with one assist … after a single assist against Towson (3/10), came back with two goals and three assists at Delaware (3/17), including his game-winning goal … had two goals and an assist vs. UNC (3/24) … scored at Virginia (3/31) … netted second game-winner at Navy (4/7), scoring an extra-man goal with 6:44 left in regulation for the 6-5 win … scored three times including game-winner with 1:21 left in regulation to lift Terps to dramatic 10-9 win over rival Hopkins (4/14) … came back for three goals and an assist to help Maryland advance to the ACC final with a win over Virginia (4/20) … scored once vs. Duke (4/22) in the ACC final, two at Mount St. Mary’s (4/25) and once at Yale (4/28) to give him a seven-game goal scoring streak … had career-high and Maryland season-high five assists against UMBC (5/5) in regular-season finale … netted two goals and two assists against Towson (5/20) in the NCAA quarterfinals.

    Before Maryland: Lettered for four seasons at Boys’ Latin High School in Towson, Md. … awarded the prestigious C. Markland Kelly Award as the top player in the Baltimore area … named the MIAA’s most outstanding player … honored by the Greater Baltimore Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse as the top player in the area … recorded a school-record 285 points during his high school career … scored 116 goals and handed out 169 assists … as a senior scored 49 goals and assisted on 56 others for 105 points …a two-time All-American … youngest member of the United States Under-19 National Team, which won the world championship in Adelaide, South Australia in the summer of 1999 … joined by current Terps Nate Watkins and his brother Mike on the team … served as team captain as a senior … three-time All-Metro and all-county honoree.

    Personal: Daniel Montgomery LaMonica … born March 27, 1981 in Towson, Md. … … son of Lynda Filbert and Tom LaMonica … mother is a gymnastics coach at Towson … brother of former Terp teammate Mike (23), who finished his career last spring … majoring in art studio.

    
    Career Statistics
    Year	GP/GS	G	A	Pts.	Shots	EMG	GWG	GB	Pen
    2001	16/13	25	26	51	64	1	3	39	4/5:00
    2002	13/11	15	24	39	52	3	1	35	6/4:00
    2003	16/16	11	20	31	31	2	2	34	2/1:30
    Totals	45/40	51	70	121	147	6	6	108	12/10:30
    

    Career Highs Goals: 3 on seven occasions (most recent vs. Duke, 3/2/03) Assists: 6 at Navy (4/5/03) Points: 6 vs. Towson (3/9/02) & 6 at Navy (4/5/03) Multi-Goal Games: 16; Multi-Point Games: 30, Hat Tricks: 7

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

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

    Career Highs Bolded



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