On Kemezis: Will be a contributing wingman on the attack … expected to be the first attackman off the bench … reliant on his speed and quickness … great at changing direction quickly … was thrust into starting attack position as a sophomore after injury to Mike Mollot … looking to regain the form he showed as a freshman in 1998, when he scored a career-high 12 goals … fifth-year senior who transferred to Maryland after Michigan State dropped its men’s lacrosse program.
As a redshirt junior (2000): Played in 15 of 16 games … scored three goals and added an assist for four points … tallied goal and an assist in win over Mount St. Mary’s (2/27) for 11th career multi-point game … after six-game scoreless streak, broke though with a goal against Virginia (3/31) … third goal of the season came at Johns Hopkins (4/16) … member of the ACC Honor Roll for the third time.
As a redshirt sophomore (1999): Played in all 14 games, starting 10 after inheriting starting attack spot … scored 11 goals and assisted on nine for career-high 20 points … fourth on team in scoring … scored on 33 percent of 33 shots … five multi-point and three multi-goal games … opened season on fire, recording three points (two goals and one assist) against Denver (2/25) … notched career-high four goals and five points against Providence (2/27) … named ACC Player of the Week on March 1 after six goals and two assists in opening week … those six goals came on seven shots (85.7 shooting percentage) … tallied goals in first four games after single markers against Duke (3/7) and Penn State (3/17) … posted career-best three assists in win over Penn State … netted two goals and one helper against Dartmouth (3/23) … finished season with one goal and one assist at Towson (5/5) … a member of ACC Honor Roll.
As a redshirt freshman (1998): Member of ACC Honor Roll … saw action in 16 games, starting one, in first season at Maryland after transferring from Michigan State …tallied 12 goals and five assists for 17 points … eighth on the team in scoring … took just 23 shots, scored on 52.2 percent of them to lead the team in shooting percentage … posted four multi-goal and five multi-point games … set season-high in first game at Maryland with three points (two goals, one assist) against Villanova (2/21) … matched output of two goals and one assist against Towson (3/7) and Penn State (3/11) … scored in third consecutive game with one goal and one assist against Cornell (3/14) … once again registered two goals and one assist at Rutgers (4/25) … recorded first NCAA Tournament point with a goal in the first-round game against Butler (5/10).
As a freshman (1997): Member of the Michigan State lacrosse program, but did not play … left East Lansing when the school dropped the sport.
Before College: Two-sport star at DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Md. … earned four varsity letters in lacrosse under coach Dick Long … Stags captured WCAC titles in sophomore, junior and senior seasons … team captain as a senior … named an Anne Arundel County all-star in 1996 … All-Met first team and Maryland state all-star as a senior … high school All-American as a junior … lettered in soccer three times.
Personal: Jonathan Daniel Kemezis … born April 10, 1978 in Washington, D.C. …son of Patricia and Richard Kemezis … brother of Sharon (24) … enjoys watching movies in free time … member of National Honor Society in high school … majoring in finance & accounting.
4 vs. Providence (2/27/99)
Goals: 4 vs. Providence (2/27/99)
Assists: 3 vs. Penn State (3/17/99)
Points: 5 vs. Providence (2/27/99)
Year GP/GS Goals Asst. Pts. Shots GB Pen. PIM 1998 16/1 12 5 17 23 15 0 0:00 1999 14/10 11 9 20 33 13 1 1:00 2000 15/0 3 1 4 6 5 1 1:00 Totals 45/11 26 15 41 62 33 2 2:00