Jesse Bernhardt becomes Maryland's first two-time honoree, while Owen Blye and Landon Carr selected for first time.
Faceoff between Maryland and Cornell is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium
Faceoff between Maryland and Colgate is scheduled for noon at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium
Faceoff between Maryland and Virginia is scheduled for 5 p.m. at UNC's Kenan Stadium.
Passavia's Honor Roll: 2004 Preseason First Team All-American 2003 USILA Second Team All-American 2003 All-ACC Team 2002 USILA Third Team All-American 2002 All-ACC Team
On Passavia: Two-time All-American defenseman, who is a preseason first-team All-American as a senior ... serving as a team captain ... combines with fellow All-American Lee Zink to give the Terps perhaps the nation's top 1-2 punch on close defense ... recognized by Dave Cottle as athletic as any defenseman he has coached in his 20 years on the sidelines ... probably the most gifted player on the team according to Cottle ... incredibly aggressive and ferocious defender ... honored with the "Ginsu Award" by Inside Lacrosse as the player who "slices and dices in a matter of seconds, awarded to the player who is the fiercest and fastest checker in the game" ... featured on the cover of Inside Lacrosse's 2003 Season Preview issue along with fellow All-American and Long Islander Michael Howley.
As a junior (2003): USILA Second Team All-American on defense ... named to All-ACC Team for second year in a row in 2003 ... helped Maryland to a 7.25 goals against average as part of the Terps' All-American defense with Michael Howley (first team), Lee Zink (third team) and Danny McCormick (third team) ... preseason First Team All-American by Face-Off Magazine ... fifth on team in groundballs with 43 and fourth in caused turnovers with 23 ... had three groundballs in NCAA Semifinal vs. Virginia (5/24) ... played solid defense, holding UMass' high-scoring Kevin Leveille scoreless in NCAA Quarterfinal vs. UMass (5/17) ... helped Terps hold Ohio State (5/11) to one goal in first 54:28 in NCAA First Round game, also had three groundballs and two caused turnovers ... keyed defense that shut down Notre Dame (5/3) attack, holding them scoreless for 32:55 ... season-high six groundballs vs. Georgetown (4/28) ... had four groundballs including 100th career and one caused turnover vs. UMBC (4/25) ... had team season-high five caused turnovers along with two groundballs vs. Duke (4/18) in ACC Semifinals ... four groundballs vs. Hopkins (4/12) and helped shut down the Jays for 27:26 scoreless drought ... three groundballs and one caused turnover at Navy (4/5) ... one groundball and aided defense in blanking Virginia (3/29) for 33:06 ... grabbed four groundballs and caused two turnovers vs. Bucknell (3/11) ... three groundballs, three caused turnovers vs. Duke (3/2) in season opener ... returned to his high school No. 44 as a junior after former roommate Frank Luciano agreed to switch to No. 8, allowing him to move from No. 40 ... named to the ACC and Maryland Rolls for the third year in a row.
As a sophomore (2002): Earned a spot on the USILA All-America third-team ... was an All-ACC selection as a close defenseman ... shared the Deckman-Silber Award with Michael Howley as the Terps' top defenders ... a preseason honorable mention All-American by Inside Lacrosse/Face-Off Magazine and 360lacrosse.com ... started all 13 games ... ranked among team leaders in groundballs with 38 ... scooped six groundballs vs. Mount St. Mary's (2/26) ... netted first career goal at Bucknell (3/12), joining fellow close defenseman Michael Howley and brother Willy with goals ... cited by coaches after outstanding defense at UNC (3/23), as he grabbed four groundballs ... made game-saving takeaway in final seconds of regulation from Ben Bailey to preserve win over Navy (4/5) ... had four groundballs against Duke (4/19) in the ACC semifinals and vs. Yale (4/26) ... named to the ACC and Maryland honor rolls for the second consecutive year.
As a freshman (2001): Defensive winner of the Larry Levitt Award as the top team's top freshman, along with midfielder Paul Gillette and attacker Dan LaMonica ... played 15 of 16 games, starting the last 10 he played in ... a key cog in the Terps' defense which allowed just 6.31 goals per game, second-best in the nation ... corralled 33 groundballs and led the team in penalties with 13 for 11:30 ... grabbed four groundballs at Delaware (3/17) to parlay himself into the starting job for the remainder of the season ... drew first start against North Carolina (3/24) ... scooped up season-best seven groundballs at Virginia (3/31) ... grabbed five groundballs against UMBC (5/5).
Before Maryland: Lettered three seasons in lacrosse for powerhouse Ward Meville in East Setauket, N.Y. ... played for legendary coach Joe Cuozzo ... captured two New York State championships with perfect records in 1999 and 2000 ... won the '99 championship with brother Willy both playing key roles in the run to the title ... Patriots ranked No. 1 in the nation by several publications at season's end in 2000 ...named defensive MVP as a senior ... senior captain ... earned New York State championship's most outstanding defensive player of the game honors ... three-year high school record of 64-1 ... selected as an All-American as both a junior and senior ... set the school records for most goals and most points by a defenseman in season and in a career ... all-state, all-county and all-league as a junior and senior ... school's Male Athlete of the Year as a junior ... rookie of the year as a sophomore.
Personal: Christopher Garrett Passavia ... born Sept. 27, 1982 in West Islip, N.Y. ... son of Cindee and Gary Passavia ... brother of Lee (28), Willy (23) and Alyssa (18) ... brother Lee played soccer at Yale ... brother Willy finished a four-year playing career at Maryland last spring ... Alyssa is in her freshman season as a lacrosse player at Denver, where she is playing for former Terp All-American Cathy Nelson-Reese ... member of the Honors Program at Maryland ... majoring in psychology.
CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots EMG GWG GB Pen 2001 15/10 0 0 0 2 0 0 33 13/11:30 2002 13/13 1 0 1 3 0 0 38 11/8:30 2003 15/14 0 0 0 2 0 0 43 13/9:30 2004 16/16 0 3 3 3 0 0 47 8/5:30 Totals 59/53 1 3 4 10 0 0 161 44/34:30