LaMonicas Honor Roll
On LaMonica: A preseason second team All-American by Inside Lacrosses Face-Off Magazine a USILA honorable mention All-American as a sophomore made the All-ACC team Terps second-leading returning scorer won the teams 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 Marylands 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 Mikes 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 Marylands most outstanding freshman, along with midfielder Paul Gillette and defenseman Chris Passavia teams 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. Marys (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 MIAAs 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