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.
On LaMonica: Preseason honorable mention All-American by Inside Lacrosses Face-Off Magazine a senior captain along with Andy Burman, Mike Morsell and Nate Watkins a returning first-line midfielder, who will also see some time as an attacker this season a key player in regards to the Terps' success according to Cottle, who will be asked to play more than one role an established offensive threat because of his left-handed presence will be a key on the man-up unit and expected to carry the goal-scoring load possesses outstanding quickness tremendous dodger played for the United States U-19 national team in summer of 1999 playing his second year with his younger brother Dan on offense at Maryland the duo scored in the same game six times last year.
As a junior (2001): Played in all 16 games running on the first midfield scored 15 goals and added five assists for 20 points scored goals in nine of 16 games five multi-point games scored three goals, including the game-winner and assisted another as the Terps won at Denver (2/25) goal late in the first quarter came off an assist from brother Dan -- marking the brothers' first scoring connection named to the Denver Pioneer Face-Off Classic All-Tournament Team netted two goals and added an assist against Towson (3/10) scored a goal and assisted another at Delaware (3/17) scored single goals in three straight games at Navy (4/7), Johns Hopkins (4/14) and Virginia (4/20) in the ACC semifinals scored second hat trick of the season in the ACC title game vs. Duke (4/22) named to the ACC All-Tournament Team third three-goal game of the season came at Yale (4/28) scored goal in regular-season finale vs. UMBC (5/5) assisted a Chris Malone goal against Towson (5/20) in the NCAA quarterfinals.
As a sophomore (2000): Provided immediate impact in first year as a first-line midfielder, recording 20 goals (third most on the team) sixth-leading point scorer with 23 led the team in extra-man goals with five second on the team in shots with 88 began the year with goals in five consecutive games, giving him a streak of seven dating to the end of the 1999 season six multi-point games and four multi-goal games goals in 13 of 16 games tallied one goal in each of the first three games of 2000 against Mount St. Marys (2/27), Duke (3/4) and Bucknell (3/7) posted career-high four goals against Towson (3/11), all of which came in the first half, including an extra-man tally continued goal-scoring binge with two more against Delaware (3/15), both of which were extra-man goals after being held scoreless against Cornell (3/18) ending his scoring streak, came back with third career hat trick at North Carolina (3/25) third goal against the Heels provided the game-winner in spectacular fashion as he took a behind the back pass from Marcus LaChapelle and scored to give Maryland a 10-8 lead with 7:38 left in regulation scored against Navy (4/8) posted first two assists after starting the year with 13 goals at Johns Hopkins (4/16) scored single goals in three straight games against Duke (4/21) in the ACC semifinals, Virginia (4/23) in the ACC final and Yale (4/28) notched ninth career multi-point game with goal and assist at UMBC (5/6) tallied twice in NCAA first round win over Hofstra (5/14) pair of goals gave him seven career multi-goal games ... finished season with 20th goal against Princeton (5/20) in the NCAA quarterfinals.
Summer of 1999: Helped lead United States Under-19 National Team to world championship in Adelaide, South Australia finished seven-game tournament with five goals and five assists for 10 points U-19 teammate of Maryland fellow sophomore Nate Watkins and younger brother Dan LaMonica.
As a freshman (1999): Led all Maryland freshmen in scoring with nine goals and 11 points three multi-goal and four multi-point games played in 13 of 14 games, making lone start against Virginia (4/23) in ACC semifinals opened college career with two goals in each of first two games, in wins over Denver (2/25) and Providence (2/27) tallied career-high three goals against Penn State (3/17), including first-career extra-man goal recorded fourth multi-point game against Dartmouth (3/23), including first career assist closed out season with goals against Towson (5/5) and UMBC (5/8) took 37 shots and scooped up 15 groundballs.
Before Maryland: Three-sport performer at Calvert Hall High School in Towson, Md. lettered in lacrosse four times under coach Brian Kelly played in the Best of Maryland vs. Best of New York Lacrosse All-Star Game as a junior and senior lettered in football twice playing quarterback spent two seasons on the wrestling squad.
Personal: Michael Paul LaMonica born Oct. 15, 1979 in Maryland son of Lynda Filbert and Tom LaMonica brother of Dan (19), joined him to play lacrosse at Maryland last season mother is gymnastics coach at Towson majoring in art studio.
Hat Tricks (6)
3 vs. Penn State (3/17/99) 4 vs. Towson (3/11/00) 3 vs. North Carolina (3/25/00) 3 at Denver (2/25/01) 3 vs. Duke (4/22/01) 3 at Yale (4/28/01)
Multi Goal/Point Games
1999 3/4 2000 4/6 2001 4/5 Career 11/15
Goals: 4 vs. Towson (3/11/00) Assists: 2 vs. Johns Hopkins (4/16/00) Points: 4 vs. Towson (3/11/00) & at Denver (2/25/01)
Year GP/GS Goals Asst. Pts. Shots EMG GWG GB Pen. PIM 1999 13/1 9 2 11 37 0 0 15 0 0:00 2000 16/0 20 3 23 88 5 1 26 2 2:00 2001 16/0 15 5 20 68 2 1 13 1 1:00 2002 13/13 24 4 28 115 2 3 36 2 2:00 Totals 58/14 68 14 82 308 9 5 90 5 5:00