On Poole: Returning first-line midfielder named one of the team's unsung heros after his junior year according to Cottle, has the "best feel for the game" among the team's offensive players extremely clever player, who is very versatile will see time as an offensive midfielder as well as a short-stick defender in certain situations a key to the man-down unit as a short-stick defender will also be a wingman on face-offs a fundamentally sound player.
As a junior (2001): Shared the Faber-Heagy Award as the team's most unsung hero along with since-graduated Brian Kingsbury saw most time of his career, playing all 16 games and running on the first midfield finished with seven goals and six assists for 13 points grabbed 28 groundballs had a five-game point scoring streak early in the season with assists against Duke (3/4), Towson (3/10), a goal at Delaware (3/17), an assist vs. North Carolina (3/24) and another goal against Bucknell (3/27) scored and grabbed five groundballs against Hopkins (4/14) assisted a Buggs Combs goal vs. Virginia (4/20) in the ACC semifinals picked up scoring pace with six points over his last four games with two assists at Mount St. Mary's (4/25), a goal at Yale (4/28), his first career-two goal game vs. UMBC (5/5) and a goal vs. Towson (5/20) in the NCAA quarterfinals member of the Maryland Honor Roll.
As a sophomore (2000): Played in all 16 games scored four goals and added one assist for five points saw lots of time on the second midfield unit scored in season-opening win over Mount St. Marys (2/27) tallied second goal against Bucknell (3/7) scored clutch goal to give Maryland a 7-6 lead at the end of the third quarter in the win at Cornell (3/18) scored in back-to-back games for the second time with a goal at North Carolina (3/25) posted only assist in ACC final against Virginia (4/23).
As a freshman (1999): Came on late, playing in eight games, five in a row to end the season after missing time with an injury scored one and added three assists for four points took five shots and scooped up five groundballs recorded first college point on an assist at Yale (5/1) followed Yale game with best game with first career goal and two assists in win at Towson (5/5).
Before Maryland: Four-year performer in both lacrosse and soccer at the St. Pauls School in Brooklandville, Md. scored 45 goals and handed out 38 assists during his career captained the lacrosse team as a senior and led it to a 16-4 record and appearance in the MIAA conference championship All-Baltimore in lacrosse as a senior all-county in soccer as both a junior and senior captained the soccer team as both a junior and senior scored 12 goals and assisted on 14 others during career led team to MIAA championship as a senior, finishing with a 17-5 record.
Personal: Alexander Babson Poole born Jan. 14, 1980 in Baltimore, Md. son of Nancy and Douglas Poole brother of Josh (23) aspires to be a physical therapist majoring in communications with a focus on public relations.
1999 0/1 2000 0/0 2001 1/2 Totals 1/3
Year GP/GS Goals Asst. Pts. Shots GWG GB Pen. PIM 1999 8/0 1 3 4 5 0 5 2 2:00 2000 16/0 4 1 5 10 0 9 1 0:30 2001 16/0 7 6 13 20 0 28 5 6:00 2002 13/0 5 6 11 28 0 0 21 1/0:30 Totals 53/0 17 16 33 63 0 0 63 9/9:00