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As a defender for the men’s lacrosse team, George McGeeney '82 was a First Team All-American at UMBC in 1982. He later played for Team USA in the World Games of 1986 and 1990 and also played professional indoor lacrosse for the Baltimore Thunder of the National Lacrosse League.

Favorite Moment? "I had the good fortune of graduating from UMBC and winning the William C. Schmeisser award as the top defenseman in Division 1 lacrosse on the same weekend, as well as being named captain of the South team in the North-South All Star Game. I was fortunate to have great teammates and a great coach in Dick Watts that pushed me hard to be the best player I could be."

What was special about being a UMBC student -athlete? "There were no shortcuts and the ability to balance playing division one lacrosse and working toward my economics degree was challenging but very rewarding. What was most special was the faculty and staff , in particular my advisor Michael Bradley – a great teacher, person, and supporter of UMBC lacrosse and athletics."

Read more at http://magazine.umbc.edu/umbc-magazine-fall-2014/paws-of-glory/

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