Maryland men’s lacrosse started its offseason with a pair of new additions over the weekend, dipping into both the recruiting and transfer markets.
Michael Uriaco, a long-stick midfielder who spent his freshman season at Villanova, could compete for playing time in College Park right away with Maryland long-pole Nick Brozowski graduating this spring. The Boys Latin product, who appeared in all 15 games as a rookie this season, will join high school teammate Logan Wisnauskas with the Terps.
Rising sophomore LSM Michael Ubriaco (@BoysLatinLax, Md.) will transfer from @NovaLacrosse to @TerpsMLAX. IL's No. 87 recruit played in all 15 games for the Wildcats, racking up three goals, 25 groundballs and 13 caused turnovers.— Ty Xanders (@tyxanders) May 31, 2019
The Terps also added to their stable of faceoff specialists, flipping 2019 All-American Luke Wierman from his Fairfield commitment. Draws were a strength for Maryland in the regular season but a weakness in the NCAA Tournament, and with Austin Henningsen out of eligibility, several other players have a chance to join rising junior Justin Shockey in the rotation.
Luke Wierman ‘19, F/O, West Chester Henderson (Pa.) / @RoughridersPA flipped from Fairfield to Maryland. The athletic @Philly_Faceoff product was an All-American this year while leading his team in scoring. Also stood out with UA Philly last summer.— Ty Xanders (@tyxanders) May 31, 2019
Maryland went 12-5 this season and reached the NCAA quarterfinals before collapsing against eventual national champion Virginia. The Terps return a strong core for 2020, though, and these additions make the roster that much deeper.
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And here’s The Washington Post on Bruno Fernando, who’s heading to the NBA but won’t ever forget his time at Maryland.
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