Giro and Appelt Named Co-Head Lacrosse Coaches at UMBC

Appelt is also a three-time All-ACC selection and earned spots on the 2004 ACC All-Tournament Team and the 2004 and 2005 NCAA All-Tournament Teams, as well as the NCAA's 25th Anniversary Team in 2006. She earned her bachelor's degree in English in 2005 and spent the 2007 season as a volunteer assistant coach at Virginia, helping to guide her alma mater to the NCAA title game, where the Cavaliers fell to Northwestern, 15-13. She was a part of the U.S. National Team from 2002-09 and was a member of the 2005 World Cup training team.

"It is a tremendous honor to be named co- head coach with Tony. Not only has he devoted countless hours to the UMBC lacrosse program, but he is one of the smartest coaches in the game," Appelt said. "I have such a great respect for him. His drive, ambition and passion to take this program to the next level are contagious."

Tony and I are extremely lucky to be surrounded by such passionate student-athletes, as well as the many people in the UMBC community who devote time and energy to making UMBC and its lacrosse program the best it can be. This is a great opportunity and we cannot wait to play lacrosse."

2012 UMBC reached the four-team America East Conference Tournament for the third consecutive year. The Retrievers finished the campaign with a record of 8-9 and defeated a pair of nationally ranked teams along the way. UMBC edged eventual league champion No. 13 Albany (8-5) on March 24 and wrapped up the regular season with a 7-6 win over No. 19 Johns Hopkins on April 25.

The team posted the best grade-point average of any of the seven America East squads, recording a mark of 3.21.

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