Fairfield Men's Lacrosse BIO
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12 Michael Roe

Second all-time at Fairfield in faceoff wins (417), faceoffs attempts (771), and winning percentage (.541). Also had 200 ground balls in a Stags uniform … For his career, including a season at Drexel, finished with 239 ground balls (4.05/g) and went 497-for-927 (.536) at the faceoff X.

Off the Field: Roe completed his B.S. in economics last year and is on schedule to finish and M.S. in Mathematics this spring. He was a member of the 3.0 Club in the Spring 2012 and Fall 2012 semesters.

2014: NEILA Academic All-New England … ECAC Specialist of the Week (2/17; 3/31; 4/7; 4/21; 4/28) … ECAC Championship All-Tournament Team … Appeared in all 16 games … Won 121 faceoffs, tying a career best for sixth most in single season history … Scored a goal, had seven ground balls, and won 11 faceoffs in ECAC Championship final against Air Force … Had 13 faceoff wins and eight ground balls in ECAC Championship semifinal win over Michigan … Went 9-for-14 at the X with six ground balls in win over Ohio State … Won 10 faceoffs in win at Quinnipiac … Had 11 faceoff wins and eight ground balls at Air Force … Went 11-for-16 at the dot with seven ground balls in win at Michigan … Had 10 wins and four ground balls in opener at Delaware.

2013: ECAC Specialist of the Week (3/25) ... Roe won 51 percent of the face-offs he took on the year, going 121-237 at the X and led the Stags with 62 ground balls.  He opened the year with an 11-30 effort in the first two games, and was winning just a 44 percent clip through the first five games, capped by an 0-4 at Yale.  Roe finished the season with double-digit face-off wins in seven of the last eight games and a winning clip over 53 percent.  He captured a season-best 15 wins, with nine ground balls, at Loyola, which followed a 13-19, 10 ground ball effort against Bellarmine. Over the final three games, Roe went 35-65, with a dozen wins in the win at Denver on April 20. He added an assist in the Stags win over Air Force, his lone point of the season.  Roe had five or more ground balls on eight occasions during hi 13 appearances.
 
2012: ECAC Specialist of the Week (2/20; 3/12; 4/9) ... Roe established himself as one of the top face-off men in the nation, winning 61 percent (255-443) on the year, to rank seventh in the nation. He went 16-22 in his Stags debut, a win over Stony Brook, and earned the league’s first-ever Specialist of the Week award as a result.  Over the 16 games Roe won 10 or more face-offs 11 times, highlighted by a 20-23 effort in the win at Vermont.  In that contest he picked up a season-best 11 ground balls, on his way to a team-best 79 ground balls for the year.  Roe’s 4.81 ground balls per game was good for 22nd in the nation at the end of the campaign.  He also contributed offensively, with two goals and two assists.  He had one of each in the win over Vermont and netted a goal in the ECAC Championship semifinal win over Ohio State.
 
2011 (At Drexel): Roe played in 14 games for the Dragons, making four starts.  He went 80-156 at the face-off X, a .513 win percentage.  He won a season-high 12 face-offs in the April 30 finale at St. John’s.  He was a perfect 4-4 in a win over Saint Joseph’s, one of 13 games in which he won at least four face-offs.
 
2010 (At Drexel): Roe sat out the season as a redshirt.
 
High School: Roe spent the 2008-09 academic year at The Hotchkiss School, leading the Bearcats to the 2009 Founders League Championship.  Over the three prior seasons he earned varsity letters in lacrosse at Duloney High School.  As a senior, Roe helped the Lions to an 18-2 mark and a Maryland State Title as he won 85 percent of his face-offs and scored 19 times. Over the course of his career he earned FCA National Team, All-America, All-State and All-County accolades. 
 
Personal: Son of Bonnie and Richard Roe. He has a brother and two sisters.

Position: Midfield
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 175
Year: Graduate
Hometown: Lutherville, Md.
High School: Hotckiss School
Other College: Drexel
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