WORTH NOTING: Has emerged as one of the leading defensemen in the nation ??team captain this season ? earned the team?s Most Improved award last season ? always big and strong, his stickwork and instinct have matured ??a team leader ? was a reserve linebacker on the football team in 2001.
AT VIRGINIA: 2002? Put together a very solid season on close defense and earned the team?s Most Improved Player award ? became more of a leader in the NCAA Tournament following the loss of Mark Koontz ? missed fall ball while playing football and took a little time to get back into lacrosse mode ? played in every game with 10 starts ? started in the season opener vs. Drexel, but played in a reserve role the next five games ? held Towson?s explosive attackman Kyle Campbell to just one goal in an outstanding effort ??returned to the starting lineup for the Maryland game and remained there ? had at least two ground balls on nine occasions ? 30 ground balls ranked sixth among the team?s long sticks ? career-high five ground balls in regular season win over Duke that clinched ACC regular season title ? equalled that performance with five ground balls against North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament. 2001?Began the year in a long stick middie role, but moved to close defense for the Maryland game ... missed the opener vs. Towson and worked his way into the starting lineup against Princeton ... started 12 of the 13 games he played ... held Maryland?s Buggs Combs to a season-low one goal on six shots in his first start ... scored his only goal in win over Butler. 2000?Played in five games as a reserve ... saw his first action in a road win over Rutgers ... also played against Stony Brook, Radford, North Carolina and Butler.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three times in lacrosse ... third-team All-State ... twice named All-Section ... played in Empire State game ... also earned three letters in football ... played quarterback, safety, punter, punt returner and place-kicker ... named third-team All-State as senior ... three times All-League ... named Most Valuable Back in 1998 ... lettered three times in basketball ... All-League as a senior.
PERSONAL: Son of Cornelia and Robert Bowen ... born 3-5-81 in Chappaqua, N.Y. ... has a younger brother, Mac (18) ... anthropology major.
|Year ||Games || G.Balls || Shots ||Goals ||Assists || Pts|| Pen|
|2000 ||5 || 0 ||0 ||0 || 0 ||0 ||0|
|2001 ||13 || 13 ||1 ||1 || 0 ||1 ||2-2:00|
|2002 ||15 || 30 ||0 ||0 || 0 ||0 ||9-7:00 |
|2003 ||17 || 41 ||0 ||0 || 2 ||2 ||12-11:00|
|Career || 50 ||84 ||1 || 1 ||2 ||3 ||23-20:00|