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Joe Cummings

School

Maryland

Position
Attacker
Major
American Studies
G
27
A
14
PTS
41
GB
23

Classroom

An American Studies major, Cummings holds a 2.7 overall GPA with two consecutive years on the Maryland Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, which requires a 3.0 or better in both fall and spring semesters. Cummings has had a professional internship with Kelly & Associates Insurance, working on various marketing projects.

Character

Cummings enters his senior season as a team captain. A two-year SAAC representative for Maryland’s lacrosse team, he has also served a UMD Campus Ministry internship with Jon Smith, ONEU, and Cummings participates in ONEU Campus Ministry.

Community

A recipient of the 2011 Maryland President’s Award for Community Service, Cummings helped lead and organize the Inaugural Forever Young Pancreatic Cancer Memorial Walk/Run in memory of former teammate Ryan Young’s mother, Maria, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in April 2011. From 2009-11, Cummings started and helped coordinate the Big Brothers Program for the Maryland lacrosse team with Hyattsville Elementary School. He coached two Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) lacrosse teams during the summer of 2011 and served as a mentor and big brother for Boy’s Hope in Baltimore, an urban program for middle and high school boys in Baltimore. In 2009 Cummings was a volunteer at Baltimore Christian School, an urban elementary school in Baltimore city, and from 2008-11 he started and led a group of 10-14 year old boys at a one week lacrosse summer camp.

Competition

Cummings came to Maryland as an attacker, but transitioned to midfield to better help the team. He has scored double-digit goals in each of his three seasons, including a career-best 27 scores in 2011, helping the Terps win their first ACC title since 2005 and leading them to their first appearance in the NCAA title game since 1998. For his efforts he was named a 2011 USILA All-American and a LaxPower All American. Cummings also earned All-ACC honors in 2011. Cummings was named to the 2009 ACC All-Tournament team and was the recipient of the team’s Leavitt Memorial Award for Best Freshman.