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Ryan Frawley

Biological Sciences


Frawley earned semester academic honors in the Spring 2017 semester (3.50 or higher). He was named to the 2018 America East Winter-Spring Honor Roll. Frawley is maintaining a 3.202 GPA in biological sciences and will be applying to dental school for the Fall 2020.


Frawley was selected by his teammates as a 2020 team captain. He has been a part of the men’s lacrosse program’s Leadership Council (2 SA’s per class) for the last three years. The council meets weekly with the coaching staff and sets the agenda regarding team issues. Frawley is part of the team’s “Big Brother” program, teaming an upperclassman with a freshmen for the past 2 seasons. He received outstanding feedback from his mentees for his role. Coach Moran described him as the “model student-athlete, from his humility to his work ethic.”


Frawley is an active member of the team’s “Mustache Madness” fund-raising campaign for the Headstrong Foundation. In 2018 and 2019, he was one of seven Retrievers to serve on Team Impact and work with Aiden, an 11-year old with kidney disease and a resulting cancer diagnosis. Team IMPACT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses through the power of team. Team IMPACT children are drafted on to college athletic teams in close proximity to where they live and in effect, become official members of the team from draft day through to graduation. As a freshman, Frawley volunteered for a day with coaching and mentoring in UMBC’s initiative at Harlem Lacrosse. The mission of Harlem Lacrosse is to empower the children who are most at risk for academic decline and dropout to rise above their challenges and reach their full potential. Harlem Lacrosse inspires children to dream about tomorrow while working hard on the field and in the classroom today.


Frawley was a 2019 America East First Team selection, the Retrievers’ first attackman to earn that honor since Matt Gregoire in 2014. He was also selected to the America East All-Tournament team and was named to the America East All-Rookie Team in 2017. He has scored at least one goal in his last 22 outings, dating back to before his season-ending hand injury in the middle of the 2018 campaign. That streak is tenth in the nation entering the season and he has 55 goals (2.5 per game) in that span. Frawley needs 15 points to become the 35th Retriever to hit the 100-point plateau. He finished 21st in the nation and led the America East Conference in goals per game (2.88) in 2019. His 46 scores in 2019 tied David Quattrini (’80) for third-most in a single season in school history. He capped the season by scoring six times on only eight shots in an NCAA Round of 16 contest at No. 1 Penn State. Frawley tied for the UMBC team lead with 18 goals in his initial (2017) campaign. He led UMBC with five man-up goals, which ranked him No. 3 in America East and tied for 39th nationally. He started all 14 games on attack, also leading the team with a shooting percentage of 38.3 and a shots-on-goal mark of 72.3 percent. UMBC was 5-0 when he scored multiple goals, and he has scored four or more goals in six career games.