Feb 22, 2014; Syracuse, NY, USA; Maryland Terrapins attackman Matt Rambo (15) looks to get past Syracuse Orange defenseman Brandon Mullins (11) during the fourth quarter of a game at the Carrier Dome. Maryland won the game 16-8. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
Despite winter on the way, the Maryland men’s lacrosse team is making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Sophomore attackman Matt Rambo was suspended indefinitely for his role in a Oct. 22 incident. According to court records, Rambo was charged with first and second degree assault along with malicious destruction of property. Student assistant coach Brian Cooper also faces the same charges, but was dismissed from the team. Both men were released following their arrests. They have a court date of Nov. 24 in District Court in Upper Marlboro.
Rambo finished second on the team in goals (30) during the 2014 season, and was expected to help replace the departures of Mike Chanechuk (graduation) and Connor Cannizzaro (transfered to Denver). The Pennsylvania native started all 17 games as a freshman for a Maryland team that reached the Final Four.
The LaSalle College High School product was an Under Armour High School All-American in 2013, and was the top dog in an extremely talented 2014 recruiting class for coach John Tillman.
With many holes to fill heading into the 2015 season, this news regarding Rambo is far from ideal. We’ll most likely know more following their court date later this month, and will provide any updates regarding this story.