1 Joe Lustgarten
1 - Joe Lustgarten
Height: 5-10
Weight: 160
Year: Senior
Hometown: Wading River, N.Y.
High School: Shoreham-Wading River
Position: A

Accolades: (2012) Named America East Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week for games ending April 1… (2013) Named to All-Championship Team at America East Conference Tournament… Named to America East Conference Winter/Spring Honor Roll.


2013: Scored three times in a 6-0 UMBC game-ending surge as the Retrievers rallied in the final 5:12 to defeat Hartford, 15-13, and reach the America East championship game… Collected the game-winning goal with 59 seconds remaining and added the insurance marker after the ensuing face-off win… Recorded a season-best four goals and six points in that contest… Bedeviled the Hawks in 2012 and 2013 with 18 points (10-8-18) in three contests… Became the first Retriever to record 20 or more assists in back-to-back seasons since Drew Westervelt accomplished the feat in 2006/2007… Saw action at both attack and midfield in his final campaign… Finished eighth in the league in assists with 1.33 per outing… Produced back-to-back four-point efforts (1-3-4) in America East contests at Hartford and vs. Vermont... Converted on a career-best 42.1 percent of his shot attempts… Completed his career with 25 goals and 59 helpers for 84 total points… Competed in 47 contests.   


2012: Led America East and finished tied for fourth in the nation with 2.33 assists per game...Became the 21st player in school history to record 25 or more assists in a season… His 29 assists were the most since Drew Westervelt recorded 36 in 2007… Finished the season with multiple assists in nine consecutive games, the longest streak since Steve Marohl, the NCAA record-setter with 77 assists,  had multiple helpers in 12 straight games in 1992… Placed ninth in America East with 2.85 points per game… Hit the scoring column in 12 of 13 games… Scored a pair of goals in the opener vs. Robert Morris… Contributed three assists vs. Johns Hopkins on March 10… Produced a team season-best eight-point game (5g, 3a) in the conference-opening victory vs. Hartford on March 31… Scored his five goals on six shots and has eight goals vs. the Hawks in his last two contests… Four nights later, he contributed four assists at Towson… Finished the regular season with a trio of three-point games vs. Stony Brook, Albany, and Binghamton… Led UMBC with five points (1g, 4a) in the America East semifinal setback to the Great Danes… Has nine assists in four career appearances vs. Albany.


2011: Started eight games and saw action in all 13 in his second season in the black and gold… Scored five goals and added eight assists… Scored his first collegiate goal in a two-point effort (1g, 1a) vs. Johns Hopkins on March 12… Earned his first start at Maryland on March 18 and started in eight of the last nine contests… Contributed two assists apiece in victories over Binghamton and Albany… Assisted on Scott Jones’ game-winning goal with 41 seconds remaining as UMBC nipped Vermont, 9-8, on April 23… Recorded career bests in goals (3) and points (4) in the America East semifinals at Hartford on May 4.


2010Competed in six games during his first season for the Retrievers… Recorded his first collegiate points in a multi-point effort at Towson on April 7… Notched two assists, both on UMBC man-up goals vs. the Tigers.

BackgroundMajoring in sociology with a minor in American studies... Scored 105 goals and added 149 assists for his career, including a senior campaign which featured 33 goals and 43 helpers… Earned All-America honors in 2009… A three-time All-Suffolk County selection and a three-time All-Division honoree… As a sophomore, he scored a career-best 38 goals and 100 points and led the Wildcats to a state championship… Also lettered in football and wrestling… Has one sister, Lauren…Son of Adam and Dina Lustgarten… Born Oct. 24, 1991.


Year GP/GS Pts. Sh. Pct. GB Pen. 
 2010  6/0 0 2  2 2 .000 1 --
 2011 13/8 5 8 13 15 ,333 4 2/2:00
 2012 13/12 8 29 37 31 .258 8 3/1:30
 2013 15/7 12 20 32 24 .500 8 2/1:30
 Totals 47/27 25 59 84 72 .347 21 7/5:00