UMBC senior attackmen Ryan Frawley and Brett McIntyre will be coming back for a fifth year in 2021, taking advantage of the NCAA’s ruling that grants spring sport athletes an extra year of eligibility, the program announced via Twitter on Wednesday evening.
Frawley and McIntyre are the only two UMBC seniors to publicly announce their intention to return for a fifth-year, thus far.
“I could not be more pumped to get back on the field with my brothers and finish what we started,” said Frawley in a letter posted to the Retrievers’ Twitter account.
A native of Mountain Lakes, N.J., Frawley has been a consistent contributor for the Retrievers during his four years, starting for the majority of his career. He has put up a total of 102 points (85G/17A) during his time in a UMBC uniform.
Frawley had 54 points (46G/8A) and was 21st in the nation and first in the American East in goals per game (2.88) during the 2019 season, where he helped lead UMBC to an America East championship and NCAA Tournament berth. He had tallied 17 points (12G/5A) through the five games that the Retrievers had played when the 2020 season was cut short.
“Getting another year to spend with this team, my family, is an opportunity I could not pass up on,” said McIntyre in a letter posted to the Retrievers’ Twitter account.
McIntyre, a Calgary, Alta., native, has been a mainstay on the Retrievers’ offense over the past two seasons, starting in all but one game during the 2019 and 2020 seasons. McIntyre has recorded a career total of 45 points (39G/6A), thus far.
2019 was a breakout season for McIntyre, as he tallied 36 points (33G/3A) to help lead the Retrievers to an America East championship and NCAA Tournament berth. He had put up six points (4G/2A) at the time the 2020 season was cut short.