Ben Rubeor

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Ben Rubeor
— Lacrosse player —
Born (1986-03-12) March 12, 1986 (age 31)
Baltimore, Maryland
Position Attack
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 178 pounds (81 kg)
NCAA team University of Virginia
MLL Team
F. Teams
Chesapeake Bayhawks
Long Island Lizards
Nationality United States
NLL Draft 46th overall, 2008
New York Titans
Pro career 2008–present
Shoots Left

Ben Rubeor (born March 12, 1986) is an American lacrosse player who currently plays for the Chesapeake Bayhawks in Major League Lacrosse. He was one of the nation's top collegiate lacrosse players at the University of Virginia. Ben also currently serves as the men's varsity head lacrosse coach at Loyola Blakefield (Towson, Maryland).

High School and Collegiate Career[edit]

Ben Rubeor played high school lacrosse at Loyola Blakefield in Towson, Maryland, where he scored 43 goals and 23 assists as a junior and 48 goals and 27 assists as a senior.[1] In his senior year, he was selected a high school All-American[2] and won the C. Markland Kelly Award as Maryland's best lacrosse player.[3] He was also a two-time Baltimore Sun All-Metro selection and a two-time all-state selection.

Rubeor then played attack at the University of Virginia, where he had a standout career from 2005 to 2008 despite battling injuries.[4] In his first year, he was an immediate starter and became one of the nation's best freshmen, scoring 18 goals and 16 assists for 34 total points, which led all Atlantic Coast Conference freshmen and ranked him third on the Cavalier team in assists and points. Inside Lacrosse magazine ranked him the #4 freshman in the country. As a sophomore in 2006, Rubeor won Second Team All-American honors while scoring 34 goals and notching 24 assists for 58 total points. He played an integral part in the Cavaliers' perfect 17-0 record en route to winning the 2006 NCAA championship.[5] Rubeor was also selected to the All-ACC team, the only sophomore picked, as well as the All-ACC Tournament team and the All-ACC Academic Men's Lacrosse team. In 2007, Rubeor scored 46 goals and 22 assists for 68 points, earning First Team All-America honors, All-ACC honors, All-ACC Tournament team honors, and selection as a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist.[6] Inside Lacrosse ranked him #3 in the nation going into the 2008 season.[7] As a senior in 2008, Rubeor scored 38 goals and 14 assists for 52 points, again earning First Team All-American honors, All-ACC honors, and recognition as a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist.[8] He was also named the ACC Lacrosse Scholar Athlete of the Year and picked as a USILA Scholar All-American.

Rubeor's 136 career goals ranks fifth all-time on Virginia's career goals list, and his 212 career points ranks sixth on the school's career points list.

Professional career[edit]

In 2008, Rubeor was drafted by the Long Island Lizards of Major League Lacrosse.[9] He scored 13 goals and four assists in his debut season. In 2009, he played for the Washington Bayhawks.

Ben also worked full-time as a financial analyst for Greenspring Associates in Owings Mills, MD.[10]

Ben was named head coach of St. Mary's High School's (Annapolis, MD) varsity lacrosse coach in 2012. In 2015, he led the team to their first MIAA A conference championship in 19 years.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • USILA 1st Team All-American (2007, 2008)
  • USILA 2nd Team All-American (2006)
  • All-Atlantic Coast Conference (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • All-ACC Tournament team (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • All-ACC Academic team
  • Finalist for Tewaaraton Trophy (2007, 2008)
  • Finalist for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award (2008)[11]
  • Major League Lacrosse Championship Weekend MVP
  • Major League Lacrosse Champion

Statistics[edit]

NCAA[edit]

     
Season GP G A Pts PPG
2005 15 18 16 34 2.27
2006 15 34 24 58 3.87
2007 16 46 22 68 4.25
2008 15 38 14 52 3.87
Totals 61 136 76 212 3.48

Major League Lacrosse[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G 2ptG A Pts GB PIM GP G 2ptG A Pts GB PIM
2008 Long Island 10 13 0 4 17 18 3.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 Washington 6 6 0 3 9 2 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 Chesapeake 11 0 9 24 12 5.5 2 0 0 6 6 3 1
2011 Chesapeake 12 17 0 10 27 28 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 .5
2012 Chesapeake 13 16 1 4 21 14 6 2 8 0 0 8 2 0
2013 Chesapeake 14 30 0 11 41 23 3.5 2 2 0 2 4 2 0
2014 Chesapeake 14 16 0 5 21 18 6.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 Chesapeake -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
MLL Totals 86 124 1 47 172 125 31.5 7 10 0 8 18 9 1.5

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