Forecast for 2015: Partly sunny. The graduation of Gregoire and Poe notwithstanding, UMBC returns a youthful roster chock full of experience. Five starters on offense are back, and the entire starting defense is intact. But all that could be for naught if the team can't win faceoffs on a consistent basis, as it did the past three years with Poe. Perhaps the most promising development for the Retrievers is that two-time reigning America East tournament champion Albany graduated attackmen Miles and Ty Thompson. True, attackman Lyle Thompson, who set a new NCAA single-season record for points with 128, will return, but how will he fare without his brother and cousin? But with Stony Brook and Binghamton projected to be in the mix, UMBC can't breathe too easily.