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Salisbury men's lacrosse has settled on Colin Reymann as starting goalkeeper

Salisbury men's lacrosse has settled on Colin Reymann as starting goalkeeper

After beginning the season with sophomores Anthony Stavrakis and Joshua Dean in the cage, Salisbury has switched again to junior Colin Reymann, and the starting job is the Catonsville resident and Mount Saint Joseph graduate's to lose.

Reymann emerged from fall workouts as the leading candidate to start at goalie for the No. 1 Sea Gulls (13-0 overall and 5-0 in the Capital Athletic Conference), but a broken knuckle on his hand sidelined him for the team's first eight games. After playing mop-up duty in the team's victories over Mary Washington on March 19 and then-No. 17 Roanoke six days later, Reymann earned his first start in a 26-7 thrashing of Southern Virginia on March 26 and has started twice since.

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"Colin's extremely quick," coach Jim Berkman said Tuesday. "He's not a big kid, but he's just a quick kid. He clears the ball well, he's got a great stick, he can get us some ground balls out of the cage sort like Alex Taylor did. That brings another element to it. He's been waiting his time. He's a junior, there's experience there, he's been in the program."

Reymann, who has registered a 3.92 goals-against average and a .600 save percentage in his last three starts, replaced Dean, the Glen Burnie resident and Pallotti graduate who notched a 6.17 goals-against average and a .510 save percentage while racking up an 8-0 record. But Berkman said he didn't have any reservations about inserting Reymann into the starting lineup.

"The only hesitation that we had was the first week that he was back, his hand was still hurting him a little bit, and you could tell that he wasn't technically sound," Berkman said. "But as he got back and got some practice time under his belt, he started getting the flexibility and strength back in his hand, and you could just tell that he was our best option going forward."

Stavrakis and Dean combined for three saves in victories against then-No. 2 Lynchburg on Feb. 17 and then-No. 9 Ohio Wesleyan on March 6. Berkman said Reymann is capable of making more stops.

"I think he brings an ability to make a few more saves because he's a little bit quicker," Berkman said. "We had a couple games early where we didn't have a whole lot of saves at all, and I think that's not going to happen."

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