Grip ‘N Rip: Pat Young, University of Maryland / UMBC

Ranked number 19 in Quint Kessenich’s Top 50 Players in DI Lacrosse, University of Maryland Senior, Pat Young, is one of the most dynamic midfielders in the game.


A two time first team All-America East Conference honoree and the 2013 America East Conference Rookie of the Year award winner, Pat Young transferred to the University of Maryland from UMBC in his senior year. In his career, he has 86 goals and 21 assists.

What head and shaft are you using?

It is the UA Charge U on a Baltiflage scandium.


That’s a gnarly dye, who did it?

The dye is done by Grunt Lacrosse.


What kind of pocket are you using?

I use String King medium mesh with two shooters and no nylon. I used to play with more whip, but since being here at UMD, I have taken some out so that I can get the ball out of my stick quicker.

I like a mid-high pocket strung up by Timmy Monahan, who is a freshman here at UMD. I can string, but don’t like stringing my own sticks, I’m weird about that.


Do you have any superstitions?

I don’t like to put my stick under the bus when traveling. When I put it down the pocket has to be facing up.

You had to adjust to the 2013 NCAA stringing rules, how did you do it?

I adjusted by taking the U out and at first I used only 1 shooter but once I got to college I started using a shooter and a nylon. Now I use 2 shooters.


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