Oct. 14, 2010
BALTIMORE - Former Bucknell Univeristy midfieler Chris Palmer has joined the Loyola University Maryland men's lacrosse team and will play for the Greyhounds as a graduate student in 2011.
Palmer, who scored nine goals and assisted on nine others as a senior for the Bison in 2010, is studying for his M.B.A. at Loyola after earning his bachelor's degree in economics from Bucknell.
In his three years of competition for the Bison - Palmer suffered an injury during his freshman year and received a redshirt waiver - Bucknell went 27-18 with a 13-5 record in the Patriot League. The Bison reached the Patriot League Championships in all three seasons.
As a junior in 2009, Palmer scored 10 goals from the second midfield, tallying a goal in nine different games. He also scored twice and had the eventual game-winner in the Bison's victory over Colgate that clinched the Patriot League regular-season title. He also scored the team's first goal in the Patriot League Championship Game against Navy.
Palmer returned to the field in 2008 for his first collegiate season of competition, scoring two goals and recording an assist. His second goal of the year came in the Patriot League Championship Game against Colgate.
A three-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection, Palmer was a standout lacrosse and football player in high school at The Lovett School in Atlanta, Ga. He earned High School Lacrosse All-America honors as a senior and was the football team's captain as a senior.