Scholarship Impact: Curtis Rountree
The network that Rountree helped establish has gotten bigger and bigger over the past few decades, and it’s a welcome sight for someone like Rountree.
No matter what career path a player takes, or where in the world they go, they will always have their Maryland lacrosse brothers behind them.
“Someone may want to get into business, become a coach, or it could be something other than the lacrosse alumni network, I think any kid today would want to get into that. We can do that. connect with someone, point them in the right direction or get in touch with them. It even goes beyond careers. I’m at a time in my life where I have friends who have health problems If someone is in the hospital we call them and it goes a long way to hear from your teammates. It’s good to hear the voice of better times.
Recently, the Maryland men’s lacrosse team reclaimed their place at the top of the lacrosse world. Tillman went a staggering 162-59 in his 14 seasons at College Park, with eight appearances in the last four and a national championship in 2017.
Rountree has bonded with Tillman and the current generation of players and loves everything he sees of modern Terps.
“[Coach Tillman] matched and exceeded all expectations,” Rountree said. “To go to as many finals as he has in that time frame will be the moment people will always remember as long as Maryland’s best lacrosse time.”