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#45 Mike Banks
Position: Defense
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Norwalk, Conn.
High School: Brien McMahon

UAlbany: A starter in 43 of 46 games played as a collegian ... three varsity letters ... 2010: In his third consecutive season as a starter on defense, he picked up 21 ground balls and scored his first career goal at Delaware ... caused three turnovers in America East win over Vermont ... defense lowered goals allowed to a 9.2 average over the final six games of the season ... 2009: Career-high four ground balls in 13-11 win at Drexel ... three GBs versus Delaware and Stony Brook ... had hand surgery prior to season ... preseason All-America East Conference by Inside Lacrosse & Face-Off Yearbook ... 2008: Chosen to America East All-Rookie Team ... started 15 of 16 games as a freshman ... 12 ground balls ... two GBs against Syracuse and Siena ... High School: 2007 U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American ... member of East squad at U.S Lacrosse National Senior Showcase in Denver, Colo. ... three varsity letters ... named to all-state, all-area and all-county teams ... All-Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) ... Defensive Player of the Year ... senior captain ... positioned at tight end and defensive end as a member of the football team for two years ... Personal: Major is sociology with a minor in theatre ... born 8-25-88 ... parents are Billy and Marlene Banks ... has three brothers, B.J., Antoine and Caleb ... Inside Lacrosse's story on Banks' life, "The Right Direction," was listed among The Best American Sports Writing.