Impact of a grant: Curtis Rountree
The network that Rountree helped build has only grown 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 he goes in the world, he will always stand by his Maryland lacrosse brothers.
“Someone might want to go into business, become a coach, or it could be anything other than the lacrosse alumni network, I think any kid today would want to go into that. We can put him in contact with someone, steer him in the right direction or get in touch with him. It even goes beyond career. I’m at the point in life where I have friends with health issues. If someone is in the hospital we call them and it goes a long way to hearing from your teammates. It’s good to hear a voice from better times.”
Recently, the Maryland men’s lacrosse team has returned to its place at the top of the lacrosse world. Tillman has an astounding 162-59 in his 14 seasons at College Park, with eight past four appearances and a national championship in 2017.
Rountree has grown close to Tillman and the current players and loves everything he sees from the modern terps.
“[Coach Tillman] met and exceeded all expectations,” said Rountree. “To make as many Final Fours as he has in that time will be the time that people will always look back on as long as the best time in Maryland Lacrosse.”