Chris De La Rosa leaving UMBC
This is a big loss for the Retrievers, who were picked to finish seventh in the America East preseason poll.
De La Rosa was a preseason all-conference selection and last year, was a second team America East player.
"Obviously, we were disappointed to learn of Chris' decision, but understand the personal reasons behind it," UMBC coach Randy Monroe, said in a statement. "I felt he was a Player of the Year candidate in our league this year. We will miss him and wish him nothing but the best."
Back in 2007-08, De La Rosa played at Siena, on a team that finished 23-11 and reached the NCAA tournament, under coach Fran McCaffery.
De La Rosa played in both NCAA games, against Vanderbilt and Villanova, scoring five points in the second round loss to the Wildcats.