The "300 Club" has gotten a little more crowded early this lacrosse season. Delaware coach Bob Shillinglaw earned win No. 300 with the Blue Hens' Feb. 4 victory over Detroit Mercy. Duke coach John Danowski earned his 300th on Saturday as the Blue Devils beat Rutgers. Denver coach Bill Tierney has 299 wins, and he could earn his 300th Sunday against Ohio State. UMBC's Don Zimmerman is ninth among active coaches with 208 career wins.
St. Paul's goalie Hunter Pearl, class of 2014, has verbally committed to Penn State. A 5-foot-11, 195-pound member of the Baltimore Breakers, Pearl saved 79 percent of shots as a keeper on junior varsity, going 6-1 as the starter. Pearl's father was a four-year starting goalie at Penn State and played on the U.S. indoor team in 2006.
McDonogh's Austin Frederick, class of 2013, has verbally committed to Villanova. Frederick plays club for Greene Turtle, splitting time between attack and midfield, and he also plays soccer for the Eagles. Frederick also considered Bucknell, Colgate and Delaware.
Class of 2014 midfielder Drew Pirie (The Governor's Academy in Massachusetts) has verbally committed to Johns Hopkins. He is a member of 3D Select New England and played at Jake Reed's Blue Chip (fall and summer), UNC Tar Heel Camp, Maverik Showtime, Champ Camp and King of the Hill. He also strongly considered Virginia, North Carolina and Penn State.
Midfielder Caleb Brodi (Hingham, Mass.) has verbally committed to Maryland, giving the Terps their fourth commitment from the class of 2014. Brodie contributed 17 goals and 26 assists as a freshman. This fall, Brodie had strong performances at the UNC Team Camp and Philly Showcase. In football, he plays quarterback and strong safety. He also considered North Carolina, Ohio State, Hofstra and Massachusetts.