After three weekends of training camp, the defending Major League Lacrosse champion Chesapeake Bayhawks have announced their 25-man roster heading into Saturday night's season opener at the Rochester Rattlers.

The Bayhawks, one of the most experienced and deepest teams in MLL, return numerous veteran standouts, including 2012 Championship Weekend MVP Ben Rubeor (Loyola High). But there are also talented new faces who made a big impression on coach Dave Cottle during training camp, including Germantown native Grant Kaleikau and J.P. Dalton (Loyola University, St Mary's), both of whom were selected during December's supplemental draft.
 
“We had a lot of difficult decisions to make,” Cottle said. “We respect all the guys that tried out and appreciate the time they spent as Bayhawks. I hope they get picked up by other teams. We will have even more roster moves to make as the [National Lacrosse League] teams finish their season and we will have to make more tough decisions.”

The Bayhawks-Rattlers game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The Bayhawks home opener is May 4 against the New York Lizards at 7 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Fireworks will be held after the game.

 

25-MAN ROSTER
3
MATT
ABBOTT
MIDFIELD
47
BRUCE
BICKFORD
GOALIE
44
STEVEN
BROOKS
MIDFIELD
4
DAN
BURNS
MIDFIELD
45
J.P.
DALTON
FACEOFF
0
T.C.
DiBARTOLO
GOALIE
5
KYLE
DIXON
MIDFIELD
43
BARNEY
EHRMANN
DEFENSE
33
MICHAEL
EVANS
DEFENSE
7
TYLER
FIORITO
GOALIE
12
NEAL
HICKS
ATTACK
23
DAN
HOSTETLER
MIDFIELD
18
BEN
HUNT
MIDFIELD
62
RYAN
HURLEY
ATTACK
30
GRANT
KALEIKAU
ATTACK
51
MIKE
KIMMEL
MIDFIELD
39
MATT
MACKRIDES
ATTACK
41
NICKY
POLANCO
DEFENSE
10
ADAM
RAND
FACEOFF
6
BEN
RUBEOR
ATTACK
66
MIKE
SIMON
DEFENSE
11
ALEX
SMITH
FACEOFF
91
BRIAN
SPALLINA
DEFENSE
16
MARK
STAINES
DEFENSE
15
KIP
TURNER
GOALIE
PRACTICE SQUAD
35
TAYLOR
CAPAROSA
MIDFIELD
31
STEVEN
DIRCKES
DEFENSE
26
DEAN
HART
MIDFIELD
40
BREKAN
KOHLITZ
FACEOFF
38
KYLE
MOFFITT
MIDFIELD
39
KYLE
MENENDEZ
DEFENSE