Denver defeated Maryland, 12-9, on Saturday in the inaugural Seatown Classic in Tukwila, Wash., a suburb of Seattle.
The game, held by the Washington state chapter of US Lacrosse, was the first-ever Division I contest in the state.
Kevin Cooper led the Terrapins, the national runners-up the past two seasons, with three goals and two assists. Starting goalie Nick Amato finished with six saves.
For the Pioneers, sophomore Michael Pirone (Georgetown Prep) and freshman Gordie Koerber (Gilman) added two goals each.
Maryland held a slight advantage in shots (32-31), while Denver had the edge in ground balls (25-22). The Pioneers held a 7-4 lead at the half.
Gilman grad Holman named lone UNC captain
North Carolina senior attackman Marcus Holman (Gilman) has been elected captain by his teammates for the 2013 season.
Holman is the first solo captain of the Tar Heels since 1990. He was a tri-captain as a junior.
He is the first solo captain of a North Carolina men's lacrosse team since current coach Joe Breschi led the 1990 team to an ACC championship and the NCAA semifinals.
"It's an honor to be named captain my senior year," Holman said. "I am excited to lead with the upperclassmen and finish my career with a phenomenal group of guys."
Holman had one of the most outstanding seasons in program history in 2012 as he totaled 39 goals and 35 assists for 74 points, the third-most ever by a Tar Heel. He was named All-ACC last year and a second-team USILA All-America. In 2010, he was tapped as the ACC Freshman of the Year.
"It was clear from the start of the fall season that Marcus Holman would again lead our program as captain for the 2012-13 academic year," Breschi said. "He has certainly earned the respect of his teammates as a leader by example both on and off the field with his tremendous work ethic and contagious energy to perform at the highest level."
Heim orally commits to Loyola
Junior midfielder-attackman Matt Heim of Central Bucks East High in Doylestown, Pa., has orally committed to Loyola, the school announced via Twitter on Friday.
According to PhillyLacrosse.com, Heim played at the club level for Mesa Fresh 2014 and Duke’s Lacrosse Club. He has been a letter winner since his freshman year at Central Bucks East and has attended the Nike Blue Chip camp.
"Loyola has a great reputation academically, and since they are moving to the Patriot League it makes it a great option to play high-quality lacrosse and get a great education at the same time," Heim told PhillyLacrosse.com. "[Assistant] Coach [Dan] Chemotti, [assistant coach Matt] Dwan and head coach [Charley] Toomey are class guys who put together a great program at Loyola. I am looking forward to playing under them and everything Loyola has to offer."
Heim also considered Towson, Lehigh, Ohio State and Penn.
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