Archbishop Spalding will host the sixth annual We Believe Lacrosse Classic benefiting the We Believe Foundation on Aug. 3 in Severn. About a hundred Division I, II and III men's and women's players will play exhibition games to help raise funds for teens and young adults battling cancer.
Each player will play in honor of his or her personal “Cancer Warrior.” Loyola men's coach Charley Toomey, who guided the Greyhounds to the 2012 national championship, will serve as a guest speaker.
Also, “We Believe” junior boys and girls teams will compete in championship games during the event, which will include live musical performances. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. with the junior girls championship and are scheduled to run until about 6 p.m.
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Several local players are in Portland, Ore., this week to take part in "The Ride," Nike's inaugural showcase featuring 100 of the country's rising high school stars.
On the boys side are rising senior defenseman Alexander Hurdle (McDonogh), who has committed to Notre Dame, and rising sophomore goalie Jack Pezzulla (Boys' Latin).
The girls roster includes rising junior midfielder Mary Jackson of Annapolis, rising sophomore defender Coulby Riehl of Cockeysville, rising senior defender Blake Smith of Sykesville and and rising sophomore defender Abigail Wilson of Rockville.
Over the next two days, the players will receive instruction from such outstanding players as Kyle Harrison (Friends, Johns Hopkins), the New York Lizards' Max Seibald and the Hamilton Nationals' Jeremy Thompson.
Hereford's May to play at Lehigh
Lehigh announced that defender-midfielder Emily May (Hereford) will join the program next season. She was a four-year lacrosse starter for the Bulls, who were a two-time Baltimore County champion, and also took part in soccer, cross country and track and field.
May was was named to the 2012 ESPN Top 100 watch list and in 2013 was a Varsity Sports Network Lacrosse Player to Watch. She was also a two-time member of the US Lacrosse All-Academic team.