The Baltimore Bombers, who are less than two weeks from their first season in the North American Lacrosse League, announced the appointment of Dan Marohl, Shawn Nadelen and Damien Davis as captains and assistant captains. Each player was chosen by teammates through an open election.
The NALL is a professional box lacrosse league founded in 2011.
Marohl is a native of Annapolis who attended St. Mary's and UMBC. He began his professional box lacrosse career with the Ottawa Rebel and the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League. He retired from that league at the close of 2009 as a forward with the Minnesota Swarm. Marohl ranks as one of the most productive American offensive players ever in the NLL.
Nadelen is a native of Rochester, N.Y. who graduated from Johns Hopkins in 2001 and is currently the coach of the Towson men's team. He had a 10-year career in Major League Lacrosse, starting with the Baltimore Bayhawks and retiring with the team in 2010 as a member of the Chesapeake Bayhawks. He also played 11 seasons with the Philadelphia Wings in the NLL.
Davis is a Baltimore native who attended Gilman and Princeton. He had a distinguished career in both the MLL (Long Island Lizards) and the NLL (Anaheim Storm and Portland Lumberjacks).
The Bombers' home opener is 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 against the Rhode Island Kingfish at Du Burns Arena. Tickets are on sale on Facebook and on the Bombers website.
The Bombers were formed in the summer of 2012 and entered the NALL as the fourth member. Other teams include the Kentucky Stickhorses and the Boston Rockhoppers. The Bombers celebrate the industrial achievements of the city of Baltimore and its citizens during World War II by demonstrating excellence in box lacrosse skills and sportsmanship.
Players with local ties chosen to Australian women's national team
Loyola women's coach Jen Adams and fellow Maryland alumnae Courtney Hobbs, Sonia LaMonica (currently the Towson women's coach), Tess McLeod and Sarah Mollison were named by the Australian Lacrosse Association to the 2013 Australian women's team to compete at the 2013 World Cup in Oshawa, Canada, from July 11-20. Also on the team are Loyola junior Marlee Paton and Greyhounds alumna Stacey Morlang.
Team USA will announce its roster for the World Cup after the Champion Challenge, which will be held Jan. 25-27 and feature games between the U.S. team and two-time defending champion Northwestern as well as 2012 runner-up Syracuse in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Americans defeated the Australians, 8-7, in the 2009 World Cup title game.
Broadcast times announced for Champion Challenge games
US Lacrosse announced the television schedule for the eighth annual Champion Challenge, set to take place on Sunday, Jan. 27. The U.S. men's and women's national teams will be in action against both defending NCAA champions — Loyola (men's) and Northwestern (women's) — on ESPN3 and ESPNU.
All games at the Champion Challenge will take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Both games will air live on ESPN3 and later will reair on ESPNU. The broadcast schedule is as follows:
U.S. women's national team vs. Northwestern
Sunday, Jan. 27 – 11 a.m. (ESPN3)
Monday, Jan. 28 – 12 a.m. (ESPNU)*
Monday, Jan. 28 – 2:30 p.m. (ESPNU)*
U.S. men's national team vs. Loyola
Sunday, Jan 27 – 1:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Sunday, Jan. 27 – 10 p.m. (ESPNU)*
Monday, Jan. 28 – 1 p.m. (ESPNU)*
* Game to be reaired on ESPNU following live ESPN3 broadcast