Notebook: Nationals' Crowley named MLL MVP

Hamilton Nationals midfielder Kevin Crowley added another piece of hardware to his collection after a career-best 2013 regular season -- a Major League Lacrosse's Most Valuable Player award.

A third-year veteran out of Stony Brook who was named the league's Offensive Player of the Year on Tuesday, Crowley was the Nationals' most potent offensive weapon, scoring 55 total points (38 goals, including two 2-point goals, and 14 assists).

The Nationals finished 9-5, the best record in franchise history, and earned the No. 3 seed for this weekend's playoffs. They will face the Chesapeake Bayhawks in the semifinals Saturday at 4 p.m. at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.

Attackman Matt Danowski finished second in the voting among the league's coaches and general managers after helping lead the Charlotte Hounds to their first playoff appearance in club history. Third was Denver Outlaws goaltender Jesse Schwartzman (Pikesville, Johns Hopkins), who was selected as the Goalie of the Year.

UMBC's hiring of Settembrino is official

Former UMBC player Steve Settembrino has been named assistant coach at his alma mater, Retrievers coach Don Zimmerman announced Thursday.

The hiring was reported in early August by Inside Lacrosse and follows the departure of former assistant coach Ed Stephenson to take over as the head coach at Massachusetts Lowell, which will begin Division I competition in 2015.

Settembrino competed as a defenseman for the Retrievers from 2005 to 2009 and was on four consecutive squads that reached the NCAA tournament. He earned the team's Unsung Hero award after his senior season.

Pomeroy joins IUP women's staff

Division II Indiana University of Pennsylvania announced the hiring of David Pomeroy as assistant women's coach. Most recently he served as an assistant coach for the nationally ranked women's club team at Loyola in addition to the girls coach at Towson High.

During the fall of 2011 he served as an assistant coach at Kutztown while also heading the girls program at nearby Freedom High in Bethlehem, Pa.

Quick hits

Cornell announced that former Georgetown associate coach Matt Kerwick has been promoted to the top men's assistant position. Kerwick joined the Big Red staff before last season. Additionally, Peter Milliman will join the staff as an assistant coach. … North Carolina announced that incoming freshman defensive midfielder Katie Kinsey (Annapolis Area Christian School) will join the women's team for the 2014 season. She played four years of lacrosse, basketball and lacrosse at AACS, serving as team captain in all three sports and winning conference championships in soccer and basketball. … The Rollins men's team has added Corey Miceli (Washington College) as a volunteer assistant. Miceli will focus on three areas for the Tars: assisting on the offensive side of the ball, handling faceoff personnel and managing the riding and clearing game. ... Ohio Northern will add men's and women's lacrosse as varsity sports for the 2015 season. The Polar Bears will compete in the Division III Ohio Athletic Conference.