Notebook: Hopkins grad Winter named MVP at Lake Placid Classic

Chase Winter, who recently finished his playing career as a Johns Hopkins midfielder, had four goals and an assist and was named Most Valuable Player of the Men's Open 1 championship game at the Lake Placid Summit Classic in North Elba, N.Y. on Sunday.

Winter led Power-Tek, a team that featured 2012 Tewaaraton Award winner Peter Baum and several other players with Colgate ties, to a 13-10 win over the Big Red Steelheads for their second straight Open 1 title. It was Winter's first time playing in the event, which has been held annually since 1990.

In the Men's Master's 1 final, recently hired Cornell assistant Peter Milliman scored three fourth-quarter goals and then the overtime winner for Graph Tex, which beat two-time defending champion Burnt Orange, 9-8. Graph Tex got a coaching boost from Maryland's John Tillman, who was unable to play because of a shoulder injury.

Schwartzman adds another MLL honor


Major League Lacrosse announced that Jesse Schwartzman (Pikesville, Johns Hopkins) earned Warrior Defensive Player of the Week honors for the third time this season, capping a record-setting week -- and regular season -- for the Denver Outlaws goalie.

Schwartzman made 16 saves in the Outlaws' 18-12 victory over the Hamilton Nationals, which wrapped up the first perfect season in MLL history.

Schwartzman finished this season with the best numbers of his career. His 9.67 goals-against average broke the single-season GAA record, topping his previous record of 9.87 in 2009. His .597 save percentage set a new club record and ranked eighth in league history. And he improved his career GAA to 11.28, now the best ever in that category, ousting the Boston Cannons' Jordan Burke from the top spot.

Towson women add seven for next season

Towson University women's lacrosse coach Sonia LaMonica announced that seven players have signed national letters of intent for the 2014 season. Six of the seven are from Maryland.

Sam Brookhart (Mount Hebron) will join the Tigers after four years as a varsity starter at midfield. A two-time team captain, she led the county in draw controls and her team in points as a junior. Brookhart led her team to the county championship as a sophomore and a regional championship last season. She also played basketball and field hockey at Mount Hebron. Brookhart led the field hockey team to the state finals as a junior. Brookhart was a second team All-County selection for field hockey this past fall.

Jessica Carder (Westminster) and Gabby Cha (Mount de Sales) can play both midfield and attack. A Chesapeake Conference honorable mention selection, Carder played with current Tiger Kelly Murkey at Westminster.

Cha was named team MVP after her junior season. Cha also played golf, tennis and basketball at Mount de Sales. She was a two-time captain for the basketball team, who was named the MVP this past winter and a two-time All-Star on the tennis courts.

Jordan Clarke (John Carroll) will add talent to the Tigers' defensive unit. A four-year varsity player, she was a member of the Under Armour All-America Baltimore Underclass team in 2012. Clarke also earned All-County honors and was part of the under-15 TLC national team.

Attacker Michaela Duranti (St. Anthony's High/Farmingdale, N.Y.) has three years of varsity lacrosse under her belt. She was a member of the 2012 Brine All-American Long Island team. In 2011, Duranti was part of the School Girls National Team representing Long Island.

Kelly McQuilkin (Atholton) will provide help and depth to the Tigers' defense. McQuilkin was a three-year varsity starter who earned All-County honors each of the past two seasons. She was part of the Baltimore team at the Under Armour All-America Underclass Games in 2011.

Midfielder Colby Unkle (Manchester Valley) was a three-time All-Conference and All-County selection. She holds the school scoring record at Manchester Valley and was twice picked to represent Baltimore Metro in the women's national tournament. Unkle also played field hockey and ran track for Manchester Valley.

3 local players join Limestone women

Division II Limestone in Gaffney, S.C., announced the addition of defenders Jessica Elms (Severna Park) and Gina Legaluppi (Dulaney) as well as attacker Jaylen Schulte (South River) for next season.

Elms played four years of lacrosse, three on varsity, and competed in cross country and indoor track and field for the Falcons. She also helped lead them to state lacrosse championships as a sophomore and junior and played for SPLax club team from 2005 to 2012.

Legaluppi played soccer (two years on varsity) and lacrosse (one year on varsity) for the Lions. Schulte played four years of lacrosse for the Seahawks, helping lead them to Anne Arundel County championships as a junior and senior. She also helped them to a District V runner-up finish as a junior and competed for the Anne Arundel Crossover club team.

Inside Lacrosse contributed.

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