Notebook: UMBC men unveil schedule; Del. to host quarterfinals in 2014

2013 UMBC schedule

Date Opponent Time/Result
Feb 16 at Robert Morris (Moon Township, Pa.) 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
Feb 26 at Loyola (Md.) (Baltimore) 7:00 p.m
Mar 2 at Fairfield (Fairfield, Conn.) 1:00 p.m.
Mar 6 at Maryland (College Park) 7:00 p.m
Mar 8 at Johns Hopkins (Baltimore) (ESPNU) 5:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m
1:00 p.m.
Mar 30 at HARTFORD (West Hartford, Conn.) 1:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
Apr 13 at STONY BROOK (Stony Brook, N.Y.) 1:00 p.m.
Apr 20 at ALBANY (Albany, N.Y.) 1:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
May 2 vs. America East Semifinals (Stony Brook, N.Y.) TBA
May 4 vs. America East Championship (Stony Brook, N.Y.) TBA

UMBC men's lacrosse coach Don Zimmerman today announced his team's 2013 spring schedule, which features four straight road games against preseason top-20 teams. 

"We will play an extremely aggressive schedule in 2013," said Zimmerman, entering his 20th season at the helm of the Retrievers. "Playing five of our first six games on the road, including four games at Loyola, at Fairfield, at Maryland and at Hopkins in eleven days, the Retrievers will no doubt be battle-tested going into the always-competitive America East Conference games beginning at Hartford on March 30."

The Retrievers will open their season with a trip to face Robert Morris on Sat., Feb. 16. UMBC will host Rutgers on Sat., Feb. 23 for its only home game that month. The club will then face defending national champion Loyola on Tue., Feb. 26.


The Retrievers will open March at Fairfield on Sat., March 2, trying to avenge an overtime loss (10-9) at UMBC Stadium last season.

The Retrievers will have another short week as they play both at Maryland and at Hopkins less than 48 hours apart. UMBC will play at 7 p.m. Wed., March 6 at Byrd Stadium and face Johns Hopkins at Homewood Field on Fri., March 8. at 5:30 p.m. The latter contest will be televised by ESPNU.

UMBC will then host three games in a row, which includes two newcomers to the 2013 schedule. The Retrievers will welcome High Point to UMBC Stadium on Sat., March 16 and follow up with in-state rival Towson on Tue., March 19.

The Retrievers conclude the nonconference portion of the slate as they host Mount St. Mary's on Sat., March 23. UMBC has not played the Mount since 2003.

American East competition begins with a trip to face Hartford on Sat., March 30, before opening the month of April vs. Vermont on Sat., April 6.

After road contests at Stony Brook (Sat., April 13) and Albany (Sat., April 20), UMBC closes the regular season at home vs. Binghamton on Sat., April 27.

The 2013 America East Championships will be held at Stony Brook's LaValle Stadium. The semifinals take place on Thursday, May 2 and the title game begins at 10:00 on Sat., May 4. The championship game will be televised on ESPNU.

Delaware to host men's quarterfinals in 2014


The University of Delaware's Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium has been selected as a quarterfinal site for the 2014 NCAA men's tournament.

Hofstra's Shuart Stadium will serve as the other quarterfinal site in 2014.

Delaware Stadium has hosted NCAA men's lacrosse tournament games three other times. Delaware hosted the Division I championship game in 1984, the first-ever four in 1986 and first-round games in 2002.

The 22,000-seat stadium serves not only as the home of the Blue Hen men's and women's lacrosse teams but is also one of the finest venues in the nation among NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision programs. The lighted stadium includes a synthetic FieldTurf surface that was installed in 2009.

"Being selected to host the 2014 NCAA Division I men's lacrosse quarterfinals at Delaware Stadium is a great opportunity for the lacrosse community to enjoy the excitement of Division I lacrosse in an outstanding venue," said Delaware coach Bob Shillinglaw, who has led six of his teams to NCAA¿tournament play while at the helm of the Blue Hens, including a trip to the semifinals in 2007.

Crane named a captain at Penn St.

Penn State coach Jeff Tambroni announced seniors Travis Crane (Eastern Tech) and Jack Forster as captains for the 2013 season.

Crane came to Penn State last year after one year at UMBC and two at CCBC-Essex. Crane appeared in 14 games last season with the Nittany Lions, scoring twice from the midfield position and established himself on faceoffs, collecting 11 ground balls and causing seven turnovers. An attacking midfielder at CCBC-Essex, he tallied 42 points in 2011, earning NJCAA All-America and All-Tournament team honors. In 2009, Crane played in nine games at UMBC.

Crane's uncle, Dave Black, was a four-time All-American at Johns Hopkins.


Loyola women name captains

Loyola women's coach Jen Adams has announced that seniors Ashley Cahill (Roland Park) and Joanna Dalton (St. Mary's), in addition to junior Marlee Paton, will serve as captains for the 2013 season. The team also announced the return of former goalkeeper Kerry Stoothoff as volunteer assistant coach.
The Greyhounds will open the season on Saturday, Feb. 16 when they host Virginia at Ridley Athletic Complex.

D-II Brevard to add men's, women's lax

Brevard College in Brevard, N.C., announced today the addition of men's and women's lacrosse as Division II varsity sports beginning in 2013-14.

"This is a dynamic opportunity for the Brevard College athletic department and our community," athletic director Juan Mascaro said. "With the addition of men's and women's lacrosse, the college now offers 20 intercollegiate sports that bring a lot of excitement to campus. We'll begin our national search immediately to hire the first-ever Brevard College lacrosse coach."

The new program, which was approved by the Brevard College Board of Trustees earlier this week, will be funded through a generous gift of $20,000 from a local friend of the college. This fall, Brevard enrolled its largest new student class in 15 years.

"We are excited to be part of the expansion of men's and women's lacrosse into the South Atlantic Conference sports lineup," Brevard President David Joyce said. "Lacrosse is a very popular and growing sport in the NCAA, especially in our region. We are confident that lacrosse will bring a new energy and an outstanding cadre of student-athletes to campus."

The South Atlantic Conference will begin sponsoring lacrosse in 2013-14. Men's lacrosse is currently played at Catawba, Lenoir-Rhyne, Mars Hill and Wingate, while Catawba, Lenoir-Rhyne and Newberry currently compete in women's lacrosse.

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