The league-leading Brigade will host "Maryland Night" on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. when the team hosts the Albany Empire at Royal Farms Arena. The night will feature promotions and activities throughout the game celebrating the Brigade's home state as the team looks to close its regular-season home schedule with a 6-0 record. Some of the promotions include: a prize for the fan dressed in their most outrageous Maryland-themed outfits; player videos; on-field games; the #BMORE Fun Zone; and a kid-friendly interactive exhibit by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Call 667-930-0200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Player of week: Brigade defensive back Joe Powell was named the AFL Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Washington Valor. Powell led the Brigade with 4.5 total tackles and an interception, which he returned 46 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
21 from Baltimore areainvited to U19 lax tryouts
Twenty-one players from the Baltimore area are among 109 invited to try out this summer for the 2019 U.S. women's U19 national team, US Lacrosse announced Wednesday. The players, representing 16 states, were selected from more than 500 applicants. Tryouts will be held at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks on Aug. 10-12. For the first time, players who have completed a year of college were eligible to be selected, though none of those players came from the Baltimore area. Most of the players, 48, just completed their senior year in high school. The Federation of International Lacrosse Women's U19 World Championship will be held Aug. 1-10, 2019, in Peterborough, Ontario. Following are the Baltimore-area players invited to the tryout with their high schools, positions and years of graduation: Kayla Abernathy, McDonogh, midfield, 2020; Shay Ahearn, Glenelg Country, draw, 2019; Whitney Albert, St. Mary's, attack, 2019; Georgia Ceanfaglione, John Carroll, defense, 2019; Eloise Clevenger, Marriotts Ridge, midfield, 2020; Sarah Cooper, Notre Dame Prep, defense, 2018; Julia Dorsey, McDonogh, midfield, 2019; Elizabeth Hillman, Bel Air, midfield, 2018; Julia Hoffman, McDonogh, attack, 2018; Maddie Jenner, McDonogh, midfield, 2018; Hannah Leubecker, home schooled, attack, 2019; Hannah Mardiney, Notre Dame Prep, attack, 2018; Alex Marino, Bryn Mawr, attack, 2018; Emily Nalls, Glenelg, defense, 2019; Oliva Rubin, Bryn Mawr, midfield, 2018; Emma Schettig, McDonogh, midfield, 2018; Shannon Smith, Roland Park, midfield, 2020; Taylor Suplee, Southern, goal, 2018; Tayler Warehime, Manchester Valley, midfield, 2018; Darby Welsh, St. Paul's, midfield, 2018; and Sophie Wrisk, Catonsville, midfield, 2020.
— Katherine Dunn
Men's college basketball: Former Big Ten Conference Player of the Year and consensus All-American A.J. Guyton has joined coach Tavaras Hardy 's coaching staff as an assistant at Loyola Maryland. Guyton served as Northwestern's director of player development last season. A native of Peoria, Ill., Guyton was named the Big Ten Player of the Year as a senior in 2000 at Indiana, where he culminated a standout career with 2,100 points to go with 429 rebounds, 403 assists and 129 steals.
— From Sun staff and news services