US Lacrosse will host the Women's Professional Lacrosse League championship game Saturday at 5 p.m. at Tierney Field on the national governing body's campus. Gates open 30 minutes before the game. The final will feature the winners of today's semifinal doubleheader at West Chester University in suburban Philadelphia. Second-seeded New England will play third-seeded Upstate at 3 p.m., followed by top-seeded Baltimore against fourth-seeded New York. Individual ticket are $20. Players from both teams will sign autographs for fans after the on-field trophy presentation.
Colleges: Hofstra named Amanda Johansen defensive coordinator and draw control specialist. Johansen, who graduated from Southern California in 2016 and earned her master's degree at Mount St. Mary's, has also played professionally with the Baltimore Ride of the United Women's Lacrosse League and the Baltimore Brave of the Women's Professional Lacrosse League. ... Georgetown coach Ricky Fried (UMBC) was named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association's Board of Directors last week. He will serve as the organization's vice president. Fried, who just completed his 15th season at Georgetown, previously served the IWLCA as treasurer.
Frederick's Cole capturesMaryland State Open
The 97th Maryland State Open proved to be a young man's game Wednesday, as four players between the ages of 20 and 23 ended in a tie at par-210 for the regulation 54-hole event at Fountain Head Country Club in Hagerstown. Frederick County resident Ryan Cole, a second-year pro, who had gone from two strokes behind to a tie on the final hole, then won the playoff with a birdie on the third extra hole (10-18-10), beating second-round leader Jimmy Grem, a pro from Eagle's Nest CC, who missed a birdie when his downhill putt slid by the cup. Evan Katz, from Bethesda CC, won the Harry Pitt Bowl as the low amateur at 210. Lee Detmer, from Chevy Chase Club, finished third, bowing out of the playoff at the first extra hole.
Ex-Terp Mullins traded byD.C. United to Columbus
D.C. United have acquired $150,000 in targeted allocation money from Columbus Crew SC in exchange for forward Patrick Mullins (Maryland). The 26-year-old forward made 44 Major League Soccer regular-season appearances for the United since being acquired on July 20, 2016 from New York City FC. He scored 13 goals and recorded three assists in three seasons with United. Mullins was United's joint leading scorer last season with five goals.
Men's college basketball: UMBC will host American on Nov. 24 and travel to Coppin State on Dec. 3, the school announced. The Retrievers will play at Penn State on Dec. 29. The Retrievers are 3-0 all-time against the Nittany Lions, the defending National Invitation Tournament champions. ... UMBC rising sophomore Dan Akin and incoming freshman RJ Eytle-Rock were named to Great Britain's Under-20 national team for the FIBA European Championships. Games begin Saturday, July 14.
— From Sun staff and news services