Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will host the inaugural game of the new Women's Professional Lacrosse League with the Baltimore Brave playing the Philadelphia Fire as part of a doubleheader in Annapolis with a Major League Lacrosse game June 2 at 2:30 p.m.. That contest will be the first game of a doubleheader with the Chesapeake Bayhawks hosting the defending MLL champion Ohio Machine in the nightcap at 7:30. In addition to the Baltimore and Philadelphia franchises, the WPLL will also include the New England Command, New York Fight and Upstate Pride. Baltimore will be led by coach Sonia Lamonica, who holds the same title with Towson University . A full WPLL schedule for the 2018 season will be announced later this month. The 13-game schedule will include 10 regular-season games, two semifinal games and a championship game. The Bayhawks home opener will be April 21 against the Dallas Rattlers at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Men's college lacrosse: Brendan McCarthy had a hat trick, but visiting Mount St. Mary's (0-3) lost, 13-10, to Richmond (2-1) on Tuesday. The Mount led 1-0 before the Spiders went on a 6-0 run. ... Loyola Maryland short-stick defensive midfielder Brian Begley was named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Team of the Week. Begley had a career-high four points, matching his career-bests in both goals and assists with two of each, in a win over Johns Hopkins. ... Towson senior faceoff specialist Alex Woodall (St. Mary's) was named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week. ... Washington College senior long-stick midfielder Sam Cloud was named to the USILA Division III Team of the Week. ... Michael Kraus had five goals and two assists to lead No. 6 Virginia (3-0 ) to an 18-12 victory over host High Point (0-4). The Cavaliers broke a 9-9 score with a 4-2 run in the third quarter.
Women's college lacrosse: After scoring a team-high five goals to lead No. 1 Maryland to a 16-14 road win over then-No. 5 Florida, senior attacker Megan Whittle earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Women's college hockey: A day after being named the Middle Atlantic Conference offensive and defensive Players of the Week, Stevenson senior Savannah Sommers was named the United Collegiate Hockey Conference Player of the Week while junior Caitie Darosa was named the Goalie of the Week.
Panel discussion: The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism will host a panel of sports media professionals to discuss the future of the business tonight at 7 at Knight Hall's Eaton Theater on Maryland's College Park campus. Panelists will include: Matt Vita, sports editor of The Washington Post; John Ourand '89, media reporter for Sports Business Journal; Ryan Glasspiegel, media reporter for The Big Lead; Heather McDonough '04, sports producer for WRC-TV-4; former Baltimore Sun intern Rhiannon Walker '15, associate editor for ESPN's The Undefeated; and Kevin Sheehan, radio host for The Team 980. George Solomon and Kevin Blackistone of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism will moderate the discussion, which will be followed by an audience Q&A. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 301-405-4605 or go to povichcenter.org.
— From Sun staff and news services