For the first time in its Division I program history, the Towson men’s lacrosse team was voted first in all three national polls Monday. Towson (4-0) jumped up to the top spot after a 12-10 win over then-No. 1 Loyola on Wednesday night at Johnny Unitas Stadium. In the USILA Warrior/New Balance Division I Coaches’ Poll, the Tigers earned the No. 1 slot with 373 points and 14 first-place votes. Towson also collected the top spot in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll with 553 points, including 25 of the 28 first-place nods, and the Nike/US Lacrosse Magazine Top 20. Towson will play a pair of games this week at The Crown Lacrosse Event in Charlotte, N.C.: Friday at 5:30 p.m. against Jacksonville and Sunday at 1 p.m. against No. 2 Cornell.
More men’s lacrosse: Towson midfielder Zach Goodrich, UMBC defenseman Jason Brewster, Navy midfielder Ian Burgoyne and Loyola Maryland attacker Pat Spencer and goalkeeper Jacob Stover were named among the 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award. A list of 10 finalists will be announced later in the season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. The winner will be announced in conjunction with the NCAA men’s championship in May.
Women’s lacrosse: Lilly Grass and Maggie Kane each scored five goals and No. 12 Michigan (7-0) cruised to a 19-9 win over Cincinnati (3-4). The Wolverines tied a program best with their seventh win of the season.
Pro basketball: The Baltimore Shuckers of the Central Basketball Association signed Malik Garner, who starred at Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill Academy before playing for UMBC and Bloomsburg University. The Shuckers open their season against the Memphis Rail Runners on March 16 at 8 p.m. at the Kilby Center on the campus of Annapolis Area Christian School in Severn.
National Women’s Soccer League: The Washington Spirit signed all five players selected by the club in the 2019 NWSL draft before the start of preseason training camp this week. Ranging from the No. 3 overall pick to No. 17, each of the five players were taken in the first two rounds of the draft on Jan. 10 in Chicago. Washington’s draft class includes first-round picks Jordan DiBiasi, Sam Staab, Tegan McGrady and Dorian Bailey, and second-round pick Bayley Feist.