Hampton announced that it is adding men's lacrosse as a varsity sport for the 2015-16 school year and named Lloyd Carter (Edmondson, Morgan State, UMBC) coach. Carter has coached the university's club team since 2010. Carter became coach at Northwestern High in 1999 and won two regional, two city and six divisional championships. In 2003, he founded Blax Lax Inc., a club-level organization based in Howard County. From 2004 to 2008, he co-founded and coached club lacrosse at Morgan State.
More men's lacrosse: The National Junior College Athletic Association Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association will induct 10 members into its ninth Hall of Fame class Friday. Steve Dauses (Baltimore Junior College, now Baltimore City Community College), Kip Fulks (CCBC-Essex), Brian Kelly (CCBC-Essex), Mark Mangan (CCBC-Catonsville), Maury LaPointe (Anne Arundel Community College), Tim Puls (CCBC-Essex), John Ciliberto (CCBC-Essex), Justin Berdeguez (CCBC-Essex), Kyle Hartzell (CCBC-Essex) and Zach Thornton (CCBC-Essex) will be enshrined at the Hilton Garden Inn in White Marsh.
Shakir Brown joins JMU; Emmett Davis named Navy aide
Former Patterson star Shakir Brown, a 6-foot-6, 225-pound forward, committed Monday to play at James Madison. Brown, who will have two years of eligibility remaining, also had offers from Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Morehead State and Wagner. A West Baltimore native who moved to the east side in eighth grade, Brown spent the first three years of his high school career at St. Frances. He transferred to Patterson for his senior season, teaming up with Aquille Carr to help the Clippers win the Class 3A state title. Brown scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the championship win over Thomas Stone. He since has played at Iowa Western Community College and Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas.
For more of Matt Bracken's blog post on Brown, go to baltimoresun.com/varsityletters.
Coaching: Navy named Emmett Davis an assistant coach, replacing Dan Earl, who was hired as Virginia Military Institute's head coach last month. Davis was the head coach at Patriot League member Colgate from 1999 to 2011 and served as an assistant at Navy under Pete Herrmann and Don DeVoe from 1987 to 1998. During his 13 years at Colgate, Davis became the school's all-time winningest head coach with 165 victories. Before returning to Navy, Davis served as a color analyst for the American Sports Network and Campus Insiders. He also helped coach his sons at Broadneck.
For more on Davis from Bill Wagner, go to baltimoresun.com/collegebasketball.
Track and cross country: Brent Ayer, the men's and women's coach at Hood for the past 12 seasons, will retire, effective July 1.
Ravens add undrafted free-agent WR Cam Worthy
The Ravens have reached a three-year deal with undrafted East Carolina wide receiver Cam Worthy, according to a source. The deal includes a $2,500 signing bonus. Worthy was cleared during the Indianapolis medical recheck after fracturing his foot in the Medal of Honor all-star game. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound player has run the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds in the past, but was unable to work out for NFL teams this spring or at the NFL scouting combine. Worthy was selected to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
More NFL signings: The Chicago Bears have signed former Calvert Hall standout Adrian Amos to a four-year, $2.512 million contract that includes a $232,268 signing bonus. The safety, a fifth-round draft pick from Penn State, was an All-Big Ten Conference honorable-mention selection. Former Towson defensive end Ryan Delaire signed a rookie free-agent contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Delaire, a two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association first-team selection, ranked second in the league and 13th in the FCS with 11 sacks during his senior season.
NHL: Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin is one of three finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award, which is presented annually to the "Most Outstanding Player" in the NHL, as voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players' Association. Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price and Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn also were nominated.