Hampton University lacrosse coach Lloyd Carter, the first coach of the Pirates program, announced that he will be retiring as coach June 30. Carter served as head coach of the men's lacrosse program after co-founding and coaching the university's club lacrosse team since 2013. A native of Baltimore, Carter lettered in the sport in both high school and college – playing for Morgan State until the program was discontinued in 1981.
“I first would like to thank Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey and Director of Athletics Mr. Eugene Marshall, Jr. for selecting me as the inaugural head coach for this historic program. If I were to do it for 100 years, I could never thank them enough for such a God-given opportunity,” Carter said.
The Pirates finished 6-5 this past season, the third straight year the team improved its win total.
For the first two years, Carter commuted from Baltimore to help establish and coach the team. He retired from the Baltimore City Fire Department in 2013 and moved to the Peninsula as a professor at Thomas Nelson Community College. Hampton was the 70th NCAA Division I school to field a men's lacrosse program, and the first-ever HBCU to field a Division I program in 2016. Hampton is the first HBCU to play men's lacrosse overall since Morgan State in 1981. Carter was a member of that Bears team, a Division II team that defeated the likes of Villanova, Michigan State, Georgetown, and Notre Dame.
Carter's coaching experience began in Baltimore's Northwestern High School in 1999. During his tenure that stretched more than a decade, Carter was a four-time Baltimore City Lacrosse Coach of the Year, and he served as president of the Baltimore City Lacrosse Coaches Association. Under his leadership, Northwestern won two regional, two city and six divisional championships.
In 2003, Carter founded Blax Lax Inc., a club-level organization where college- and high school-level players competed in programs and summer leagues in Howard County. From 2004-08, Carter co-founded and coached club lacrosse at Morgan State.
Varsity lacrosse: Five more area senior lacrosse players were named in the fourth and final wave of Under Armour All-Americans announced Tuesday.
McDonogh midfielder Julia Dorsey, Roland Park midfielder Kiki Shaw, Glenelg defender Emily Nalls and Marriotts Ridge attack Victoria Hensh were chosen for the girls game, while St. Mary’s defenseman BJ Burlace was selected for the boys game.
The 14th annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse games will take place on June 29 at Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Field. The girls will play at 5:30 p.m. followed by the boys at 8.
-- Glenn Graham
College football: Former Virginia Tech quarterback Josh Jackson and former Buffalo tight end Tyler Mabry have officially joined the Maryland football team as graduate transfers, first-year coach Michael Locksley announced in a statement Tuesday.
Both players, who will be eligible to play in 2019, previously announced their intention to transfer earlier this year on social media. Jackson has two years of eligibility remaining, while Mabry has one.
-- Don Markus
Women’s college golf: After strong showings in the second and third rounds, sophomore Virunpat Olankitkunchai of the Maryland women's golf team finished tied for 43rd in the NCAA Division I championships at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark. Olankitkunchai teed off in the third and final round Monday just before 8 a.m. local time. She birdied three holes, parred three holes and bogeyed three holes on the front nine to stay even. On the back nine, she bogeyed 12 and 14, then birdied the par-4 18th hole to finish 1-over on the day. She finished the tournament with a score of 230 (83-73-74), which was 11-over overall.
Women’s cross country: After spending the last 32 seasons as the head coach of the Navy program, Karen Boyle has announced she will retire from coaching at the end of this academic year. Boyle will remain with the United States Naval Academy on staff in the physical education department.
-- From Sun staff and news services