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Some of Carroll's best ready for D-I action

Johns Hopkins' Ryan Brown, a Sykesville reident, celebrates scoring a goal during the first quarter of an NCAA tournament lacrosse game against Virginia in 2014.
Johns Hopkins' Ryan Brown, a Sykesville reident, celebrates scoring a goal during the first quarter of an NCAA tournament lacrosse game against Virginia in 2014. (Ryan M. Kelly / Baltimore Sun)

A new college lacrosse season is about to begin, and area fans have their share of former Carroll standout players to follow as winter winds down and spring arrives.

Let's take a look at the top Division I teams from around Maryland, and the nation, that have Carroll County representation.

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Men

Johns Hopkins has senior attack Ryan Brown (Sykesville/Calvert Hall) back for his final season with the Blue Jays.

Towson features sophomore midfielder Jesse Uhlman (Westminster), senior midfielder Ben McCarty (South Carroll), junior attack Ryan Drenner (Westminster), and freshman defender Chad Patterson (Westminster).

UMBC has junior midfielder Dylan McDermott (South Carroll) and freshman midfielder Blake McDermott (South Carroll).

From around the country (using a Warrior preseason top 20 poll):

-Georgetown has sophomore midfielder Ryan Hursey (Westminster).

-Harvard has senior midfielder Keegan Michel (Westminster/McDonogh).

Women

Johns Hopkins features senior midfielder Kristen Cannon (Manchester Valley) and junior defender Maddie Bodden (Winters Mill).

Loyola has a pair of Carroll freshmen on its roster in Century grad Kristen Yanchoris, a defender, and Westminster grad Tori McDonald, a midfielder.

Maryland, picked by multiple media outlets to win another national championship, has five Carroll players on its roster. Senior defender Alice Mercer leads the way, and she's joined by sophomore midfielder Julie LeGar (Eldersburg/Garrison Forest), freshman midfielder Marissa Donoghue (Century), freshman defender Shelby Mercer (Century), and redshirt freshman Steff Holmes (Marriottsville/McDonogh).

Mount St. Mary's features a set of sisters in junior defender Alex Carhart (Manchester Valley) and freshman attacker Taylor Carhart, along with freshman defender Laurel George, another Mavs alum.

The Mount has another Carroll connection in coach Lauren Schwarzmann, a century grad who played college ball at Johns Hopkins. Katie Schwarzmann, Lauren's sister, is an assistant coach for MSM, and a former standout at Century and Maryland. She won a pair of Tewaaraton Awards with the Terps.

Towson has junior attacker Colby Unkle (Manchester Valley) and freshman midfielder Maddie Dickman (Century).

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UMBC features sophomore attackers Jessica Carder and Carolyn Jamison, both Westminster graduates, along with sophomore goalie Kelsey Major (Liberty).

From around the country (using a Brine preseason top 20 poll):

-Florida has senior defender Angela Flister (Century) and freshman midfielder Madi Hall (Century).

-Georgetown has senior attacker Corinne Etchison (Eldersburg/McDonogh).

-Jacksonville has junior attacker Abby Remenapp (Century) and freshman attacker Erin McGuire (Winters Mill).

-James Madison has senior midfielder Taylor Gress (Manchester Valley) and redshirt sophomore midfielder Annie Dell (North Carroll).

-Navy has sophomore defender Blake Smith (Sykesville/Notre Dame Prep).

-Notre Dame has junior defender Hannah Rees (Sykesville/McDonogh).

-Penn State has senior midfielder Madison Cyr (Winters Mill).

-Princeton has sophomore attacker Haley Giraldi (Woodbine/Good Counsel).

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