In certain circles, Taylor Virden is famous for her brilliance with both the Duke women's and McDonogh girls lacrosse programs, and now, with the Baltimore Ride in the United Women's Lacrosse League. But Virden's rise came with some stumbles.
Seven Final Four appearances in the last eight years have lifted the Maryland men’s lacrosse team as the model program in NCAA Division I. The last team to enjoy that level of consistency was Duke, which happens to be the Terps’ opponent in Saturday’s national semifinal.
No one would accuse Paul Carcaterra of being shy. The ESPN men’s lacrosse analyst sticks out his neck with his choice for the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament and the one candidate who could shock observers by winning the Tewaaraton Award.
Despite being located near one of the meccas of the sport, close to Baltimore, the professional game hasn’t caught on strongly even though the Chesapeake Bayhawks are one of the league’s flagship franchises having won an unprecedented five championships. But Kelly said he has seen a turning point.