In a girls lacrosse season with considerable coaching turnover among historically strong teams, Notre Dame Prep's Mac Ford and Severna Park's Kaitlyn Fuller step into the programs with the highest expectations.
Saturday¿s match-up between No. 5 Maryland (5-1) and No. 2 North Carolina (8-0) in the Pacific Coast Shootout in Santa Ana, Calif., could be a prequel to a potential clash in the NCAA tournament, but the Terps might be fine with just one meeting.
After making the move from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big Ten Conference, Maryland was able to maintain just one rivalry with its former league, and the No. 5 Terps (5-1) will face No. 2 North Carolina (8-0) in the Pacific Coast Shootout in Santa Ana, Calif., on Saturday.
ESPN men's lacrosse analyst Matt Ward shared his observations from the Fighting Irish¿s win, No. 16 Johns Hopkins¿ hopes for an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament, and the separation between the top five teams in Division I and the rest of the country.
In Baltimore, at least, the snow has finally melted and college lacrosse wins and losses and have taken on greater importance after more than a month's worth of games. As we head toward the season's midpoint, trends are beginning to emerge. Here's my take on what we've seen thus far.
Unable to overwhelm a tougher-than-expected Mountaineers squad, the No. 17 Tigers finally snapped a 3-3 tie late in the third quarter with three consecutive goals over a 5:19 span to pull away with a 7-4 victory at Waldron Family Stadium here.
When freshman attacker Megan Whittle started the first Maryland game of the season, there was no question she was ready for the highest level of the college game. But she's still grateful for every bit of encouragement her teammates have to offer.
When the No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team meets No. 2 North Carolina in College Park Sunday at noon, it will mark the 20th year of the rivalry but the first without Marylandi in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Dean Smith, who died Saturday at age 83, had been in failing health, suffering from a condition that caused him to lose his once-encyclopediac memory. He was considered one of the greatest coaches in college basketball history.