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Lacrosse notebook: Koby Smith returned to defensive roots for Towson men

Lacrosse notebook: Koby Smith returned to defensive roots for Towson men

The role of replacing Sid Ewell, a starting defenseman for the Towson men’s team whose eligibility ran out after last spring, went to Koby Smith, who was the program’s top long-stick midfielder as a freshman. But the position switch was not startling for the Lutherville resident and Loyola Blakefield graduate.

“I played a lot of close defense back in high school,” the sophomore said after Saturday’s 17-8 upset of then-No. 7 Johns Hopkins that lifted the Tigers to No. 7 in the latest Inside Lacrosse media poll. “So playing LSM here was kind of my first time ever playing LSM last year. Playing close this year is just a lot more comfortable for me,...

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