Mikey Wynne (St. Paul's) scored three of his four goals in the fourth quarter to help the No. 1 Notre Dame men's lacrosse team pull away from No. 8 Maryland, 9-4, at the Pacific Coast Shootout on Saturday in Costa Mesa, Calif.
At 17-1, the Terps clearly emerged ahead of second seed North Carolina (15-3), third seed Duke (14-4) and fourth seed Syracuse (14-7) after the Tar Heels lost to Syracuse in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, the Blue Devils lost to Johns Hopkins Sunday and Syracuse lost to Loyola Maryland Saturday.
The Atlantic Coast Conference, led by overall No. 1 seed Maryland, dominated the top spots in the NCAA Division I women's championship bracket announced Sunday night, with six teams among the eight seeded spots in the 26-team field.
Brooke Griffin tied an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament record with seven goals as top-seeded Maryland defeated fifth-seeded Virginia, 15-9, in a women's lacrosse semifinal at Boston College on Friday.
Senior attackman Matt Gregoire (South River) recorded career highs in goals (six) and points (eight) and sophomore linemate Nate Lewnes (St. Mary's) added a career-best five goals as UMBC defeated Mount St. Mary's, 17-7, in men's lacrosse.
Ryan Delaire, a junior defensive end, can expect a lot of attention, especially from No. 19 New Hampshire (1-2 overall, 0-0 Colonial Athletic Association), which will visit No. 3 Towson (5-0, 1-0) on Saturday at noon at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
Navy earned its first seeded spot in the NCAA women's Division I lacrosse tournament and Loyola's late surge was enough for an at-large bid when the selections to the newly-expanded 26-team bracket were announced Sunday night.
Ben McCarty (South Carroll) scored a career-best six goals to lead Towson to an 11-8 victory over Drexel in a Colonial Athletic Association men's lacrosse semifinal Wednesday night at the Penn State Lacrosse Field.
No. 19 Connecticut took a 6-4 lead into halftime and never relinquished it, upsetting No. 7 Notre Dame at home, 10-7, in women's lacrosse Sunday. The Huskies (13-1, 5-1 Big East) won all their home games in a season for the first time in program history. The Fighting Irish (11-3, 5-3) scored just three goals in the second half, two by Lauren Sullivan.
For the second straight year, The Baltimore Sun has counted down the best returning Division I college basketball players from this area. Players were chosen based on previous college accomplishments and projections for the 2012-13 season. College coaches, sports information directors, writers and others were consulted in compiling this list