No. 11 Loyola Maryland and No. 7 Virginia will open their respective seasons Saturday in just one of two Top-20 matchups this weekend. (No. 18 Navy at No. 4 Maryland is the other.) And coach Charley Toomey said the Greyhounds are getting healthier for the game.
Clayton A. ¿Bud¿ Beardmore, the architect of the Terps¿ first two ¿ and only two ¿ NCAA lacrosse championships in 1973 and 1975, died Wednesday morning of complications related to Parkinson¿s at his home in Severna Park. He was 76.
When Mike London joined the Maryland coaching staff earlier this month, it added another dimension of experience to first-time head coach DJ Durkin¿s coaching staff in College Park. London, who led Virginia¿s program for six years before he resigned in late November, joins former Syracuse coach and new Maryland defensive coordinator Scott Shafer on the defensive side of the ball as defensive line coach and associate head coach.
Loyola cruised into the NCAA tournament with Division I's longest active streak and they kept right on rolling -- 21-3 past Bryant and 19-12 past a stunned fifth seed, Boston College -- into Saturday's quarterfinal at fourth-seeded Syracuse.
Virginia's surge to No. 5 after upsetting Atlantic Coast Conference rivals Duke and Boston College over the past two weeks came with some exceptional play from a core of players from Baltimore — led by freshman goalie Rachel Vander Kolk.
At 67, Will Hetzel writes poetry, speaks his liberal mind and revels in the psychedelic music of the late Richie Havens and The Jefferson Airplane. That he did the same in 1968, as a Maryland basketball star, caused quite a stir in College Park.
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.
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.
Freshman midfielder Jared Mintzlaff's shot sailed over the goal as time expired and No. 9 Virginia held off No. 7 Loyola Maryland, 13-12, in the season opening game for both teams before an announced crowd of 3,387 at the Ridley Athletic Complex.