Division Iii Capsules

March 01, 1991|By Bill Tanton

WASHINGTON COLLEGE * Coach: Terry Corcoran, ninth season, 79-36.

* 1990 record: 11-4.

* Key returnees: First-team Division III All-Americans DavSlomkowski, the goalie, and Kevin Doyle, defenseman; midfielders Jed Cronin, Nick Carcangelo and Brian Johnson; defenseman Mike Johnson.

* Key newcomers: Freshman midfielders Peter Greene, from StPaul's, and Chris Sanchez, from Detroit's Cranbrook.

* Comment: The top Division III power in the state once again iWashington College. If it weren't for a school in Geneva, N.Y., Washington College probably would be the best Division III team in the country.

Hobart College has won the division championship 11 straightimes and is heavily favored to win a 12th.

"For a number of those 11 years," says Washington's ninth-yeacoach, Hobart alumnus Terry Corcoran, "Hobart might have been a Final Four team in Division I. They beat Syracuse in '86 when Syracuse was No. 1. It's going to be tough to beat them once again."

SALISBURY STATE * Coach: Jim Berkman, third year, 20-9.

* 1990 record: 11-4.

* Key returnees: Attackmen Eric Ungeleich, last year's leadinpoint scorer with 31 goals, 41 assists; Rick Berkman (41 and 21); Rusty Pritzlaff (35, 20); junior midfielder Kevin Hohner, a third team All-America; defenseman Tony Sposato, All-America candidate.

* Key newcomers: Three players from Essex Community Colleg-- Jeff Chenowith, JUCO All-America in '89, Artie Morley and Pat Durkin -- along with freshmen Brian Hollingsworth, Todd Cliggett, Chris Murphy, Chris Ahern.

* Comment: The Sea Gulls went to the NCAA Division III playofflast year before losing to perennial champion Hobart in the semifinals. This year their goal is to go one step further.

"We feel we have the talent, experience, and, very importantly, the depth necessary to duplicate and hopefully surpass last year's success," says Berkman. "We feel good about this year's team."

WESTERN MARYLAND * Coach: Mike Williams, 10th year, 59-62.

* 1990 record: 7-5.

* Key returnees: All three defensive starters -- John Byrne, DouCussen, and Kurt Reisenweber -- plus goalie Chris Lynch, from ** John Carroll, who had 140 saves; attackman Brian Sattler (39 goals, 12 assists).

* Key newcomers: Freshman attackman Keith Abell, froGreenwich, Conn., a pleasant surprise as a football player; Brian Garfield, from Mount Hebron.

* Comment: Men's intercollegiate sports have been on the rise at Western Maryland after some lean years. Football is improved. Basketball is better. But it'll be hard for lacrosse to match last year's 7-5 record with so little firepower. At least the Green Terrors, with their strong, veteran defense, figure to be in most games.

ST. MARY'S * Coach: Jason Hurley, second year, 6-6.

* 1990 record: 6-6.

* Key returnees: Attackmen Chris Lindsay (34 goals, fouassists), John Jacobs (21, 11), Matt Davis (12, 21); midfielders Paul Dobbyn (24, five), Scotty Hahn, Mark Carroll and Danny Welch.

* Key newcomers: Attackman Kevin Remige and goalie GreMatthews.

* Comment: Hurley's team figures to improve because of added experience -- including his own. After a year as a college head coach, he has his entire starting attack back, plus some good returning midfielders. It should add up to a winning season.

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