Lichtfuss bowing out

June 09, 1994|By Doug Brown | Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer

Win or lose, Skip Lichtfuss will step down as Mount Washington's coach after Saturday's U.S. Club Lacrosse Association championship game against Long Island.

That game and the match between Team USA and the club all-stars are the centerpieces of the 12th annual Hall of Fame Lacrosse Classic, which begins a four-day run today at Johns Hopkins.

Lichtfuss played 10 years for Mount Washington and is completing his 10th year as coach. This has been a momentous year for him. He was inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame and is an assistant coach for Team USA, which will compete in the World Games next month in England.

He will try to go out Saturday with Mount Washington's fourth USCLA championship in five years. Long Island last won the title in 1989.

"It's time to go," Lichtfuss said. "I've got three sons who are active as can be. I'll still help Mount Washington behind the scenes, but not as a coach."

He expects to continue as coach of the Baltimore Thunder of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League, "if they'll have me, because it doesn't take as much time. I'm still learning the indoor game. It's still a challenge."

Team USA consists of the 26 players chosen from last year's tryout camp of 125. The exhibition against the club all-stars -- who will feature Canada native Gary Gait -- will be the first of 12 for Team USA at sites stretching from Denver to Boston.

"The club all-stars can beat Team USA," said Steve Stenersen, executive director of the Lacrosse Foundation. "The depth of American talent is enormous; the club all-stars are the ones who barely missed making Team USA."

Stenersen, in fact, played with the 1986 club all-stars who beat Team USA in the Lacrosse Classic.

HALL OF FAME CLASSIC

At Homewood Field, Johns Hopkins

Tickets: $6 adults, $3 youngsters. For information, call (410) 235-6882.

TODAY

* Baltimore City Middle School League championship, Lombard vs. Pimlico, 3:30 p.m.

* Old Timers North-South game, 5 p.m.

* Junior College North-South all-star game, 7:30 p.m.

TOMORROW

* Scoop 'n' Shoot (lacrosse's version of Punt, Pass and Kick) World Championship preliminary round, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

* Women's College North-South all-star game, 3:30 p.m.

* Men's Division III North-South all-star game, 5 p.m.

* Men's Division I North-South all-star game, 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

* Pinball (pee wee) lacrosse, 9 a.m. to noon

* Scoop 'n' Shoot World Championship preliminary round, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Girls High School North-South all-star game, 10:30 a.m. TV: HTS, July 10, 11 a.m.

* Boys High School North-South all-star game, noon. TV: ESPN2, July 10, 2:30 p.m., and July 17, 8 a.m.

* Clinic and autograph session, noon

* Pinball lacrosse, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

* U.S. Club Lacrosse Association championship, Mount Washington vs. Long Island, 2:30 p.m. Radio: WOLB (1010 AM)

Scoop 'n' Shoot World Championship finals, 3:30 p.m.

* Central Atlantic Lacrosse League Championship, Little Abner's (South) vs. West Chester (North), 5 p.m.

* Team USA vs. U.S. Club Lacrosse Association All-Stars, 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

* Maryland Youth Lacrosse Association girls (11-12) vs. Anne Arundel All-Stars, noon

* MYLA boys (11-12) vs. Anne Arundel All-Stars, 1:30 p.m.

* MYLA girls (13-14) vs. Anne Arundel All-Stars, 3 p.m.

* MYLA boys (13-14) vs. Anne Arundel All-Stars, 4:30 p.m.

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