Severn stays in lacrosse contention


April 15, 2001|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

After suffering an 11-9 loss to the Boys' Latin lacrosse team Thursday, the No. 3-ranked Severn Admirals (6-3) slipped to 2-3 in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference.

Despite the loss, the Admirals are very much a contender for the A Conference title after a 5-10 season in 2000.

One of the main reasons for the Admirals' turnaround is the scoring of senior attackman Drew Habeck, who had five goals against Severna Park.

"Jimmy Beardmore has stepped up the intensity of our team," said Habeck, citing another reason for the team's success this year.

Coach Jamie McNealey hired Beardmore as his defensive coordinator after the latter stepped down after two seasons as coach at Chesapeake.

Jimmy's brother, Steve Beardmore, was already McNealey's offensive coordinator, and Buddy Beardmore, father of the two who helped Jimmy at Chesapeake, joined the staff as well.

McNealey and the Beardmore trio are all Severn graduates.

The Admirals have two home games this week (Calvert Hall on Tuesday and No. 4 Gilman on Friday).

Coaching 1 team not enough

John Brady, the highly successful Annapolis boys basketball coach, has asked county athletic administrator Marlene Kelly to determine if he can also coach the Panthers' girls team next year.

Dave Griffith stepped down from coaching the Annapolis girls to take an assistant coaching position at Washington College in Chestertown.

If allowed, Brady will seriously consider coaching both Annapolis teams, which play back-to-back games at the same site. It's never been done and the way Brady perspires, he will have to throw his shirts away after four intense hours of coaching.


Severn goaltender Matt Larkin was accepted by Princeton this week, which means the Larkin family will have two keepers playing in Division I next year. Andrew Larkin is a sophomore at North Carolina. ... Linthicum's Gil Goodrich, a 5-foot-11 basketball guard for Newport Prep in Kensington, signed a letter of intent with Howard University on Thursday. ... North County's record-setting quarterback, Mike Pfisterer, will attend Frostburg State because the Bobcats will allow him to play baseball. ... South River promoted JV football coach Gary Wrenn to coach after not renewing the contract of Joe Viola, who was 1-9 in his only season. ... Last year's baseball Player of the Year, Arundel's Chip Ziegler, who has been academically ineligible, will soon decide whether to sit out the season and use his final year of eligibility in 2002.

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