Towson, Hopkins and Loyola get jump on season tomorrow

Lacrosse for Leukemia to include 24 games

October 05, 2001|By Jeff Zrebiec | Jeff Zrebiec,SUN STAFF

Some of the top collegiate lacrosse teams in the country will gather this weekend, looking to prepare for the spring season and determined to help a good cause.

NCAA semifinalist Towson, Johns Hopkins and Loyola will headline tomorrow's fourth annual Price Modern Lacrosse for Leukemia tournament at the McDonogh School in Owings Mills.

The round-robin tournament, featuring six other Division I programs, Division III's Washington College and the debut of the 2002 U.S. men's lacrosse team, will go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and include 24 games.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Maryland chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

"We think it is a great way to donate time and money to the cause," said Towson coach Tony Seaman.

Former Loyola coach and current Maryland head man Dave Cottle remains the tournament director, even though his Maryland squad will not be playing in this year's tournament because of prior commitments.

"Each year, we get 12 teams, but we could probably field 24 teams with all the interest," said Cottle, who confirmed that Maryland will definitely play in the tournament next year. "It gives you a good feeling to help these kids out."

Navy and North Carolina will also not return, and they will be replaced in the field by Quinnipiac (Conn.), and the University of Pennsylvania. However, the biggest addition is the U.S. World Team, which was selected in June, but has yet to play together since the tryouts.

The squad, which features former local high school stars Bobby Benson (McDonogh), Ryan Boyle (Gilman), John Glatzel (Boys' Latin) and Ryan Mollett (Boys' Latin), has begun preparations for June's International Lacrosse Federation World Championships in Perth, Australia.

Last year's event raised over $100,000, and campaign director Vince Fiduccia said that is the goal again this year.

Fall lacrosse

Site: McDonogh School, Owings Mills

Date: Tomorrow, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tournament format: Round robin; continuous play on six fields; 24 games total.

Admission: $10 per car; parking available at Owings Mills Corporate Campus Center.

Schedule: 10 a.m.: Field 1-Loyola vs. Ohio State; Field 2-Butler vs. UMBC; Field 3-Towson vs. Cornell; Field 4-Johns Hopkins vs. Team USA; Field 5-Georgetown vs. Washington College; Field 6-Penn vs. Quinnipiac. 11 a.m.: Field 1-Loyola vs. Cornell; Field 2-Towson vs. Quinnipiac; Field 3-Penn vs.UMBC; Field 4-Georgetown vs. Team USA; Field 5-Johns Hopkins vs. Butler; Field 6-Ohio State vs. Washington College. Noon: Field 1-Loyola vs. UMBC; Field 2-Cornell vs. Quinnipiac; Field 4-Johns Hopkins vs. Georgetown; Field 5-Towson vs. Ohio State; Field 6-Butler vs. Penn. 1 p.m.: Field 1-Loyola vs. Pennsylvania; Field 2-Georgetown vs. Butler; Field 3-Johns Hopkins vs. UMBC; Field 4-Towson vs. Team USA; Field 5-Cornell vs. Ohio State; Field 6-Washington College vs. Quinnipiac.

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