July 15, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services


AC Milan-Chelsea match at M&T Bank Stadium sold out

The Ravens announced Tuesday that tickets for the international soccer match between AC Milan and the Chelsea Football Club at 70,000-seat M&T Bank Stadium on July 24 have sold out. The first soccer game at M&T is part of the World Football Challenge. The round-robin tournament will also feature games in Atlanta, Dallas, Foxborough, Mass., Los Angeles and Palo Alto, Calif. "A sold-out stadium helps to create the energy that fans want to experience on game day," Ravens president Dick Cass said in a release. "It certainly helps us to attract even bigger events for the city in the future." Said Baker Koppelman, the team's vice president of ticket sales and operations: "It is incredibly exciting to see this level of support from our community for an international soccer event in Baltimore."

- Ken Murray

Youth Futsal: : The DCFA Corinthians, an under-15 boys team, captured second place in the 2009 U.S. National Futsal Championship on Sunday. The team is made up of nine players from Maryland high schools who play on various outdoor club soccer teams at the regional and academy levels. Each year they come together for a season of Futsal, which is a soccer game played on a hard surface using a smaller ball with less bounce than a regulation soccer ball. There are five players, including a goalie, playing the field at a time.


Navy lacrosse 2010 additions include 8 Maryland women

Navy women's lacrosse coach Cindy Timchal announced her 2010 recruiting class, which consists of 15 players including eight Maryland natives. The Midshipmen's additions are: attacker Kori Wilke (Severna Park) of Millersville; goalies Grace Bojanowski (Towson High) of Baltimore, Charlotte Hauser of Greenfield Center, N.Y., Michelle Verbeeck of Wading River, N.Y., and Dani Wiedmeier of Miramar, Fla.; defenders Jenn Eikenberg (John Carroll) of Bel Air, Emily Mellin (St. Mary's) of Sherwood Forest, and Morgan O'Brien (Broadneck) of Arnold; midfielders Jasmine DePompeo of Sayville, N.Y., Brijet Mall of Cumming, Ga., Amber Nichols (Westminster) of Finksburg, Claire Olechowski (St. Mary's) of Annapolis, and Kathy Young of Berwyn, Pa.; and midfielder-defenders Meleah Martin of Walkersville and Beth Young of Berwyn, Pa.

More Navy: : The game times have been set for the two remaining games on the Midshipmen's football schedule for the coming season. Navy will visit Pittsburgh at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 and play at Rice at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 10. ... Three members from the men's lightweight crew team were selected to represent the United States at the 2009 world rowing under-23 championships July 23-26 in Racice, Czech Republic, US Rowing announced. Recent graduate Chad Healy, rising senior Julian Bowling and rising junior Edward King were chosen to row on the lightweight men's four without coxswain boat. The three will be joined by Harvard's Austin Meyer.

Mount St. Mary's: : Women's lacrosse coach Denise Wescott announced the signings of attackers Jordan Certeza (Lutheran) of Baltimore and Natalie Loutchaninoff of Kingwood, Texas, and midfielders Allie Fife of Alexandria, Va., and Kaitlyn Larrimore (North Harford) of Pylesville to national letters of intent. The four will enroll at the Mount in the fall.

Johns Hopkins: : Women's track and field athletes and recent graduates Rachel Hogen, Jordan Ireton and Paula Osborn were named to the 2009 All-Academic team by the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. In addition, Johns Hopkins earned team honors with a 3.36 team grade-point average. ... The men's and women's swimming teams earned Scholar All-America honors for the fall and spring semesters from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. The Blue Jays men had a team GPA of 3.28 in the fall and 3.45 for the spring. The team posted the fourth-highest spring GPA for Division III. The women had a team GPA of 3.07 in the fall and 3.43 in the spring.

Drexel: : Johns Hopkins alum and former assistant coach Brian Voelker was named the head coach of the Dragons men's lacrosse team, athletic director Eric Zillmer announced. Voelker was the head coach at the Pennsylvania for the past seven seasons. Before his arrival at Penn, Voelker was the coach and assistant general manager for the Baltimore Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse. He coached the 2001 National Division championship team. Voelker previously served for five seasons as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator at Johns Hopkins. Voelker played at Hopkins and was a three-time All-American for the Blue Jays.


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