Johns Hopkins extends men's lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala's contract through 2016 season

August 13, 2010|By From Sun staff reports

Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala agreed to a contract extension Thursday that will run through the 2016 season.

Pietramala, who will enter his 11th season at Hopkins and 14th overall as a college head coach this school year, was previously under contract on a deal that ran through the 2015 season.

"Dave Pietramala and his staff and players continue to represent Johns Hopkins University at the highest level on the field and in the classroom and community," athletic director Tom Calder said.

"We are fortunate to have someone with his vision and energy leading our men's lacrosse program. We have enjoyed a great deal of success under his leadership over the last 10years, and we look forward to working with him as he continues to build on the storied history of Johns Hopkins lacrosse."

Since taking over in 2001, Pietramala has led the Blue Jays to a 113-38 (.748) record. Hopkins won the NCAA championship in 2003 and 2007 and earned runner-up finishes in 2003 and 2008, but the team is coming off its first losing record since 1971.

Last season's 7-8 squad won its final two regular-season games to qualify for the NCAA tournament, where it lost in the first round to eventual champion Duke, 18-5.

Stevenson unveils new logo

Stevenson's overhauled athletics program now has a new look. During the school's inaugural practice for its Mustangs football team Thursday, Stevenson unveiled a new logo for its 20 Division III teams.

"We are very excited to see this new logo system in place for the beginning of our 2010-11 seasons," athletic director Brett Adams said. "The bold new Mustangs image and stylized 'S' convey the winning drive of our men's and women's teams and the momentum of Stevenson University athletics as a whole."

The logo was developed in consultation with Bob Leffler of The Leffler Agency, one of the area's foremost sports marketing firms.

The Mustangs have expanded their number of varsity sports to 20 from 11 in the past 15 years, developing nationally ranked men's and women's lacrosse programs and starting a football program that will play its first game this year.

The university is also opening a 60,000-square-foot gymnasium on its Owings Mills campus and is planning to build a 3,500-seat stadium.

Sea Gulls name Hall of Famers

Salisbury announced its 2010 Hall of Fame class, naming five former Sea Gulls athletes who will be inducted during the school's homecoming weekend this fall.

Track and field record-holder Sherry Esposito, women's basketball and soccer star Amy Fenzel-Mergott, four-year men's lacrosse letter winner Joe High, men's tennis All-American Ben Madarang and men's lacrosse 1999 National Midfielder of the Year Chris Turner will be honored Oct.15 at the Guerrieri University Center.

Salisbury men's soccer ranked

Salisbury's men's soccer team, which went 15-3-2 last season, is ranked 20th in the Division III in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America preseason poll.

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