Ex-UM, Loyola coach Cottle named team president
The Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse announced Saturday that former Maryland and Loyola men's lacrosse coach Dave Cottle has been named team president. Cottle joined the Bayhawks as a consultant in July after owner Brendan Kelly took over as coach. Cottle's expertise in scouting and evaluating talent helped bring the Bayhawks out of a five-game losing streak and win the MLL championship. "As I said when we first brought Dave Cottle to the team, we have a long standing and great relationship," Kelly said. "I am confident that Dave will make an excellent president. He has proven to be an asset to the Bayhawks, and we are fortunate to have someone like Dave dedicate his time and knowledge to our team." A Salisbury graduate, Cottle spent 19 years coaching at Loyola, leading the men's lacrosse team to 181 wins and 14 consecutive appearances in the NCAA tournament. In 2001 Cottle was named coach at Maryland, where he led the Terps to a 99-45 record and eight consecutive NCAA playoff appearances in nine seasons.
More Bayhawks: The team added defensive all-stars, including a pair of players with local ties, to their roster in Friday's eight-round 2011 MLL Collegiate Draft in Baltimore. In the fourth round, with the 24th pick overall, Chesapeake drafted Barney Ehrmann (Gilman), a second-team All-Eastern College Athletic Conference defenseman. Ehrmann was ranked 30th in the nation with 4.36 ground balls per game and first on the team with 62 ground balls during his third year with the Hoyas. His 62 ground balls were tied for 16th all-time in a single season at Georgetown. Currently a graduate student at Georgetown, Ehrmann is from Baltimore. "Barney Ehrmann is a player that we have been interested in for over a year now," general manager Spencer Ford said. "We came into the draft with our eye on a few players and he was at the top of our list. He will enhance our team this upcoming season and will make an immediate impact." Chesapeake looked to add further depth to its their defense in the 50th round of the draft. With the 30th pick overall, the Bayhawks selected Steve DeNapoli, a defensive midfielder from Hofstra. A Hewlett, N.J., native, DeNapoli led the Pride in 2010 with 49 groundballs and 13 forced turnovers. In his career at Hofstra, he tallied 135 ground balls. Michael Burns from Medford Lakes, N.J., was drafted in the sixth round with the 36th pick overall. Burns, a North Carolina midfielder and faceoff specialist, was named the co-captain for the Tar Heels for the 2011 season. As a junior, Burns won Carolina's Holmes Harden Sr. Memorial Award for claiming the most ground balls on the team with a career total of 128. Burns also took the majority of the team's faceoffs, finishing with 288 and winning 139. In the seventh round, the Bayhawks used the 42nd overall selection to draft Dan Hostetler (River Hill) a defenseman from Georgetown. Hostetler, an Ellicott City native, was fourth on the team in 2010 with 40 ground balls and 13 forced turnovers. He was also named the captain of the Hoyas for the 2011 season. With their final pick, 48th overall, the Bayhawks took John Austin, a midfielder from Delaware, in the eighth round. Originally from Shoreham, N.Y., Austin boasts a career total of 24 points with 19 goals and five assists. "We are very happy with our overall draft," Ford said. "Even with our first pick in the fourth round, we were able to improve our roster. The five picks we were able to get will help add to the depth of our team as well as to bring us back to Championship Weekend this season."
Women's college basketball
Terps invite leukemia survivors for free admission today
Leukemia survivors are invited to the game free of charge when the No. 15 Maryland women's basketball team hosts No. 10 North Carolina today at 5 p.m. For tickets, go to umterps.com or call 800-IM-A-TERP. Parking is free in all of the lots surrounding Comcast Center. To receive free admission, leukemia survivors can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with name and contact information. Tickets will be at will call. Guests of survivors can purchase tickets at the discounted price of $4 each. To purchase, go to umterps.com/awareness and enter the promotion code "awareness." Team Tyler wristbands and T-shirts will be available for sale. Proceeds will benefit the Team Tyler Foundation, which was started by a group of former Maryland players from the 2006 NCAA championship team including Marissa Coleman, Shay Doron, Laura Harper and Kristi Toliver, to bring awareness to leukemia and to help children fighting it. Team Tyler was started in honor of coach Brenda Frese's 2-year-old son Tyler Thomas, who was diagnosed with leukemia in September.
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