Inside Lacrosse: Across the nation

April 14, 2011

• The new Major League Lacrosse team based in Columbus, Ohio, will be named the Ohio Machine. The team, which begins play for the 2012 season, has not finalized details for a venue, according to team president John Algie, formerly of the Chicago Machine franchise. "It's lacrosse in the state of Ohio that brought us here," Algie said. "We very much see ourselves as Ohio's lacrosse team." The Columbus team joins Charlotte as the two new teams for 2012, the beginning of commissioner David Gross' expansion plan that could include two more teams for 2013 and more than double the league's current size by the end of the decade.

• Syracuse attackman Tim Desko will not make the trip to Massachusetts Saturday when the Orange play Providence in Gillette Stadium. Desko hurt his knee two weeks ago against Duke and aggravated it this past weekend against Princeton. Defensemen John Lade, Brian Megill, Joel White and Matt Harris are also nursing injuries but should be able to play Saturday.

• The MLL franchise based in Charlotte, N.C., has taken Charlotte as the geographical portion of its name. Fans voted Charlotte over Carolina in a fan vote the team is holding via Facebook. The team will have fans vote on the nickname through the next month, announcing it in June.

• Boys' Latin has fallen out of the Under Armour Top 25 rankings this week after losing to Gilman and Calvert Hall. St. Paul's made a big jump from No. 18 to No. 13 after beating New York power Garden City. Calvert Hall and McDonogh stayed at Nos. 7 and 5, respectively.

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