Report: Cottle to be named Bayhawks coach today

Meade, 5 others to join Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame

January 05, 2012|Sports Digest

Major League Lacrosse

Report: Cottle to be named Bayhawks coach

The Bayhawks will hold a news conference today at 10 a.m. to announce their choice to replace Brendan Kelly as coach. Inside Lacrosse magazine is reporting that the Major League Lacrosse team has selected assistant coach and team president Dave Cottle, a former men's lacrosse coach at Maryland and Loyola College. Kelly, who owns the team, stepped down last month. Cottle, a Salisbury graduate, spent 19 years coaching at Loyola College, leading the Greyhounds to 181 wins and 14 consecutive appearances in the NCAA tournament. He was named coach at Maryland in 2001 and led the Terps to 99 wins and eight consecutive NCAA playoff appearances before resigning after the 2010 season.

Championship site chosen: Major League Lacrosse will host its championship weekend Aug.25-26 at Harvard Stadium in Boston. Harvard Stadium is the home venue of the 2011 MLL champion Boston Cannons.

Lacrosse honors

Meade, 5 others to join Long Island Hall of Fame

Former Navy men's coach Richie Meade has been selected for induction into the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame on Feb. 11, at the Huntington (N.Y.) Hilton. Meade began his coaching career in 1980 at the University of Baltimore, where he posted a record of 27-23 over four seasons. He was named the Hero's Coach of the Year in 1982 after leading the school to an 11-2 record. In 1995, Meade was named coach at Navy, where held the post for 17 years and amassed a 142-97 record; that victory total ranks second in program history. Meade led the Mids to six consecutive NCAA tournament appearances (2004-2009), and five Patriot League titles (2004-2007, 2009). Others with local ties who were selected to be enshrined include former Baltimore Bayhawk and three-time MLL Goalie of the Year Greg Cattrano; two-time Johns Hopkins All-America defenseman John Gagliardi; former Baltimore Bayhawks midfielder Blake Miller; two-time Loyola College All-American Sabrina Gallagher Rozsko; and Maryland All-American Artie Seekamp, a defenseman on the Terrapins' 1973 national championship team.

Indoor soccer

Blast agrees to deal with veteran Ricardinho

The Blast announced Wednesday that it has signed veteran midfielder Ricardinho, pending league approval. Ricardinho, a nine-year veteran from Sao Paulo, Brazil, began his professional indoor soccer career with the Dallas Sidekicks and made stops with the Milwaukee Wave, California Cougars, Detroit Ignition, Philadelphia KiXX and Omaha Vipers before coming to the Blast. He fills the roster spot left behind by five-year veteran Matt Watson, who was granted his release from the Major Indoor Soccer League club to sign with the Major League Soccer's Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Ricardinho is expected to play Friday night when the Blast hosts the Syracuse Silver Knights. Game time is set for 7:35 p.m. at 1st Mariner Arena. "I am excited to acquire Ricardinho's services," Blast coach Danny Kelly said. "He is a proven player in this league and will make us better immediately, especially with the departure of Matt Watson. Ricardinho's ability on the ball is second to none in this league."

Glenn Graham

Et cetera

Former Suitland star WR Jacobs commits to Terps

Levern Jacobs headed to Milford Academy in August for a postgrad year. Less than five months later, the former Suitland star is headed back to Prince George's County. Jacobs, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound wide receiver ranked by as the No. 20 prep school player in the country, committed to Maryland on Wednesday. Suitland coach Ed Shields isn't sure of the role Jacobs will play for the Terps, but versatility is a definite strength of the three-star prospect. "He can go deep or go short and take it the distance," Shields said. "He goes across the middle. He can run any route."

Matt Bracken

Maryland women's basketball: The No.5 Terps will join with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Team Tyler Foundation for Leukemia Awareness Night, which will be held Friday at the game against Georgia Tech. The Terps invite survivors and their families to come to the game for free. To register for free tickets, email with your full name, the name of the survivor and the number of tickets you would like to request. Tickets will be placed at will call under the survivor's name for pickup on the day of the game. The Team Tyler Foundation was started in honor of coach Brenda Frese's 3-year-old son, Tyler Thomas, who was diagnosed with leukemia in September 2010.

Men's college basketball: Coppin State senior Akeem Ellis was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week. … Frostburg State senior guard Troy Dockett was selected as the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week. … Washington College senior guard Kevin Breslin was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Week.

College field hockey: Goucher has selected Megan Williams as coach. Williams served the past two seasons as assistant coach at Virginia Wesleyan. Before that, she was the head coach at Calvert High in Prince Frederick.

Women's college volleyball: Johns Hopkins freshman hitter Meagan Donohoe was named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference South Region second team.

Wizards: John Wall, JaVale McGee, Andray Blatche and Nick Young are listed on the NBA All-Star ballot. Voting began Wednesday for the All-Star Game, which will be played in Orlando, Fla., on Feb.26.

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