Men's college lacrosse
Hoyas associate coach Kerwick out after DWI
Matt Kerwick is no longer employed as associate head coach of the Georgetown men's lacrosse program after pleading guilty last month to driving while intoxicated. A university spokesman on Monday confirmed the departure of Kerwick, who starred for the Baltimore Thunder of the now-defunct Major Indoor Lacrosse League.
"I have taken full responsibility for my error in judgment this past April and I have apologized to the Georgetown lacrosse family for my mistake," Kerwick said in a statement Tuesday. "I am grateful for the opportunities provided to me by the university and Coach Urick and I appreciate their support during the 2012 season."
"Matt Kerwick completed his service to the University and the Men's Lacrosse program this season and is no longer employed by Georgetown University," the spokesman wrote via email.
Kerwick pleaded guilty to the charge June 25, Fairfax County, Va., District Court documents show. The verdict stems from an April 15 incident in Vienna, Va. Kerwick was placed on one year's probation and one year's license restriction. Earlier this month, Dave Urick announced his retirement after 23 years as Hoyas head coach.
At the time, many expected Kerwick, who returned to Georgetown heading into the 2012 season and whose resume includes head coaching stints at Hobart and Jacksonville as well as two terms as a Hoyas assistant, to either be named the head coach or a candidate to replace Urick. As a player, Kerwick won four Division III national titles under Urick at Hobart, twice earning All-America honors as well as being named Most Valuable Player of the 1989 NCAA tournament.
After his collegiate career, Kerwick played in the MILL from 1991 through 1996, earning the Baltimore Thunder's Unsung Hero award twice and an All-Star selection in 1992.
—Compiled from Inside Lacrosse reports
Morgan State: The Morgan State Lacrosse Club is seeking donations to fund its return to varsity status. From 1970 through 1975, the "Ten Bears," as the team was called, ranked in the Top 10 four times and made the NCAA tournament twice. In 1975, Morgan State defeated top-ranked Washington and Lee, which had not lost a regular-season game in three years. The program folded in 1980. For more information, contact coach Bill Krehnbrink at 410-733-3432.
Calvert Hall attackman T. Kelly commits to UNC
Calvert Hall rising sophomore attackman Timmy Kelly has orally committed to North Carolina. A member of Maryland Lacrosse Club, he played in the Maryland Freestate Games, Brine Shootout and Jake Reed's Nike Blue Chip and was an All-Star at Baltimore Summer Kickoff. The right-hander also considered Maryland and Johns Hopkins.
A pair of Kelly's teammates also made oral commitments: Matt Brashears, a rising junior defenseman, chose Towson. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound two-sport athlete also considered Ohio State, Georgetown and Delaware. Midfielder Tom Bennett, meanwhile, picked Furman. Bennett was a team captain as a freshman and has been selected three consecutive years for Jake Reed's Nike Blue Chip Camp. He also considered Brown, Tufts, Colorado College, Boston University and UMBC.
Junior goaltender Jensen Makarov of Wheat Ridge (Colo.) High has orally committed to Maryland. Also a hockey player, Makarov considered Denver and Notre Dame as well.
•Rising senior midfielder Kendell Vecchio of Watertown (N.Y.) High has orally committed to Johns Hopkins. Vecchio has also played attack.
Major League Lacrosse
UMBC grad Mundorf honored after hat trick
Denver Outlaws attackman Brendan Mundorf (UMBC, Mount St. Joseph) was named Major League Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week after recording his sixth hat trick of the season, in addition to contributing four assists, in the Denver Outlaws' 17-13 victory over the Boston Cannons last Thursday night. Mundorf is the Outlaws' leading scorer with 24 goals and 21 assists, and ranks second in MLL with 45 points. Mundorf, who earned his second Offensive Player of the Week honor of the season, has now been selected as the Offensive Player of the Week seven times in his career, which ranks third in league history.
2 Terps football players named Preseason All-ACC
Maryland defensive lineman Joe Vellano and tight end Matt Furstenburg have been selected to the Preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference football team, the league announced Wednesday. Vellano was a consensus first-team All-ACC choice after last season and received 58 votes for the 2012 preseason team, third-most among defensive players. Vellano is one of four 2011 All-Americans to be chosen to the team, joining North Carolina State cornerback David Amerson, Georgia Tech guard Omoregie Uzzi and Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins. Furstenburg finished third in the conference in receptions per game (2.6) and receiving yards (348) last season.