Steele Stanwick, a Loyola High graduate and the 2011 Tewaaraton Award winner at Virginia, has signed an endorsement deal with Under Armour.
The Baltimore native, now playing for the Ohio Machine of Major League Lacrosse, graduated last spring as the all-time leading scorer (269 points) in Virginia history after three times earning All-America honors and winning the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's Jack Turnbull Award as the nation's top attackman in 2012 as a senior.
He joins a roster of Under Armour-endorsed lacrosse athletes that includes former Maryland attackman Grant Catalino, who signed last fall. Under Armour has also partnered with Trilogy Lacrosse, adding Trilogy CEO and founder Ryan Boyle (Gilman) and national directors Matt Striebel, Mitch Belisle and Greg Downing to Under Armour's team. Trilogy Lacrosse runs youth camps and clinics nationwide.
Under Armour, Warrior headed to mediation
Warrior and Under Armour will go to mediation in front of a Baltimore magistrate Dec. 3 for settlement talks in Warrior’s lawsuit against Under Armour, two former Brine employees and UA licensee Vertical Lax.
According to Crain’s Detroit Business, Judge Richard Bennett of the U.S. District Court in Baltimore last month blocked Under Armour from using confidential Warrior documents that were found on UA’s computer system. Warrior filed an original lawsuit against former Brine employee Neal Goldman in July 2011, alleging that the current Under Armour Category Manager Men’s Apparel violated his noncompete agreement after leaving Warrior/Brine in 2010.
Warrior added former Brine employee Jenny Levy and her current employer Vertical Lax, and Under Armour this year, charging “wrongful appropriation of confidential information and trade secrets, intentional interference with business relationships, breach of employment agreement, unfair competition and violation of Maryland’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act,” according to a release send to Inside Lacrosse that also appeared on the website SportsOneSource.com.
UMBC's Nate Lewnes injured in scrimmage
UMBC freshman attackman Nate Lewnes (St. Mary’s) suffered a broken elbow in a 10-10 tie with Navy in a scrimmage at Drexel on Saturday, Inside Lacrosse reported on its website. Unofficially, the Retrievers defeated Penn, 9-6, in other play that day, and the host Dragons beat Navy, 9-6.
Galasso to Syracuse
Attackman Nicky Galasso, Inside Lacrosse’s No. 1 recruit in 2010, confirmed to the magazine that he made an oral commitment to Syracuse after being granted a release from North Carolina this month.
As a freshman in 2011, Galasso was the Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year and a third-team United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American at attack. He led the Tar Heels in scoring with 56 points that season, including 24 goals and a North Carolina freshman-record 32 assists.
His sophomore campaign was limited by a foot injury. He appeared in 13 games, finishing with six goals and three assists.