Bayhawks announce 25-man roster heading into Saturday's opener

Kaleikau, Dalton among newcomers who make the cut

April 23, 2013|The Baltimore Sun

After three weekends of training camp, the defending Major League Lacrosse champion Chesapeake Bayhawks have announced their 25-man roster heading into Saturday night's season opener at the Rochester Rattlers.

The Bayhawks, one of the most experienced and deepest teams in MLL, return numerous veteran standouts, including 2012 Championship Weekend MVP Ben Rubeor (Loyola High). But there are also talented new faces who made a big impression on coach Dave Cottle during training camp, including Germantown native Grant Kaleikau and J.P. Dalton (Loyola University, St Mary's), both of whom were selected during December's supplemental draft.
 
“We had a lot of difficult decisions to make,” Cottle said. “We respect all the guys that tried out and appreciate the time they spent as Bayhawks. I hope they get picked up by other teams. We will have even more roster moves to make as the [National Lacrosse League] teams finish their season and we will have to make more tough decisions.”

The Bayhawks-Rattlers game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The Bayhawks home opener is May 4 against the New York Lizards at 7 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Fireworks will be held after the game.

25-MAN ROSTER 3 MATT ABBOTT MIDFIELD 47 BRUCE BICKFORD GOALIE 44 STEVEN BROOKS MIDFIELD 4 DAN BURNS MIDFIELD 45 J.P. DALTON FACEOFF 0 T.C. DiBARTOLO GOALIE 5 KYLE DIXON MIDFIELD 43 BARNEY EHRMANN DEFENSE 33 MICHAEL EVANS DEFENSE 7 TYLER FIORITO GOALIE 12 NEAL HICKS ATTACK 23 DAN HOSTETLER MIDFIELD 18 BEN HUNT MIDFIELD 62 RYAN HURLEY ATTACK 30 GRANT KALEIKAU ATTACK 51 MIKE KIMMEL MIDFIELD 39 MATT MACKRIDES ATTACK 41 NICKY POLANCO DEFENSE 10 ADAM RAND FACEOFF 6 BEN RUBEOR ATTACK 66 MIKE SIMON DEFENSE 11 ALEX SMITH FACEOFF 91 BRIAN SPALLINA DEFENSE 16 MARK STAINES DEFENSE 15 KIP TURNER GOALIE PRACTICE SQUAD 35 TAYLOR CAPAROSA MIDFIELD 31 STEVEN DIRCKES DEFENSE 26 DEAN HART MIDFIELD 40 BREKAN KOHLITZ FACEOFF 38 KYLE MOFFITT MIDFIELD 39 KYLE MENENDEZ DEFENSE
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