Notebook: Baltimore Crabs win U-19 title at Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic

Former Hopkins player Smith promoted to Harvard assistant; ex-Syracuse women's star Tumolo joins Fla. as assistant

August 08, 2013|The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Crabs earned the under-19 boys division title at the 24th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic with a 9-6 victory over central New York squad Liberty on Wednesday afternoon in North Elba, N.Y.

The Crabs led by as much as 8-3 in the win.

Duke recruit Justin Guterding, who had a goal and four assists in the final, was named Crabs MVP. Also honored after the game was Connor Cannizzaro, who just graduated from Cazenovia (N.Y.) High and will join Maryland. Cannizzaro, who led Liberty with four unassisted goals in the title game, was presented with the first Paul Schimoler Spirit Award.

Schimoler, a standout goaltender at Cornell in the late 1980s and later with Team USA at the Federation of International Lacrosse world championships, died in February of brain cancer. He was a regular at the Summit Classic and a leading coach for the VTribe Lax program from Vermont.

Ex-Hopkins player Smith promoted to Harvard assistant

Ben Smith, a former Harvard and Johns Hopkins player, has been promoted to Crimson assistant coach after spending last season as a volunteer.

As a fifth-year senior in 2011, Smith played in all 16 games at long-stick midfielder for the Blue Jays; he led the team with 12 caused turnovers while helping it rank second in the nation in defense.

Smith received Harvard's Most Improved Player award as a junior in 2009 before earning the team MVP award and the Class of '59 Trophy for leadership and enthusiasm as a senior in 2010.

Tumolo joins Florida women as assistant coach

Michelle Tumolo, a Tewaaraton Award finalist and Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Attacker of the Year at Syracuse in 2012, has been named assistant coach at Florida.

"Throughout my playing time for one of the most prestigious lacrosse players and coaches of all time, Gary Gait, I learned so much about the sport," Tumolo said. "I am so excited to get down to Gainesville, settle into some new orange and blue gear, and start my career as a Division I lacrosse coach."

In 2012, she also was named the IWLCA Attacker of the Year, an IWLCA first-team All-American and the Big East Attack Player of the Year. Tumolo also an All-Big East first-team selection in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

She finished her career ranked third in all-time scoring with 278 points, second in career assists with 137 and fifth in all-time goals with 141.

Tumolo has been honing her coaching skills since 2010, when she coached the South Jersey Devils Girls Lacrosse Club. She also served as a coach at the Syracuse University Elite Lacrosse Camps from 2010 to 2013. Tumolo has been on the U.S. women's national team roster since 2010.

MLL's Hounds activate ex-Terp Blye

Major League Lacrosse's Charlotte Hounds, who will play the Chesapeake Bayhawks at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in both teams’ regular-season finale Saturday night, assigned attackman Owen Blye (Maryland) to the active roster.

Blye, the 24th overall pick of the 2013 Collegiate Draft, has yet to play this season.

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