February 7, 2012
Tuesday's entry is the seventh and final installment of a week-long series taking a look at each of the seven Division I programs in this state according to their order of finish from last season. The Sun's lacrosse preview is slated to be published Feb. 17. This is Maryland's turn. Overview: The Terps enjoyed their best season in more than a decade, reaching the NCAA title game for the first time since 1998. The school also captured its first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament crown since 2005 and its first Final Four berth since 2006.
March 3, 2012
If there's one lesson Maryland coach Cathy Reese took out of her team's narrow loss last weekend to Duke, it was that her fourth-ranked Terrapins - who start four freshmen and lack experience on defense - can't afford to miss prime scoring chances. "We had a ton of opportunities and we needed to capitalize on them," Reese said. "We needed to step it up in this game. " Maryland did just that in a 12-9 win over No. 6 Virginia at home on Friday, scoring on seven of their nine shots in the second half.
March 21, 2013
The John Carroll girls lacrosse team opened the season Tuesday with a 9-7 win over visiting Spalding. Kara Klages scored three goals to pace the Patriots, who also got scoring from four other players. Mackenzie Reese had the lone assist.
May 23, 2003
Lacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in North America, with its origin dating back to the 1400s. Native Americans originally played the game, known then as "baggataway," with hundreds and sometimes thousands of players, and often women and men competed together on the same team. These massive games would last two to three days and often the goals were miles apart. It was not until the early 1800s that French settlers started adopting the game. Lacrosse is a combination of basketball, soccer and hockey, and the game uses the same principles of the early game.
July 21, 1998
Name: Jesper AntellTeam: SwedenPosition: Midfield/AttackAge: 26Birthplace: StockholmThe skinny: Noticed lacrosse for the first time eight years ago while attending Middlebury High School in Vermont on an exchange program. "It looked like a great sport from the beginning, when I saw a couple kids with sticks throwing a ball around," he said. Antell played at Middlebury that year and joined the Swedish national team the next year, where he has remained. He now plays on the club team FALK and takes law classes at the University of Stockholm.