By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Baltimore-based STX said Thursday that it's inked deals with five National Hockey League players as the company best known for lacrosse plans an expansion of its ice-hockey line. STX launched the line in the spring with sticks. It plans to add gloves and Surgeon and Stallion sticks for beginner- and intermediate-level players in November, and "elite-level" protective gear next spring. STX said it signed multi-year deals with Charlie Coyle and Jonathon Blum of the Minnesota Wild, David Booth of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brandon Pirri of the Florida Panthers and Mike Brown of the San Jose Sharks.
By Allison Eatough, For The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
To Jennifer Vick, being on the sidelines doesn't mean you are out of the game - the fashion game. Vick, a Glen Arm resident, spent years watching her sons, Porter, 13, and Mason, 15, play lacrosse. While at the games, she noticed more and more girls playing the sport. But they often showed up to practice and games wearing "boys' stuff. " "The fit was not good, and the clothes were not relevant," she said. Vick also saw a lack of lacrosse-style clothing geared toward sisters and mothers watching the games.
Sports Digest | August 26, 2014
Former Severn and Maryland star Michael Phipps has joined Navy's coaching staff. A native of Annapolis, Phipps, who spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach at High Point, replaces former Midshipmen offensive coordinator J.L. Reppert , who left last week to take the same position at Maryland. While at High Point, Phipps helped oversee the offense and develop the team's goalkeepers. Austin Geisler Phipps also spent two seasons (2010-11) as the offensive coordinator at Severn, where he earned All-Metro first-team honors as a senior.
By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Maryland men's lacrosse head coach John Tillman confirmed Friday that Navy offensive coordinator J.L. Reppert has agreed to take the same position with the Terps. “I'm excited to have a guy like J.L. come to our program,” Tillman said. “Because of the type of leader and mentor and coach he is, to work with our young people is going to be great for our program. He's a guy that I feel very comfortable with. I've known him for almost 20 years. So there's a lot of comfort in terms of knowing what he's all about, his knowledge of the game, our ability to work well together.
By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Archbishop Spalding boys lacrosse coach Kenneth 'Bear' Davis has stepped down after accepting a full-time position with Major League Lacrosse's Ohio Machine. Davis, a Columbus, Ohio, native, spent three seasons at Spalding and posted a 25-31 record competing in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference. The Cavaliers finished 7-12 last season. Spalding Director of Athletics, Jeff Parsons, said the school is still searching for a replacement. Davis was named the Machine's vice president and head coach.
Sports Digest | August 16, 2014
Et cetera Maryland men's lacrosse attackman Benjamin Chisolm was cleared in a Virginia sexual assault case Thursday after being accused of molesting a woman at a concert, Chisolm's lawyer said. Prosecutors dropped the felony sex assault charge against Chisolm and a judge cleared him of assault after a brief bench trial, according to the attorney. But Chisolm was found guilty of being drunk in public and received a fine and community service. Chisolm and the woman were at a Zac Brown Band concert at the Jiffy Lube Live venue in June and she had fallen asleep.
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
A University of Maryland lacrosse player was cleared in a Virginia sexual assault case Thursday after being accused of molesting a woman at a concert, his lawyer said. Prosecutors dropped a felony sex assault charge against Benjamin Chisolm and a judge cleared him of assault after a brief bench trial, according to the attorney. But Chisolm was found guilty of being drunk in public and received a fine and community service. "Ben Chisolm was never guilty of a sexual assault, he wasn't guilty of assault and that's the end of it," said the attorney, Edward B. MacMahon, Jr. The Prince William's County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office did not respond to a request for comment.
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
The NCAA rules committee's decision on Thursday not to recommend a shot clock for the 2015 season drew a mixed reaction from a pair of area Division I men's lacrosse coaches. A shot clock had been a heavily debated topic as players, coaches and fans bemoaned the slower pace of play associated with a game that has been called "the fastest sport on two feet. " But the committee, which met Tuesday through Thursday in Indianapolis, instead suggested by next spring the installation of a visible shot clock for the 30-second warning issued when officials rule that an offense is stalling and not making a concerted effort to attack the net. "I'm surprised because I did think there had been enough conversation and a lot of proponents for the shot clock," Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala said.
Sports Digest | August 12, 2014
Boys lacrosse Millon becomes director of development for Breakers National Lacrosse Hall of Fame member Mark Millon was hired by the Baltimore Breakers as director of player and coach development. The former U.S. national team player has worked with the Breakers intermittently since the program's inception in 2003. He became full-time head coach in 2013 with the Breakers Under-11 team. His responsibilities this year will include coaching two teams, creating a coaching curriculum, developing an indoor training program, and working with Breakers president J.J. Pearl in assembling a coaching staff.
By Jon Fogg, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
Charlotte Hounds (4-9) @ Chesapeake Bayhawks (4-9) When: Saturday, 7 p.m. Where: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Video: Outlook: In the span of one year, the Bayhawks and Hounds have gone from fighting for the Major League Lacrosse title to battling for the right not to be called the worst team in the league. The loser Saturday will receive the top slot in January's college draft, though the Hounds traded their first-round pick to the franchise that is now the Florida Launch for Josh Hawkins (Loyola Maryland)
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