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Maryland Lax Opens ACC Play Saturday Against Duke

Posted on 03 March 2012 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, MD. – The fifth-ranked Maryland men’s lacrosse team opens its ACC schedule with No. 8 Duke on March 3 at 1 p.m. The game will be the first time since 2007 that the Terrapins and the Blue Devils will play on Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. The game will be streamed live on WatchESPN.com with Booker Corrigan and Ryan Boyle handling the announcing duties.

• Maryland is 2-0 so far and is coming off of a 16-11 thumping of Georgetown last Friday, Feb. 24, in Washington, D.C. Senior Joe Cummings set his career high with six points on four goals and two assists to lead the Terrapins, who never trailed in the game. Junior John Haus had another four-point game, his second of 2012, with a goal and three assists. The starting close defense shutdown the Hoya attack unit, allowing just one goal in 6-on-6 play. Junior Landon Carr had a terrific outing, scoring a goal and picking-up a career-best six groundball.

• The Blue Devils are 3-1 on the season after sweeping a pair of games last weekend vs. Penn and Jacksonville. Duke’s lone loss of the season came in its only road game, a 7-3 decision at Notre Dame on Feb. 18. The Blue Devils are led offensively by sophomore Jordan Wolf, who leads the ACC with 14 points on nine goals and five assists. Long pole CJ Costabile has been tremendous at the face-off X, winning 60 percent of his draws and has a team-leading 19 groundballs. Dan Wigrizer was solid in goal in the first two games of the season, but Kyle Turri started both games last weekend.

The Count Down
10 … Since 2002 Maryland has won 84 of the 91 games in which the Terps have scored 10 or more goals for a .923 winning percentage.
9 … Maryland is 101-22 in games since 2002 when it allows nine goals or less, for an .821 winning percentage.
8 … Over the past eight seasons, Maryland and Duke have played 11 times with the Terps holding a 6-5 series lead since 2005.
7 … John Haus has seven career points vs. the Blue Devils in four meetings.
6 … Six of the last 10 all-time meetings between Maryland and Duke have been played at a neutral site.
5 … In the last 10 regular season meetings between Duke and Maryland each team has five wins.
4 … Duke has already played four games this season.
3 … In the last 10 regular season meetings between Duke and Maryland the goal-differential is just three goals (101-98 Duke).
2 … This will be the second of two Maryland games streamed on WatchESPN.com this season.
1 … This will be the first regular season game between Duke and Maryland played in Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium since 2007.

Coaching Match-Up
• John Tillman is in his fifth season as a head coach, and second with the Terps, with a 35-24 career record for a 59.3 winning percentage. Tillman is 15-5 as Maryland’s head coach. He had a 20-19 record in three seasons as the head coach at Harvard.

• Duke’s John Danowski is in his 30th season as a head coach and holds an all-time record of 302-159 (.655). He is in his sixth season at Duke and has a 83-20 (.806) record with the Blue Devils.

• Tillman has a 4-3 career record against Duke while coaching at Maryland and Harvard, all against Danowski. His first win vs. the Blue Devils came in the 2009 season opener at Harvard. The Crimson upset No. 5 Duke, 9-6, at Koskinen Stadium in Durham. Last season, Tillman’s Terps defeated Duke, 11-9, in the ACC championship game at Koskinen Stadium and then again, 9-4, in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament in M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore..

Series History vs. Duke
• Maryland and Duke have played 77 times. The Terps hold a 58-19 edge (.753) in the series that dates back to 1940. Maryland’s 58 wins against the Blue Devils are the most against any opponent.

• The stakes were much higher in the 2011 rubber match as unseeded Maryland defeated No. 5 seed Duke, 9-4, in a tough, physical game in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Grant Catalino led the offensive attack for the Terps with three goals, while Joe Cummings added two goals and an assist. The Terrapin defense was terrific in holding the Blue Devils to just four goals with Niko Amato making 13 saves to send the Terps to their first NCAA title-game appearance since 1998.

• The 2011 rematch took place again at Duke’s Koskinen Stadium, but this time the stakes were a bit higher – the ACC championship. This time it was the Terps coming away with an 11-9 victory to take its first conference crown since 2005. Ryan Young scored the first game-winning goal of his career when he jumped in the air to redirect a John Haus pass from behind the cage. Grant Catalino earned tournament MVP honors after scoring three goals vs. the Blue Devils in the title game.

• For the second time in two years the Terps and the Blue Devils needed overtime to decide things, but in 2011 in Durham it was Duke that pulled out a 9-8 victory on freshman Jordan Wolf’s game-winning goal 1:01 into the first OT. The Blue Devils held a 7-4 lead at the start of the fourth quarter, but four-straight goals by Landon Carr, Michael Shakespeare, Joe Cummings and John Haus, who finished with three goals in the game, gave Maryland a one-goal lead with 3:48 to go. Maryland appeared to have the game wrapped up in the final seconds when Carr forced a Blue Devil turnover, but a controversial holding call gave Duke another chance and Zach Howell scored with 0:03 left to send the game into overtime. Both goalies were sensational in the game with Maryland’s Niko Amato making 19 saves and Duke’s Dan Wigrizer stopped 17 shots.

• The 2010 meeting will go down as one of the most memorable in the series as the Terps pulled out an 11-10 overtime victory at the 2010 Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic in Baltimore. Grant Catalino was the star of the game for the Terps, netting a career-best five goals, including the game-winner. Duke scored the final three goals of regulation to send the game into OT and then controlled possession for all but eight seconds of overtime, but that’s all the Terps needed for Bryn Holmes to cause a turnover, Brian Farrell to scoop a groundball and Dean Hart to push the transition and find Catalino on the left wing for the game-winning shot. Senior goalie Brian Phipps made 15 saves in the win.

• Maryland won an 11-8 decision over the Blue Devils at the 2009 Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic in Baltimore. Jeff Reynolds was the key factor for the Terps in the victory. He scored a goal and had an assist, but he won three key face-offs that led directly to goals that spurred Maryland onto the win. Grant Catalino had six points on two goals and four assists, while Ryan Young had five points on a pair of scores and three helpers.

• In 2008 the Blue Devils defeated the Terps, 15-7, in Durham, N.C. Travis Reed totaled three goals for the Terps in the defeat.

• The 2007 meeting was the first road game for the Blue Devils since their 2006 season was cancelled. Duke responded with a 14-7 victory behind a six-goal, seven-point effort from Matt Danowski. Max Ritz led the Terps in the game with a three-point effort on two goals and an assist.

• The 2006 season saw the rivalry escalate even more as the teams entered the game ranked first and second in the nation. The game more than lived up to the hype as the two squads battled and needed overtime to decide the victor. In that overtime, Xander Ritz sent the Terps home with the 8-7 win after scoring his fifth goal of the game with 1:14 remaining in the first extra period.

• In 2005 the two teams played three times with the Blue Devils winning two of the three games. It was the second time in the series the two squads played three times in a season. In 1992 the two teams played in early March, again in the ACC Tournament and in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Maryland won all three games that season.

• In the 2005 NCAA Semifinals, Duke ended Maryland’s season with a 18-9 defeat at Lincoln Financial Field. Bill McGlone gave the Terps a 1-0 lead, but the Blue Devils responded with nine unanswered goals and took a 10-3 lead into halftime. Joe Walters scored three times in the third quarter, but Maryland could not close the deficit.

• In 2005’s ACC Final, Maryland turned in its finest defensive effort of the year. The Terps held Duke, the nation’s highest scoring offense, scoreless for more than 40 minutes en route to a 9-5 victory at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on May 1. ACC Tournament MVP Harry Alford made 15 saves on the afternoon, while freshman Will Dalton helped the Terps control the ball on face-offs, winning 7-of-10 draws. Offensively Maryland was led by All-American Joe Walters who scored his second straight hat trick vs. the Blue Devils, while adding an assist. Freshman attackman Max Ritz also chipped in a pair for goals in the victory.

• The 2005 regular season game saw Maryland dominate Duke at the Maryland Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex, but the Blue Devils found a way to get out of College Park with a 10-8 victory. All-American Joe Walters scored a hat trick for the Terps, but Duke outscored Maryland 6-3 in the second half to secure the win. Michael Phipps scored two goals and added an assist for his second career three-point game.

• The Terps dominated the series from 1955 through 1988, winning all 27 meetings.

• The teams have met four times in the NCAA Tournament with Maryland winning 13-11 in 1992, Duke retaliating 14-9 in 1994, and the Blue Devils taking the 2005 match-up 18-9. Maryland took the most recent NCAA meeting, 9-4, in the 2011 Final Four in Baltimore.

Going Purple For A Good Cause
· Saturday’s game vs. Duke on March 3 is a “Purple Out.” All fans are encouraged to wear purple to the game to help raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.

Going Gray
· Maryland players will also be wearing gray stickers with the number 42 in honor of Zack Wholley’s father, John, who passed away from brain cancer on August 28, 2011.

· If you’re interested in more information, please visit the National Brain Tumor Society website.

In case you’re wondering here are some facts about brain and spinal cord tumors from the American Cancer Society:
· About 22,910 malignant tumors of the brain or spinal cord (12,630 in males and 10,280 in females) will be diagnosed. These numbers would likely be much higher if benign tumors were also included.
· About 13,700 people (7,720 males and 5,980 females) will die from these tumors.
· Overall, the chance that a person will develop a malignant tumor of the brain or spinal cord in his or her lifetime is about one in 150 for a man and one in 185 for a woman.

Maryland In Season Openers
• Maryland has a 83-3-1 (.960) lifetime record in season openers dating back to the 1924 season. The Terps have won their last 19 openers and 26 of the last 27, with the only loss coming to Duke in 1993, when they fell to Duke 9-5 on March 6.

• After losing their 1925 opener to Yale, 5-3, the Terps went on to win 40 consecutive season openers from 1926 through 1967. The streak was broken when Maryland tied Princeton, 6-6, in the 1968 opener. Following the deadlock, Maryland went on to win its next 14 openers, giving the Terps a 54-0-1 record over a 57-year span (Maryland did not field a team in 1944 and 1945 due to World War II.)

19 Straight in Season Openers
• After beating Hartford to open the 2012 season the Terps have an 19-game winning streak in season openers. Five of those wins came against Villanova (1994-98) and the last nine over Denver, Mount St. Mary’s, Air Force, Hobart, Duke, Georgetown (four times), Bellarmine (twice), Presbyterian, Detroit Mercy and Hartford. Over the 19-year stretch, Maryland outscored its foes 267-99 (an average score of 14.1-5.2) in those games.

· The Terps have not allowed more than seven goals to any opponent in a season opener over the last 18 years. Maryland has not allowed an opponent to score 10 or more goals in a season opener since Syracuse beat the Terps, 16-13 on March 9, 1983.

The Last 19 Season Openers
Feb. 18, 2012 #8 Maryland 12, Hartford 6
Feb. 19, 2011 #4 Maryland 16, Detroit Mercy 4
Feb. 20, 2010 #6 Maryland 12, Bellarmine 7
Feb. 13, 2009 #3 Maryland 18, Presbyterian 3
Feb. 23, 2008 #7 Maryland 11, #4 Georgetown 6
Feb. 17, 2007 #7 Maryland 11, Bellarmine 6
Feb 25, 2006 #3 Maryland 10, #7 Georgetown 4
Feb. 26, 2005 #4 Maryland 13, #5 Georgetown 6
Feb. 28, 2004 #5 Maryland 14, #6 Georgetown 5
Mar. 2, 2003 #5 Maryland 13, #7 Duke 7
Feb. 23, 2002 #6 Maryland 13, #23 Hobart 6
Feb. 24, 2001 #8 Maryland 16, Air Force 3
Feb. 27, 2000 #8 Maryland 19, Mt. St. Mary’s 3
Feb. 25, 1999 #7 Maryland 13, Denver 5
Feb. 21, 1998 #6 Maryland 18, Villanova 5
Feb. 22, 1997 #7 Maryland 13, Villanova 4
Feb. 24, 1996 #7 Maryland 12, Villanova 6
Feb. 25, 1995 Maryland 15, Villanova 6
Feb. 26, 1994 Maryland 18, Villanova 7
Home team in bold

First-Time Opponents
• Maryland has played 78 different opponents in its 87 seasons. The 2012 season added Hartford (a 12-6 win on 2/18) and will add Marist (3/10) to that list. In the Terps’ 78 first-time meetings Maryland is 74-4 (.949) in those games. Adelphi (12-13, 1982), Army (0-3, 1923), Syracuse (3-10, 1927) and Yale (3-5, 1925) are the only schools to beat the Terps the first time the schools met on a lacrosse field.

Get To 10 And Win
• One axiom of lacrosse is that if you score 10 goals or more your chances of winning are pretty good. Well, a look at the results since 2002 shows that when Maryland scores 10 or more goals there’s not just a pretty good chance the Terrapins will win; it’s an almost certainty. Since 2002 Maryland has won 84 of the 91 games in which the Terps have scored 10 or more goals for a .923 winning percentage.

· The Terps scored 11 vs. Johns Hopkins on April 16, 2011, but the Blue Jays won the game in overtime, 12-11. On April 3 of last season the Terps lost to No. 1 Virginia by a final of 11-10, giving Maryland its only loss when scoring 10 or more goals in 2010. In 2009 the Terps lost to Georgetown, 13-10 on Feb. 21 and lost again when scoring 10 in the ACC Semifinals in a 16-10 defeat at North Carolina. Prior to that, Maryland had not lost when scoring 10 or more goals since dropping an 11-10 decision to Virginia in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament in Durham, N.C. The Terrapins got to 10 goals in the 100th game against Johns Hopkins, but the Blue Jays took the game 14-10. Virginia is the only team to beat the Terps twice when allowing 10 or more goals. The Wahoos did it first in 2002 with another 11-10 decision..

Record When Scoring 10+ Goals
Year W-L Loss
2012 2-0
2011 9-1 Johns Hopkins, 11-12 ot
2010 12-1 Virginia, 10-11
2009 6-2 Georgetown, 10-13
at UNC, 16-10 ACC SF
2008 9-0
2007 8-1 Virginia, 10-11
2006 8-0
2005 5-0
2004 10-1 Hopkins, 10-13
2003 8-0
2002 7-1 Virginia, 10-11

Holding Opponents To Single-Digits
• The Terps have been extremely impressive (winning 92.2 percent of its games since 2002) when it scores 10 or more goals, they have been nearly as impressive when holding opponents to less than 10 goals during that span.

• Since 2002 Maryland is 101-22 in games, for a .821 winning percentage, when it has held opponents under 10 goals. The Terps have played 161 total games since 2002. Maryland has held opponents to nine goals or less 76.4 percent of the time.

Youth Is Served
• Maryland started two sophomores (Michael Ehrhardt and Brian Cooper) and a freshman (Goran Murray) at close defense in the 2012 season-opening win over Hartford. The last time Maryland’s defense had two sophomore and one freshman starting was 2005 when sophomores Steve Whittenberg and Ray Megill started alongside freshman Joe Cinosky. The first game that group started together was April 23, 2005 at Fairfield (a 9-6 Terrapin win).

• Goran Murray became the first Maryland freshman to start at close defense in a season opener since 2008 when Max Schmidt started in an 11-6 win at Georgetown.

Face-Off Firsts
• Junior Curtis Holmes’ 19-of-20 (.950) performance facing-off vs. Hartford in the 2012 season opener is just the fifth time since 2000 that a Maryland face-off man has won at least 90% of his draws with at least 10 attempts.

• Holmes joins Andy Claxton and Brian Haggerty as the only Terps with multiple games of 19 or more face-off wins. Claxton did it three times (27 at Towson in 1991, 21 vs. Duke in 1991 and 19 at Brown in 1991), while Haggerty did it twice (20 vs. Butler in 1998 and 19 vs. Virginia in 1998). Holmes had 20 wins vs. Georgetown last season to go along with his 19 vs. the Hawks, which makes him the only Terp to win 19 or more face-offs in different seasons.

• The last 90% performance was in 2008 when Bryn Holmes, Curtis’ older brother, won 9-of-10 face-offs at Mount St. Mary’s.

• The last time a Terp faced-off with a winning percentage above 90% was on March 21, 2006 when David Tamberrino won 12-of-13 in a 14-2 win over Dartmouth.

Best Face-Off Performances Since 2000
Curtis Holmes – 19/20 (.950) vs. Hartford 2/18/12
Brian Carroll – 12/13 (.923) at Delaware 3/17/01
Davin Tamberrino – 12/13 (.923) vs. Dartmouth 3/21/06
Jeremy Pastula – 11/12 (.917) at Towson 3/8/03
Bryn Holmes – 9/10 (.900) at Mount St. Mary’s 2/26/08
Bryn Holmes – 12/14 (.857) vs. Presbyterian 2/13/09
Brian Carroll – 11/13 (.846) vs. Mount St. Mary’s 2/26/02
Bryn Holmes – 11/13 (.846) vs. Air Force 2/14/09
Ryan Moran – 10/12 (.833) vs. Bucknell 3/11/03
Will Dalton – 18/22 (.818) vs. Vermont 2/20/07
Curtis Holmes – 17/21 (.810) vs. Detroit Mercy 2/19/11

Consecutive 10-Win Seasons
· The 11-9 victory over Duke on April 24, 2011 was the 10th of the year for Maryland, giving it nine straight seasons with double-digit wins. (Special thanks to Patrick Stevens of the D1Scourse.com).

· How does that stack up against the rest of the college lacrosse programs? Take a look at programs with at least five-straight 10-win seasons:
Maryland (9): 2011 (13-5), 2010 (12-4), 2009 (10-7), 2008 (10-6), 2007 (10-6), 2006 (12-5), 2005 (11-6), 2004 (13-3), 2003 (12-4)
Cornell (7): 2011 (12-3), 2010 (12-6), 2009 (11-3), 2008 (11-4), 2007 (15-1), 2006 (11-3), 2005 (11-3)
Virginia (7): 2011 (13-5), 2010 (16-2), 2009 (14-2), 2008 (14-4), 2007 (12-4), 2006 (17-0), 2005 (11-4)
Notre Dame (6): 2011 (11-3), 2010 (10-7), 2009 (15-1), 2008 (14-3), 2007 (11-4), 2006 (10-5)
Duke (5): 2011 (14-6), 2010 (16-4), 2009 (15-4), 2008 (18-2), 2007 ( 17-3)
Siena (5): 2011 (13-5), 2010 (12-5), 2009 (12-6), 2008 (10-6), 2007 (10-6)

The 700 Club
· Maryland’s 15-6 victory over Penn on April 14, 2009 was the program’s 700th victory in 84 seasons of varsity men’s lacrosse. The Terps join Johns Hopkins, Syracuse, Navy and Army as the only programs with 700 or more Division I wins.

· Two things that make Maryland’s accomplishment all the more impressive is that the Terps reached the 700-win plateau in just their 84th season. Only Syracuse reached win No. 700 in as few seasons, but it took the Orange 53 more games than Maryland. In fact, Maryland needed only 940 games to reach 700 wins and only Johns Hopkins needed fewer games (932) to hit the historic number, but the Blue Jays did so in their 105th season.

All-Time Winningest Programs
Team W-L-T Pct.
1. Johns Hopkins 916-294-15 .754
2. Syracuse 822-311-16 .722
3. Navy 750-310-14 .705
4. Maryland 730-247-4 .746
5. Army 727-346-7 .676
The Road To 700 Wins
Team Seasons Games Played
Maryland 84 940
Syracuse 84 993
Army 92 1,029
Navy 99 972
Johns Hopkins 105 932

Terps’ 87th Season Of Lacrosse
· The Terps boast an all-time record of 730-247-4 (.746), dating back to the first varsity team in 1924 (a team was not fielded in 1944 and 1945 due to World War II). Maryland has finished every one of its previous 85 seasons with a .500 or better record, including last season when the Terps went 10-6. The program reached the 700-win milestone with a 15-6 victory over Penn on April 14, 2009 at Ludwig Field.

· During the decade of the 2000s, Maryland went 111-49 for a .694 win percentage, making it the winningest decade in Terrapin lacrosse history. In the decade of the 1990s, Maryland posted a 95-47 record. The .669 winning percentage matched Maryland’s win percentage of the 1980s when the Terps went 83-41 and also compiled a .669 win percentage. So far, Maryland is 25-9 in the 2010’s for a .735 winning percentage.

A Family Affair
· Many school’s refer to their sports programs as families, but the Maryland men’s lacrosse program is truely a family affair. Since 2002, the Terps have had 13 sets of brothers, including three on this season’s roster, don the red and black together for at least one season.

Harry & Thomas Alford: 2004-05-06-07
Jake & Jesse Bernhardt: 2010-11-12
Justin & Owen Blye: 2009-10-11
Brian & Kevin Cooper: 2011-12
Billy & Bobby Gribbin: 2012
Brendan & Ian Healy: 2003-04-05
Bryn & Curtis Holmes: 2010
Bryn & Travis Holmes: 2007
Dan & Mike LaMonica: 2002
Chris & Willy Passavia: 2002-03
Brian & Michael Phipps: 2007
Max & Xander Ritz: 2005-06
Mark & Michael White: 2008-09-10-11

the Tape
Maryland Category  Duke
14.0 Goals Per Game 11.8
8.5 Opponents’ Goals Per Game 7.5
40.5 Shots Per Game 43.5
34.6 Shot Percentage 27.0
25.0 Shots on Goal Per Game 26.0
61.7 Shots on Goal Percentage 59.8
9.5 Saves Per Game 9.5
52.8 Save Percentage 55.9
43.0 Groundballs Per Game 37.8
25.0 Opponents’ Groundballs Per Game 23.5
16.5 Turnovers Per Game 16.8
11.5 Caused Turnovers Per Game 6.5
68.0 Face-Off Percentage 63.3
97.3 Clear Percentage 81.5
71.4 Opponents’ Clear Percentage 92.1
3.0 Penalties Per Game 6.3
1.5 Penalty Minutes Per Game 6.1
80.0 Man-Up Conversion Percentage 7.1
50.0 Opponents’ Man-Up Conversion Percentage 43.5

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Bassett, Ranagan, Grimm, Sawyer Amongst Locals on Tewaaraton Watch List

Posted on 16 February 2012 by WNST Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the college lacrosse season is just getting under way across the country, The Tewaaraton Award is pleased to announce the 2012 Men’s and Women’s Watch Lists. The lists include the top players across all three divisions of collegiate lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the 2012 Tewaaraton Award.

This year’s list has 64 schools represented, which is a record high. “We are particularly excited with the number of schools represented in this year’s Watch List, which is a strong indication of the growth of the sport and the excitement that the Award creates throughout the lacrosse world” said Jeff Harvey, Chairman of the Tewaaraton Award.

The Selection Committees are made up of top collegiate coaches and are appointed each year by the Tewaaraton Award. “Our selection committees have a passion for this Award and these Watch List players should know that this is a distinction that only the best coaches could provide,” said Sarah Aschenbach, Executive Director of the Tewaaraton Award.

The Selection Committees will make additions to these lists as the season progresses and athletes earn a spot along side these elite players. In late April, both lists will be narrowed to 25 and these men and women will earn the distinction of Tewaaarton Nominees. In mid-May, the 5 Finalists in each category will be announced. These finalists will be invited to the Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, which will take place on May 31st, at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC.

For information on the Award and to purchase tickets to the event, go to www.tewaaraton.com.

About The Tewaaraton Award

The Tewaaraton Award was formally established in August of 2000 with the inaugural presentation taking place at The University Club of Washington DC in June of 2001. The Tewaaraton Trophy symbolizes lacrosse’s centuries-old roots in Native American heritage. Tradition dictates that each year the Tewaaraton Award celebrates one of the six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy: the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, and the Tuscarora. To honor the heritage of the sport, the Award presents two annual scholarships to students of American Indian decent. The Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award honoring the nation’s top male and female collegiate lacrosse players and is endorsed by the Mohawk Nation Council of Elders and US Lacrosse.

About The University Club of the City of Washington, DC

Established in 1904 during the tenure of William Howard Taft, the Club’s first President and later the President of the United States, the membership is a diverse mix of professional, business and government leaders. The Club’s mission is to provide members and their families: congenial social gatherings, good fellowship, excellent dining, guest rooms, athletics, a rich variety of cultural, international and educational programs activities, and other services to enhance health, wellness, intellectual growth and fitness within the Club’s superbly maintained and expanded historic Clubhouse.

Men’s 2012 Watch List

Sean Aaron, Goalie – Union College
Brent Adams, Midfield – Fairfield University
Andrew Barton, Midfield – Providence College
Pierce Bassett, Goalie – Johns Hopkins University
Peter Baum, Midfield – Colgate University
Carter Bender, Attack – University of Hartford
Anthony Biscardi, Midfield – University of Massachusetts
Ian Braddish, Midfield – Hofstra University
Sam Bradman, Midfield – Salisbury University
Colin Briggs, Midfield – University of Virginia
Fergus Campbell, Goalie – Dartmouth College
Charlie Cipriano, Goalie – Fairfield University
Travis Comeau, Attack – Georgetown University
CJ Costabile, Long Stick Midfield – Duke University
Kevin Cunningham, Attack – Villanova University
Bobby Dattilo, Midfield/Face Off – Hobart College
Nikk Davis, Midfield – United States Naval Academy
Tim Desko, Attack – Syracuse University
Daniel DiMaria, Defense/LSM – Harvard University
Billy Eisenreich, Attack – Bucknell University
Dante Fantoni, Attack – Lehigh University
Kyle Feeney, Goalie – Bucknell University
Tyler Fiorito, Goalie – Princeton University
Nick Galasso, Attack – University of North Carolina
Matt Gibson, Attack – Yale University
Rob Grimm, Attack – University of Maryland Baltimore County
Tim Henderson, Defense – United States Military Academy
Curtis Holmes, Midfield – University of Maryland
Shayne Jackson, Attack – Limestone College
Sam Jones, Attack – United States Naval Academy
Grant Kaleikau, Attack – University of Delaware
Austin Kaut, Goalie – Penn State University
Jeff Keating, Attack – Roanoke College
Micah Keller, Attack – Hampden-Sydney College
John Kemp, Goalie – University of Notre Dame
Roy Lang, Midfield – Cornell University
Chris LaPierre, Midfield – University of Virginia
Joe Lisicky, Defense – Lynchburg College
Jeffrey Lowman, Goalie – St. John’s University
Matt Mackrides, Attack – Penn State University
Greg Mahony, Midfield – Yale University
Mark Manos, Goalie – Drexel University
JoJo Marasco, Midfield/Attack – Syracuse University
Kiel Matisz, Midfield – Robert Morris University
Mark Matthews, Attack – University of Denver
Joel Matthews, Attack – University of Detroit Mercy
Jack McBride, Attack/Midfield – University of North Carolina
Kevin McCormick, Midfield – Tufts University
Brian Megill, Defense – Syracuse University
Bryan Neufeld, Attack – Siena College
Chris Nourse, Defense – Georgetown University
Robert Pannell, Attack – Cornell University
Mason Poli, Defense – Bryant University
John Ranagan, Midfield – Johns Hopkins University
Joe Resetarits, Attack – University at Albany
Connor Rice, Attack – Marist College
Jack Rice, Attack – Villanova University
Stephen Robarge, Midfield/Face Off – Virginia Military Institute
Dan Savage, Midfield – University of Pennsylvania
Michael Sawyer, Attack – Loyola University
Rob Schlesinger, Midfield – Brown University
Tom Schreiber, Midfield – Princeton University
Logan Schuss, Attack – Ohio State University
Steve Serling, Midfield – Hofstra University
Ryan Snyder, Face Off – Lehigh University
Steele Stanwick, Attack – University of Virginia
Garrett Thul, Attack – United States Military Academy
Jeff Tundo, Attack – Stony Brook University
Justin Turri, Midfield – Duke University
Kevin Vaughan, Midfield – Harvard University
Joe Vitale, Midfield – Adelphi University
Ben Waldron, Long Stick Midfield – Binghamton University
Chad Wiedmaier, Defense – Princeton University

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Exposure For Local Schools as ESPN Announces 2012 Lacrosse Schedule

Posted on 23 January 2012 by WNST Staff

ESPN announces its extensive 2012 college lacrosse coverage across ESPN, ESPNU and ESPN3 with a schedule featuring nationally-ranked programs, top-caliber games and the addition of the ACC Men’s and Women’s and BIG EAST Men’s Lacrosse Championships. The schedule includes 49 total games – featuring 39 regular-season matchups, 37 men’s and two women’s games – plus the crowing of six conference champions on ESPNU and ESPN3. Coverage begins with No. 4 Johns Hopkins hosting Towson on Friday, Feb. 17, at noon on ESPNU.

Schedule highlights:

  • At least one appearance from each team in the top 10 of Inside Lacrosse Division Preseason Rankings and 14 of the 16 teams that qualified for the 2011 NCAA Championship, including seven appearances from the defending champion Virginia
  • ESPN will air two top-10 games – No. 7 Syracuse at No. 1 Virginia on Sunday, March 4, at 4:30 p.m. and the Cavaliers at No. 6 North Carolina on Sunday, April 7, at noon
  • A rematch of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship game between No. 8 Maryland and top-ranked Virginia on Saturday, March 31, at noon on ESPNU
  • ESPN3 will offer eight exclusive games including three appearances by second-ranked Duke – at No. 9 Notre Dame on Saturday, Feb. 18, at No. 8 Maryland on Saturday, March 3 and at Georgetown on Saturday, March 24
  • Games from four in-season tournaments – Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic (Baltimore) on Saturday, March 10, Konica Minolta Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.) on Sunday, April 1, ESPNU Warrior Classic (Charlotte, N.C.) on Saturday, April 14 and Mile High Classic (Denver) on Friday, April 27
  • ESPNU will carry two regular-season women’s games plus the ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship title match as part of ACC Monday on Monday, April 23, at 3 p.m.
  • Five men’s conference champions will be crowned on ESPNU or ESPN3
    • The entire ACC Championship will air live on ESPNU beginning with the semifinals on Friday, April 20 at 5 and 7:30 p.m. and the title game on Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m.
    • ESPNU will carry the final game of the BIG EAST Championship on Saturday, May 5, at noon along with the first semifinal on Thursday, May 3, at 4:30 p.m.; in addition, the second semifinal tilt will be at 7 p.m. on ESPN3
    • ESPN3 will be the home to the Ivy League Championship semifinals on Friday, May 4, at 5 and 8 p.m., while ESPNU will offer the title game that Sunday at noon
    • The America East and ECAC champions will be crowned on ESPN3

This season, the network’s telecasts will include a deep roster of experienced and knowledgeable lacrosse analysts: Ryan Boyle (Four-time All-American at Princeton), Paul Carcaterra (All-American at Syracuse and a member of 1995 National Championship team), Mark Dixon (former Johns Hopkins midfielder), Ryan Flanagan (All-American defenseman at UNC), Quint Kessenich (Four-time All-American at Johns Hopkins), Jamie Munro (All-American at Brown and former Denver head coach) and Matt Ward (former Virginia attackman and 2006 Tewaaraton winner). Play-by-play announcers include: ESPNU’s Anish Shroff, Joe Beninati (Bowdoin College goalie), Mike Corey, Ben Holden and Eamon McAnaney (Notre Dame defenseman). Newcomer Courtney Martinez Connor (Four-time NCAA Championship at Maryland) will handle analysis of the women’s games.

ESPN Network’s 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Regular-Season Schedule (Schedule subject to change; all times are Eastern) 

Date Time (ET) Game Network(s)
Fri, Feb 17 5 p.m. Towson at No. 4 Johns Hopkins ESPNU
Sat, Feb 18 1 p.m. No. 2 Duke at No. 9 Notre Dame ESPN3
Tue, Feb 21 5 p.m. Delaware at No. 4 Johns Hopkins ESPNU
Fri, Feb 24 7 p.m. No. 8 Maryland at Georgetown ESPN3
Sat, Feb 25 noon Stony Brook at No. 1 Virginia ESPN3
  3 p.m. Siena at No. 4 Johns Hopkins ESPNU
Fri, Mar 2 5 p.m. No. 4 Johns Hopkins at No. 16 Princeton ESPNU
Sat, Mar 3 1 p.m. No. 2 Duke at No. 8 Maryland ESPN3
Sun, Mar 4 4:30 p.m. No. 7 Syracuse at No. 1 Virginia ESPN / ESPN3
Tue, Mar 6 7 p.m.* Manhattan at No. 4 Johns Hopkins ESPNU
Wed, Mar 7 5 p.m. Towson at No. 20 Johns Hopkins (women’s) ESPNU
Sat, Mar 10 11 a.m. Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic (Baltimore): No. 16 Princeton vs. No. 6 North Carolina ESPNU
  1:30 p.m. Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic (Baltimore): No. 3 Cornell vs. No. 1 Virginia ESPNU
  4 p.m. Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic (Baltimore): UMBC vs. No. 4 Johns Hopkins ESPN3
Fri, Mar 16 5 p.m. No. 6 North Carolina at No. 2 Duke ESPNU
Sat, Mar 17 2 p.m. No. 14 Penn at No. 16 Princeton ESPNU
  4 p.m. No. 7 Syracuse at No. 4 Johns Hopkins ESPNU
Sun, Mar 18 1 p.m. No. 5 Denver at No. 9 Notre Dame ESPNU
Sat, Mar 24 noon No. 8 Maryland at No. 6 North Carolina ESPNU
  noon No. 2 Duke at Georgetown ESPN3
  2 p.m. No. 4 Johns Hopkins at No. 1 Virginia ESPNU
Sat, Mar 31 noon No. 1 Virginia at No. 8 Maryland ESPNU
Sun, Apr 1 1 p.m. Konica Minolta Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.): No. 9 Notre Dame vs. St. John’s ESPN3
  4 p.m. Konica Minolta Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.): No. 2 Duke vs. No. 7 Syracuse ESPNU
  6:30 p.m. Konica Minolta Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.): No. 6 North Carolina vs. No. 4 Johns Hopkins ESPNU
Fri, Apr 6 6 p.m.* Albany vs. No. 4 Johns Hopkins ESPNU
Sat, Arp 7 noon No. 1 Virginia at No. 6 North Carolina ESPN / ESPN3
Wed, Apr 11 5:30 p.m. No. 8 Virginia at No. 20 Johns Hopkins (women’s) ESPNU
Fri, Apr 13 6 p.m. No. 2 Duke at No. 1 Virginia ESPNU
Sat, Apr 14 11 a.m. ESPNU Warrior Classic (Charlotte, N.C.): Rutgers vs. No. 7 Syracuse ESPNU
  1:30 p.m. ESPNU Warrior Classic (Charlotte, N.C.): No. 11 Hofstra at No. 6 North Carolina ESPNU
  6 p.m. No. 8 Maryland at No. 4 Johns Hopkins ESPNU
Fri, Apr 20 5 p.m. ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship (Charlottesville, Va.): Semifinal #1 ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship (Charlottesville, Va.): Semifinal #2 ESPNU
Sat, Apr 21 3 p.m. Georgetown at No. 7 Syracuse ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. No. 9 Notre Dame at No. 10 Villanova ESPNU
Sun, Apr 22 3 p.m. ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship (Charlottesville, Va.): Final ESPNU
Mon, Apr 23 7 p.m. ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship as part of ACC Monday (Durham, N.C.): Final ESPNU
Fri, Apr 27 7:30 p.m. Mile High Classic (Denver, Colo.): No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 14 Penn ESPN3
  10 p.m. Mile High Classic (Denver, Colo.): Duke at Denver ESPNU
Sat, Apr 28 5 p.m. No. 7 Syracuse at No. 9 Notre Dame ESPNU
  7 p.m. No. 3 Cornell at No. 16 Princeton ESPNU
Thu, May 3 4:30 p.m. BIG EAST Men’s Lacrosse Championship (Villanova , Pa.): Semifinal #1 ESPNU
  7 p.m. /10:30 p.m.* BIG EAST Men’s Lacrosse Championship (Villanova , Pa.): Semifinal #2 ESPN3 / ESPNU*
TBD TBD ECAC Men’s Lacrosse Championship (Site TBD): Final ESPN3
Fri, May 4 5 p.m. Ivy League Men’s Lacrosse Championship (site of regular-season champion): Semifinal #1 ESPN3
  8 p.m. Ivy League Men’s Lacrosse Championship (site of regular-season champion): Semifinal #2 ESPN3
Sat, May 5 noon BIG EAST Men’s Lacrosse Championship (Villanova , Pa.): Final ESPNU
  2 p.m. Army at No. 4 Johns Hopkins ESPNU
Sun, May 6 10 a.m. America East Men’s Lacrosse Championship (campus of highest seed): Final ESPNU
  noon Ivy League Men’s Lacrosse Championship (site of regular-season champion): Final ESPNU

* – tape delay; rankings from Inside Lacrosse Preseason Poll

For the sixth straight year, ESPN networks will provide exclusive coverage of all 15 games from the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship. Coverage will be in high definition across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU beginning Saturday, May 12 and concluding with the national title game on Monday, May 28. ESPN3 and ESPN Mobile will also feature select games. In addition, the NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship semifinals and national title game will be aired on ESPN networks on Friday, May 25 and Sunday, May 27.

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Join WNST and Ravens rookies tonight at Greene Turtle Owings Mills for live radio show & season preview

Posted on 06 September 2011 by WNST Staff

With the offseason being a locked out blur, we lost one of our annual traditions in June when we couldn’t do our Ravens Rookies live show with Miller Lite but we’ll be changing that tonight as we’ll host a number of the purple youth to the Greene Turtle in Owings Mills for a special 7 p.m. live show on Ustream and WNST.net.

We invite a myriad of young players and we have commitments from Torrey Smith, Jah Reid, Tandon Doss, Pernell McPhee, Chykie Brown, Anthony Allen, Tyrod Taylor and LaQuan Williams. There’s also a chance a few veterans will join us including Sergio Kindle, who was the star of the June 2010 show we did at Casey’s.

It’s always good to kick the season off with a full house and we hope you’ll join us at the Green Turtle in Owings Mills tonight for some Miller Lite, great food and purple cheer as “Pittsburgh (Still) Sucks” week gets underway in Baltimore.

Come and meet the future of the Ravens and enjoy some community cheer with WNST and fellow Baltimore sports fans.

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What the hell do these people want from Joe Flacco?

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What the hell do these people want from Joe Flacco?

Posted on 28 July 2011 by Nestor Aparicio

I love it when Joe Flacco talks dirty. Somehow it hasn’t raised a lot of eyebrows or created a ton of conversation just yet but Joe Flacco’s “Welcome Home” meet up with the media on Wednesday afternoon sure created some stir in my mind. Perhaps a lot of folks haven’t heard it yet or really processed it the way I did but you can listen here.

About his skills, Joe Flacco said: “I’m pretty damned good.” And you know what? I agree with him. And his perspective on the whole situation – “there’s only one good quarterback and 31 others who aren’t” – is dead on.

Joe Flacco “gets it.”

Look, I was as dumbfounded as the rest of you when the Ravens picked him three years ago, especially when on draft day the organization managed to keep it a state secret about their affection for the pride of Newark and all of Blue Hendom. Small school kid, almost geekish in his passion for football, sports and very little else, but he’s made everyone in the scouting department look like a genius with three consecutive January road playoff runs and wins every year.

He’s done everything that Kyle Boller — and everyone before him and like him, botched first-round picks in tons of cities around the NFL — have failed to do. Flacco has instantly won football games and given his team a chance every January to win a Super Bowl. He’s been nothing but a winner since he’s been here.

OK, so he hasn’t won the Super Bowl but neither have most any other quarterbacks just three years into their tenure. And I already like his odds better than some “successful” quarterbacks like Philip Rivers, Carson Palmer, Matt Ryan, etc.

As I watch this furious action around the league and see the likes of Donovan McNabb and Matt Hasselbeck being given more starting opportunities, I’ve come to the grand conclusion that I’m happy  having “the other No. 5” on our side.

I’m a Joe Flacco man. I’m a Joe Flacco fan. I believe he can win a Super Bowl (or four) here in Baltimore. I think the Ravens made a good choice picking him and I think they’re wise to count their blessings for what they have and continue to support him in winning a championship here.

And it might’ve taken his rant on Wednesday to convince me because sometimes he seems a bit shy, reserved, unaffected but I’ve never really doubted his fire. And maybe that’s because I stand next to him three days a week and I can pull him up after the game and chat with him. He’s anything BUT “not affected” after losses. He just handles the wins and losses like a grown up and not like a maniac.

It’s the Joe Flacco way.

Joe Cool.

That’s really a PERFECT nickname for him. He’s always cool.

I’ve seen and heard him drop massive F bombs, swearing a blue streak

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Orioles Draft Hometown Hitters Knight and Velleggia, 14 Other Marylanders Get Name Called

Posted on 10 June 2010 by Corey Johns

In the 50-round First-Year Player Draft, the Baltimore Orioles called the names of two Marylanders, Austin Knight and Joe Velleggia.

In the 37th round, with the drafts 1,108th pick, former Boy’s Latin Standout, Knight was selected by the Orioles out of Palm Beach Community College.  The switch hitting second baseman hit .347 in 150 at bats in 13 games.  He totaled eight doubles, two triples, 2 home runs, 38 runs, and 28 RBIs.

Three rounds later, with the 1,198th pick, Velleggia, the Monkton native and Calvert Hall Standout.  During his senior season at Old Dominion he only hit .211, but hit six home runs with 12 RBIs.  But it was behind the plate that the catcher shined.  In 27 games he recorded zero errors.   He totaled just five errors in 79 games over his four year career.

Other Marylanders to be drafted in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft:

Adam Kolarek, LHP, Maryland/Catonsville HS- Pick 332 (New York Mets)

Andrew Pevsner, LHP, John Hopkins- Pick 502 (Los Angeles Dodgers)

Kevin Jacob, RHP, Georgia Tech.Parkville HS- Pick 565 (New York Yankees)

Brandon Glazer, SS, Clear Spring HS- Pick 719 (Kansas City Royals)

Jacob Brown, LHP, Georgia Southern/North Harford HS- Pick 785 (Oakland Athltics)

Keith Hessler, LHP, Coastal Carolina/Springbrook HS- Pick 841 (Arizona Diamondbacks)

Ryan Rivers, OF, UNC Charlotte/Eastern Tech HS- Pick 1,084 (Los Angeles Angels)

Neal Davis, LHP, Virginia/Catonsville HS- Pick 1,101 (Philadelphia Phillies)

Jeremiah Meiners, LHP, Francis Marion/St. Albans School- Pick 1,203 (Houston Astros)

Ian Marshall, RHP, Richmond/Gaithersburg- Pick 1,214 (Atlanta Braves)

Drew Permison, RHP, Towson/Oakland Mills HS- Pick 1,266 (Toronto Blue Jays

Michael Turner, LF, Chesapeake College/St. Michaels- Pick 1,344 (Los Angeles Angels)

Harris Fanaroff, LHP, Winston Churchill HS- Pick 1,496 (Washington Nationals)

Jake Ross, LHP, Wor-Wic CC- Pick 1,513 (Detroit Tigers)

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Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 15 May 2009 by Glenn Clark

Here are your weekend picks……

Hopkins 11, Virginia 10 (OT)

Don’t call me a homer-I’m a Maryland fan. I hate Hopkins. I just don’t pick against Dave Pietramala this late in the season.

Syracuse 13, Maryland 8

Love Brian Phipps, just not feeling it tomorrow.

Stevenson 10, Gettysburg 7

I’m going. They better not let me down.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Bob Haynie says Orioles improved to 15-20 with win

G. Q. says Leparoux good choice for Jockey Challenge

Glenn Clark not necessarily buying Ravens’ love of Marcus Smith, Demetrius Williams

Matt Duggins says Birds missed chance to pick up momentum

Ed Frankovic says Caps have ‘bright future’


Preakness Official Site says Rachel Alexandra just walked on her first day at Pimlico

Preakness Official Site previews Preakness undercard

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Casanova Move has chance to win graded stakes race with Rachel Alexandra not running Black-Eyed Susan

Daily Racing Form’s Marcus Hersh says Rachel Alexandra not first filly to run Triple Crown race

Daily Racing Form’s Matt Hegarty says NTRA safety panel thinks Pimlico needs ‘further upgrades’ before getting full accreditation

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Take the Points owner Lucarelli not thrilled with decision to run Rachel Alexandra

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman says Mine That Bird trainer Woolley not used to so much attention

Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee says Woolley has Clint Eastwood-like image

Thoroughbred Times’ Bob Ehalt says Big Drama ‘best value’ in field

Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says Woolley enjoying attention now since winning Derby

Thoroughbred Times’ Ed DeRosa says Woolley happy with ‘class’ Borel has shown

Thoroughbred Times’ Ed DeRosa says Red Bullet, Bernardini only non-Derby starters to win Preakness in last 25 years

Thoroughbred Times’ Ed DeRosa says Terrain has ‘less fanfare’ during Pimlico workout

The Sun’s Sandra McKee says Mike Smith ‘excited’ to ride Mine That Bird

The Sun’s Brent Jones and Sandra McKee say assistant trainer Blasi reports Rachel Alexandra will gallop today

The Sun’s Brent Jones says Laurel’s Komlo gets Preakness chance with Tone It Down

The Sun’s Jill Rosen says liquor stores hurt by MJC decision to ban alcohol from infield

Examiner Steve DeClue says alcohol ban keeping him from infield

The AP says Baffert hoping Pioneerof The Nile can bounce back from Derby loss with Preakness win

Washington Post’s Andrew Beyer says weak field improves Rachel Alexandra’s chances

Washington Post’s Zach Berman says owner Jess Jackson thinks Rachel Alexandra has ‘appetite, skill to compete’

Washington Times’ Bob Cohn says rivalry between Lukas, Baffert has ‘simmered’

ESPN The Magazine’s Rick Reilly says Baffert thinks Rachel Alexandra ‘freak of all freaks’

ESPN.com’s Paul Moran says sport ‘needs’ Triple Crown winner

ESPN.com’s Bill Finley sees ‘no reason’ not to pick Friesan Fire again


MLB.com’s Robert Falkoff says Guthrie ‘wasn’t at best’, but bats picked him up for win in Kansas City

The Official Site offers numerical evidence of win

MLB.com’s Robert Falkoff says Eaton, Birds get chance to face Greinke, Royals tonight

MLB.com’s Robert Falkoff says Rich Hill to rotation, Hendrickson to bullpen

MLB.com’s Robert Falkoff says Trembley going with Reimold based on health of Orioles’ other outfielders

Royals Official Site’s Dick Kaegel says Meche, pen battered by Orioles’ offense in loss

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Izturis gets 2 hits, 3 RBI batting from 2nd spot in win

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Reimold picked up first big league hit in win

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Hill will start Saturday, Uehara will go day late Sunday

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Wieters homered twice for Tides in win

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Greinke due to struggle sometime soon

Examiner Jay Trucker thinks Birds will take 2 of 3 from Royals

The AP says Markakis collected 3 RBI in win

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Rowell continuing to progress with Keys

Washington Times’ Tim Lemke says MASN holding casting call for “Birdland” commercials May 30 at Camden Yards

Kansas City Star’s Bob Dutton says 24,431 see Royals fall at Kauffman Stadium

SI’s Ted Keith has Orioles 23rd in power rankings

Sporting News’ Chris Bahr says Jones ‘best player you’ve never heard about’


The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Washington must pass physical, sign contract

The Official Site’s Matt Palmer says Gooden, J. McClain both ready to step in for Bart Scott

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Rosburg thinks both Gano, Hauschka ‘good young kickers’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says neither kicker ‘stood out’ in minicamp

ESPN.com’s James Walker says 2001 Ravens part of “Hard Knocks” ‘curse’

Sporting News RealScouts says Flacco 16th best QB in NFL


The Sun’s Edward Lee says Terps’ Groot facing hometown team Syracuse

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says Terps bring ‘momentum’ into showdown with Orange

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Phipps stays in cage, not splitting with Carter

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps-Orange headed to ESPN2

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps getting 3 and a half vs. Orange

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps one of record-tying 4 ACC teams left in Tournament

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens picks ‘Cuse 12-10


The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says trip to Boise just part of roller coaster season

Washington Post’s Josh Barr says Robinson (VA) LB Laiti getting interest from Terps

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich thinks Terps will be ‘second half of the year-type team’

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Phil Costa amongst top O-Linemen in ACC

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh profiles LB prospect Javarie Johnson (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh profiles Northern Guilford (NC) HS athlete prospect (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh profiles WR prospect Shakim Phillips (must subscribe)


The Sun’s Jeff Barker says would-be Terps Gus Gilchrist, Tyree Evans had solid seasons

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says scholarship offered to Painter could go to JUCO, be held for ‘10

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter profiles North Carolina prospect McCarter (must subscribe)


The Sun’s Edward Lee says Wharton’s status ‘unclear’ for Virginia game

Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says Pietramala looking for 7th Final Four in last 8 years

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Cavs enter JHU game coming off thorough performance in win over Villanova

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says 2,500 fans saw Jays’ opening round win over Brown at Homewood Field


The Sun’s Edward Lee says Mustangs to face Gettysburg in first ever national semifinal Sunday


The Official Site says life of former Mid Gansz to be honored at Alumni Hall

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina says ATH Ben Bostick will enter freshman season coming off broken fibula


The Official Site says Palace returns to UMBC tonight for contest with Western Mass


The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Phelps trying new events at Charlotte UltraSwim


-Good luck Rich Hill. Really…..

Talk to you tomorrow.


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Maryland, Hopkins, Stevenson, Salisbury Keep Title Hopes Alive

Posted on 10 May 2009 by Glenn Clark

A great weekend of College Lacrosse action; with 4 teams from the state of Maryland in action at the D-1 level, and 2 state teams at the D-3 level all in Tournament action.

At the D1 level Saturday, UMBC fell to North Carolina 15-13 behind Billy Bitter’s 8 goals. Carolina will go on to face Duke in the quarterfinals, as the Blue Devils blew out Navy 14-5 after getting out to a 10-0 lead.

Better luck for Johns Hopkins, as the Blue Jays used an OT goal from “Big Shot” Brian Christopher to beat Brown 12-11 at Homewood Field. Dave Pietramala now remains undefeated in home games during the NCAA Tournament at his alma mater.

On Sunday, the Maryland Terrapins won their biggest game of the year; beating previously undefeated Notre Dame 7-3 in South Bend thanks to 9 saves from Brian Phipps (Severn HS); who is a BIG Ravens fan and attended WNST’s AFC Championship Game party in Pittsburgh. LOVE Brian Phipps at NST.

The Jays will get a chance to face Virginia on a VERY neutral field; as they will play the nation’s #1 team Sunday in Annapolis for the right to go to the Final Four. The Terps will face the nation’s #2 team Syracuse Saturday at Hofstra. I imagine there will be a less impartial crowd there (although there are MANY Maryland alums in New Jersey); but the winner of that game will also advance to Foxborough. Face-off times are not yet set; but both games will be aired on ESPNU.

At the D3 level, Saturday was historic for the Stevenson University Mustangs, who survived an 8-7 nailbiter over Cabrini. The win was the first ever NCAA Tournament victory for the Stangs. Meanwhile, Salisbury was also a winner Saturday; crushing Haverford 16-10.

This sets up a 3rd showdown between the Mustangs and the Sea Gulls; who split their two regular season matchups. Stevenson was a 12-8 winner at Salisbury on April 4; while the Gulls bounced back to beat the Stangs 13-5 just 15 days later in Owings Mills for the CAC Championship. The two teams will meet Wednesday at Caves Athletics Complex. Face-off is set for 4pm. The winner plays the Denison/Gettysburg winner Sunday for the trip to the National Championship Game at Gillette Stadium.


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Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 07 May 2009 by Glenn Clark

They SHOULDN’T have played last night’s game. That being said, Ron Gardenhire can’t really complain that they did. Major League Baseball rules dictate that a game is official after 5; and his team was losing at that point.

But clearly they shouldn’t have been trying to play baseball last night. Officials probably didn’t think they could get 2 games in today given the questionable weather, but that’s probably why series aren’t usually scheduled for 2 days.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Nestor Aparicio says Orioles, MLB had ‘embarrassing disregard’ for fans with rain game last night

Glenn Clark says Ravens ‘can use all the help they can get’ at WR

Gary Quill likes Spank The Brat today at Pimlico

Nestor Aparicio offers David Steele’s tale of Camden Yards firing

Glenn Clark and Drew Forrester offer favorite “Birdland” moments

Bob Haynie wonders who 2nd best manager in Orioles history is

Ed Frankovic says Pens ‘back in series’ with OT win over Caps

Drew Forrester says Letang scored winner for Penguins in OT


The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds beat Twins in 5 innings after 4 rain delays

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Bergesen, O’s go for mini-sweep tonight vs. Perkins, Twins

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Izturis, Birds struggling defensively

Twins Official Site’s Jeff Seidel says Slowey touched up early as Twins fall to O’s

The Sun says 10,000 see Birds beat Twins at Camden Yards

The Sun says Markakis homered for Birds in win

The Sun says Freel agreed to extend rehab for two days to get more at bats

The Sun says former Oriole Olson called up by Mariners

The Sun says MASN Ripken show had access restricted by Chinese officials

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Twins manager Gardenhire ‘wasn’t thrilled’ umpires squeezed in half game in bad conditions

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Tillman, Pauley throwing for Tides today in doubleheader

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Arrieta roughed up in short outing for Baysox

Examiner Jay Trucker says only 200 fans stuck through rain delays

Examiner Jay Trucker wonders why fans should watch O’s this summer

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Scott added homer, 2 RBI for Birds in win

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Alfredo Simon underwent Tommy John surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews

The AP’s David Ginsburg says Brian Bass credited with first win of season in relief

St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Phil Miller says Gardenhire thought Twins paid ‘final price’ for umpires’ decision to play game

Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s La Velle Neal says Gardenhire not sure of whether to be angry at umpires, Orioles, or Major League Baseball


The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham says Peerman brings ‘toughness’ to Ravens

The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham says Ravens to work out Jerry Porter, Hackett, Washington, Tab Perry

The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham offers another picture of a girl in a bikini

Examiner Tony Wisniewski says Porter believed to be ‘beyond his prime’

Examiner Tony Wisniewski thinks Anthony Wright deserves more credit than he gets amongst Ravens’ backup QB’s

The Sun says Harbaugh reports Gooden, J. McClain competing for Bart Scott’s old job

The Sun’s Mike Preston says ‘honeymoon period’ over for Harbaugh

The Sun says Ravens could sign ‘all or none’ of receivers trying out

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Yanda to be on PUP list, Mason won’t participate in mini-camp as precautionary measure

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Washington, Hackett had each received contract offers from Redskins

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens could find ‘veteran help’ with this weekend’s tryouts

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Gano gets ’50-50 chance’ to make team


Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Muhtadi getting ready to play with Packers, trying to finish school at same time

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Quinton McCree had ‘best hands’ of any ACC receiver this Spring

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Virginia TE prospect likes Terps (must subscribe)


The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Williams mum on disappointing Academic Progress Report

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Vasquez’s return ‘overshadows program’

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter checks out 2011 prospects at I-95 Challenge (must subscribe)


The Official Site
says Mustangs get Cabrini in NCAA Tournament Saturday


Inside Lacrosse’s Sean Burns says Ricci amongst best players in country

Inside Lacrosse’s Terry Foy says Mike Sawyer amongst best freshmen in country

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Koppens also honored by ECAC


The Sun’s Edward Lee says ESPN’s Kessenich thinks Tar Heels ‘vulnerable’ against Retrievers


The Sun’s Edward Lee says Brown goalie Jordan Burke facing Jays reserve goalie, brother Steven Burke Saturday at Homewood Field


Inside Lacrosse’s Chris Grady says Kylor Berkman amongst “Players to Watch” in D3 playoffs


The Official Site says DL Justin Lawrence named preseason All-American


The Sun says Tim Paul returning just in time for showdown with Blue Devils


Rocket Digest’s Brian Nowicki says Mids agree to home and home series with Toledo


Daily Racing Form’s Steve Andersen says Talamo’s life ‘back to normal’ after Derby

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman says I Want Revenge won’t return until at least Fall

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman says Coa to ride Musket Man again in Preakness

Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee says Jess Jackson buys Rachel Alexandra, could run her in Preakness

Thoroughbred Times’ Ed DeRosa says Stonestreet Stables would have to pay $100,000 to run Rachel Alexandra at Pimlico

Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says Big Drama will be ‘fresh presence’ at Preakness

Thoroughbred Times says General Quarters, Musket Man, Terrain all in for Preakness

Preakness Official Site says Big Drama first horse to arrive at Pimlico

The Sun says Big Drama has most ‘intrigue’ of ‘shooters’ in Preakness

The Sun’s Candus Thomson says Borel rode both Rachel Alexandra, Mine That Bird

Examiner Steve DeClue says reason for sluggish ticket sales due to alcohol ban without drop in ticket prices


-Rachel Alexandra would make the Preakness even more interesting. I hope she runs, although I doubt Calvin Borel could even consider taking the ride.

Talk to you tomorrow.


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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 05 May 2009 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: NASCAR Racing at Talladega (Saturday 7pm FOX), Stevenson hosts D3 Lacrosse Tournament (Saturday 1pm Caves Athletics Complex)

10. World Hockey Championships Quarterfinals: USA vs. Switzerland (Wednesday 2:15pm Universal Sports from Bern, Switzerland)

Do I believe in miracles? Maybe, but probably not from a team who has like 3 guys I’ve heard of on it. (Thank God for working in Phoenix, or I might not know who Keith Ballard or Al Montoya are either.)

But that’s not the point here. The point here is that these colors don’t run. And my great grandparents didn’t risk life and limb and change our family name to come to America to watch a bunch of Eastern Europeans prance around and celebrate hockey titles. Then again, my great grandparents didn’t really risk life and limb to come to America. They just got in a boat and peaced out of Italy. But they did change our name……and how much cooler does “Callucci” sounds than “Clark”?

9. Indianapolis 500 Pole Day (Saturday 12pm VERSUS)

I actually think it’s really cool that the entire sport of IRL spends the entire month in Indianapolis gearing up for their biggest race. But I mostly think that because no one really cares about the IRL, and no one really cares about Indianapolis, so they might as well hang out there. Plus, maybe having some D-level celebrities in town will encourage our friend Merton from Indianapolis and his family to actually take a shower.

You know what else I like about the Indy 500? The milk. I’ll admit it. I think the milk is cool. Of course, this….


…..isn’t quite as much fun as this…….


8. NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers vs. Hawks (Tuesday 8pm TNT, Thursday 8pm ESPN, Saturday 8pm ABC, Monday 7pm TNT); Nuggets vs. Mavericks (Tuesday 10:30pm TNT, Saturday 5pm ESPN, Monday 9:30pm TNT)

The only reason I’m rooting for the Cavs is because Joe Smith plays for them. But the more I think about it, Cleveland probably could use a nice day. I recently went to Ask.com to enter the question “What does Cleveland have to offer?” I was really caught off guard by these very nice tourism videos I found. Maybe Cleveland isn’t so bad after all….

7. Frank Caliendo (with Bill Engvall Saturday 8pm Patriot Center)

If you don’t think this is funny, I don’t think we can be friends. Of course, I didn’t really want to be friends with you to begin with. What, with all of those things you said about Bea Arthur. Bet you don’t think they were funny now, do you Fred?

6. Boxing: Chad Dawson vs. Antonio Tarver (Saturday 9:30pm HBO from Las Vegas)

I’m not trying to say that boxing is going to suck until the inevitable Mayweather-Pacquiao showdown, but do you realize that Chad Dawson is fighting the man who nearly lost to a 90 year old Rocky Balboa????


5. UEFA Champions League Semifinals Leg 2: Manchester United @ Arsenal (Tuesday 2:45 ESPN2), Barcelona @ Chelsea (Wednesday 2:45pm ESPN2)

In Leg 1 of the Champions League semis, the four squads combined to score a grand total of ONE goal. Maybe I’m not as excited as I originally thought I was…..

4. Caps-Penguins (Game 3 Wednesday 7pm, Game 4 Friday 7pm, Game 5 (if necessary) Saturday 7pm Verizon Center, Game 6 (if necessary) Monday 7pm; all games on VERSUS)

Game 1…..the save. Game 2…….dueling hat tricks. Game 3…….Mario Lemieux returns to save the Penguins? I won’t claim to be a Caps fan; but I WILL claim to enjoy every game I can watch in any sport that involves teams competing at a high level.

Plus, I imagine this person is probably a Penguins fan…..


3. The Players’ Championship (Thursday & Friday 1pm Live on Golf Channel; Saturday and Sunday 2pm Live on NBC from TPC Sawgrass)

Look, I think I’ve made my feelings about golf particularly clear. But I think there IS something we can all get behind……when well-off people get their comeuppance. Welcome to the 17th hole, jackass!

2. NCAA Lacrosse Tournament Opening Round: Brown @ Johns Hopkins (Saturday noon Homewood Field, Live on ESPN2); Maryland @ Notre Dame (Sunday noon Live on ESPNU), UMBC @ North Carolina (Saturday 2:30pm Live on ESPNU), Navy @ Duke (Saturday 7:30pm Live on ESPNU)

I’ve had a lot of great weekends in my life. Let me try to remember some of them….
-That weekend when I was 12 and I first discovered what it was that Cinemax showed after my parents thought I was in bed
-That weekend when I was 14 and I found out that 2nd base wasn’t just a baseball term
-That weekend when I was 16 and I found out that my father’s car could go faster than the numbers on the speedometer
-That weekend when I was 18 and I found out that some places didn’t always ask to see ID’s
-That weekend when I was 20 and I found out why everyone liked going to “Lookout Point” so much
-That weekend when I was 22 and I found out that they had a $4.99 prime rib special in Las Vegas
-That weekend when I was 24 and I found out my girlfriend REALLY liked hanging out with her friend Katie….

But mark my words. If Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, North Carolina, and Duke could somehow all lose this weekend, it would officially be the greatest weekend of my life.

1. Ravens Mini-Camp (Friday-Sunday 10:30am, 1 Winning Drive)

I don’t care what you think about this; but this is FOOTBALL.

What will John Beck’s arm look like?
Will Derrick Mason collapse after every catch?
Is Willis McGahee 100%?
Has Michael Oher’s life story gotten suddenly MORE interesting?
Will Anquan Boldin Terrell Suggs show up?
What is God telling Ray Lewis about the Ravens’ upcoming season?
Are Ed Reed’s head and neck still on his body?
Do we have someone who can kick?

And most importantly; please, dear God, is someone protecting this man’s eyebrows????



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