Public apologies. Four of the five female UMBC lacrosse players are saying sorry. They suspended from the team for social media comments threatening to harm–even kill–their own teammates.
Another scandal for another local university. Five female lacrosse players at the University of Maryland Baltimore County are suspended, accused of making violent threats in text messages.
Athletes from around the world are competing in the lacrosse world championships in Denver, including a team from Africa. Team Uganda is the first lacrosse team to ever represent Africa—and several Marylanders helped make it happen.
Being a last place team, the Bayhawks felt comfortable enough to shake things up with their roster, trying to gain any momentum into next season. Head coach Dave Cottle likes the potential gain of the deal.
The nation’s top 44 senior boys and girls will be at Towson University this weekend for the 9th Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic
Coach Cottle stated last week that he was encouraged by his team’s effort of late, but intangibles such as defensive output caused the Bayhawks to drop out of playoff contention.
“They have some really good offensive players and we just couldn’t stop them,” said Cottle.
“I think we’ve turned the corner on effort, we’ve turned the corner on enthusiasm, and this was the best game that we had execution wise all year.”
The Bayhawks have been more aggressively offensively of late, recording their fourth straight game of at least 50 shots on goal.
“Unfortunately, that was probably the best game in thirty years of coaching that I think I’ve ever seen another goalie play against us.” Cottle said, reflecting on the performance of Outlaws goalie Jesse Schwartzman, who had a season-high 28 saves. “We had some good opportunities, and their goalie stood up to them.”
One game out of a playoff spot, coach Cottle’s Bayhawks are coming off of a 16-15 win over the Boston Cannons as they prepare to head out to Colorado to face off against the Denver Outlaws, and talked about the performance of his players in the Boston game.
Chesapeake Bayhawks head coach Dave Cottle on the Scott Garceau Show.
ESPN Lacrosse Analyst Quint Kessenich (@QKessenich) joined Scott and Jeremy to recap championship weekend that took place just down the road at M&T Bank Stadium.
Notre goalie Conor Kelly outplayed his All-America counterpart for Maryland and helped send the Fighting Irish into the NCAA lacrosse championship game for the second time.
The 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship weekend was held at M&T Bank Stadium on May 24- 26, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Pics of Major League Lacrosse’s The Chesapeake Bayhawks, based in Annapolis, Maryland.