Men's Lacrosse in Maryland:: The Pride of the Old Line State

Men's Lacrosse in Maryland:: The Pride of the Old Line State

by Tom Flynn


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Spring in Maryland means one thing to its many residents: lacrosse.

As much a part of the state as crab cakes and the Chesapeake Bay, lacrosse is king at every level, from youth rec and club to high school, college and the pros. Since the state first fielded teams in the 1870s, Marylanders have played with a unique combination of finesse, speed and passion. The "Maryland style" of play built a long line of national powerhouses at all levels. With extensive research and dozens of photographs, journalist Tom Flynn traces the long history of the sport in Maryland from its Native American roots to its first arrival in the state and on to the modern highlights. Fans will rediscover their many past champions and gain a glimpse of teams that promise to elevate the sport's status as the pride of the Old Line State.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626198234
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 01/11/2016
Series: Sports
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 508,556
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Tom Flynn is a long-time freelance journalist and has written extensively on sports. His work has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, as well as the American Sports Network. In 2008 he wrote Baseball in Baltimore, a photo history of the sport in the city. In 2015 Venable Park, a novel of 1920s Baltimore, was published by Loyola University Maryland. Flynn has also volunteer coached for the Howard County Youth Lacrosse League.

Table of Contents

Foreword Joe Finn 7

Acknowledgements 9

Author's Notes 13

Introduction 15

The Game Arrives and a University Embraces It 19

Johns Hopkins 25

Navy 35

University of Maryland 46

Loyola University Maryland 55

Towson University 63

University of Maryland-Baltimore County 68

Mount St. Mary's University 72

Georgetown University 75

Washington College 81

St. Mary's College of Maryland 87

McDaniel College 91

Salisbury University 96

Stevenson University 100

Frostburg State University 104

Goucher College 107

Hood College 110

Maryland's Community Colleges 112

Former College Programs 114

Chesapeake Bayhawks 123

Club Lacrosse 128

The High School Programs 131

Epilogue 141

Bibliography 145

Index 147

About the Author 153

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