Monday, February 4, 2013
The club's diversity is reflective of Prince George's County's high minority population.
Monday, February 4
By Kelyn Soong, Capital News Service COLLEGE PARK - When Alex Heitkemper joined the Prince George’s Pride lacrosse club three years ago, he noticed something different about the team. The club, one of only two youth lacrosse clubs in the county, challenged the notion lacrosse is a sport only played by wealthy, white athletes. Heitkemper, 39, the commissioner for the club, has seen P.G. Pride grow at a rapid pace - from 65 to 130 members in just the past year. He marvels at the club’s ethnic and racial diversity, which reflects the large minority population in Prince George’s County. “In some of these communities, a lot of these kids have never even seen a lacrosse stick,” he said. Prince George's County is 65.4 percent black and 15.2 …
Friday, March 2, 2012
UMd. faces off against Duke in Saturday’s Atlantic Coast Conference opener.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Team hosts regular season opener Saturday against Hartford.
Friday, February 17, 2012
By Daniel Baker Capital News Service After three years of early exits from the NCAA tournament, the Maryland men's lacrosse team finally had its shot at a national title last May. The team was stacked with eight All-Americans, the most since 2004. But it wasn't enough. The University of Virginia pulled off an upset to win its fifth NCAA title with a hard-fought 9-7 victory over Maryland. Eight months later, with the 2012 season on the horizon, second-year head coach John Tillman said the players need to pick themselves up and move on from 2011's disappointing finish. "People keep telling you, 'Hey great job' and it's...very bittersweet," he said. "You politely have to thank them for their compliment. But you also feel empty because... you'…
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Young lacrosse players got a chance to share the love of the sport with players from the University of Maryland with a clinic Saturday.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
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Thursday, October 6, 2011
Send Patch your photos.
As part of a recent push to attract kids to play lacrosse, the Prince George’s Lacrosse Club is holding a free clinic at the University of Maryland this weekend. If your kids are attending the clinic this weekend, take pictures and upload them to Patch. Show off your kids in action! Players will be broken in to groups based on age and experience and will work with the university’s lacrosse teams. Patch reported in June that Eleanor Roosevelt High School was the only public school to offer the sport, and it’s on the club level. The county’s lacrosse club wants to see that changed. “It’s so much fun to play,” Stacey Morrison, co-commissioner of the organization, said in June. “As soon as those kids get their sticks and the helmets on … they…
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Lacrosse at the University of Maryland is fun for the whole family.
My family discovered sports at the University of Maryland almost five years ago. My husband and I had attended the odd football or basketball game at the campus for years before we had children, but only when we were feeling flush or someone gave us tickets. Once we had kids, the number of games we attended dropped even lower, since with each child we were adding exponentially to the bottom line. Then through our daughter’s soccer team, we discovered the men’s soccer team and realized that with free parking and incredibly cheap tickets, we could go to most games for twenty dollars for the whole family. Since that time we have made an effort to check out other athletic events on the campus as well. We were amazed to find the number of …
Saturday, December 18, 2010
The College Park branch will host basketball, indoor soccer and lacrosse this winter.
The College Park Boys & Girls Club is beginning this year's winter season of sports. According to the club's president, Mary Lintner, this season will feature basketball, indoor soccer, and lacrosse, a new addition to the club this year. Each sport has multiple teams assorted by age, that give players of all skill levels the ability to play and learn, with seasons lasting until St. Patrick's Day. Participants in the club can range from age 8 to 13. Although teams are divided by age, those with advanced skills have the ability to advance to an older team when agreed upon by coaches and parents. "That's what I love about our club," Lintner said. "Everybody has the opportunity to play." Basketball, typically the highlight of winter sports, …
Saturday, August 21, 2010
The College Park Boys & Girls Club will once again organize fall sports, this year with the addition of lacrosse.
Summer is winding down, and while children may groan at the impending start of another school year, the declining outdoor temperature is also concurrent with an event that brings smiles to those same kids: the start of fall recreational sports. The College Park Boys & Girls Club is set, as they are each fall, to host a number of sporting leagues, including one which is brand new to the fall lineup this year: lacrosse. According to Joan Keller, the treasurer of the club, sports planned for this fall include soccer, cheerleading, baseball and lacrosse. Last spring marked the first time that the College Park Boys & Girls Club featured lacrosse. This coming season will be the sport's first appearance in the fall lineup, provided enough kids …