COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland men's lacrosse program is preparing for a big weekend of activities, featuring the annual Alumni Game on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.
The festivities begin with the annual Alumni Golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 12 at the Glenn Dale Golf Club in Glenn Dale, Md. The event is set for a shotgun start at 12:45 p.m. Among the alums already registered to attend are Terrapin All-Americans Frank Urso, Mike Farrell, Brian Burlace and Joe Cummings.
Spots are still available to play in the Alumni Golf tournament for alums and friends of Maryland men’s lacrosse. Anyone interested in participating should contact Joe Bertoletti, Associate Athletic Director of the Terrapin Club, by calling 301-405-0735 or via e-mail.
Proceeds from the Alumni Golf tournament are used to help provide funding for the continued medical care of former head coach Dick “Big Man” Edell, who retired from coaching prior to the 2002 season due to being diagnosed with inclusion body myositis, as well as
The weekend continues on Saturday, Oct. 13 with three events.
The third annual Forever Young Walk/Run For Pancreatic Cancer Awareness & Research starts the day with registration beginning at 9 a.m. at the West Gate of Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. The Forever Young Walk/Run is held in memory of Maria Young, mother of former Terrapin All-American Ryan Young, who battled pancreatic cancer for more than three years before succumbing to the disease on April 17, 2011.
Donations will be accepted and checks should be made out to the Lustgarten Foundation, which is a foundation based in Bethpage, N.Y., that has as its mission to advance the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer and was a helpful resource to Maria Young during her fight with pancreatic cancer.
The annual Alumni Game, which is the only competitive game of the fall for the Terps, is next with a scheduled faceoff of 1 p.m. at Capital One Field at Byrd. The game will feature many of the recent graduates, including 2013 grads Jake Bernhardt (Ohio Machine), Owen Blye (Charlotte Hounds) Landon Carr (Denver Outlaws) and Kevin Cooper (Chesapeake Bayhawks). Other current or former MLL players expected to play include Ray Megill (Ohio Machine), Paul Gillette (Boston Cannons) and Scott LaRue (Charlotte Hounds). The Alumni Game is open to the public and admission is free. Fans can enter Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium through Gate I on the south end of the stadium.
The weekend wraps up with the 2013 Awards Banquet at 5 p.m. at Comcast Center. The banquet honors the 2013 team, which finished the season with a 10-4 record, was ranked No. 1 in the nation for several weeks, and earned the program its 11th-consecutive NCAA tournament bid.