Fifteen area players, including 10 from Anne Arundel County, have been selected to the fifth Bay State boys lacrosse team, which will play Team New York at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Field.
"This game showcases the underclassmen high school players in Maryland and New York and it provides a lot of visibility for college coaches," said Broadneck lacrosse coach Clay White, who was on the 35-coach selection committee.
Team Maryland is comprised of 26 players and one alternate. About 185 players tried out for the team over two Sundays at McDonogh High outside Baltimore. Local participants include second-team All-Met selections J.R. Bordley of top-ranked Landon and Matt Passagno of St. Mary's-Annapolis.
Following the Maryland-New York game, the U.S. under-19 boys national team will play former under-19 team members at approximately 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 and proceeds go to the U.S. under-19 national team.
Dream Team Honored
The 100 greatest athletes in Alexandria high school history were honored last night at the Old Dominion Boat Club by the Alexandria Sportsmen Club before a crowd of about 300.
Among the athletes, which included 50 football players, 30 baseball players and 20 basketball players, was Earl Lloyd, a 1946 graduate of Parker-Gray High. Lloyd was the first African American to play in the National Basketball Association.
Two recently graduated seniors also were honored: All-Met quarterback Bryson Spinner of Episcopal and All-Met third baseman Matt Crater of St. Stephen's/St. Agnes.
The 1971 T.C. Williams football team, which went 13-0 and won the school's first state championship, had six members on the Alexandria list, the most of any school.
Eight boys lacrosse players from Maryland public and private schools were named to the high school all-American team on Monday. The players are All-Mets Mike Egan and C.J. Kemp (Georgetown Prep), Billy Glading (Gonzaga), Will Sharp (St. Albans), David Taylor and David Burman (Landon) and Chris Summers (St. Mary's-Annapolis), as well as Whitman's Mark Gannon, an honorable mention All-Met.
Fox Vote Delayed
The governing body of Texas high school sports postponed a decision on amending its rules to allow its teams to compete in Fox Sports Net's proposed national football championship game. The athletics committee of the University Interscholastic League voted unanimously yesterday to hold off on a vote while researching the project. The UIL's legislative council now is scheduled to vote on the matter at an Oct. 17-18 session.
Fox Sports Net has proposed staging an annual national championship game starting in December 2000, but such a game is currently prohibited by the bylaws of the National Federation of State High School Associations. Fox says 104 top high school programs have expressed interest in participating.
Staff writer Michael Rosenberg and special correspondent Christian Swezey contributed to this report.