Coach Rich Thompson, Defenseman Anthony Sparacino, Midfielders Wade Stieren and Will Pellicer from the State Champion Linganore High School Boys Lacrosse team are the guests this Sunday on Frederick County Sports Weekend on WFMD Radio and WFMD.COM!!!!!
The Lancers finished 19-1, and won the state of Maryland 3A-2A Championship for 2016. Their only loss of the year came to Washington , D.C. area Prep school power Bullis, 12-5. That’s why I was a little surprised when I asked Head Coach Rich Thompson, ” At what point in the season did you feel you had a potential state championship contender?” And he quickly answered, “during the Bullis game.” What did you say coach? Coach Thompson explained himself saying once he observed how his players were hanging with the physically bigger Bullis team and not giving up and still giving 100 percent as they slipped further and further behind, he knew this team had the mental and physical toughness of a champion! As an example Thompson told about the Lancer goalie, Kyle Browne, who was asked to make the leap from the JVs to the Varsity this season and all he did was to become the leading boys lacrosse goalie in Frederick County in saves per game and goals against average and be named the Frederick News Post defensive player of the year! Thompson said he gave up counting the black and blue marks on Browne’s body as the young star was asked to stop lacrosse balls coming at him at over 90 MPH. Thompson said he also had to face laser shots from Daniel Ross and Daniel Murphy every day in practice. All Thompson said was that Browne “played like a man.” Listen this Sunday as Linganore players Wade Stieren, Anthony Sparacino and Will Pellicer and Coach Thompson (see attached photo) take us blow by blow through the thrilling 11-10 state semifinal win over Northern Calvert and then another “nailbiter” as the Lancers held off Mt. Hebron 9-7 in the state title game at Stevenson University. Please join us this Sunday (6/26) at 12:05 pm as we recount the Lancers drive to a state championship on Frederick County Sports Weekend on 930 WFMD Radio and the streaming audio of wfmd.com
Earlier this month at their annual meeting, the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters , for the 5th year in a row, named WFMD #1 in “Best Year Round Coverage of Local Sports.”