College game between Hampton and Bethany will highlight the festivities
City College will host a Lacrosse Day of Remembrance on April 20th at the school’s field, featuring youth games, a college game between Hampton University and Bethany College, a Baltimore City game between City and Mervo, and a Memorial Ceremony in honor of Devin Cook and Ray Glasgow III, a pair of Baltimore City lacrosse players tragically murdered in separate incidents in recent years.
The event is organized by Anthony “Merc” Ryan, City College’s head coach and one of the biggest champions of lacrosse in Baltimore City Schools.
Ryan, who played at Edmondson High School and Morgan State University, has received the support of Lloyd Carter, his high school and college teammate. Carter, who coached both Edmondson and Northwestern in the past, is now the head men’s coach at Hampton and he will be bringing his college team, which includes three Baltimore area players to town to play at City.
Both Ryan and Carter were part of the 1975 Morgan team, which was immortalized in the book Ten Bears. That Morgan team, the only historical black college in Division II lacrosse at that time, shocked the world with wins over Division I foes Notre Dame and Havard before a stunning 8-7 win over Washington & Lee College which was ranked No. 1 in the nation at the time.
“Lloyd and I both played at Edmondson and then on to play for the Morgan Ten Bears,” said Ryan. “He spent a number of years coaching at Northwestern HS in Baltimore City, before taking on the Hampton position four years ago. Three years prior, he was traveling on the weekends to coach Hampton’s club team, all while still coaching at Northwestern during the week.”
Hampton’s roster includes Melvin Scott and Derian Sturdivant-Williams, both who played for Ryan and graduated from City College . Both were selected to play in the state all-star game, after their senior years. In addition, Jordon Brown, a freshman attackman from Archbishop Curley, is playing for Hampton.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
10:00 am: K2 -Baltimore Terps vs Philly Warhorses / 3-4 Grade Baltimore Terps vs. Charm City
11am: 7th-8th Grade – Baltimore Terps vs Charm City
3:00 pm: Hampton University vs. Bethany College
5:30 pm: Devin Cook & Ray Glasgow lll – Memorial Ceremony
6:30 pm: City College vs. Mervo
Admission is FREE and includes admission to The World Famous Lacrosse Museum. Food and refreshments will also be available for sale.