Roundup: Smyrna Post-14 splits pair vs. Stahl Post-30

Smyrna Post-14 split a pair of American Legion baseball games in a doubleheader against Stahl Post-30 on Saturday afternoon.

Smyrna Post-14 won the first game 11-7 before falling 5-2 later in the afternoon.

The Smyrna area squad is 6-5 overall.

Milford Post-6 drops doubleheader: The Milford-area team fell to the Post-10 Generals 16-6 and 10-0 on Saturday.

The Generals pounded out 29 hits across the doubleheader. Milford was led by doubles from Holden Bailey and Josh McMahon.

College lacrosse

UD men round out coaching staff: New University of Delaware men’s lacrosse head coach Ben DeLuca has turned to a pair of exceptional coaches with familiar backgrounds to fill his coaching staff.

DeLuca, who was selected as Delaware’s ninth men’s lacrosse head coach last month, announced Friday that Georgetown assistant Matt Rewkowski and former Blue Hen standout goalkeeper and assistant coach Noah Fossner have joined the staff.

Both new coaches have significant ties to DeLuca and to Delaware. Rewkowski spent the last five seasons assisting at Georgetown where he served under former UD assistant coach Kevin Warne following a two-year tenure on DeLuca’s staff as associate head coach at Cornell. Fossner was a standout goalkeeper for the Blue Hens in 2008-11, earned his degree in 2011, was goalkeepers coach at Delaware for two seasons, and served on the staff with DeLuca at Harvard this past spring.

Fossner will serve as Delaware’s defensive coordinator and will work with the Blue Hen goalkeepers. One of the top netminders in Delaware history, Fossner was a three-year starter for retired head coach Bob Shillinglaw and was the only three-time captain in school history.

One of the most inspirational players in Shillinglaw’s tenure, he led the Hens to NCAA Tournament appearances in 2011 and 2012, earned All-Colonial Athletic Association honors, was a team Most Valuable Player, earned CAA All-Tournament honors twice, and was named Most Valuable Player of the USILA North-South Senior All-Star game in 2011. He ended his UD career ranked in the top six all-time in saves (552), minutes played (3,003), and goals against average (9.65).

After earning his degree in health and physical education from Delaware in 2011, he served as a volunteer assistant at Rutgers in 2012-13, returned to serve as defensive coordinator and goalkeepers coach at his alma mater in 2014-15, was an assistant at Boston University for one season in 2016, and served as Harvard’s lacrosse operations coordinator this past spring. Fossner and his wife, Allison, will reside in the Newark area.

Rewkowski, who will serve as a offensive coordinator, is a 12-year veteran of the coaching ranks following an outstanding playing career at Johns Hopkins and Duke and a pro career with the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse. He was a senior co-captain for the Johns Hopkins team that captured the 2005 NCAA title and earned his degree there that same spring.

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