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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Curtis Holmes
Maryland's lacrosse team is unseeded in this year's NCAA tournament. Its first game is Sunday, on the road against a program with a modest resume in recent postseasons. A date with a highly seeded traditional power likely looms in the quarterfinals if the Terrapins win.
Curtis Holmes' unrelenting faceoff work fueled Maryland's run to the national title game last year.
Maryland coach John Tillman was vexed as halftime arrived Friday at Byrd Stadium.
His shot isn't a rocket, at least not usually. He isn't a hulking attackman perpetually perched on the crease. Despite a strong pedigree, he never seems to be hyped.
Curtis Holmes' older brothers brought a rugged style to Maryland's lacrosse program for much of the last decade.
Shortly after John Tillman took over Maryland's lacrosse program in June, the mother of star attackman Ryan Young told him there were two things she wanted from the new coach: to see to it the senior attackman graduated and ensure he earned a title before his career was over.
With a month of frustration behind him, Holmes merely replied "Finally."
"We really have to stay on top of it these next few weeks with ACC and Mount St. Mary's that [following] Wednesday," Holmes said. "As the season goes on, we start having games that are closer and closer together, especially in the tournament if we make it where we want to go."