June 8, 2010
Cornell's 5-1 lead at halftime proved to be enough for its stingy defense, which held out for a 6-4 victory over Ivy League rival Princeton in the NCAA quarterfinals at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. The Big Red advances to meet Virginia in the final four in Foxboro, Mass. © Lee Weissman
Cornell's 5-1 lead at halftime proved to be enough for its stingy defense, which held out for a 6-4 victory over Ivy League rival Princeton in the NCAA quarterfinals at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. The Big Red advances to meet Virginia in the final four in Foxboro, Mass. © Lee Weissman

Tambroni, Pressler Out of Maryland Running

from staff reports

Cornell's Jeff Tambroni and Bryant's Mike Pressler, two men's lacrosse coaches reported to be candidates for the opening vacated by Dave Cottle at Maryland, are no longer candidates for the position, according to media reports.

Tambroni, who recently led the Big Red to their third final four in four years, told the Ithaca Journal he was contacted by Maryland, but an interview never took place.

"It's a great tradition down there, a great package with the compensation and coaching an extremely talented group of kids," Tambroni said. "When it came to Maryland versus Cornell, and this is no disrespect to Maryland, I think I'm in a good place here. There's lots to be said for employee satisfaction."

Pressler, also head coach of the Manchester-bound U.S. national team, reportedly discussed the position with Maryland officials. But the timing proved too difficult, according to Inside Lacrosse, which cited an anonymous source.

Last week, Syracuse women's lacrosse coach Gary Gait -- who was also courted for the job -- announced he was staying put. "I bleed Orange," Gait said.

According to Inside Lacrosse, that would leave Albany's Scott Marr, Stevenson's Paul Cantabene and Syracuse assistant Lelan Rogers on Maryland's "short list" of candidates.

Marr, a former Terps assistant, said Maryland had not contacted him. "I've always said it's the one place, if I were to leave Albany, I'd want to go. I have great connections there and I know it's a good fit," he told IL. "Right now, 'Are they interested in me?' is the big question from me."

Cantabene likewise has not been contacted by Maryland, according to the Baltimore Sun.


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