« Mount St. Mary's playoff picture | Main | Navy at Johns Hopkins: Three things to watch »

Maryland's Brian Farrell to miss rest of season

The Terps announced today that junior defenseman Brian Farrell will sit out the remainder of the season and possibly apply for a medical redshirt.

"His injury hasn't progressed," coach Dave Cottle said. "We didn't want to try and play him hurt. This is in the best interest of the young man and his family and the program. So he's going to redshirt."

The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Farrell, a Towson native and Boys' Latin graduate, had started in Maryland's first three games, but suffered two cracked ribs in a victory over Air Force on Feb. 14. He played against Georgetown the following week, but did not return.

The absence of Farrell has not impacted Maryland terribly. The defense is tied for 13th in the country with Ohio State in surrendering an average of 7.9 goals per game. Sophomore Brett Schmidt has been filling in for Farrell, and he ranks second on the team in caused turnovers with 16.

Posted by Edward Lee at 3:42 PM | | Comments (0)
Categories: Maryland

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

Please enter the letter "l" in the field below:
About Faceoff
Faceoff is The Baltimore Sun's blog devoted to college and high school lacrosse. Faceoff contributors include Sun reporters Edward Lee, Mike Preston and Katherine Dunn.

Most Recent Comments
Sign up for FREE local sports alerts
Get free Sun alerts sent to your mobile phone.*
Get free Baltimore Sun mobile alerts
Sign up for local sports text alerts

Returning user? Update preferences.
Sign up for more Sun text alerts
*Standard message and data rates apply. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.
Photo galleries
Blog updates
Recent updates to sports blogs  Subscribe to this feed