Sports in Maryland

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Maryland has a number of major and minor professional sports franchises. Two National Football League teams play in Maryland, the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore and the Washington Redskins in Prince George's County. The Baltimore Orioles compete as Major League Baseball franchise in Baltimore.

Other professional sports franchises in the state include five affiliated minor league baseball teams, one independent league baseball team, the Baltimore Blast indoor soccer team, two indoor football teams, two low-level Basketball teams, three low-level outdoor soccer teams and the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse.

The Congressional Country Club and Aronimink Golf Club have hosted several professional golf tournaments, including the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, U.S. Senior Open, Senior PGA Championship, Kemper Open and Quicken Loans National.

Maryland has had famous athletes including baseball's Cal Ripken Jr. and Babe Ruth, and Olympic swimming medalists Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff.

Since 1962, the official state sport of Maryland is jousting. Lacrosse was named the official team sport in 2004,[1] and Sports Illustrated wrote the sport "has always been the showcase for the flower of Maryland manhood."[2] In 2008, intending to promote physical fitness for all ages, Maryland declared walking the official state exercise and became the first state with an official state exercise.[3]

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Major professional teams[edit]

Team name League 1st MD season Stadium/Field
Baltimore Orioles Major League Baseball 1954 Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Baltimore Ravens National Football League 1996 M&T Bank Stadium
Washington Redskins National Football League 1997 (played in D.C. 1937–1997) FedEx Field

Other current professional and semi-pro teams[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Team name League 1st MD season Stadium/Field
Aberdeen IronBirds Class A-Short-Season - New York-Penn League 2002 Ripken Stadium
Bowie Baysox Double-A - Eastern League 1993 Prince George's Stadium
Delmarva Shorebirds Class A-Low - South Atlantic League 1997 Arthur W. Perdue Stadium
Frederick Keys Class A-Advanced - Carolina League 1989 Harry Grove Stadium
Hagerstown Suns Class A-Low - South Atlantic League 1981 Municipal Stadium
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Independent- Atlantic League 2008 Regency Furniture Stadium

Basketball[edit]

Team name League 1st MD season Stadium/Field
Bay Area Shuckers American Professional Basketball League 2011 Annapolis Area Christian School
Baltimore Hawks American Basketball Association Saint Frances Academy
Columbia All-Stars Eastern Basketball Alliance 2014
Maryland Bayraiders Eastern Basketball Alliance 2007 Woodlawn High School
Maryland Marvels American Basketball Association 2009 Severn School
Metropolitan All-Stars American Professional Basketball League 2009 Prince George's Community College
Rockville Victors American Professional Basketball League 2012 Bohrer Park Activity Center

Football[edit]

Team name League 1st MD season Stadium/Field
Baltimore Burn Women's Spring Football League 2001 Utz Towardowizc field
Baltimore Charm Legends Football League 2010 Royal Farms Arena
Baltimore Mariners American Indoor Football 2014 Royal Farms Arena
Baltimore Nighthawks Independent Women's Football League 2008 Hughes Stadium
Central Maryland Seahawks Women's Football Alliance 2013 Woodlawn High School
D.C. Divas Women's Football Alliance 2000 Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex
Maryland Eagles American Indoor Football 2012 The Gardens Ice House

Lacrosse[edit]

Team name League 1st MD season Stadium/Field
Chesapeake Bayhawks Major League Lacrosse 2001 Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

Soccer[edit]

Team name League 1st MD season Stadium/Field
Baltimore Blast Major Arena Soccer League 1992 Royal Farms Arena
Baltimore Bohemians 1USL Premier Development League 2011 Ridley Athletic Complex
TSC Maryland Pride Women's Premier Soccer League 1994 Mount St. Mary's University
Real Maryland F.C. USL Premier Development League 2008 Lester Stadium
Washington Spirit National Women's Soccer League 2012 Maryland SoccerPlex

Former Professional Teams[edit]

Baseball[edit]

The following table details baseball teams which were located in Maryland. For minor league teams that changed affiliations, each affiliation is listed as a separate team.

Team name Years present League Current Status
Aberdeen Arsenal 2000 Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Defunct
Baltimore Black Sox 1916–1933 Eastern Colored League
American Negro League
Negro National League
East-West League
Defunct
Baltimore Canaries 1872–1874 National Association Defunct
Baltimore Elite Giants 1938–1950 Negro National League
Negro American League
Defunct
Baltimore Lord Baltimores 1887 National Colored Base Ball League Defunct
Baltimore Marylands 1873 National Association Defunct
Baltimore Monumentals 1884 Union Association Defunct
Baltimore Orioles 1882–1899 American Association (Baseball)

National League

Defunct
Baltimore Orioles 1901–1902 American League (Baseball) New York Yankees
Baltimore Orioles 1903–1914 Eastern League Syracuse Chiefs
Baltimore Orioles 1916–1953 International League Defunct
Baltimore Terrapins 1914–1915 Federal League Defunct
Cambridge Canners 1922-1928
1940-1941
Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Cambridge Cardinals 1937–1939 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Cambridge Dodgers 1946–1949 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Centreville Colts 1937–1939 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Centreville Orioles 1946 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Centreville Red Sox 1940–1941 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Crisfield Crabbers 1922-1928
1937
Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Cumberland Colts 1916–1918 Potomac League
Blue Ridge League
Defunct
Cumberland Colts 1925-1932
1941-1942
Middle Atlantic League Defunct
Cumberland Rooters 1906–1907 Pennsylvania-Ohio-Maryland League
Western Pennsylvania League
Defunct
Easton Browns 1937 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Easton Cubs 1938 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Easton Farmers 1924–1928 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Easton Yankees 1939–1941
1946-1949
Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Federalsburg A's 1937-1941
1946-1948
Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Federalsburg Feds 1949 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Frederick Champs 1916 Blue Ridge League Defunct
Frederick Hustlers 1915
1917
1920-1928
Blue Ridge League Defunct
Frederick Warriors 1929–1930 Blue Ridge League Defunct
Frostburg Demons 1916 Potomac League Defunct
Hagerstown Blues 1915 Blue Ridge League Defunct
Hagerstown Braves 1950–1953 Interstate League
Piedmont League
Defunct
Hagerstown Champs 1920–1921 Blue Ridge League Defunct
Hagerstown Hubs 1924–1931 Blue Ridge League
Middle Atlantic League
Defunct
Hagerstown Lions 1896 Cumberland Valley League Defunct
Hagerstown Owls 1941–1949 Interstate League Defunct
Hagerstown Packets 1954–1955 Piedmont League Defunct
Hagerstown Terriers 1916–1918
1922-1923
Blue Ridge League Defunct
Laurel Blue Hens 1922–1923 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Lonaconing Drybugs 1916 Potomac League Defunct
Piedmont-Westernport Drybugs 1918 Blue Ridge League Defunct
Pocomoke City Red Sox 1937–1940 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Pocomoke City Salamanders 1922–1923 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Salisbury A's 1951 Interstate League Defunct
Salisbury Astros 1965–1966 South Atlantic League Defunct
Salisbury Bees 1937–1938 South Atlantic League Defunct
Salisbury Braves 1960–1962 South Atlantic League Defunct
Salisbury Cardinals 1940–1941
1946-1949
Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Salisbury, Maryland Dodgers!Salisbury Dodgers 1963–1964 South Atlantic League Defunct
Salisbury Giants 1939–1942 South Atlantic League Defunct
Salisbury Indians 1922-1928
1937-1938
Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Salisbury Pirates 1945–1952 South Atlantic League Defunct
Salisbury Reds 1952 Interstate League Defunct
Salisbury Rocots 1953 South Atlantic League Defunct
Salisbury Senators 1939 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Salisbury Senators 1968 South Atlantic League Defunct

Basketball[edit]

Team name Years present League Current Status
Baltimore Bayrunners 1999 International Basketball League Defunct
Baltimore Blaze 2000–2001 National Rookie League Defunct
Baltimore Bullets 1944–1954 National Basketball Association
Basketball Association of America
American Basketball League
Defunct
Baltimore Bullets 1958–1961 Eastern Professional Basketball League Defunct
Baltimore Bullets 1963–1973 National Basketball Association Washington Wizards
Baltimore Claws 1975–1976 American Basketball Association Defunct
Baltimore Clippers 1939–1941 American Basketball League Defunct
Baltimore Lightning 1985–1986 Continental Basketball Association Defunct
Baltimore Metros 1978–1979 Continental Basketball Association Defunct
Baltimore Orioles 1926–1927 American Basketball League Defunct
Baltimore Pearls/Bay Lions 2005–2006 American Basketball Association Defunct
Cumberland Dukes 1947–1948 All-American Professional Basketball League Defunct
Maryland Bayriders 2007–2008 National Professional Basketball League Defunct
Maryland GreenHawks 2004–2011 Premier Basketball League Defunct
Maryland Mustangs 2001 United States Basketball League Defunct
Tri-City Suns 2009-2010 American Professional Basketball League Defunct
Washington Madness 2008-2012 Eastern Basketball Alliance Relocated to DC

Cricket[edit]

Team name Years present League Current Status
D.C. Forward 2004 Pro Cricket Defunct

Football[edit]

Team name Years present League Current Status
Baltimore Blackbirds 2007 American Indoor Football Association Defunct
Baltimore Blue Birds 1937 Dixie League Defunct
Baltimore Colts 1947–1950 All-America Football Conference, (1947-1949)
National Football League, (1950)
Defunct
Baltimore Colts 1953–1984 National Football League Indianapolis Colts
Baltimore Broncos 1963 Atlantic Coast Football League Defunct
Baltimore Orioles 1936 Dixie League Defunct
Baltimore Stallions 1994–1995 Canadian Football League Montreal Alouettes
Baltimore Stars 1985 United States Football League Defunct
Chesapeake Tide 2007–2008 Continental Indoor Football League Defunct
Hagerstown Bears 1971-1973 Seaboard Football League Defunct
Maryland Maniacs 2009 Indoor Football League Defunct
Maryland Reapers 2012 American Indoor Football Defunct
Washington-Baltimore Ambassadors 1974 World Football League Defunct
Washington/Maryland Commandos 1987,1989 Arena Football League Defunct
Westminster Chargers 1971 Seaboard Football League Defunct

Hockey[edit]

Team name Years present League Current Status
Baltimore Bandits 1995–1997 American Hockey League Rockford IceHogs
Baltimore Blades 1975–1976 World Hockey Association Defunct
Baltimore Clippers 1945-1946
1949-1950
Eastern Amateur Hockey League Defunct
Baltimore Clippers 1954–1956 Eastern Hockey League) Defunct
Baltimore Clippers 1962–1977 American Hockey League
Eastern Hockey League
Southern Hockey League
Defunct
Baltimore Orioles 1933–1942
1944–45
Eastern Hockey League Defunct
Baltimore Skipjacks 1982–1993 American Hockey League Portland Pirates
Chesapeake Icebreakers 1997–1999 ECHL Defunct
Washington Capitals 1974–1997 NHL Moved to MCI Center, now Verizon Center

Inline Hockey[edit]

Team name Years present League Current Status
Maryland Knights 2007 American Inline Hockey League Defunct
Washington Power 2008 Major League Roller Hockey Defunct

Lacrosse[edit]

Team name Years present League Current Status
Baltimore Bombers 2013 North American Lacrosse League Defunct
Baltimore Tribe 1988 American Lacrosse League Defunct
Baltimore Thunder 1987–1999 Major Indoor Lacrosse League Colorado Mammoth
Maryland Arrows 1974–1975 National Lacrosse League Defunct
Washington Wave 1987–1989 Major Indoor Lacrosse League Defunct

Soccer[edit]

Team name Years present League Current Status
Baltimore Americans 1934–1949 American Soccer League Defunct'
Baltimore Bays 1967–1969 National Professional Soccer League (1967)
North American Soccer League (1968-1969)
Defunct
Baltimore Bays 1972–1973 American Soccer League Defunct
Baltimore Bays 1993–1998 USL Second Division Defunct
Baltimore Blast 1980–1992 Major Indoor Soccer League Defunct
Baltimore Comets 1974-1975 North American Soccer League Defunct
Baltimore St. Gerards/Baltimore Flyers 1966–1968 American Soccer League Defunct
Baltimore Orioles F.C. 1893-1895 American League of Professional Football Defunct
Baltimore Rockets/Baltimore Pompei 1953–1961 American Soccer League Defunct
Baltimore S.C. 1943–1948 American Soccer League Defunct
Charm City FC 2008-2009 National Premier Soccer League Defunct
Chesapeake Dragons 2001–2004 USL Premier Development League Defunct
Crystal Palace Baltimore 2007-2010 NASL (on hiatus) On Hiatus
D.C. United Women 2011-2012 W-League Became Washington Spirit
Eastern Shore Sharks 1998–1999 USL Second Division Defunct
Maryland Bays 1988–1991 American Soccer League
American Professional Soccer League
Defunct
Maryland Mania 1999 A-League Defunct
Maryland Tigers 2007-2008 Premier Arena Soccer League Defunct
Washington Freedom 2001-2011 Women's Professional Soccer magicJack
Washington Warthogs 1994–1997 Continental Indoor Soccer League Defunct

Softball[edit]

Team name Years present League Current Status
Baltimore Monuments 1977 Professional softball leagues Defunct

Team Tennis[edit]

Team name Years present League Current Status
Baltimore Banners 1974 World TeamTennis Defunct

Ultimate[edit]

Team name League 1st MD season Stadium/Field
DC Breeze 2013-2014 American Ultimate Disc League Move to Hotchkiss Field Gallaudet University

Collegiate Sports[edit]

NCAA Division I[edit]

See: Division I (NCAA)

Coppin State University[edit]

The Coppin State University athletic teams are members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Their teams are called the Eagles and compete in the following sports:

  • Baseball - Men's
  • Basketball - Men's & Women's
  • Bowling - Women's
  • Cross Country - Men's & Women's
  • Softball - Women's
  • Tennis - Men's & Women's
  • Track & Field - Men's & Women's
  • Volleyball - Women's

Johns Hopkins University[edit]

The Johns Hopkins Blue Jays lacrosse team, founded in 1883, is the school's most prominent sports team, which has won 44 national titles and is the only school sport to compete at the NCAA Division I level. The Blue Jays play at Homewood Field (pictured left). Hopkins women's lacrosse also competes at the Division I level.

Loyola University Maryland[edit]

Loyola fields 17 varsity teams and 22 club teams. The varsity teams participate in the NCAA's Division I. Sixteen of Loyola's 18 athletic teams compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). Men's lacrosse competes in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and women's lacrosse is an associate member of the Big East Conference. The colleges teams are called the Greyhounds (logo right) and compete in the following sports:

  • Basketball - Men's & Women's
  • Crew - Men's & Women's
  • Cross Country - Men's & Women's
  • Golf - Men's
  • Lacrosse - Men's & Women's
  • Soccer - Men's & Women's
  • Swimming - Men's & Women's
  • Tennis - Men's & Women's
  • Track & Field - Women's
  • Volleyball - Women's

Morgan State University[edit]

The Morgan State University athletic teams are members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Their teams are called the Bears and compete in the following sports:

  • Basketball - Men's & Women's
  • Bowling - Women's
  • Cheer - Women's
  • Cross Country - Men's & Women's
  • Football - Men's
  • Softball - Women's
  • Tennis - Men's & Women's
  • Track & Field - Women's
  • Volleyball - Women's

Mount St. Mary's University[edit]

Mount St. Mary's University was one of the founding members of the Northeast Conference. The school's sports teams are called the Mountaineers and compete in the following sports:

  • Baseball - Men's
  • Basketball - Men's & Women's
  • Cross Country - Men's & Women's
  • Lacrosse - Men's
  • Football - Men's
  • Soccer - Men's & Women's
  • Swimming - Men's & Women's
  • Tennis - Men's & Women's
  • Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor) - Men's & Women's

Towson University[edit]

Main article: Towson Tigers

The athletics teams of Towson University participate in the NCAA's Division I and are members of the Colonial Athletic Association as well as the Eastern College Athletic Conference. The school's sports teams are called the Tigers, and the mascot of the University is named Doc.

Sport Gender Venue
Baseball Men's Schuerholz Park
Basketball Men's & Women's Towson Center
Cross Country Women's Oregon Ridge Park
Field Hockey Women's Johnny Unitas Stadium
Football Men's Johnny Unitas Stadium
Golf Men's & Women's Prospect Bay Country Club
Gymnastics Women's Towson Center
Lacrosse Men's & Women's Johnny Unitas Stadium
Soccer Men's & Women's Towson Center
Softball Women's Towson Center
Swimming Men's & Women's Burdick Hall
Tennis Women's Towson Center
Track & Field Women's
Volleyball Women's Towson Center

United States Naval Academy[edit]

Main article: Navy Midshipmen

The United States Naval Academy participates in NCAA Division I in 30 varsity sports.[4] It also fields teams in 12 club sports.[5] The Academy is a non-football member of the Patriot League, a Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) independent school, and a member of the Collegiate Sprint Football League (men), Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (men), Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges, Eastern Intercollegiate Gymnastics League (men), and Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association. Navy is also one of approximately 300 members of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Although the teams have no official name, they are usually referred to as "Navy", "Midshipmen", or "Mids". The Academy competes in the following sports:

Varsity sports
  • Baseball - Men's
  • Basketball - Men's and women's
  • Crew (heavyweight) - Men's and women's
  • Crew (lightweight) - Men's and women's
  • Cross Country - Men's and women's
  • Football - Men's
  • Golf - Men's
  • Gymnastics - Men's
  • Lacrosse - Men's and women's
  • Rifle - Coeducational
  • Sailing (intercollegiate) - Coeducational
  • Sailing (offshore) - Coeducational
  • Soccer - Men's and women's
  • Sprint Football - Men's
  • Squash - Men's
  • Swimming & diving - Men's and women's
  • Tennis - Men's and women's
  • Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor) - Men's and women's
  • Volleyball - Women's
  • Water Polo - Men's
  • Wrestling - Men's
Club sports
  • Boxing - Men's
  • Cycling - Coeducational
  • Hockey (ice) - Men's
  • Karate - Coeducational
  • Marathon - Coeducational
  • Pistol - Coeducational
  • Powerlifting - Coeducational
  • Rugby - Men's and women's
  • Softball - Women's
  • Triathlon - Coeducational
  • Volleyball - Men's

University of Maryland, Baltimore County[edit]

Main article: UMBC Retrievers

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County sports teams participate in the NCAA's Division I, and is member of the America East Conference. The school's sports teams are called the Retrievers, and the mascot of the University is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever which has been referred to as both True Grit and Fever.

Sport Gender Venue
Baseball Men's The Baseball Factory Field at UMBC
Basketball Men's & Women's Retriever Activities Center
Cross Country Men's & Women's UMBC Stadium
Lacrosse Men's & Women's UMBC Stadium
Soccer Men's & Women's UMBC Soccer Stadium
Softball Men's & Women's Baseball Factory Field
Swimming Men's & Women's UMBC Natatorium
Tennis Men's & Women's Tennis Center
Track & Field Men's & Women's UMBC Stadium
Volleyball Women's Retriever Activities Center

University of Maryland, College Park[edit]

Main article: Maryland Terrapins

The University of Maryland, College Park sports teams participate in NCAA Division I as a member of the Big Ten Conference. Prior to 2014, the school participated in Division I as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, of which it was a founding member. Its teams are called the Terrapins, and its mascot is a diamondback terrapin named Testudo.

Sport Gender Venue
Baseball Men's Shipley Field
Basketball Men's & Women's XFINITY Center
Competitive Cheer Coed XFINITY Center
Cross Country Men's & Women's Kehoe Track at Ludwig Field
Field Hockey Women's Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex
Football Men's Byrd Stadium
Golf Men's & Women's Maryland Golf Course
Lacrosse Men's & Women's Byrd Stadium; Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex / Ludwig Field
Soccer Men's & Women's Ludwig Field
Swimming Men's & Women's Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium
Tennis Men's & Women's Tennis Center at College Park
Track & Field Men's & Women's Kehoe Track at Ludwig Field
Volleyball Women's XFINITY Center
Water Polo Women's Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium
Wrestling Men's XFINITY Center

NCAA Division II[edit]

Bowie State University[edit]

The Bowie State University athletic teams are members of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Their teams are called the Bulldogs and compete in the following sports:

  • Basketball - Men's & Women's
  • Bowling - Women's
  • Cross Country - Men's & Women's
  • Football - Men's
  • Softbal - Women's
  • Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor) - Men's & Women's
  • Volleyball - Women's

Washington Adventist University[edit]

The Washington Adventist University athletic teams are members of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. Their teams are called the Pioneers and compete in the following sports:

  • Acro-Airs - Men's & Women's
  • Baseball - Men's
  • Basketball - Men's & Women's
  • Cross Country - Men's & Women's
  • Soccer - Men's & Women's
  • Track & Field - Men's & Women's

NCAA Division III[edit]

Frostburg State University[edit]

Frostburg State athletic teams are members of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. Their teams are called the Bobcats and compete in the following sports:

  • Baseball - Men's
  • Basketball - Men's & Women's
  • Cross Country - Men's & Women's
  • Field Hockey - Women's
  • Football - Men's
  • Lacrosse - Women's
  • Soccer - Men's & Women's
  • Softball - Women's
  • Swimming - Men's & Women's
  • Tennis - Men's & Women's
  • Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor) - Men's & Women's
  • Volleyball - Women's

Goucher College[edit]

Goucher College athletic teams are members of the Landmark Conference. Their teams are called the Gophers and compete in the following sports:

  • Basketball - Men's & Women's
  • Cross Country - Men's & Women's
  • Equestrian - Women's
  • Field Hockey - Women's
  • Lacrosse - Men's
  • Soccer - Men's & Women's
  • Swimming - Men's & Women's
  • Tennis - Men's & Women's
  • Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor) - Men's & Women's
  • Volleyball - Women's

Hood College[edit]

Hood College's athletic teams are members of the Capital Athletic Conference. Their teams are called the Blazers and compete in the following sports:

  • Basketball - Men's & Women's
  • Cross Country - Men's & Women's
  • Field Hockey - Women's
  • Golf - Men's & Women's
  • Lacrosse - Men's & Women's
  • Soccer - Men's & Women's
  • Softball - Women's
  • Swimming - Men's & Women's
  • Tennis - Men's & Women's
  • Track & Field - Men's & Women's
  • Volleyball - Women's

McDaniel College[edit]

McDaniel College athletic teams are members of the Centennial Conference. Their teams are called the Green Terror and compete in the following sports:

  • Baseball - Men's
  • Basketball - Men's & Women's
  • Cross Country - Men's & Women's
  • Field Hockey - Women's
  • Football - Men's
  • Golf - Men's and Women's
  • Soccer - Men's & Women's
  • Softball - Women's
  • Swimming - Men's & Women's
  • Tennis - Men's & Women's
  • Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor) - Men's & Women's
  • Volleyball - Women's
  • Wrestling - Men's

Notre Dame of Maryland University[edit]

Notre Dame athletic teams are members of the Colonial States Athletic Conference. Their teams are called the Gators and compete in the following sports:

  • Basketball - Women's
  • Field Hockey - Women's
  • Lacrosse - Women's
  • Soccer - Women's
  • Softball - Women's
  • Swimming - Women's
  • Tennis - Women's
  • Volleyball - Women's

Johns Hopkins University[edit]

Except for the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays lacrosse team, Johns Hopkins athletic teams are members of the Centennial Conference and compete in the following sports:

  • Baseball - Men's
  • Basketball - Men's & Women's
  • Crew - Men's & Women's
  • Cross Country - Men's & Women's
  • Fencing - Men's & Women's
  • Field Hockey - Men's
  • Football - Men's
  • Soccer - Men's & Women's
  • Swimming - Men's & Women's
  • Tennis - Men's & Women's
  • Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor) - Men's & Women's
  • Volleyball - Women's
  • Water Polo - Men's & Women's
  • Wrestling - Men's

Salisbury University[edit]

Salisbury University athletic teams are members of the Capital Athletic Conference except for the football team which plays in the Empire 8. Their teams are called the Seagulls and compete in the following sports:

  • Baseball - Men's
  • Basketball - Men's & Women's
  • Cross Country - Men's & Women's
  • Football - Men's
  • Field Hockey - Women's
  • Lacrosse - Men's
  • Soccer - Men's & Women's
  • Softball - Women's
  • Swimming - Men's & Women's
  • Tennis - Men's & Women's
  • Track & Field - Men's & Women's
  • Volleyball - Women's

Stevenson University[edit]

Stevenson University athletic teams are members of the Eastern College Athletic Conference as well as the Capital Athletic Conference. Their teams are called the Mustangs and compete in the following sports:

  • Baseball - Men's
  • Basketball - Men's & Women's
  • Cheer - Men's & Women's
  • Cross Country - Men's & Women's
  • Dance - Women's
  • Golf - Men's & Women's
  • Field Hockey - Women's
  • Lacrosse - Men's
  • Soccer - Men's & Women's
  • Tennis - Men's & Women's
  • Softball - Women's
  • Volleyball - Men's & Women's

St. Mary's College of Maryland[edit]

St. Mary's College athletic teams are members of the Capital Athletic Conference. Their teams are called the Seahawks and compete in the following sports:

  • Baseball - Men's
  • Basketball - Men's & Women's
  • Field Hockey - Women's
  • Lacrosse - Men's
  • Sailing - Men's & Women's
  • Soccer - Men's & Women's
  • Swimming - Men's & Women's
  • Tennis - Men's & Women's
  • Softball - Women's
  • Volleyball - Men's & Women's

Washington College[edit]

Washington College athletic teams are members of the Centennial Conference, except for the sailing team which competes in the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association. Their teams are called the Shoremen/Shorewomen and compete in the following sports:

  • Baseball - Men's
  • Basketball - Men's & Women's
  • Field Hockey - Women's
  • Lacrosse - Men's & Women's
  • Rowing - Men's & Women's
  • Sailing - CoEd
  • Soccer - Men's & Women's
  • Softball - Women's
  • Swimming - Men's & Women's
  • Tennis - Men's & Women's
  • Volleyball - Women's

High school[edit]

Baltimore Catholic League[edit]

The Baltimore Catholic League (BCL), is a competitive basketball association composed of private Catholic high schools in the Baltimore, Maryland geographic area.

Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland[edit]

The Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (or IAAM) is a girls’ sports conference for private high schools generally located in the Baltimore metropolitan area but extending to various other regions, including the state's mostly rural Eastern Shore.

Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association[edit]

The Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (or MIAA) is a boys' sports conference for private high schools generally located in the Baltimore metropolitan area but extending to various other regions, including the state's mostly rural Eastern Shore.

Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association[edit]

Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Associationor (MPSSAA), is the association that oversees public high school sporting contests in the state of Maryland.

Member High Schools[edit]

Allegany County[edit]
Anne Arundel County[edit]
Baltimore City[edit]
MPSSAA member schools City and Poly clash during their annual rivalry game at M&T Bank Stadium in 2007.
Baltimore County[edit]
Calvert County[edit]
Caroline County[edit]
Carroll County[edit]
Cecil County[edit]
Charles County[edit]
Dorchester County[edit]
  • Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, Cambridge
  • North Dorchester High School, Hurlock
Frederick County[edit]
Garrett County[edit]
  • Northern Garrett High School, Accident
  • Southern Garrett High School, Oakland
Harford County[edit]
Howard County[edit]
Kent County[edit]
Montgomery County[edit]
Prince George's County[edit]
Queen Anne's County[edit]
St. Mary's County[edit]
Somerset County[edit]
Talbot County[edit]
Washington County[edit]
Wicomico County[edit]
Worcester County[edit]

Washington Catholic Athletic Conference[edit]

The Washington Catholic Athletic Conference or WCAC is a high school athletic league for boys, girls, and co-ed Catholic high schools located around and in Washington, DC, USA.

Horse Racing[edit]

Horse racing has a very long history in Maryland going back to colonial days. The Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel in the Triple Crown, is run at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Presently, Maryland has four Thoroughbred tracks and two Harness Tracks.

Track Name Location Type
Fair Hill Training Center Elkton Thoroughbred
Laurel Park Racecourse Laurel Thoroughbred
Ocean Downs Berlin Harness
Pimlico Race Course Baltimore Thoroughbred
Rosecroft Raceway Fort Washington Harness
Timonium Racetrack Timonium Thoroughbred

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Symbols". Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 
  2. ^ Frank Deford, Navy's Star With A Stick; Even in Maryland, where lacrosse enjoys exalted status and local talent is idolized, Jimmy Lewis of New York is hailed as the game's best player, Sports Illustrated, May 30, 1966.
  3. ^ STATE SYMBOLS: Marylanders take a walk, and eat cake too. Retrieved September 30, 2008.[dead link]
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