Chowan senior receiver Robert Holland, a Woodside High graduate whose 325 receptions are the most all-time by any NCAA Division II player, was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Year.
Senior Chaz Robinson of St. Augustine’s, a Phoebus High graduate, shared CIAA Defensive Player of the Year honors with fellow linebacker Carlos Fields of Winston-Salem State.
Robinson set the St. Aug’s career (407) and single-season (126) tackles record this year. A sport management major, Robinson also blocked four kicks.
Conference USA: Kentucky beat Old Dominion for the second time this year, winning 1-0 in a C-USA quarterfinal in Charlotte, N.C., when Justin Laird beat goalkeeper Sean Stowe in a one-on-one situation about 2 1/2 minutes into overtime.
ODU, 16th in the latest NCAA RPI, is seeking an at-large bid when the field is announced at noon Monday. ...
CAA: In the Colonial Athletic Association, third-seeded William and Mary (10th in RPI) faces second-seeded UNC Wilmington in a semifinal in Philadelphia. But even if the Tribe doesn't win the tournament for an automatic bid, W&M also will be a strong at-large candidate.
W&M senior defender Will Smith was named the CAA Defensive Player of the Year, and he was joined on the All-CAA first team by teammate Marcus Luster, a junior midfielder from Great Bridge High.
W&M's Chris Perez made the second team, and the Tribe's Jackson Eskay and Josh West made the third team. Tribe goalkeeper Mac Phillips was on the All-Rookie squad, and Smith made the All-Academic team.
Hofstra's Chris Griebsch was named the Player of the Year, Delaware's Guillermo Delgado was Rookie of the Year, and Doug Hess of regular-season champion Drexel was Coach of the Year. ...
Capital: Christopher Newport junior Jalon Brown was named the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year, and teammate Jimmy Grace was named a Co-Rookie of the Year.
Brown, a Grafton High graduate who was last season’s USA South Player of the Year, joined Brian Lybert (2010 and 11) as the only Captains to gain a conference’s top honor twice. Brown leads the CAC in goals (14), assists (nine) and points (37).
Brown, Caleb Lewis and Alec Faulkner made the CAC first team, while Grace, Ryan Balfour and Tommy O’Neal made the second team.
Joe Pereira resigned after 19 years as ODU’s coach.
He was 152-173-31 with the Monarchs and was the CAA Coach of the Year in 1998 and 2004, but hasn’t had a winning record since 2008. This year’s team was 1-13-3 and missed qualifying for the Conference USA tournament.
Centre (Ky.) (16-4) won 1-0 at Lynchburg to earn the right to play at No. 4 seed CNU (19-1) at 11 a.m. Saturday in the NCAA Division III round of 16. ...
Host Delaware beat Liberty 1-0 with a second-half goal in Newark to reach the NCAA Division I round of 16.
Liberty, coached by Jamestown High alumna Jodi Murphy, had earned its bid by winning the NorPac tournament.
The Norfolk Admirals (7-5-0-3) incurred their third regulation defeat in a row, falling 3-1 to the Eastern Conference-leading Manchester Monarchs in a game that started at 10 a.m. in New Hampshire.
Brian O’Neill scored two second-period goals for the Monarchs, the Los Angeles Kings’ AHL affiliate, to hand goalie Victor Fasth a loss. Fasth is on a conditioning assignment from the Anaheim Ducks.
Matt Beleskey scored 9:54 into the second period for the Admirals.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun