Former Apprentice School head football coach Michael Vite was hired as the defensive coordinator at Texas Southern, an FCS program in Houston. The Tigers went 2-9 in 2012, 2-7 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
“I am excited to join Coach (Darrell) Asberry at Texas Southern,” Vite said. “I am impressed with the way the kids work, but we still have a long way to go.”
Asberry said, under Vite’s leadership, he expects the Tigers’ defense to be 10 times better than last year. They gave up 39 points per game.
Christopher Newport, ranked No. 8 nationally by d3baseball.com, improved to 5-0 with a 15-6 home victory over Eastern Mennonite (2-2).
Preston Grissom batted 4-for-6 for the Captains, and Justin Weaver and Billy Steel drove in three runs apiece.
North Carolina, guided by former William and Mary coach Brian Kalbas, moved to No. 1 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings after winning the national indoor championships in Charlottesville.
The Tar Heels, seeded sixth in the field of 16, beat the top three seeds on successive days — Southern California, Duke and UCLA. Virginia, which lost all three of its matches in the tournament, fell from 12th to 16th.
In doubles, W&M’s Maria Belaya and Jeltje Loomans are ranked fourth, while U.Va.’s Erin Vierra and Maci Epstein are fifth.
Old Dominion’s Carlos Lopez Villa was named the Conference USA Player of the Week for the second time. He earned two singles wins and teamed with Can Cetinel for two doubles victories. In singles, Lopez Villa is 8-0 this season. ...
In the latest ITA rankings, Virginia’s Alex Domijan is No. 1 in singles, while teammates Mac Styslinger (No. 5) and Jarmere Jenkins (No. 7) aren’t far behind.
Old Dominion redshirt sophomore 133-pounder Chris Mecate was named the CAA Rookie Wrestler of the Week for Feb. 5-11.
He is 32-7 and has a winning streak of seven bouts, including a 6-2 decision over U.Va.’s Joe Spisak, who is ranked 15th nationally.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun