Christopher Newport’s program is spending eight days in Costa Rica for community service, exhibitions and clinics.
Christopher Newport was ranked 25th in the Division III preseason coaches’ poll.
CNU, in the preseason top 25 for the fifth consecutive year, opens its season Aug. 29 with the Captains Classic. The Captains are coming off a 25-13 year in which they were unbeaten in the Capital Athletic Conference. They are scheduled to oppose four teams in the top 25. ...
Second-year Hampton coach Karen Weatherington added Nicole Giancola as an assistant coach and Petra Parros as director of operations.
Giancola, a former standout player for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, has coached in high school -- including Nansemond River last season -- and in club volleyball.
Parros, a nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year award, helped HU win its first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament title in 2013. She is working on her five-year master's of business administration.
Track and field:
Maurice Pierce, Hampton University's director of track and field, announced that former HU middle-distance standout Benita Taylor will join his staff as an assistant coach.
W&M played its first exhibition Tuesday, beating Pittsburgh 2-0 on goals by Camper and freshman Adrienne Maday. The Tribe outshot the Panthers 16-2.
Edward "Mel" Henderson, who played football for HU (then Hampton Institute) and graduated in 1960, had the basketball court named after him at his alma mater, Hackensack High in New Jersey.
Henderson, who died in 2012 at age 74, coached basketball for 13 years at Hackensack, including a stint when he coached current HU athletic director Eugene Marshall. Henderson was a city councilman in Teaneck, N.J., for two eight-year terms. ...
The late Corey Swinson, who was part of CIAA championship HU football teams in 1992, '93 and '94 and who played for the St. Louis Rams in 1995, was honored by the state of New York. A portion of roadway in Suffolk County was named the Corey J. Swinson Memorial Bridge.
A lifelong resident of Bay Shore, N.Y., Swinson returned home after his short NFL career and served as the district's security director from 2002-12. He was also a youth football coach in the community,
Former Old Dominion star Kent Bazemore will host a youth basketball camp Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, at Norfolk Collegiate School on Granby Street.
The camp is for boys and girls, ages 6 to 16. The cost is $150. To sign up and for further information, call 252-325-4142.
Albon Yowell of Williamsburg took second place in boys 14-and-under singles at the Newport News Open Tennis Recruiting Network National Showcase, while York High teammates Josh McFadden and Denis Liu placed second in 16s doubles by beating a pair from Roanoke in their final round-robin match at Huntington Park.
Rakkan Audeh of Washington beat Yowell 6-0, 6-2 in the 14s final, then teamed with 12s singles champion Ekansh Kumar of Vienna for the 16s doubles title.
Franklin’s Andy Mason, the runner-up in 16s singles, took the 18s doubles crown with 18s singles champ Joseph Brown of Richmond, one of his USTA junior team partners.
Two Virginia golfers advanced to the round of 32 with first-round victories in the U.S. Amateur Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga.:
U.Va.'s Derek Bard defeated South Africa's Zander Lombard 3 and 2 to gain a spot against Pepperdine player Frederick Wedel from The Woodlands, Texas.