Digest: John Carroll grad Wolfe named All-American at UNC Greensboro

Ravens' Rice, T. Smith to play in LeSean McCoy's charity softball game

College baseball

UNC Greensboro's Wolfe named All-American

UNC Greensboro senior outfielder Christian Wolfe (John Carroll) became the 13th All-America selection in program history when he was chosen to the Collegiate Baseball All-America third team last week. Wolfe is the first Spartan since Ryan Gordon in 2003 to earn All-America accolades. It was a record-breaking senior campaign for Wolfe, who hit .421 — currently the nation's second-best batting average and the best single-season mark in program history — to go along with 88 hits, 17 doubles, two triples, four home runs, 39 RBIs, 121 total bases, 47 runs scored and a slugging percentage of .579. He was named to the All-Southern Conference first team.

More Division I: Nine Coppin State players were named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference All-Academic team: Ian Arciaga (Mount Carmel), Alex Brown (Meade), Mike Wright, David Hamlett, Zach Hawk (Meade), Darryl Martinez, Yahya Muhammad, Nathan Pitts (Digital Harbor) and John Walls.

Division III: Salisbury senior starting pitcher Andrew Levy (North Carroll) was selected by the Capital Athletic Conference athletic directors and sports information directors as the Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Levy is the fifth Sea Gull to be selected as the CAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year since the school joined the CAC two decades ago.

Et cetera

Ravens' Rice, T. Smith to play in charity softball game

The Ravens' Ray Rice and Torrey Smith (Maryland) will be among several stars participating in a celebrity softball game held by Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, Pa., on June 22 at 7 p.m. Dugout box seats are $40, field box seats are $20 and lawn seats are $10. A special "all-you-can eat" barbecue picnic is available for $60. To purchase tickets, go to LancasterBarnstormers.com. Proceeds from the game will go to the LeSean McCoy Foundation.

Women's soccer: The Washington Spirit's already talented back line just got even deeper, as the team will add 23-year-old defender Toni Pressley as soon her contract expires with Russian club Ryazan VDV next week. Pressley, a former standout at Florida State, has played the last year for Ryazan VDV in the highest division of women's soccer in Russia and will arrive with the Spirit next week. Pending completion of National Women's Soccer League and international transfer paperwork, the U.S. under-23 national team member would be available for Washington's June 15 match against the Western New York Flash at Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds. "Toni is a very talented, athletic center back who reads the game well and has a great deal of international experience," Spirit coach Mike Jorden said. "We look forward to her arrival and feel she's going to have an immediate impact to our team." Before joining Ryazan VDV last fall, Pressley played for the Western New York Flash in WPSL-Elite as a center back. She helped the Flash win the league championship over the Chicago Red Stars after scoring a stunning equalizer in the last minute of stoppage time. The Flash would go on to win, 4-2, in penalty kicks after a scoreless overtime. Pressley has been a member of the U.S. women's national team from the U-17 to U-23 levels.

College softball: Salisbury (42-4) finished the season ranked second in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III coaches poll. Salisbury garnered 190 points, behind national champion Tufts (200). ... Five Salisbury players made the Eastern College Athletic Conference all-star teams, including sophomore Rachel Johnson, who was named the South Pitcher of the Year. Johnson was joined on the South first team by seniors Michelle Gravdahl (Long Reach) and Sarah Alpaugh (Liberty), and freshman Paige Knussman. Senior Hannah Mills was named to the second team. The first team also included Frostburg State junior Caitlin Lovend (Reservoir) and senior Taylor Vandegrift (Winters Mill).

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