Digest (July 19): United States advances to World Cup women's lacrosse semifinals

Women's lacrosse

United States advancesto World Cup semis

The United States advanced to the semifinals of the Federation of International Lacrosse Women's World Cup with a 20-3 victory over Israel on Wednesday at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, England. It was the first meeting ever between the United States and Israel in the World Cup with Israel playing in the event for just the second time. The Americans will meet No. 4 seed and host England today. England defeated Wales, 9-5, in the quarterfinal round. Australia and Canada will meet in the other semifinal. Marie McCool, who had a a goal, an assist, two ground balls, a draw control and a caused turnover, was named the Player of the Match. Alex Aust (Maryland) and Kayla Treanor each had four goals and two assists, and Michelle Tumolo added six assists. The United States had assists on 12 of its 20 goals in the game.

Towson: Midfielder Annie Sachs has transferred to Towson and will join the Tigers for the 2018 season, coach Sonia LaMonica announced. Sachs, a Baldwin native, recently completed her freshman year at Robert Morris. She started all 18 games and led the team in scoring with 78 points on 51 goals and 27 assists.

College football

Maryland kicker Greeneon Wuerffel watch list

Maryland senior kicker Adam Greene (Broadneck) earned recognition Tuesday for his work in the community when he was named to the Wuerffel Trophy watch list. The trophy is presented annually by the All Sports Association in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Named after 1996 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel, the award is presented to the Football Bowl Subdivision player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement. Greene is also a nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Greene has been heavily involved in community service initiatives. He serves as the president of Maryland's Chapter of Uplifting Athletes and vice president of Maryland's Student-Athlete Advisor Committee.

Bowie State: The Bulldogs are picked to finish second overall in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and first in the Northern Division, according to the conference preseason poll. Bowie State is represented on the All-CIAA preseason team by senior offensive linemen Victor Tamba and Daris Johnson; junior quarterback Amir Hall; junior running back Robert Chesson (Old Mill); and senior defensive back Rahman Kamara. ... The Bulldogs will play at Winston-Salem State on Sept. 9 as part of 18 games that will be streamed live on ESPN3 during a three-year agreement to highlight NCAA Division II events.

Navy: Senior linebacker Micah Thomas has been named to the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. The trophy is awarded to the National Defensive Player of the Year by the Football Writers Association of America. ... Senior offensive guard Evan Martin has been named to the Outland Trophy watch list by the writers association. ... Junior offensive tackle Andrew Wood is on the watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy.

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T. McFadden earns sweepof Para Athletics events

Clarksville resident Tatyana McFadden (Atholton) put the finishing touches on an unstoppable run Wednesday night, sweeping to her fourth gold medal with a win in the women's T54 800-meter at the World Para Athletics Championships. The United States sits first in the overall medal count and second in the gold-medal tally with 39 medals (15 gold, 12 silver and 12 bronze). McFadden, a five-time Paralympian, earned her 16th world title after collecting gold in the 200, 400 and 1,500 earlier this week. Finishing with a time of 1 minute, 47.83 seconds, she was accompanied by U.S. teammate Amanda McGrory (Kennett Square, Pa.), who earned bronze.

Mount St. Mary's: Ciara Geiger has been named a women's basketball assistant coach, joining first-year head coach Maria Marchesano's staff. Geiger spent two seasons as an assistant at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio.

Washington College: Nick Triano has been hired as a men's lacrosse assistant. Triano, a 2015 graduate of Endicott College, is a strength and conditioning coach and former college goalie.

Tennis: The fifth annual Washington Kastles Charity Classic will take place July 27 at 7 p.m. in Kastles Stadium at the GW Smith Center. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com.

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