Ex-Terp Thomas goes No. 1 in overseas draft
Former Maryland women's basketball star Alyssa Thomas was selected first overall in the Women's Korean Basketball League foreigner draft on Tuesday by KEB Hanabank, which plays less than 2 miles north of Seoul. The WKBL season will start at the beginning of November and end in March. Each team in the league is permitted to have up to two foreign players on the roster, but only one can be on the court at any given time in a game. Thomas, a rookie forward for the WNBA's Connecticut Sun, has started in 21 of 27 games this season, averaging 9.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
WNBA: Forward Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) led all scorers with 25 points in the host Atlanta Dream's 89-80 win over the Sun on Tuesday. Thomas scored 17 points for the Sun.
CCBC's 2014 Hall of Fame class will have 25 inductees
The Community College of Baltimore County named 25 inductees for this year's athletics hall of fame. They are: Todd Ashley of Woodbine, indoor track, track and field (Catonsville campus); Anthony Baglin of Halethorpe, basketball (Dundalk campus); Mike Carroll of Ellicott City, indoor track, track and field (Catonsville campus); Pete Caringi Jr. of Perry Hall, soccer (Essex campus); Giuliano Celenza of Baltimore, soccer (Essex campus); Anne C. Clemmitt of Blufton, S.C., field hockey, softball and bowling (Catonsville campus); Shawn Evans of Baltimore, basketball (Catonsville campus); Devin Good of Baltimore, baseball (Essex campus); Glen Jenkins of Glen Burnie, baseball (Dundalk campus); Ricardo Laing of Philadelphia, basketball (Dundalk campus); Tiffany Lathe of Hanover, Pa., basketball (Dundalk campus); Jean Little of Lutherville, meritorious service (Dundalk campus); Gus Loukas of Baltimore, cross country, indoor track, track and field (Essex campus); Mary Ford Lysher of Fredericksburg, Va., volleyball and lacrosse (Essex campus); Kate Citroni Maertin of Sykesville, soccer (Catonsville campus); Yvonne Commodari Maki of Perry Hall, soccer, basketball and softball (Dundalk campus); James J. Malcolm of New Windsor, soccer (Catonsville campus); Shannon Martin of Fort Worth, Texas, soccer (Essex campus); Diane Slavotinek Merson of Elkridge, softball (Catonsville campus); Dominic Mezzanotte of Forest Hill, lacrosse (Essex campus); Ann Frederick Minsky of Belcamp, field hockey, lacrosse and basketball (Essex campus); Gary Powell of North Palm Beach, Fla., soccer and baseball (Catonsville campus); John Rhames of Baltimore, meritorious service (Dundalk campus); Barbara Stack of Crownsville, basketball and tennis (Catonsville campus); Laura Redding Weaver of Fawn Grove, Pa., field hockey, basketball and softball (Essex campus).
Stadium: The Salisbury athletic department will begin its renovation of Sea Gull Stadium this winter, according to a report from Delmarvanow.com. The upgrades are projected to cost $19 million, and include the addition of 2,800 seats, bathrooms, an athletic-training clinic, ticket booths, concession stands and storage.
Women's lacrosse: Hofstra named alumna Emily von Hollen (Severna Park) to its staff as a volunteer assistant coach. A five-year member of the team, she played in 59 games for the Pride during her four seasons and started 38. The 2013 graduate had 30 goals, five assists and 32 ground balls in her career, and served as team captain during her final two seasons. Von Hollen has coached for the Bay Area Lacrosse Club in Maryland.
St. Frances standout Smith a No. 15 recruit on Rivals
Defensive end Rahshaun Smith (St. Frances) was named the No. 15 football prospect in the nation in the class of 2016 by the recruiting website Rivals.com on Monday. Smith, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound five-star prospect, is one of three players from Maryland to be named to the Top 100 and is ranked No. 2 in the nation in his position. In June, he was among the 108 high school players who attended the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge at M&T Bank Stadium. Smith transferred to St.Frances from Calvert Hall after last season.
Major League Soccer: D.C. United has acquired defender Kofi Opare from the LA Galaxy, and in exchange the two teams will trade allocation rankings. United will also receive the Galaxy's 2015 second-round draft pick. This season, Opare has started in five of his six appearances for the Galaxy and has helped the defense to the lowest goals-against average in the Western Conference, at 0.94.
Sailing: Henry H. "Harry" Anderson, Jr., Nathaniel Bowditch, Carl Eichenlaub, Olaf Harken, Peter Harken, L. Francis Herreshoff, George O'Day and John B. "Jim" Kilroy will be inducted into the Annapolis-based National Sailing Hall of Fame on Sept. 28 in a ceremony at the Detroit Yacht Club.
Gymnastics: Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore will compete in the P&G Gymnastics Championships on Aug. 21-24 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
Running: The 5th Annual Casey Cares 5K at Camden Yards will take place Saturday at 8 a.m. in partnership with OriolesREACH. Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis and his wife, Christina, will serve as race ambassadors. Proceeds of the event benefit the Casey Cares Foundation, which provides programs to critically ill children and their families. The 3.1-mile run-walk begins at Camden Yards and ends on the field. Early registrants will receive a T-shirt. The entry fee is $35 per person until Friday and $40 on race day. To register, go to caseycares5k.org.
Women's lacrosse: US Lacrosse will announce the 2015 U.S. women's national under-19 team today after three days of tryouts at Stevenson. The tryout has brought together 112 high school players from 18 states; they are competing for 25 roster spots on the squad that will defend gold at the 2015 Federation of International Lacrosse Under-19 World Championship in Edinburgh, Scotland.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun