3:15 AM EDT, October 24, 2013
Hopkins' Weil gets 300th as Kronick passes Suter
Coach Leo Weil earned his 300th victory and junior Hannah Kronick passed Erica Suter (River Hill) as Johns Hopkins' all-time points leader with her two assists, as the host Blue Jays (14-1-1, 7-0-1 Centennial Conference) rolled to a 5-0 women's soccer win over McDaniel (10-5, 4-4) on Wednesday. Hopkins, ranked sixth in the NSCAA Division III coaches poll, scored three times in the first half. Haley Jacobs (North Harford) made 10 saves for the Green Terror. Kelly Baker led the Blue Jays with two goals. Weil is 300-99-29 in his 21st season. ... St. Mary's sophomore Gillian Sawyer (Wilde Lake) was named CAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week. ... Host Loyola Maryland (2-10-3) earned its first-ever Patriot League victory with a 2-0 win against American (6-9-1, 4-2-1). ... Morgan Dankanich scored in the eighth minute and Navy (14-3, 7-0 Patriot League) went on to a 2-0 victory against Lehigh (4-9, 2-5). The Mids are three points away from clinching the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament.
Men's soccer: UMBC moved up one spot to No. 7 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Continental Tire NCAA Division I poll; that matches the Retrievers' top ranking of the season. UMBC (12-1-1, 3-0-1 America East) also is No. 5 in the Top Drawer Soccer poll this week, its top mark ever in a media-affiliated poll. ... Salisbury senior forward Trevor Sharpe was selected as the Capital Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week and Eastern College Athletic Conference South Co-Offensive Player of the Week.
Wrestling: Maryland will host its annual Red vs. Black Wrestle-Offs at Comcast Center at noon Sunday. The Terps are ranked No. 16 in the preseason by Intermat and have four wrestlers individually ranked. Maryland opens its season Nov. 3.
Swimming: UMBC senior Tim Perkins was named the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Male Diver of the Week. ... Towson junior Matt Lowe was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men's Swimmer of the Week, and Kaitlin Burke was named the CAA Women's Swimmer of the Week.
Women's bowling: UMES is ranked fifth in the National Tenpins Coaches Association preseason media and coaches' polls.
Women's volleyball: Salisbury freshman outside hitter Katie Stouffer was honored as the CAC Player of the Week.
Ex-JHU player Scroggs wins Creators Award
Baltimore native Willie Scroggs, who coached North Carolina to three national titles in a six-year span, will receive the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association Creators Award on Dec. 13. The awards luncheon will be held during the IMLCA convention in Baltimore. A graduate of City, Scroggs played midfield at Johns Hopkins and later served as the top assistant coach for seven years. In July 1978, he was hired to take over a North Carolina program on shaky ground; according to a 1981 Sports Illustrated article, 14 players were suspended during the 1978 season. Scroggs revamped the program and led it to the 1981, 1982 and 1986 NCAA Division I championships and a 120-37 record during his tenure. Scroggs retired from coaching in 1990 to become the senior associate athletic director for operations at North Carolina, where he continues as a leader in the athletics department. Scroggs has also been a key part of the sport as a member of the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Committee and NCAA Men's Lacrosse Rules Committee. The Creators Award is bestowed periodically to an IMLCA member for achievements in the core areas of advocacy, leadership, education, honor, spirit and service to the game.
Colleges: St. Paul's senior crease attackman Mikey Wynne has switched his oral commitment from Cornell to Notre Dame, Inside Lacrosse reported. Wynne, who played his first two seasons at Glenelg, was an All-Metro second-team pick last season after scoring a team-record 69 goals. He joins a 2014 recruiting class that is an early candidate to be considered best in the nation.
National Lacrosse League: Two-time NLL Most Valuable Player John Grant Jr. will finish his indoor career with the Colorado Mammoth. The nine-time All-Star and nine-time All-Pro forward signed a four-year deal. Grant played last season in Major League Lacrosse with the Chesapeake Bayhawks and was traded last month to the Denver Outlaws.
Club: The Baltimore Hawks will hold tryouts for its 2015 and 2016 summer club teams Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Mustang Stadium at Stevenson University. For more information, contact Tim Puls at 443-352-4298 or email email@example.com.
Hopkins' Abbott close to returning; D'Orazio limited
Johns Hopkins starting running back JD Abbott returned to practice and appears close to ending a two-game absence from the team caused by an unspecified injury. Coach Jim Margraff said Abbott, a senior who ranks first on the team in rushing touchdowns with seven and third in rushing with 326 yards, was cleared by the Blue Jays medical staff and practiced Tuesday. Senior wide receiver Bob D'Orazio injured his hamstring on the first series of Friday night's 42-17 victory over Dickinson and sat out the rest of the game. D'Orazio ran Wednesday, but his status for Saturday's game is uncertain.
Honor: Towson safety Donnell Lewis was named the Colonial Athletic Association's Defensive Player of the Week. Lewis returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown in the Tigers' win over Albany on Saturday.
Hammond's Carey named Ravens Coach of the Week
Hammond football coach Justin Carey was named the Ravens Coach of the Week on Wednesday, five days after his Bears dealt River Hill its first loss in more than two years. Carey, in his first season as coach after being an assistant at Atholton, has led the Bears to a 5-2 record, but no win was bigger than Friday's 47-38 upset at then-No. 2 River Hill, the two-time defending Class 3A state champion. The Hawks had won 30 straight games, the Baltimore area's longest active streak in football, and hadn't lost since Hammond beat them in September 2011. The Bears trailed 28-14 at halftime, but quarterback Tyler Martin, this week's Baltimore Sun Boys Athlete of the Week, orchestrated the rally with 20 fourth-quarter points. Martin, who also started in the last Bears win over River Hill, passed for 441 yards, just 34 shy of the state record. He threw for six touchdowns — one short of the state record — and ran for one.
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