Men's college soccer
Navy wins nation's-best 10th game in a row
The host Navy men's soccer team (11-3-2, 7-0-0 Patriot League) extended the nation's longest active winning streak to 10 games with a 2-1 victory over Lehigh (2-12-1, 1-6-0) on Wednesday night. With the win, Navy (21 points) moves into sole possession of first place in the Patriot League with two games remaining. Army (18 points) is in second place and Holy Cross (15 points) is in third. Navy, Army and Holy Cross have all clinched postseason tournament berths. Navy senior defenseman Nick Dubee scored in the 21st minute, and Navy held on to the lead until the 84th minute when Lehigh's Jamie Luchini evened the game at 1-1. However, Navy kept attacking and scored on an own goal just 1:16 after Luchini's strike to retake the lead at 2-1.
More games: Two goals by sophomore Larry Ndjock and one by junior Connor Thompson helped Loyola Maryland earn its first-ever Patriot League victory with a 3-1 win over visiting American. The win ended an eight-game winless streak for the Greyhounds (6-7-2, 1-5-1) and dropped the Eagles to 4-7-5 and 2-3-2. ... Salisbury (16-2, 8-0), ranked No. 10 in Division III, blanked Wesley College, 3-0, on senior day, to remain undefeated in Capital Athletic Conference men's soccer and clinch the conference's regular-season title.
Women's college soccer
UMBC's Brown named AEC Co-Midfielder of the Year
UMBC redshirt junior Jessy Brown was named the America East Conference Co-Midfielder of the Year and the coaching staff, led by head coach Leslie Wray, was named the AEC Coaching Staff of the Year. Brown, who was also named to the AEC first team and academic team, had six goals after returning from an anterior cruciate ligament injury that sidelined her throughout most of the 2012 season. UMBC has a 10-win increase from a year ago and matched the program's highest win total, posting an 11-5-2 mark. Alexa Quaranta (Perry Hall) was named the America East Women's Soccer Fans' Choice Player of the Year and joined Brown on the AEC first team. Senior goalkeeper Lauren Kadet was named to the second team for her second time, and sophomore back Amira Walcott and freshman midfielder Meg Kowalski were named to the rookie team. Sophomore back Nikki Boretti (Archbishop Spalding) was named to the academic team.
Benimon, Chaney, Fair among CLASS candidates
Towson forward Jerrelle Benimon, High Point forward Allan Chaney (St. Paul's) and Syracuse forward C.J. Fair (City) are among 30 senior men's basketball student-athletes to be named candidates for the Senior CLASS Award. The award is given to a NCAA Division I senior who has notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. The award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. The winners will be announced during the Final Four. Benimon, who averaged 17.1 points and 11.2 rebounds last season, is the first Tigers men's basketball player to be named a candidate for the award. Chaney, a Baltimore native who transferred from Florida to Virginia Tech after the 2009 season then to High Point in 2012, fainted during a workout in the spring of 2010 and was eventually disgnosed with viral myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart. The diagnosis began a two-year process of recovery before he was cleared to play in May 2012. He averaged 14.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game last season. Fair thought about entering the 2013 NBA draft but decided to return for this senior season after averaging 14.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per game as a junior.
Men's college basketball: Senior Rafriel Guthrie scored 32 points to lead Towson to an 85-65 victory over Mansfield in the Tigers' exhibition finale on Wednesday night at the new SECU Arena. Guthrie shot 8-for-13 from the field and made 14 of 18 free throws.
Women's basketball: Lincoln senior guard Cynthia Johnson (Poly) was chosen to the 12-member Central Intercollegiate Athetic Association preseason team.Johnson ranked seventh in the CIAA last season in steals with 63 and averaged 11.6 points, 2.9 assists and 2.4 steals per game.
Women's volleyball: Towson's Haley Pa'akaula was named the Eastern College Athletic Association Player of the Week.
Swimming and diving: UMBC senior Mohamed Hussein was named the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Swimmer of the Week for the second time in three weeks, and Tim Perkins, also a senior, was named the Diver of the Week for the second consecutive week.
Softball: UMBC junior transfer Kathleen Sharp received the 2012-13 John Stauff Female Scholar Athlete of the Year at the annual National Junior College Athletic Assocation Region XIX awards gala. The award is given to one female student-athlete who excels in the classroom and on the playing surface. Sharp was a co-chair of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in addition to doing volunteer work with her local police department in New Jersey during Hurricane Sandy.
Kent County's Ireton earns Ravens Coach of the Week
Kent County's Brendon Ireton was named the Ravens High School Coach of the Week after the Trojans' 40-7 win at Washington on Friday put them on the verge of their first winning season in 16 years. Kent County improved to 5-3 with the victory, led by running back Marcquan Greene's two touchdowns. In fourth place in Class 1A East with two games left in the regular season, the Trojans, who won the last of back-to-back Class 1A state championships in 1990, are aiming for their first playoff berth since 1996.
Major League Soccer: Dwayne De Rosario's tenure with D.C. United, a 21/2-year period that included an MLS Most Valuable Player award, a scoring title and the honor of wearing the captain's armband, has ended. The club informed the Canadian attacker that it would not exercise the option on his contract — the largest on the roster — and was not planning to offer him a new deal, multiple sources said. Club officials did not immediately respond to messages. One source said De Rosario, 35, cleared out his locker after meeting with management. United also parted ways with forward Lionard Pajoy, forward Carlos Ruiz and midfielder Marcelo Saragosa.
—Steven Goff, The Washington Post