Navy men rake in multiple Patriot League honors
The Navy men's soccer team earned three year-end major awards and had a league-best eight players receive all-conference honors. Dave Brandt was named the 2013 Patriot League Coach of the Year, sophomore Jamie Dubyoski was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and junior Joseph Greenspan was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year. Dubyoski and Greenspan were also named to the all-league first team along with senior midfielder Martin Sanchez and sophomore defenseman Derek Vogel to give Navy a league-best four players on the first team. Senior midfielder Guy Skord and senior defenseman Nick Dubee were named to the all-league second team while senior goalkeeper Gavin Snyder and senior Dave Arnold were named to the all-league third team. Brandt has guided Navy to a 12-game winning streak, the longest active streak in the NCAA, and its first Patriot League regular-season title since 1991.
More men: Loyola Maryland senior Stephen Dooley was also named to the All-Patriot League First Team and sophomore Larry Ndjock was voted to the second team. Dooley finished the year ranked third in the league with six assists and 10th with 10 points. Ndjock led the league with 12 goals, 25 points and six game-winning goals this season. Also honored was freshman Ryan Tuck, who was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week. Tuck helped the Greyhounds' defense post its first shutout in Patriot League play Saturday, as Loyola closed out its season with a 1-0 overtime victory over Lafayette.
Women: Loyola Maryland coach Katherine Remy Vettori will leave the school after the expiration of her contract following the 2013 season, the University announced. Assistant coach Emily Janss will serve as the Greyhounds' interim head coach. During her six seasons at the helm the Greyhounds amassed a 56-49-18 record and appeared in the NCAA tournament in 2009 and 2012. Loyola completed the 2013 season 2-11-4.
Towson men's basketball receives first AP top 25 vote
For the first time in school history, the Towson men's basketball team earned a vote in the Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday. The Tigers are coming off a 72-45 rout of Navy in their season opener Friday. The 27-point margin of victory was the largest ever for Towson against a Division I school in a home opener and largest against any program in an opener since 1984. Pat Skerry
More men's basketball: Loyola Maryland senior guard Dylon Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons) was named the Anaconda Sports Patriot League Player of the Week on Monday. Cormier scored a career-high 31 points in a 79-74 win at Binghamton on Friday and then topped it two days later with 34 points and 11 rebounds in a 93-89 overtime win at Cornell. The Baltimore native became the first player in Loyola history to post two 30-point games to start the season.
Football: Quarterback Keenan Reynolds and linebacker Cody Peterson of Navy were named FBS Independent Players of the Week for offense and defense, respectively. Reynolds rushed 28 times for a career-high 226 yards and a career-best four touchdowns while completing four of his eight passes for 59 yards and a score in Navy's 42-28 home-field victory over Hawaii on Saturday. Peterson tied his career high with 14 tackles, including eight solo stops in the win. … Johns Hopkins freshman kicker Nick Campbell was named the Centennial Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the Blue Jays' 45-30 victory over Franklin & Marshall on Saturday. Campbell hit all six of his extra points and was good on his only field goal attempt of the game from 31 yards.
Brendan Cody, former JHU midfielder, dies at 44
Brendan Cody of Abingdon, a former Johns Hopkins midfielder, died Sunday. He was 44. Cody had a rare form of cancer that required extensive nasal and brain surgery at Johns Hopkins followed by radiation and chemotherapy. The treatment appeared to be successful for a time, but the cancer had spread and his condition quickly worsened. Donations to assist Cody's wife with medical bills can be addressed to Lauren Cody and sent to Bob Betcher, 11 Dover Ct., Wading River, NY 11792.
Major League Lacrosse: The Rochester Rattlers traded attackman Ned Crotty to the New York Lizards in exchange for attackman Grant Catalino (Maryland), a 2014 first-round draft pick and a 2015 first-round draft pick, the league said. The Rattlers also dealt midfielder Matt Striebel to New York for a 2014 fourth-round college draft pick and sixth-round supplemental draft pick. A four-time All-Star, Striebel has been in the league since 2001, its inaugural season, when he played for the now-defunct Bridgeport Barrage. He has played in 150 career games, a league record. Catalino returns to Rochester, where he played his rookie season in 2011, after two seasons with the Lizards. … The Lizards sent midfielder Stephen Peyser (Johns Hopkins) to the Ohio Machine in exchange for midfielder John Austin and the Machine's second-round pick in the 2014 collegiate draft, and Ohio traded attackman Joe Cummings (Maryland) to the Charlotte Hounds for a 2014 fifth-round collegiate draft pick. Austin was selected 48th overall by the Chesapeake Bayhawks in the 2012 collegiate draft and was on the team when it won the league title that summer.
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