Patriot League honors Navy point guard Dunbar

UMBC men's soccer coach Caringi wins NSCAA regional award; Nats auctioning off school visit by Harper, Rendon

Men's college basketball

Navy's Dunbar is tops in Patriot League

Navy sophomore point guard Tilman Dunbar was named the Patriot League men's basketball Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Dunbar had career highs of 28 points and eight rebounds as Navy (5-3) won its third game in a row, 79-74 over The Citadel on Wednesday. Dunbar also had seven assists, two steals and one block. Dunbar shot 7-for-12 from the field and made eight free throws in the final 74 seconds of the game to seal the win. This is Navy's first Patriot League Player of the Week honor since 2009-10.

More honors: Coppin State senior Michael Murray was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men's basketball Player of the Week Monday morning. A 6-foot-5 inch forward, Murray scored a career-high 28 points to lead the Eagles to a 73-54 win over Delaware State on Saturday afternoon. Murray made his first six shots of the game en route to a 75 percent (11-for-15) performance from the field, including 3-for-5 from long range. He also grabbed seven rebounds. ... UMES freshman guard Hakeem Baxter was selected as MEAC Rookie of the Week for the second time in the past three weeks. Baxter scored a career-high 28 points against UMBC on a 9-for-19 shooting performance from the field Dec. 2 in a 64-59 loss. The guard was 9-of-10 from the free-throw line and chipped in with three rebounds. Baxter leads the team in scoring and is seventh in the MEAC with 17.2 points per game. ... UMES senior forward Troy Snyder was listed as one of the week's top performers in the MEAC after he had 12 rebounds and eight points against UMBC.

Men's college soccer

UMBC coach Caringi wins NSCAA regional award

UMBC men's soccer coach Pete Caringi Jr. has been selected as the Senior Northeast regional Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. For the second time in his career with the Retrievers, Caringi is now a candidate for National Coach of the Year. The national ballot will include all eight regional Coach of the Year winners, as well as the final four coaches who did not receive recognition as a regional Coach of the Year. In 2013, UMBC won its first America East regular-season crown since 2003 after completing an undefeated season in conference play (5-0-2). It captured its third tournament title and NCAA automatic bid in the past four years.

Division III: Three Salisbury players were named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire Men's All-South Atlantic Region teams. Senior Larry Cornish and junior Logan Becker earned second-team accolades, while sophomore Drew Staedeli was placed on the third team.

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Nats auctioning off school visit by Harper, Rendon

As part of Major League Baseball's effort to raise money for cancer research, the Nationals are auctioning off a school visit by outfielder Bryce Harper and infielder Anthony Rendon. The bidding for the visit opened Monday morning and began at $1,000. The bidding closes at 9:30 p.m. Thursday. The winning bid will have Harper and Rendon visit the school for a pizza lunch and kids-only question-and-answer period. The Nationals are also auctioning off a chance to join the team's grounds crew for the day. That bidding also opened Monday morning and closes at 9:30 p.m. Thursday. The opening bid is $500. The proceeds from both auctions will benefit the Stand Up To Cancer initiative.

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College swimming and diving: Loyola Maryland junior Ruslan Kopunek and senior Michael Brown have been named the Patriot League's men's Swimmer and Diver of the Week, respectively. Sophomore Kaitlin Richter was also included among the conference's honorable mention. The Greyhounds men captured two victories in the annual H2ounds Invitational over the weekend, beating Iona (236-123) and Saint Peter's (257-94) and losing to Marist, 214-156. The women beat Iona (273-92) and Saint Peter's (267-97) but lost to Marist (186.5-181.5). ... Hood junior Alex Bodine was chosen as the Division III Middle Atlantic Conference Men's Swimmer of the Week.

College football: Johns Hopkins senior linebacker John Arena is one of 16 players at all levels nationwide to be selected to the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Class. He will be honored at the foundation's awards ceremony tonight at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. The event will be aired via ESPN3.

College baseball: UMBC added seven newcomers for the 2014 season: freshmen Corey Callahan of Sykesville, Mitchell Carroll (Oakton, Va.), Andrew Casali (New Canaan, Conn.), Hunter Dolshun (Warwick, N.Y.), Connor Hax (Bowie), and sophomore Nick Naumann (John Carroll), along with junior-college transfer Ryan Sliwak (Wantagh, N.Y.).

Men's college indoor track and field: Gettysburg sophomore David Kaiser (River Hill) was named Centennial Conference Field Athlete of the Week. Kaiser came in second out of 19 competitors in the long jump at the team's first indoor meet of the season, the Ursinus Bow-Tie Classic, leaping 21 feet, 21/2 inches.

Women's college indoor track and field: Hood senior Chelsea Young was chosen as the Middle Atlantic Conference Athlete of the Week after her performance at the season-opening meet at CCBC-Essex.

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