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College digest: City alum Fair will stay at Syracuse to play senior year

Sports Digest

10:09 AM EDT, April 25, 2013

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Men's college basketball

City alum Fair will stay at Syracuse to play senior year

Junior men's basketball forward C.J. Fair (City) announced his intention Wednesday to return to Syracuse for his senior season. The All-Big East Conference second-team player considered entering his name in the NBA draft but decided to return to the Orange for his fourth year of eligibility and to complete his degree work. "After talking it over with my family and my coaches, I decided another year at Syracuse was best for me," he said. "I'm excited about working hard with my teammates to put together another great season, and graduating has also been a goal of mine." Fair led Syracuse in scoring (14.5 points per game) and rebounding (7.0 per game) in 2012-13. The Orange was 30-10 and reached the NCAA tournament semifinals. He averaged 15.4 points in five tournament games. "This is great news for our basketball program and for C.J.," coach Jim Boeheim said. "I believe he's just going to keep getting better and better as a basketball player, and earning his degree is important."

Forest Park senior Wayne Hill has signed with CCBC-Catonsville, according to Foresters coach Greate White. Hill, a 6-foot-4 point guard, averaged 15 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as a senior.

Men's college lacrosse

Terps' Amato, Bernhardt, Haus on All-ACC team

Maryland had three players on the 2013 All-Atlantic Coast Conference men's lacrosse team, which was announced Wednesday. Junior goalie Niko Amato made the team for the third straight season, and senior long pole Jesse Bernhardt and senior midfielder John Haus are two-time selections. The team was determined by a vote of the league's four head coaches. Maryland's three honorees were tied by Duke and Virginia. Amato led the conference with a 7.16 goals-against average, which is nearly two goals less than the second-place goalie. He is also first in the conference with a .619 save percentage. Bernhardt, the 2012 ACC Defensive Player of the Year, leads the team with 17 caused turnovers and is second on the team with 44ground balls. Haus is fourth on the team with 23points on 14 goals and nine assists. North Carolina senior attackman Marcus Holman (Gilman) also made the team.

More honors: Navy junior midfielder Erik Hoffstadt, an honors student majoring in systems engineering, was named to the Patriot League all-academic team. ... Merchant Marine senior midfielder Sean Sheehy (Severn) was named Landmark Conference Player of the Week.

Games: Ben Love (McDonogh) scored four goals and Matt Tarrant had five to power host St. Mary's (10-6) to a 22-5 win over Wesley (6-9) in the opening round of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament. ... Michael Trapp went 18-for-21 on faceoffs and visiting Washington College (12-3, 6-3) secured a spot in the Centennial Conference tournament with a 16-5 win over Swarthmore (4-11, 1-7).

Women's college lacrosse

Schwarzmann, 4 other Terps make All-ACC squad

Five Maryland players, including reigning Tewaaraton Award winner Katie Schwarzmann, highlight the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team. The team is voted on by the conference's six head coaches. Schwarzmann, a Century graduate, is the third player in league history to be named All-ACC four times, following Maryland's Karri Ellen Johnson (Broadneck) and Boston College's Kristin Igoe. Seven other players were recognized for a second straight time: Maryland's Alex Aust and Iliana Sanza (St. Paul's), Boston College's Covie Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep) and Mikaela Rix and North Carolina's Abbey Friend, Kara Cannizzaro and Sloane Serpe. Maryland's Brooke Griffin (South River) and Taylor Cummings (McDonogh), one of two freshmen selected, were also honored. Duke's Taylor Virden (McDonogh) is the only other Baltimore-area player on the team.

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More honors: Florida senior defender Sam Farrell (Severna Park) was selected as American Lacrosse Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Penn State freshman midfielder Jenna Mosketti (Fallston) was named Rookie of the Week.

Games: Emily Hubley scored six goals, including the 100th in her career, to power host Washington College (11-4, 4-4 Centennial) to a 17-14 win over Swarthmore (10-5, 4-4). ... Erin Fitzgerald had a hat trick and No. 4 Northwestern (14-2) used a 7-1 run to win, 10-8, over No. 10 Notre Dame.

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Wade's grand slam helps Terps top Towson, 16-15

Freshman LaMonte Wade (St. Paul) hit Maryland's first grand slam since 2009 and the Terps held off a ninth-inning rally by Towson to defeat the host Tigers, 16-15, in baseball. The Terps (23-20) benefited from 11 walks and four hit batters. The Tigers (19-20) rallied for three one-out runs during the last inning before freshman Kevin Mooney (North Harford) earned his seventh save (fourth-most in school history) by striking out junior Dominic Fratantuono (Cardinal Gibbons) and getting sophomore Peter Bowles on a groundout to shortstop, which stranded the tying run at third. Wade finished the game with five RBIs.

More baseball: Johns Hopkins senior first baseman Jeff Lynch was named to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week. ... St. Augustine outfielder Jason Baytop (Manchester Valley) was named Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Rookie of the Year. ,Infielder Carey Cheek (St. Frances) was named to the All-Rookie team.

Softball: Salisbury (32-2) climbed one spot to No. 3 in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III poll.

Football: Navy's game at Notre Dame on Nov. 2 will start at 3:30 p.m., the schools announced. It will be shown on NBC.

Women's bowling: After UMES won the title, seniors Anggie Ramirez and T'nia Falbo were named to the All-Tournament team at the United State Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Championships. Falbo also earned the Chris Stoehr Sportsmanship Award, given to the male or female college bowler who best exemplifies true sporting behavior and the highest degree of character on and off the lanes. The award is voted upon by coaches.

Women's tennis: Maryland senior Vroni Van Berlo made the All-ACC team.

Penn State: The Penn State Coaches Caravan will visit Baltimore's Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel on May 1. Bill O'Brien (football), Patrick Chambers (men's basketball), Coquese Washington (women's basketball) and Cael Sanderson (wrestling) will speak at the 11:30 a.m. lunch event.

From Sun staff and news services