College digest: Antonio Barton expected to announce his choice Sunday

Shanae Baker-Brice returns to Towson as director of basketball operations

Antonio Barton

Antonio Barton (US Presswire / March 9, 2012)

College basketball

Antonio Barton expected to announce his choice Sunday

Antonio Barton, a Baltimore native and former Memphis guard, will announce Sunday afternoon where he is transferring. Will Barton, Antonio's brother and a Portland Trail Blazers guard, posted the news on his Twitter account Tuesday night. Antonio Barton, a Lake Clifton graduate who is considering Maryland and Tennessee among other schools, would be eligible to play next season because he plans to graduate from Memphis this summer. He's an appealing option for Maryland, which has been in search of guard depth since Pe'Shon Howard's decision to transfer earlier this spring. Barton, a close friend of Maryland guard Nick Faust, visited Maryland last weekend.

More men: Martin Breunig, the last Maryland player signed during the Gary Williams era, is transferring to Montana after two underwhelming seasons at Washington. Breunig pledged to Williams in the spring of 2011 out of St. John's Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wis. The native of Leverkusen, Germany, picked the Terps over offers from Virginia and several mid-major programs. When Williams retired and Mark Turgeon was hired, however, Maryland parted ways with Breunig, who later signed with Washington. Breunig appeared in just nine games for the Huskies as a sophomore, averaging 0.1 of a point and 0.8 of a rebound. ... Gerrae Williams, a 2011 Aberdeen graduate, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Mercyhurst, a Division II program in Erie, Pa. Williams, a 6-foot-2 combo guard, has spent the past two years at Cloud County Community College in Kansas. He averaged 20 points, four assists and four rebounds as a senior at Aberdeen.

Women: The all-time leading scorer in program history, Shanae Baker-Brice, returns to Towson as the director of basketball operations. Baker-Brice played in 121 games for the Tigers from 2006 to 2010. She led Towson to 71 victories, including 37 in Colonial Athletic Association play. As a senior, Baker-Brice broke Danielle Barry's career scoring mark (1,555), finishing with 1,806 points.

College baseball

Hopkins' Lynch honored as Centennial's best

Johns Hopkins senior first baseman Jeff Lynch was named Centennial Conference Player of the Year and made the All-Centennial first team, which also included McDaniel senior pitcher Zach Jones, Hopkins junior pitcher Tyler Goldstein, Hopkins senior catcher Ryan Zakszeski and Franklin & Marshall senior second baseman Aaron Gillette (Beth Tfiloh). The second team included Gettysburg senior pitcher Ryan Taylor (Loyola), McDaniel junior first baseman Marshall Betts, Hopkins senior shortstop Kyle Neverman, Hopkins senior third baseman Chris Wilhelm, McDaniel senior outfielder Pat Christopher and Washington College senior outfielder Sean Connole. Hopkins sophomore pitcher Jake Enterlin and Washington College freshman outfielder Bryan Baquer received honorable mention. ... Frostburg State junior outfielder Kevin Kean (Old Mill) was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year and made the All-CAC first team, which also included Frostburg State junior catcher Dylan Shupe and senior second baseman J.K. Filauro; Salisbury sophomore pitcher Dan Fein, junior first baseman Quinn Griffith, junior second baseman Johnny Schiotis, sophomore third baseman Bobby Sanzone (Mount Carmel), senior outfielder Nick Gentry (Bel Air), junior outfielder Bill Root and senior designated hitter Evan Graci; St. Mary's senior shortstop Corey Napier; Wesley senior pitcher Jordan Lozzi (Fallston); and York senior third baseman Justin Cohen (Old Mill). The second team included Frostburg State junior pitcher Kenny Georgius (Westminster), junior outfielder Rob Jennings (Meade) and senior first baseman Jon Keeler; and Salisbury sophomore first baseman Austin Barefoot, sophomore pitcher Brett Collacchi and senior pitcher Andrew Levy (North Carroll). Salisbury's Doug Fleetwood was named Coach of the Year for the 10th time. ... UMES outfielder Tre-von Johnson was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

More honors: UMBC junior reliever Jon Cohn was named to the All-America East first team. Retrievers freshman shortstop Kevin Lachance and junior designated hitter Brandon Coluccio made the second team, and the All-Rookie team included Albany pitcher Ryan Stinar (North Harford) and UMBC infielder Kevin Lachance. ... Johns Hopkins seniors Zakszeski and Lynch, junior Goldstein and sophomore Justin Drechsel have been named All-Mid-Atlantic Region. Zakszeksi is the first Blue Jays player to make the first team since the regional award began last season. Lynch was named to the second team for the second straight season, and Goldstein and Drechsel earned honorable mention. The second team also included Franklin & Marshall's Gillette. The third team included Arcadia junior David Jacobs (Havre de Grace), Stevenson junior Tom Goulian and McDaniel senior Zach Jones. ... Towson junior designated hitter Kurt Wertz was named co-winner of the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week.

More colleges

Mustangs' Holechek among D-III lax All-Americans

The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association announced the Division III players who earned All-America honors, and a number of players from area programs and the Baltimore metropolitan area were on the list. Stevenson junior defenseman Kyle Holechek (Loyola) earned a spot on the first team. He was joined by Tufts freshman attackman Cole Bailey (Severn), Dickinson junior attackman Brian Cannon (Loyola) and Dickinson senior defenseman Peter Zouck (Gilman). Salisbury placed four players on the second team in senior midfielder Eric Kluge, junior defenseman Josh Martin, senior faceoff specialist Tyler Granelli and freshman short-stick defensive midfielder Preston Dabbs. Stevenson was represented by junior attackman Chris Dashiell and senior midfielder Peter Green (Hereford), and Washington College was represented by senior attackman Bennett Cord. York sophomore attackman Tyler Hutson (Winters Mill) also made the second team. Salisbury put two players on the third team in junior goalkeeper Alex Taylor (Glenelg) and junior long-stick midfielder Zeke Smith. Stevenson and Washington were represented by senior defenseman Parker Bratton (McDonogh) and sophomore faceoff specialist Michael Trapp, respectively. Tufts sophomore midfielder Beau Wood (Severn) also earned a spot. Seven Stevenson players were named honorable mentions. They were: sophomore attackman Mark Pannenton, senior attackman Tyler Reid, sophomore midfielder Billy Burgoyne, senior midfielder Nick Rossi (Towson), sophomore defenseman Callum Robinson, junior faceoff specialist Brent Hiken (Pikesville) and sophomore short-stick defensive midfielder Connor Curro (St. Paul's). Washington junior midfielder Hunter Nowicki (Franklin) and Goucher senior goalie Connor Mishaw also earned honorable mention. Players from the Baltimore area who were named honorable mentions included Virginia Wesleyan junior attackman Nick Pappas (South River), Gettysburg sophomore attackman Robby Maddux (St. Paul's), Washington and Lee sophomore attackman Garrett Paglia (Gilman), Cabrini senior long-stick midfielder Andrew Kvech (Mount St. Joseph's) and Susquehanna senior short-stick defensive midfielder Marcus Cheatham (Loyola).

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More men's lacrosse: Maryland's Jesse Bernhardt, Owen Blye and Landon Carr and St. Mary's Justin Harty, Albert Mitchell and Patrick Mull were named Scholar All-Americans by the USILA. Other players honored from colleges in the state were Stevenson's Tyler Reid and Peter Green; Loyola's Scott Ratliff; Johns Hopkins' Tucker Durkin; UMBC's Ethan Murphy; and Mount St. Mary's Andrew Scalley.

Women's lacrosse: Three players from state colleges will play in the Division I North-South Game Sunday at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa., the Intercollegiate Women's Coaches Association announced. Loyola attacker Joanna Dalton, Loyola defender Ashley Moulton and Towson defender Alexa Demski will represent the North. Navy attacker Jasmine DePompeo, Navy defender Brijet Mall and UMBC defender Jamie Fahey will play for the South. The Division III South squad will include Washington College attacker Mollie Shipley, McDaniel midfielder Paige Messer-smith, Salisbury midfielder Kara Koolage and Salisbury defender Kat Gartner.

Track and field: Six Johns Hopkins athletes have earned qualifying positions at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships in La Crosse, Wis., this weekend. The meet will begin Thursday and finish Saturday. Senior Annie Monagle (800 meters, 1,500), juniors Maggie Shelton (800) and Emily Swenson (javelin), sophomore Frances Loeb (10,000) and freshman Hannah Oneda (5,000, 10,000) of Winters Mill will represent the women. Junior Max Robinson is the lone male qualifier (10,000). Oneda is the highest-seeded Blue Jay, ranked second in the 5,000 with a time of 16 minutes, 35.56 seconds — just one second behind Taylor Berg of St.Thomas. Additionally, Monagle is seeded third in the 1,500 (4:25.49), while Maggie Shelton is fifth in the 800 (2:09.91).

Women's volleyball: Katie Zulandt was named an assistant coach at Loyola. Zulandt was a four-year letter winner at George Washington, where she earned All-Atlantic 10 second-team honors as a senior in 2010.



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