Digest: Five Terps receive Big Ten women's lacrosse awards

From Sun staff and news services

After winning the Big Ten women's lacrosse regular-season and tournament titles, five Maryland players earned Big Ten individual honors, as voted on by the league's six coaches. Senior Megan Whittle (McDonogh) was named the Big Ten Attack Player of the Year, junior Julia Braig (St. Paul's) was chosen as the Defender of the Year, junior Megan Taylor (Glenleg) was picked as Goaltender of the Year and freshman Grace Griffin (Liberty) was selected Freshman of the Year. Coach Cathy Reese was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year for the third time in a unanimous selection. Penn State 's Katie O'Donnell was named Midfielder of the Year.

Men: Cornell senior goalie Christian Knight (Boys' Latin) was named Warrior/US Lacrosse Player of the Week.

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Ravens sign rookies Grant, Humphrey, cut FB Ortiz

The Ravens continued to tinker with the back end of their roster Monday, signing two players who participated in last week's rookie minicamp on a tryout basis while waiving two others. They added former Rutgers wide receiver-return specialist Janarion Grant and ex-Shepherd defensive end Myles Humphrey. To make room on their roster for them, they waived fullback Ricky Ortiz and rookie inside linebacker Mason McKenrick. Ortiz, a member of the team's 2017 undrafted free-agent class, spent much of last season on the practice squad. McKenrick was signed late last week after he went undrafted out of John Carroll University. Grant is Rutgers' all-time leader in kickoff-return yardage (2,857) and is fourth all-time in punt-return yardage (588). He tied an NCAA record with eight combined return scores, five off kickoffs and three on punts. Humphrey, an Upper Marlboro native, was the Mountain East Conference defensive player of the year last season. In 11 games, he had 13 sacks, 201/2 tackles for loss and 59 tackles.

— Jeff Zrebiec

More NFL: The Oakland Raiders signed fullback Henry Poggi, a rookie free agent who played at Gilman for his father, Biff. Henry Poggi played four years for the Wolverines, where his father later coached, appearing in 44 games with 17 starts — 13 at fullback and four at tight end. He totaled nine career receptions for 68 yards and two career rushing attempts for 6 yards and one touchdown.

College awards: Kristen Confroy (women's basketball) and Alex Leto (men's track and field) have been named Maryland's Big Ten Medal of Honor award winners. The Big Ten Medal of Honor is the conference's most exclusive award and was the first of its kind in intercollegiate athletics to recognize academic and athletic excellence.

College football: Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, a former interim coach at Maryland, will make $1.2 million annually. Locksley's salary is the same as predecessor Brian Daboll, who left for the same job with the Buffalo Bills.

College softball: Salisbury was one of 20 teams to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. The Sea Gulls will head to a regional hosted by No. 19 College of New Jersey and will take on No. 11 Moravian in its first game of the double-elimination four-team regional Friday.

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