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Digest (May 24): Friedman, Kahoe, Haugen, Wescott among new members of National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

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US Lacrosse announced the Class of 2018 for the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and the nine-member group includes three players and one coach with ties to the Baltimore metropolitan area. Two women's lacrosse players in Leigh Buck Friedman of then-Towson State and Friends and Alex Kahoe of Maryland, one men's lacrosse player in A.J. Haugen of Johns Hopkins and one women's lacrosse coach in Denise Wescott of Mount St. Mary's will be inducted in a ceremony Sept. 29 at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley. Friedman, a Friends graduate, spent the first two years of her career at Ithaca College before transferring to Towson, where she also played field hockey. She was a member of the U.S. Women's National Team from 1972 to 1975 and was the leading scorer on the 1975 team that went undefeated in Great Britain. Haugen was a three-time first-team All-American midfielder who finished his career at Johns Hopkins with 85 goals – third in program history for goals among midfielders – and 23 assists. He played on two U.S. National teams, including the 1996 Under-19 squad that captured the gold medal.Kahoe earned three All-American honors, including two first-team selections in 1999 and 2000, and was named the national Goalie of the Year in both seasons. She helped Maryland win four consecutive NCAA championships and wrapped up her career as the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time leader in saves with 968.Wescott compiled more than 200 wins as a head coach at Mount St. Mary's, Delaware, Monmouth and Rutgers . The former president of the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association from 1999 to 2001 has conducted lacrosse clinics in 13 different countries and was the head coach of the German national team for 10 years. The other members of the Class of 2018 are former Duke midfielder and current Lehigh coach Kevin Cassese, former Radnor (Pa.) High School coach Phyllis Kilgour, former Princeton defenseman and Warrior Sports founder David Morrow, former Syracuse attackman and current ESPN analyst Ryan Powell and former Penn State standout Tami Worley. Tickets for the induction ceremony will be available for purchase Aug. 1 and can be bought online at uslacrosse.org/HOF.

— Edward Lee

Boys tennis: Adelphi resident Trinity Grear, a high school sophomore who trains at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, lost, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, to top seed Jack Anthrop of Orlando, Fla., in the final of the National Level 2 junior 16-and-under tournament in Orlando. Grear is the third-ranked 16-and-under player in Maryland and No. 64 in the nation for his age.

Baseball: The Chicago White Sox signed former Orioles minor league outfielder Alex Presley to a minor league contract.

Pimlico Race Course: Live racing returns to Pimlico Race Course today with a nine-race program that features a 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot carryover of $216,236.59. The Rainbow 6 begins in Race 4 and includes turf events in races 5 and 9, which attracted a total of 30 entries, an average of 15 starters per race. The featured Race 8 is a $45,000 second-level optional claiming allowance for fillies and mares 3 and up going 6 furlongs on the main track, where Everlasting Secret — fifth as a 42-1 long shot in the Primonetta Stakes April 21 in her last start — is the tepid 4-1 program favorite in a field of eight. Post time for the first race is at 1:10 p.m.

College baseball: Maryland junior second baseman Nick Dunn was named first-team All-Big Ten, while senior first baseman/right-handed pitcher Kevin Biondic received second-team honors.

Men's college track and field: Mount St. Mary's coach Jay Phillips and his assistants were named the Northeast Conference Coaching Staff of the Year. Mountaineers senior D.J. Workcuff was picked NEC Most Valuable Performer, while freshman Kayla Barnes (City) was selected Most Outstanding Rookie on the women's side.

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