Mount hires Browning as men's lacrosse assistant
Mount St. Mary's hired Ryan Browning as a men's college lacrosse assistant coach on Monday. Browning, who attended Calvert Hall, comes to the Mount from Wagner, where he worked with the defense and served as recruiting coordinator. Browning started his coaching career as an assistant at Washington College in 2009. As a Salisbury player, he competed as a defenseman on Division III national championship teams in 2007 and 2008.
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Men's soccer: Loyola Maryland sophomore defender Ryan Tuck was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week. ... McDaniel freshman goalkeeper Nick Over (Winters Mill) was selected as the Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week. ... Hood senior Ryan Deuber (Dulaney) was named the Commonwealth Conference Goalkeeper of the Week. ... Salisbury junior goalkeeper Drew Staedeli (Mount Hebron) received Capital Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Women's soccer: UMBC freshman midfielder Jessy Brown was picked as America East Player of the Week. ... Johns Hopkins senior forward Hannah Kronick was named Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
Football: Johns Hopkins earned a No. 12 national ranking in the first American Football Coaches Association Division III poll of the season. The Blue Jays will play at 23rd-ranked Muhlenberg on Saturday in the only Division III game this week featuring two teams in the Top 25.
Field hockey: Johns Hopkins junior goalie Zoey Atabek was named Centennial Conference Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week. ... Salisbury junior back Breck Sullivan was honored as the Capital Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Likely named Big Ten defender of the week
Maryland cornerback Will Likely intercepted a pass against Syracuse on Saturday and returned it 88 yards for a touchdown to help the Terps come away with an important road win heading into the Big Ten portion of their schedule. On Monday, Likely became the first Maryland player to be named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. In addition to the interception, Likely led the Terps with nine tackles, and he had a tackle for a loss. For the year, Likely is third on the team with 27 tackles. He also has three tackles for a loss, a sack, five pass deflections, a forced fumble and two interceptions. Maryland plays its first conference game as a member of the Big Ten on Saturday at Indiana.
Injuries: Sophomore P.J. Gallo and redshirt freshman Derrick Hayward are listed as co-starters at tight end after starter Andrew Isaacs suffered a season-ending knee injury against Syracuse. Gallo was the first to enter after Isaacs got hurt and had one catch for 11 yards. ... Defensive end Keith Bowers is listed as a starter at defensive end. Bowers replaces Quinton Jefferson, who coach Randy Edsall said Sunday will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury he suffered Sept. 13. Bowers had been sharing time at nose tackle with Darius Kilgo. David Shaw ... Redshirt freshman Jalen Brooks and junior Avery Thompson are listed as co-backups behind Matt Robinson at outside linebacker with sophomore Cavon Walker out for the rest of the year because of a foot injury. Brooks started in place of Robinson against Syracuse with Robinson sidelined because of a shoulder injury.
Depth chart: Sophomore running back Wes Brown is listed on the two-deep roster for the first time this season. Randy Edsall Brandon Ross Brown is now listed as a co-backup to Brandon Ross along with junior Albert Reid.
—Matt Zenitz, Baltimore Sun Media Group
Phipps to coach Archbishop Spalding lacrosse team
Archbishop Spalding hired Brian Phipps as lacrosse coach, replacing Kenneth "Bear" Davis, who went 25-31 in three seasons before accepting a full-time position with Major League Lacrosse's Ohio Machine. A Severn and 2010 Maryland graduate, Phipps spent the past two years as an assistant coach at Georgetown. At Maryland, he was a four-year starter in goal and earned All-America honors as a senior. He also earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference academic team honors in each of his four years and was named a Scholar All-American in his senior year. Phipps has spent the past four years playing in MLL with the Machine and the Chesapeake Bayhawks.
Major League Soccer: D.C. United, which has gone from last place to first in the Eastern Conference this season, rewarded coach Ben Olsen with a multiyear contract. The pact goes into effect next season. Terms were not disclosed, but three sources familiar with the talks said the deal is guaranteed through 2019 and, in case Olsen is relieved of his duties during that period, he would remain with United in another capacity at a different salary. With three victories in the final five regular-season matches, United (14-9-6) would complete the greatest turnaround on a points basis in MLS history.
—Steven Goff, The Washington Post