The Patriot League honored a trio of Midshipmen for their efforts in Navy's season opening series at Florida A&M. Brad Borosak was named Patriot League Player of the week, Anthony Parenti was named Patriot League Pitcher of the Week, and Travis Blue was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week, it was announced by the conference on Tuesday.
Borosak, a junior from Jupiter, Fla., accounted for all of the runs in Navy's season-opening victory over Florida A&M on Saturday by belting a two-run home run to break up a scoreless game in the fifth inning and sending the Mids to a 2-0 victory. He finished the weekend going 5-for-14 (.357) with two runs scored, the home run and three RBIs. The home run was the first of his career. Borosak had hits in all three games.
Parenti, a junior from Elizabeth, N.J., got the Opening Day start for Navy on Saturday and came out firing as he tossed six shutout innings to pick up the win. He struck out six while allowing only two hits and one walk, and did not permit a runner to reach third base.
The third Mid to earn an award this week was starting shortstop Blue. He opened his collegiate career with a solid weekend by going 3-for-10 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Navy will be back in action this weekend with a three-game series versus Air Force in the 2014 Freedom Classic. Hosted in Kinston, N.C. and played at Grainger Stadium, the Mids and Falcons will play single games on Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (2 p.m.) and Sunday (12:30 p.m.).
MARYLAND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:
Alyssa Thomas, one of the most decorated players in Maryland women's basketball history, will have her name and number honored in the rafters at Comcast Center immediately following the Terrapins' game vs. Virginia Tech on March 2, which is Senior Day.
Thomas will be the ninth Terrapin to be honored by the program, joining the likes of Marissa Coleman, Shay Doron, Laura Harper, Crystal Langhorne and Kristi Toliver. The jerseys of Vicky Bullett, Tara Heiss and Jasmina Perazic are all retired.
After earning a win in the first appearance of his college career, freshman left-hander Bruce Zimmermann was selected as the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week.
STONY BROOK MEN'S LACROSSE:
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Sophomore Brody Eastwood scored six goals and freshman Kyle Rowe won 18 of 21 draws to lead Stony Brook to an 18-10 win over Lafayette.