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College Notebook: Cremens shines for Hopkins football

During a solid career with the Johns Hopkins University football team, Scott Cremens has never had a game like he did Saturday.

Cremens (Westminster High School), a senior wide receiver, made nine receptions for a career-high 178 yards and a career-high-tying three touchdowns in the Blue Jays' 40-20 win over Juniata. Cremens' scoring catches went for 5, 29 and 40 yards.

With that performance, Cremens earned Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week and climbed several all-time lists at the school.

He moved into ninth place on Hopkins' career touchdown catch list with 15, moved from 18th to 14th on the Jays' career receiving yards list with 1,356, and now ranks 10th on the career receptions list with 113.

Cremens has been among Hopkins' top offensive weapons this season. He ranks third on the team with 18 catches for 242 yards and is tied for first with three touchdown grabs through four games played.

Cremens' efforts have helped the team to an impressive 5-0 start where the Jays have outscored opponents 192-76.

MUSTANGS SPEED AHEAD: One year after earning the program's first NCAA Division III tournament berth, the Stevenson University volleyball team is soaring again with some local help.

The Mustangs entered Wednesday with a 19-2 record, and three former county players have been a big part of it.

Junior outside hitter Christine Isenberg (Francis Scott Key) ranked second on the team with 184 kills and 198 digs through 21 matches. She also had nine blocks, 12 aces and 14 assists.

Junior setter Jessica Gieselman (Winters Mill) is having another fine season, with a team-best 786 assists. As of Sept. 23, she had the fourth-most assists per match in all of D-III. Gieselman added 151 digs, 77 kills, 26 blocks and 14 aces before Wednesday.

Junior outside hitter Stacey Rex (Westminster) had nine kills, eight aces and 24 digs through her first 18 matches.

The team is led by former Liberty coach Dave Trumbo, who is in his sixth year running the program at Stevenson.

MEWHIRTER A TERROR: Sophomore Cody Mewhirter (North Carroll) continued his strong fall over the weekend, leading the McDaniel College men's golf team yet again.

At the Vulcan Invitational, he carded a three-round score of 219 to end as the Green Terror's top finisher for the third time in four tournaments this season.

Mewhirter's latest effort helped McDaniel place 14th out of 16 teams at a tourney that included mostly Division II opponents.

Mewhirter finished the first day with a score of 141 - one-under on the par-71 course and even-par in the second round. On the second day, he posted a round of 78 on a par-72 course that is 557 yards longer.

It was a good response to his only slip-up so far this fall. Mewhirter tied for 40th overall at Monday's Rehoboth Beach Fall Invitational to rank as the Terror's lowest finisher.

WEEKLY CHANT: Century graduate Megan Spencer, a junior goalie for Coastal Carolina's women's soccer team, was named a conference player of the week by the website collegesportsmadness.com. Coastal Carolina plays in the Big South Conference, where Spencer helped the Chanticleers post their first conference win by beating Liberty 1-0 on Sept. 27.

Spencer has 37 saves in 11 games for Coastal this season.

MOUNT HOOPS SCHEDULE: The Mount St. Mary's men's basketball team has announced its schedule for Year 1 under coach Jamion Christian.

The Mountaineers will play a 29-game slate that includes 12 home games, including a four-game homestand in February.

The Mount opens the season on the road for the 14th consecutive season, this time on Nov. 9 at Pittsburgh. Road games at Georgetown and George Washington also highlight the non-conference schedule.

Northeast Conference play begins Jan. 3, when MSM hosts Fairleigh Dickinson. The regular season ends at Fairleigh Dickinson on March 2.

The Mount women's team also announced its 29-game schedule, which includes 14 contests at home. Seven of the Mountaineers' final 11 games being are at Knott Arena.

The Mount opens its season Nov. 9 at Maryland. MSM also makes trips to Seton Hall and Pittsburgh.

NEC play begins at home on Jan. 5 against Monmouth. The regular season closes March 5 at Monmouth.

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