NAVY MEN'S LACROSSE:
Following a 10-point performance in Navy's opener against VMI over the weekend, Navy senior attackman Sam Jones (Severna Park) was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week. In addition to Jones, Bucknell's Jackson Place (defense) and Sam Grinberg (goalkeeper) along with Loyola's Romar Dennis (rookie) were among those players recognized by the conference office as players of the week at their respective positions.
Jones, who has put together 27 points on 16 goals and 11 assists in his four appearances against VMI, has had his top two point-producing games over his career against the Keydets. As a sophomore, Jones posted nine points on five goals and four assists. On Saturday, he rewrote his career high with four goals and six assists in an 18-goal effort by the Midshipmen.
The 10 points are the most scored by a Navy player since 1991 when Dennis Nealon scored 12 (4-8) against Washington College.
The Mids will be back in action on Saturday when they play host to Georgetown. Game time is slated for 12:00 pm at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
HOOD MEN'S BASKETBALL:
Hood College's Cameron Cookreached 20 points for the third straight game, but 32 points by Lebanon Valley's Kevin Agnew proved too much to overcome in a 69-63 loss for the Blazers in Commonwealth Conference play.
ST. MARY'S COLLEGE BASEBALL:
The St. Mary's College of Maryland baseball team opened up the 2014 regular and Capital Athletic Conference season on the right foot as the Seahawks hung on for a 4-3 victory over league newcomer Christopher Newport University.
Second baseman Zach Rowe (Annapolis, Calvert Hall College) went 1 for 3 with a run scored and freshman left-hander Nicholas Raimondo (South River) pitched 2 ⅔ innings of relief, allowing one run on three hits with two strikeouts.
TOWSON MEN'S BASKETBALL:
Despite senior Jerrelle Benimon posting his NCAA-leading 16th double-double with 17 points and 16 rebounds, the Tigers saw their four-game winning streak snapped with a 66-53 loss at UNC Wilmington on Monday night. The Seahawks tied a school record by committing only one turnover in the game.
The loss drops Towson to 16-9 overall and 7-3 in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The Tigers are now tied with William & Mary for second-place in the league standings. Towson will travel to Williamsburg to take on the Tribe on Saturday.
UMBC MEN'S BASKETBALL:
For the a school record-setting fifth time, freshman guard Rodney Elliott was named America East Conference Rookie of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
Elliott surpassed Chauncey Gilliam, who earned four league first-year accolades in 2009-10.
The first-year Retriever tied his season high with 26 points vs. UMass Lowell on Saturday. He also led the Retrievers with 21 points in the 68-57 victory over UNH three days earlier. Elliott is averaging 22.7 points per game and has scored 20 or more points in three consecutive games. He converted 15-of-17 free throw attempts in the two contests this week.
SYRACUSE MEN'S LACROSSE:
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Top-ranked Syracuse (1-0) defeated Siena (0-1) in the earliest season opener in school history on Monday, 19-7, at the Carrier Dome. Orange senior goalie Dominic Lamolinara (St. Mary's) played the first half and made six saves to earn the win.
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