Former Goucher College three-sport standout Renie Amoss, who was killed in an automobile accident May 27, has been named Maryland's winner of the NCAA Woman of the Year award.
Amoss was a four-year star for the Gophers in basketball, field hockey and tennis. In basketball, she averaged 24.5 points and 7.3 assists to lead the Capital Athletic Conference in both categories and lead Goucher to a school-record 12 victories. She holds Goucher career records in assists (421) and steals (311). She ranks sixth on the all-time, Division III scoring list.
A 1992 first-team, All-America pick in hockey, Amoss recorded 23 goals and 10 assists, both school records and conference highs. She led the Gophers to a best-ever, 12-7 record. And after picking up a tennis racket for the first time as a freshman, Amoss developed into Goucher's No. 2 singles player over her final two seasons. She had a 13-10 record over that span.
Amoss, who graduated with a 3.67 grade point average and had planned to pursue an MBA at Villanova, is among a field of 51 winners, one from each state plus the District of Columbia. That list will be narrowed to 10, and the national NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced in November.
UMBC men's soccer coach Pete Caringi edged closer to 200 victories Saturday, when the Retrievers opened their season by cruising to a 7-1 victory over Charleston Southern.
Rob Elliot, who transferred from Loyola College, paid immediate dividends by scoring two goals. The victory gave Caringi a 198-41-9 record, including a 30-41-1 mark in his two-plus years at UMBC. Before coming to UMBC, he was the head coach at Essex Community College, where he won National Junior College Championships in 1984 and 1989.
With a victory over Maryland tonight, the Retrievers could give Car
ingi No. 200 Saturday night at home against Liberty.
The men's soccer team at Loyola College will make its first West Coast trip in five years this weekend, when it goes to the University of San Francisco for the USF Met Life Classic.
On Friday, the Greyhounds will face Stanford, a participant in last year's NCAA tournament. The Greyhounds are off to a 2-0 start, thanks to a 1-0 victory over South Atlantic Region rival Old Dominion on Saturday, followed by a 7-0 rout of Niagara in Loyola's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener on Sunday.
The Big South preseason all-conference basketball teams are out, and Towson State has received notable attention.
Junior guard Scooter Alexander has been named to the men's team, and senior forward Danielle Barry the women's team.
Alexander led the Tigers to a 14-2 league record, good for the conference title. He averaged 19.3 points and was the only sophomore named to the all-Big South team. Barry was also a first-team, all-conference selection last year and led the team with a 12.9-scoring average.
No one-man show
Since he produced 1,005 receiving yards last year, senior Jesse Humphrey is the most well-known target among Morgan State's wideouts. But after the Bears' season-opening, 54-20 victory over Charleston Southern, their foes would be well-served not to ignore Humphrey's younger teammates.
Saturday, sophomores Elijah Cameron and Otis Covington nearly stole the show. Covington caught six passes for 77 yards, including a second-quarter touchdown that ignited Morgan State's comeback from a 14-6 deficit. Cameron also caught four passes for 74 yards and a touchdown.