Staples joins women's national team

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Thori Staples (Joppatowne) is a member of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team that will train at the Seminole County (Fla.) Center for the FIFA Women's World Championships June 5-18 in Sweden.

Staples, a North Carolina State junior, was a first-team All-American last fall for the Wolfpack team that reached the second round of the NCAA tournament. She is one of three starting defenders on the national team and is considered one of the fastest in the world.

Basketball

David Cason (Southern-B), an Illinois State senior, leads the Missouri Valley Conference and ranks sixth nationally with 6.8 assists a game and is averaging 4.1 points. Since transferring from the College of Southern Idaho before last season, the 6-foot point guard has more assists than any two-year player in school history. He and now-graduated Tom Wernhoener were co-MVC assists champions last season.

* Brian Parker (Meade), a 6-10 transfer from Allegany Community College, is the first front-line player off the bench for Hawaii. In 20 games, including three starts, the junior has eight blocks and is averaging 4.3 points and 4.0 rebounds.

Track and field

Tramont Evans (Poly) ran a leg on the 1,600-meter relay against Army that was Lafayette's best performance of the indoor season and third fastest in the Patriot League.

* Junior Rebecca Silverman (Mount Hebron) won the 55-meter -- as Mary Washington won the five-school Swarthmore (Pa.) Invitational.

Et cetera

Junior Catherine Russell (Roland Park) has a 5-7 squash record for Franklin & Marshall. . . . Senior Becky Anders (Dulaney) was second in the Open Flat event in Mary Washington's horse riding competition that opened the spring season. . . . Nine locals are among Bucknell's 157 athletes who made the Dean's List (3.5 grade point average or above) the first semester: freshman Myles Perkins (Friends), soccer; freshman Eliza Smith (Roland Park), crew; junior Andrew Trietley (Mount St. Joe), lacrosse; junior Karen Goodwin (Arundel), swimming; freshman Kristen Lloyd (Mount Hebron), basketball; freshman David LaMore (Mount St. Joe), lacrosse; junior Andy Rill (North Carroll), wrestling; sophomore Sara Bloom (Westminster), crew; and senior Michael Hartman (Calvert Hall), golf. Hartman also made the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for the fall semester. . . . Syracuse's Matt Slutzky (Aberdeen) raised his record in the 142-pound class to 11-8 with a decision in an 18-15 victory over Army. . . . Lisa Pastrana (Broadneck) was seeded in six events in the Big Ten Swimming Championships in Indianapolis.

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