Winthrop's Milton haunted UMBC

Winthrop's Stacey Milton saved her best for UMBC. Twice, in fact.

A 6-foot-2 sophomore out of C. Milton Wright, Milton had a career-high 24 points in Winthrop's 66-59 season-ending Big South Conference win over UMBC. Earlier against UMBC, she had 22 points, then her career high. For the year, Milton started 18 of 25 games and averaged 9.4 points and 6.6 rebounds.


* Three Baltimore players helped Virginia Wesleyan to a 14-12 record. Juniors Rob Reich (Catonsville) and Gene Pleyo (Northeast-AA) came off the bench to average 3.2 and 5.5 points, respectively, and 6-8 freshman Russell DeMont (Westminster) had 4.3 ppg.

* Shepherd sophomore Chris Wilson (Calvert Hall) worked his way back from a midseason injury to start the last five games (3.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg averages).



Sophomore Jeremy Myers (North Carroll) finished with a 35-7 record at 118 pounds for Messiah and was voted to the Middle Atlantic Conference All-Academic team.

* Mike Jenson, a two-time state champion for Randallstown, completed his third Rider season with a 21-9 record at 177.


Ohio State junior Jamie Puromaki (Glen Burnie) scored in three events in the Big Ten championships, recording personal bests in the 400-yard individual medley (3:56.38), 200 IM (1:52.11) and 100 butterfly (49.61).

* James Madison senior Mark Gabriele (Calvert Hall) was named Swimmer of the Meet for the second straight year as the Dukes captured their third straight Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference title. He won the 100 butterfly, was second in the 200 IM and was on three winning relay teams.


Junior Mike Boyle (Loyola) collected three goals and two assists in Georgetown's first three games.


* Sophomore Bethany Fromm (Franklin) and freshman Amy Caldwell (Oakland Mills) are competing for starting spots at Millersville.

* In Lehigh's opening 15-12 loss to VMI, Anthony and Dominic Souza (both St. Mary's) and Vincent Geppi (Mount St. Joe) scored a total of four goals and goalie Chris Parandian (Mount Hebron) had 14 saves.


Senior Donnie Burks (Perry Hall) is batting .250 as James Madison's starting shortstop and leads the team in stolen bases pTC with 11 in 13 attempts.

* Freshman Michael Dowgiewicz (Loyola) is competing for a spot on Ohio Wesleyan's pitching staff.

Et cetera


James Madison senior Matt Holthaus (Wilde Lake) placed ninth in the mile run, earning All-America honors, in the NCAA championships. He ran a 4:01.38 in the preliminaries and a 4:05.20 in the final.

* Senior Catherine Russell (Roland Park) had a 7-10 record for Franklin & Marshall's squash team.