Men's college soccer
Loyola will play defending champion Maryland in the first round of the NCAA College Cup on Thursday in College Park, with the winner advancing to meet Penn State on Sunday. Loyola (11-7-3), the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion, is making its school-record third consecutive appearance in the Cup and its seventh in the school's NCAA Division I history. Maryland (12-5-2) lost to Virginia in the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals. The Greyhounds and Terrapins last played in College Park in the 2007 NCAA College Cup; Maryland advanced in a shootout. ... Loyola senior defender Tennant McVea was named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week.
Division III: : Johns Hopkins' first-round NCAA tournament game at top-ranked Messiah in Grantham, Pa., will be Saturday at 5 p.m.
Hopkins' Kase, Wixted named Centennial Players of the Year
Johns Hopkins senior running back Andrew Kase and senior strong stafety Colin Wixted were named Centennial Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively. Kase has 1,271 rushing yards and 1,382 all-purpose yards to go along with 19 rushing touchdowns and 20 overall touchdowns. Wixted has 52 tackles, including 8.0 for losses and 3.0 sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and one pass breakup.
Virginia Tech: : The Hokies will play Cincinnati at FedEx Field in Landover in 2012. Virginia Tech played at the Washington Redskins' stadium in 2004 against Southern California and will face Boise State there next year.
Maryland: : Kickoff for Maryland's home game against Boston College on Nov. 28 has been set for 3:30 p.m. The matchup will be shown on ESPNU.
Coppin men suffer 1st loss of season, 82-58, at Colorado
Cory Higgins scored 21 points to help the host Colorado men to an 82-58 rout of Coppin State (2-1). Lenny Young's 15 points led the Eagles.
Honors: : Towson senior forward Calvin Lee was named Colonial Athletic Association men's Player of the Week after leading the Tigers to an 82-71 opening season victory over Miami (Ohio) on Friday night. Lee scored a career high 25 points on 10-for-16 from the field. ... Navy sophomore guard Jordan Sugars was named Patriot League men's Player of the Week. Sugars had 16 points and 16 rebounds in a loss to Radford; the 16 rebounds were the second most ever for a Midshipman 6 feet 3 or shorter. He scored 14 in a win over Longwood. ... Navy freshman guard Jasmine Pitts was named Patriot League women's Rookie of the Week.
Women: : Clarion (2-0) shot 54 percent from the field in the second half to pull away for a 73-50 win over Bowie State (0-2). Senior Bianca Lee led the Bulldogs with 11 points. Lakisha Walker had nine.
Los Angeles Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez, a former Maryland standout, was named Rookie of the Year by Major League Soccer. Gonzalez was one of only 14 players in the league to play in all 30 regular-season games and ranked second among rookies with 2,672 minutes played. Gonzalez helped the Galaxy surrender 31 fewer goals compared with 2008, the largest defensive turnaround in league history. The 6-foot-5 defender scored one goal and added an assist. Maryland alumnus Maurice Edu won the award in 2007 as a member of Toronto FC.
Letren returns to Mariners; Nationals fill out front office
Andre' Letren, who set an American Indoor Football Association single-game record with five interceptions and has professional playing experience in Canada and Italy, has been re-signed by the Mariners.
Baseball: : The Washington Nationals hired Bryan Minniti as assistant general manager and Jay Sartori as director of baseball operations, filling out GM Mike Rizzo's front office. Minniti spent the past nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the last two as director of baseball operations. Sartori has been working for Major League Baseball's labor relations department.
College field hockey: : St. Mary's freshman forward Lauriann Parker (Glenelg) was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III All-South Region second team.
- From Sun staff and news services