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Blue Jays, Greyhounds, Terps men in top 10 of USILA Coaches' Poll

Johns Hopkins led a trio of Maryland men's teams ranked in the preseason United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coaches' Poll. Top-ranked Denver is followed by Notre Dame, defending national champion Duke, Syracuse and the Blue Jays. Loyola Maryland is No. 7, followed by Maryland at No. 8.

More: Three Maryland men's teams were ranked among the top five teams in Nike/Lacrosse Magazine's Preseason Top 20 for Division III. Following reigning national champion Tufts and No. 2 Rochester Institute of Technology are No. 3 Salisbury, No. 4 Washington College and No. 5 Stevenson. … Two-time defending national champion Salisbury was named the top-ranked team in Nike/Lacrosse Magazine's Preseason Top 20 for Division III women. Stevenson and Washington College were ranked Nos. 17 and 19, respectively. … Florida Southern senior midfielder Megan Asper (Hereford) was named one of five finalists for Division II Preseason Player of the Year by Lacrosse Magazine in its fan poll.

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Bayhawks trade draft picks for MLL All-Star Danowski

The Chesapeake Bayhawks traded three draft picks to the Charlotte Hounds for five-time All-Star attackman Matt Danowski. The Bayhawks gave up their first-round pack in the 2015 draft along with their first- and second-round picks in the 2016 draft to get Danowski, who has 278 points over seven seasons in Major League Lacrosse. "Matt Danowski is a great player, a great person and a great teammate," team president and coach Dave Cottle said. "Matt wants to win and is very excited about joining the Bayhawks. We are absolutely thrilled to land a player of Matt's caliber and know that he immediately makes us a better team." Charlotte also traded Chesapeake its second-round pick (ninth overall) in this year's draft, which will be held Jan. 23. The Bayhawks previously had traded their second-round pick.

Men's college basketball: Washington College junior forward Dave Knox was named Centennial Conference Co-Player of the Week. … Salisbury sophomore guard Justin Witmer was honored as Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

Women's college basketball: Navy freshman forward Marina Muenster was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week after she shot 66.7 percent from the field and reached double figures in rebounds twice to help Navy post wins at Boston University and Army. … Maryland sophomore guard Lexie Brown made the Big Ten Conference Player of the Week Honor Roll after averaging 15 points, four assists and two steals in wins against Purdue and Minnesota. … Salisbury senior guard Anna Hackett was honored as Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

College track and field: Maryland senior Thea LaFond was named Big Ten Conference Field Athlete of the Week. LaFond finished in first place in the high jump and triple jump at the Penn State Relays.

College wrestling: Navy defeated host Maryland, 20-18, in their dual meet Sunday. Both the Midshipmen (2-2) and Terps (5-9) lost to No. 11 Lehigh (9-3).

Major League Soccer: D.C. United signed Finnish midfielder-defender Markus Halsti, 30, who has spent the past seven seasons with Malmo FF in the Allsvenskan.

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Soccer: The deadline to register for the Central Maryland Soccer Association Spring Sunday League is Feb. 6. The spring season consists of six games during March, April and May, with optional participation in the Old Line State Classic tournament from May 2-3.. Separate male and female league competitions are offered in the single-age groupings of under-8 through under-14, and the double-age groupings under-16 and under-18. For additional registration and league information, visit cmsasoccer.com or email scorenews@aol.com.

From Sun staff and news services

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