Former Terps star Frank Urso named a Tewaaraton Legend
By From Sun staff and news services
Jan 23, 2016 at 9:10 PM
Former Maryland men's lacrosse star Frank Urso has been named a 2016 Tewaaraton Legends recipient. The Tewaaraton Legends Award annually honors recipients who played college lacrosse before 2001, the first year in which the Tewaaraton Award was presented. At Maryland, Urso become one of four players ever to earn first-team All-America honors in each of his four seasons (1973-76). Urso played midfield for the Terps, winning NCAA championships in 1973 and 1975, Atlantic Coast Conference championships in 1973, 1974 and 1976. He still holds the Terps' record for goals by a midfielder with 127. Urso is entering his ninth season as head boys coach at Garnet Valley (Pa.) High. All recipients will receive their awards June 2 in Washington.
Navy's Reynolds misses game with back spasms
Navy's Keenan Reynolds, who's trying to make the transition from quarterback to running back after setting the NCAA record for career rushing touchdowns with 88, did not play in the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., for the East because of back spasms. Before the game, Reynolds received the Pat Tillman Award, recognizing the player at the Shrine Game who best exemplifies intelligence, sportsmanship and service. Reynolds visited the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Tampa, where he played with patients on the basketball court, pushed them on swings, took photos and signed autographs. He spent the week practicing in a variety of roles, including quarterback, running back and receiver, with his East teammates under coach Charlie Weis in front of NFL scouts. "I have been fortunate to receive a lot of awards during my career at Navy, but this one will go down as one of the best because of what it stands for," Reynolds said.
Oregon's Vernon Adams Jr. threw for 191 yards and three touchdowns in less than a half, leading the West to a 29-9 victory in the 91st East-West Shrine game on Saturday.
By FRED GOODALL
Jan 23, 2016 at 7:55 PM
Women's college basketball: No. 5 Maryland has postponed its home game against No. 21 Michigan State indefinitely because of the winter storm in the Maryland area. The schools and the Big Ten Conference are working to set a new date.
Women's college gymnastics: Maryland rescheduled its meet against Penn State, originally scheduled today, for Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at Xfinity Center.
College softball: Morgan State sophomore infielder Danielle Pitpit was named to the preseason All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference second team.
Sailing: Annapolis' Jonathan Bartlett served as tactician while Kevin Ryman and Jeff Riedle trimmed the main and jib, respectively, as Teamwork took the title in ORC 1 class at Quantum Key West 2016. The regatta featured heavy air throughout the week. It was wet and windy Friday for the finale of the 10-race series with the fleet of 133 boats in 12 classes racing in rain squalls and south-southeasterly winds that started at 25knots, then steadily built. Division 1 was forced to abandon, but competitors in Divisions 2 and 3 enjoyed Race 10 in heavy air and high seas. Teamwork won Race 10, giving it seven bullets for the week. Annapolis pro Geoff Ewenson called tactics on Themis, which won two races and placed fourth or better in seven others. Nick Ewenson, who attended St.Mary's College of Maryland, steered the boat that is managed by his older brother. Annapolis-based pro Dave Flynn trimmed the main while bowman Collin Kirby was another local in the crew. Annapolis residents Andrew Scott (grinder) and Greg Gendell (foredeck) were members of the all-professional crew aboard the TP 52 Quantum Racing, which won the IRC1 class by a half point. Edgewater resident Tom Murray worked the bow aboard Party Girl, Corinthian champ in the Melges 24 class. Former Annapolis resident Chris Chadwick handled the midbow for Norwegian skipper Jens Wathne, who placed fifth out of 12 boats in a class primarily populated by pro teams. Stevensville skipper Henry Filter returned to the J/70 class after taking last year off and placed 10th in a 54-boat fleet. Annapolis resident Bryan Stout trimmed the main on Wild Child.
—Bill Wagner, Baltimore Sun Media Group
Major League Soccer: D.C. United has invited several trialists to the first stage of training camp at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. They are goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra, who started nine league matches last season; Chris Konopka, who started 21 regular-season matches last year for Toronto FC, which declined to exercise his contract option; Paolo Tornaghi, 27, who started nine league games in 2012-13 for the Chicago Fire; Kevan George, 25, a Trinidad and Tobago national team defensive midfielder; and Paul Torres (Maryland), 24, who has played in Sweden and Norway for the past three years.