Digest (Feb. 11): UMBC to induct four into Athletics Hall

UMBC's Drew Westervelt takes a shot May 21, 2007, against Delaware in the NCAA Division I lacrosse quarterfinals at Navy.


Former soccer player Marcus Gross (Class of 2006), former lacrosse player Drew Westervelt (Class of 2008), current men's soccer coach Pete Caringi Jr. and former men's lacrosse coach Don Zimmerman will be inducted into the UMBC Athletics Hall of Fame on April 5 at the UMBC Event Center. There will be a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and program at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100, and online registration will be available later this month. Contact Liz Frediani, assistant director for special events and projects, at 410-455-6352 or for additional information. Gross and Westervelt were previously chosen for the honor but were not able to attend the induction ceremony. They will be joined by the coaches who guided and mentored them during their tenures.

College basketball

Terps' Charles among 30 on Naismith midseason list


Maryland junior Kaila Charles is one of 30 players in the country named to the Women's Citizen Naismith Trophy Midseason Team, announced Monday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. Charles is leading the Terps (22-2, 11-2 B1G) and is fifth in the Big Ten in scoring with 16 points per game. She's also averaging 6.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists, and is shooting over 51 percent from the field and 81 percent from the free-throw line.

More women: St. Mary's junior forward Gina Seifert was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week.


Men: Mount St. Mary's freshman guard Vado Morse was named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week. ... Randolph-Macon sophomore guard Buzz Anthony (Archbishop Spalding) has been named Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week . ... Washington College freshman guard Tray Wright (St. Paul's) was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week.

Men's college lacrosse

3 from Loyola get Patriot League weekly honors

Senior attackman Pat Spencer, senior goalie Jacob Stover and freshman defenseman Cam Wyers earned weekly awards from the Patriot League on Monday, two days after Loyola Maryland opened the 2019 season with a 17-9 victory over Virginia. Spencer (Boys' Latin) was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week, Wyers picked up Defensive Player honors, and Stover (McDonogh) was named the top Goalkeeper. ... Denver senior defenseman Dylan Gaines (Boys' Latin) was named Big East Defensive Player of the Week.

Women: Navy junior defensive midfielder Natalie Irwin was named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week. ... Johns Hopkins junior runner Caelyn Reilly was named the Centennial Conference Track Athlete of the Week.

Et cetera

Locksley finalizes staff; 3 Terps to attend combine

Maryland football coach Michael Locksley has finalized his coaching staff and their roles heading into the 2019 season. In addition to the six hires announced in January, Locksley has added Jon Hoke as defensive coordinator/safeties coach, Joker Phillips as co-offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach, Delbert Cowsette as defensive line coach and Brian Williams as outside linebackers coach. Locksley also announced that special teams coordinator John Papuchis will coach inside linebackers and defensive passing game coordinator Cory Robinson will serve as cornerbacks coach.Hoke comes to College Park having spent 16 years on defensive staffs in the NFL and 21 years in college football. For the past three years, Hoke served as the defensive backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

More Maryland football: Defensive lineman Byron Cowart, offensive lineman Derwin Gray and defensive back Darnell Savage Jr. will participate in the NFL scouting combine March 1-4 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Cowart, an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection, led the Terps with three sacks and was tied for third with five tackles for loss in 2018. He started all 12 games and recorded interceptions against Rutgers and Michigan State . Gray, also an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection, anchored a Maryland offensive line that helped the Terps rush for 230.2 yards per game, which ranks third in the Big Ten and tied for 18th nationally. Savage, a second-team All-Big Ten selection, tied for second in the conference and ranked 13th nationally with four interceptions during his senior season. The defensive back ranked second on the team with 5.5 tackles for loss and fourth in total tackles (51).

Running: Meaghan Murray-Neuberger, 31, of Baltimore was the first women's finisher in the 26.2 With Donna Marathon on Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla., finishing in 3 hours, 19 seconds, more than 2 seconds ahead of the runner-up. She won the race in 2018 in 3:06:25 and in 2017 in 3:06:53.


NBA: Washington Wizards two-way player Jordan McRae was named to the All-NBA G League Eastern Conference midseason team. He leads the league in points per game at 30.0 and is the only player in the league with four games of at least 40 points.

From Sun staff and news services