Arena Football League
The Baltimore Brigade acquired wide receiver and kick returner Brandon Thompkins and quarterback Shane Boyd from the Cleveland Gladiators in exchange for future considerations and a claim-order position. Thompkins, the Arena Football League's 2016 Playmaker of the Year and first-team All-Arena wide receiver and kick returner, joins the Brigade in his seventh season of professional play. The Arkansas State alum played briefly in the Canadian Football League with the BC Lions before joining the AFL, where he has spent time with the Spokane Shock, Utah Blaze, Los Angeles KISS, Orlando Predators and Gladiators, amassing 515 receptions, 6,398 receiving yards and 131 touchdowns. The 5-foot-10 wideout also has 13 career rushing touchdowns and 17 career special teams touchdowns. Thompkins has appeared in four games this season, registering 24 receptions, 282 receiving yards and four touchdowns. Boyd is playing in his sixth AFL season and has appeared in one game for the Gladiators this season. The veteran quarterback has 3,718 passing yards and 65 touchdowns in stops with five teams. Boyd played college football for the Kentucky Wildcats, where he appeared in 36 games during four seasons. Boyd has made additional stops in the NFL, where he played briefly for the Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals, Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans, and the CFL, playing briefly in 2009 for the Montreal Alouettes.
Terps' Shaffer, Blohm earnBig Ten yearly awards
Maryland junior right-hander Brian Shaffer (North Harford) and freshman left-hander Tyler Blohm (Archbishop Spalding) were named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and Freshman of the Year, respectively, on Tuesday for the program's first such conference honors in more than two decades. Shaffer (7-3) led the Big Ten with a 1.67 ERA and is the only pitcher in the conference with more than 90 innings pitched (97). Blohnm, the 2016 All-Metro Player of the Year and a 17th-round pick of the Orioles in last year's draft, tied for the Big Ten lead with eight wins, third among freshmen nationally. Sophomore outfielder Marty Costes (Archbishop Curley) was a first-team All-Big Ten selection and sophomore third baseman AJ Lee was a third-team pick. The fourth-seeded Terps open Big Ten tournament play tonight in Bloomington, Ind., against fifth-seeded Iowa.
— Jonas Shaffer
More honors: Johns Hopkins senior catcher Ryan Orgielewicz was named the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings Mid-Atlantic Regional Position Player of the Year. Hopkins senior shortstop Conor Reynolds was selected to the second team and junior third baseman Mike Smith and sophomore pitcher Josh Hejka earned third-team honors. ... Salisbury's Peter Grasso was picked South All-Region Position Player of the Year. He was joined on the all-region first team by teammates Tom LaBriola, Jeff Oster and Jack Barry. ... McDaniel's Nick Valori was selected to the All-Mid-Atlantic Region team. ... Towson senior left handed pitcher Matt Golczewski was named to the Academic All-Colonial Athletic Association team.
Zimmerman among 9 setfor Hall of Fame induction
The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame announced the addition of nine inductees for the Class of 2017 after approval by the US Lacrosse Board of Directors. The newest members will be officially inducted in a ceremony Sept. 23 at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley. The inductees are: Doug Knight, Leslie Blankin Lane, Jim McDonald (University of Baltimore), Laurette Payette, Casey Powell, Jill Johnson Redfern, Brooks Sweet, Robyn Nye Wood and Don Zimmerman (Johns Hopkins). Tickets for the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be available for purchase beginning Aug. 1. Tickets will be sold online at uslacrosse.org/HOF.
Knee injury to sidelineNavy captain Hubley
Navy senior defender and team captain Meghan Hubley will miss the Mids' first appearance in the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse national semifinals after suffering a serious knee injury in Navy's 16-14 upset of second-seeded North Carolina on Saturday. Coach Cindy Timchal did not have a final prognosis on the injury, but early indications are it was season-ending. Hubley has been a four-year contributor and three-year starter for Navy, appearing in 76 games with 61 starts. Hubley will travel to Foxborough, Mass., with the team and will be on the sideline Friday at Gillette Stadium during the semifinal against Boston College.
Men's college lacrosse: Stevenson seniors Kyle D'Onofrio (Fallston) and Wade Korvin (Arundel) were named to the South squad to compete in the Division III United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association North-South All-Star Game on Friday at 3 p.m. atProvidence College. ... Randolph-Macon senior midfielder Sam Mayer (Severna Park) will participate in the Division III United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/Nike North-South Game. ... Towson senior long-stick midfielder Tyler Mayes was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and was also named firs-team All-ECAC. Senior midfielder Jack Adams (Hereford) was also placed on the first team and senior attackman Ryan Drenner (Westminster) earned second-team honors.
Women's college track and field: Eight members of Stevenson's outdoor team earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Mideast All-Region honors: freshmen Kimberly Hammond, Cierra Roberts, Dyonne Hicks, Chalisse Lockley, Jaleah Sydnor and Danika Ani and sophomores Lauren Dioses and Jess Rega.
—From Sun staff and news services