Digest (June 8): Laurel Park kicks off 33-day summer meet

Laurel Park opens its 33-day summer meet today at 1:10 p.m., featuring 98 horses in a 10-race season-opening program. Highlighting the card is a $40,000 maiden special weight for 3-year-olds and up set for 51/2 furlongs on the turf course. A total of 21 stakes worth $1.6 million in purses will be offered during the meet, which will conduct racing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 20.

College lacrosse


Terps' Stukenberg named nation's top player by Honda

Maryland midfielder Zoe Stukenberg (Marriotts Ridge) was named the Honda Sport Award winner for lacrosse. The award has been presented annually by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards for the past 41 years to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA sports. Stukenberg was selected by a vote of administrators from over 1,000 NCAA institutions. Other finalists were Boston College's Kenzie Kent, Stony Brook's Kylie Ohlmiller and North Carolina's Marie McCool. With the honor, Stukenberg becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the Honda Cup. Stukenbeg was also selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America first-team All-American.


— Katherine Dunn

Division III: Catholic University's Bennett Bradley and Victor Licata, both Loyola Blakefield graduates, were named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar All-America Division III team. Salisbury attackman Carson Kalama (Bel Air) was also named to the team along with teammates Nathan Blondino, Brendan Bromwell and Andrew Ternahan. ... Loyola Maryland graduates Jack Carrigan and Brian Sherlock were named Division I Scholar All-Americans.

Lynchburg women: St. Paul's graduate Rachel Henderson was named to the as Old Dominion All-Conference second team for the second straight year.


Navy's Stalnaker runs to spot on All-America first team

Navy distance runner Lucas Stalnaker recorded a time of 29:08.81 in the 10,000-meter run to finish fifth overall and earn first-team All-America honors at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Wednesday. The senior posted his fastest time of the season with a 29:08.81.

Tennis: Eighteen-year-old Raveena Kingsley, of Fulton defeated No. 2 seed Elizabeth Halbauer, 7-6(4), 0-6, 6-3, to advance to today's quarterfinals of the seventh ResortQuest Pro Women's Open at Sea Colony, a $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit event being held on the resort's clay courts through Sunday.

Varsity boys lacrosse: Severn senior midfielder Charlie Olmert has been named a U.S. Lacrosse Coaches Association Academic All-American. Olmert, a four-year varsity player who finished with 38 goals and 19 assists this season, is set to play at Harvard. Olmert joins St. Paul's Billy Chizmar as the two Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference recipients.


— Glenn Graham

College softball: The Capital Athletic Conference named Salisbury junior LeAnne Collins (Hereford) as the conference's Female Athlete of the Year. Collins was named one of 10 finalists for the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Player of the Year award while being named the CAC Player of the Year and a first-team All-American, All-ECAC South and All-CAC selection.

Bike racing: The BMX East Coast Nationals will be held today through Sunday at Severn Danza Park. Go to for the full schedule.

From Sun staff and news services