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Digest: Terps field hockey coach Missy Meharg to be inducted into D.C. Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday

Maryland field hockey coach Missy Meharg will be inducted into the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday before the Washington Nationals' home game. The nine-time National Coach of the Year is the third Terps coach to be inducted, after former basketball coaches Gary Williams and Chris Weller in recent years. Meharg has led the Terps to seven NCAA titles as coach and is 509-123-1 overall in 28 seasons.

College football: For the second straight year, Maryland rising senior cornerback Will Likely was named to the preseason watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, given annually to the most versatile player in major college football. Likely showcased his versatility last season by being the only player in the nation to start on both offense and defense in the same game (Wisconsin). He is the first defensive player in Maryland history to surpass 3,000 career all-purpose yards and also was chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Rodgers-Dwight Big Ten Conference Return Specialist of the Year last season.

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Women's college volleyball: UMES and Coppin State were picked to finish second and fourth, respectively in the seven-team Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Northern Division in a preseason poll voted on by the conference's coaches and sports information directors. Howard was picked to win the division.

College apparel: Nike will be the official apparel, accessory, equipment and shoe provider for UMES in the 2016-17 season, as part of a partnership with 10 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference schools. The Hawks previously wore Russell Athletic.

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Track and field: Maryland rising senior Micha Powell was named to Canada's 4x400-meter relay team in the Summer Olympics. She set the outdoor school record in the 400 with a mark of 51.97 seconds in May.

Baseball: Former Maryland star right-hander Mike Shawaryn signed with the Boston Red Sox, who took him No. 148 overall in the Major League Baseball draft last month. MLB.com reported that the fifth-round selection received a $637,500 signing bonus, $262,000 above his slot value. Shawaryn holds school records for career wins (30), career strikeouts (307), career innings pitched (3071/3), single-season wins (13) and single-season strikeouts (138).

Basketball: Former Tennessee State star guard Keron DeShields (Pallotti, Towson Catholic) signed his first professional contract to play next season with Latina Basket in Italy. The Baltimore native led the Tigers with 16.5 points per game last season.

Youth lacrosse: Ashton Morgan, a rising seventh-grader at Calvert School, was named a Brine National All-Star and has been selected to represent Lutherville at the Brine National Lacrosse Academy and Brine National Lacrosse Classic in Richmond, Va., held Tuesday to Friday.

Horse show: The Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show to benefit the Foxie G Foundation and Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue will take place Sunday in the infield at Pimlico Race Course. For more information, go to pimlico.com/events/tbred-horse-show or thoroughbredalliance.org.


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