Former Gilman LB Melvin Keihn no longer on Virginia Tech's roster

Defensive end Melvin Keihn (Gilman) reportedly has requested a release from his scholarship at Virginia Tech and is no longer on the roster. Keihn, a 6-foot-1, 211-pound rising sophomore, played as a true freshman last year, logging 132 plays, all but five on special teams. He was expected to be a backup on defense this season. A three-star linebacker recruit in high school, Keihn picked the Hokies over offers from Maryland and Virginia.

More college football: Johns Hopkins offensive lineman Colin Egan, a rising senior, was named a preseason first-team All-American.


Women's college tennis: George Washington announced the signing of incoming recruit Victoria Hogan (Atholton), the reigning Howard County Player of the Year.

College administration: Maryland associate athletic director for administration Ryan Bowles (McDaniel) has been named the athletic director of Division III St. Olaf.


Swimming and diving: Loyola Maryland swimming and diving coach Brian Loeffler was named the 2014 Paralympic National Coach of the Year by the U.S. Olympic Committee. Loeffler guided four Paralympic athletes to one world and 10 American records in 2014. He also served as an assistant coach at the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships, at which he helped Team USA top the medal standings with 115 medals, including 34 golds. … Towson rising junior Nick Breschi (Loyola Blakefield) and rising seniors Hannah Snyder and Jenna Van Camp have qualified for the 2016 United States Olympic Swimming Trials. The trio will travel next summer to Omaha, Neb., for the week-long meet that runs June 26-July 3.

NHL: The Washington Capitals signed defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler, the 57th overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft, to his three-year entry-level contract. The 18-year-old is expected to attend rookie camp in September before returning to his overseas club, the Zurich Lions of the Swiss-A League. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Alex Prewitt, The Washington Post

Paralympics: Frederick's Gail Gaeng (wheelchair basketball), Reisterstown's Daniel Hoffman (soccer), Clarksville's Hannah McFadden (track and field), and Mount Airy's Daniel Romanchuk (track and field) and Zach Shattuck (swimming) will represent the United States in the Parapan American Games, held Aug. 8-15 in Toronto.