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Digest (Aug. 29): St. Frances grad Dwayne Morgan kicked off basketball team at UNLV

Dwayne Morgan (St. Frances) will not play for Nevada-Las Vegas next season, coach Marvin Menzies said Tuesday. Morgan, who was suspended in May from all basketball activities, will continue taking classes at UNLV during the fall semester. He was charged in May with disorderly conduct after a dispute with a cabdriver. Morgan averaged 9.4 points and 7.3 rebounds in eight games in a 2016-17 season that was shortened by injury. Morgan's 2016-17 season was shortened by cut short because of injury. He averaged 9.4 points and 7.3 rebounds in eight appearances this past season. In his previous two seasons, he averaged a combined 5.4 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.

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Navy, Towson playersearn volleyball accolades

Navy freshman Maddi Sgattoni was selected Patriot League Rookie of the Week. ... Towson redshirt junior Anna Holehouse (Fallston) was named Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week.

Mount women's soccer: Mount St.Mary's junior midfielder Jenna West was picked as Northeast Conference Player of the Week, and freshman forward Jasmine McCree (Centennial) was named Rookie of the Week.

Loyola MARYLAND men's soccer: Sophomore Josh Fawole was named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week, while junior Gabriel Carlsson earned Midfielder of the Week and freshman forward Sam Brown was picked as Rookie of the Week.

Navy women's soccer: Junior forward Ash Fairow was named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week.

Maryland women's soccer: Mikayla Dayes was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.


Top-ranked Curley openswith 2-1 soccer triumph

Senior forward Ben Stitz scored both goals, including the game-winner with four minutes left, to give visiting Archbishop Curley a 2-1 win over Harverford in its season opener. Senior back Nick Richardson and senior forward Tommy Sidleck had assists, while senior goalie Nathan Wdzieczkowski finished with six saves for the No. 1-ranked Friars.

Navy football: Coach Ken Niumatalolo will be on SB Nation Radio today at 7:40 a.m. Niumatalolo will join hosts Tim Murray, Scott Linn and Steve Solomon to discuss the season, including Friday night's opener at Florida Atlantic. Fans can listen at

Navy men'S SOCCER: NJIT senior forward Mamadou Guirassy scored the lone goal as the visiting Highlanders (2-0) defeated Navy, 1-0, in the Midshipmen's home opener Monday night. Navy fell to 0-2.

Pro soccer: Washington Spirit forward Arielle Ship will miss the remainder of the National Women's Soccer League season after tearing her right ACL in the second half of Saturday's home game against the Chicago Red Stars. The rookie out of the University of California-Berkeley started and played the first 67 minutes against Chicago before a collision along the sideline forced her out of the game. She scored a goal and recorded two assists on Aug. 4 in a 4-1 road win over Sky Blue FC, earning her NWSL Player of the Week honors for Week 15. The Spirit will host the league-leading North Carolina Courage at the Maryland SoccerPlex tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Girls soccer: The Washington Spirit's two U.S. Soccer Development Academy programs, in Maryland and Virginia, will kickoff Saturdayon Sept 2. The four Washington Spirit Academy-Virginia teams will host New Jersey's Cedar Stars Academy at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, while Washington Spirit-Baltimore Armour teams will travel to Pennsylvania to face PA Classics. For its first season, the Girls' Academy will feature four age groups: U-14, U-15, U-16/17 and U-18/19, competing in seven divisions. Teams play a 10-month season from September to July, featuring winter, spring and summer showcases and culminating in the Academy Championships.

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