Digest: Terps women's basketball adds former point guard Anjale Barrett to staff
From Sun staff and news services|
Oct 11, 2016 | 11:28 PM
Former Maryland point guard Anjale Barrett was named the Terps' director of recruiting operations and player personnel. Barrett played for Maryland from 2008 to 2012, helping the team to a record of 140-35 (.800), the 2009 and 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference titles, four NCAA tournament appearances and three Elite Eights. She will assist with daily office duties, recruiting operations and community relations. "We are always excited when we can welcome home one of our own," coach Brenda Frese said in a release. "Anjale was a great player for us in our program and as a point guard, will bring a tremendous dynamic to our staff. She's a Terp at heart and loves this program."
Leonsis' group partners with CSN Mid-Atlantic
Ted Leonsis' Monumental Sports & Entertainment group announced Tuesday a long-term partnership with Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic that gives the local sports mogul a piece of the regional sports network while also strengthening his Monumental Sports Network. The deal, which is still pending NHL and NBA approval, allows CSN to retain exclusive rights to Washington Capitals and Wizards broadcasts. In a significant change, it also makes Monumental Sports an equity partner in CSN Mid-Atlantic, with two representatives on the network's six-person board of directors. Terms were not announced, but Monumental is believed to be receiving approximately one-third ownership of the regional sports network, something Leonsis has wanted since he acquired the Capitals in 1999. The Washington Post previously reported that the deal will run past 2030.
Navy LB Powell honored as national Player of the Week
Navy senior outside linebacker Josiah Powell was selected as the Football Writers Association of America/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in a 46-40 victory over then-No. 6 Houston on Saturday. Powell recorded the first two interceptions of his career, returning one for a touchdown and made three tackles in the Midshipmen's victory.
Men's college soccer: Loyola Maryland freshman forward Brian Saramago was named National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division I Player of the Week and to the College Soccer News Team of the Week. Saramago scored his first career hat trick Saturday in a 3-3 tie against Boston University. … Maryland redshirt senior goalkeeper Cody Niedermeier (Broadneck) was honored as Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Niedermeier posted a career-high eight saves in a road win at West Virginia on Monday and has five straight shutouts. … St. Mary's junior goalkeeper Zack Haussler (Glenelg) was named Capital Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, his third weekly honor this season.
College field hockey: Maryland midfielder Madison Maguire was voted Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week.
Men's college swimming and diving: UMBC sophomore swimmer Ahmed Wahby and sophomore diver Elijah Wright (Loyola Blakefield) were named Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association swimmer and diver of the week, respectively.
Women's college diving: Towson sophomore Kelsey Jehl was named Colonial Athletic Association Diver of the Week.
Men's tennis: Frances Tiafoe, 18, achieved a career-high world ranking of No. 100 in the Association of Tennis Professionals and put himself in position to claim the "ATP Star of Tomorrow" award by winning his second ATP Tour Challenger title at the Stockton $100,000 Challenger on Sunday. The youngest player in the year-end top 100 will receive the annual "Star of Tomorrow" honor during the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London next month. Tiafoe, who is from Riverdale in Prince George's County and trained at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, is currently No. 94 in the ATP Singles Race, based on points earned in 2016. This list takes into account only tournaments played during 2016 and will match with the year-end ATP rankings.
Varsity boys lacrosse: Park senior goalie Sam Cordish has committed to Pennsylvania. Cordish also plays for Greene Turtle Lacrosse Club of Towson.
Varsity boys soccer: South Carroll beat Westminster, 2-1, on Monday night, but the Cavaliers won't be celebrating the victory. South Carroll athletic director Jim Horn said the Cavaliers are forfeiting their win because they used an ineligible player..