Digest (Nov. 8): Maryland women's basketball's Fraser selected for Cheryl Miller Award watch list

Junior forward Brianna Fraser of the Maryland women's basketball team is one of 20 of the top small forwards in the country named to the Cheryl Miller Award watch list by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Last season, Fraser played in all 35 games for the Terps, who advanced to the Sweet 16. She averaged 6.1 points and 3.6 rebounds. ... The Terps freshman class for next season of Shakira Austin, Taylor Mikesell and Olivia Owens was ranked fourth by ESPN. ... Towson announced coach Diane Richardson's first recruiting class: guards Jennifer Davis, Ryan Holder, Cydney Rivera and Shavonne Smith along with stretch forward Aislynn Flinn and center Janeen Camp.

Field hockey: Johns Hopkins coach Jane Wells has been named the Centennial Conference Coach of the Year and junior Grace Hillman was voted the Defensive Player of the Year. Washington College freshman forward-midfielder Kailyn Brandt (Hereford) was named to the first team, senior defender Katie Arnold earned a spot on the second team and junior midfielder Nicole Schroyer received honorable mention. McDaniel junior Megan Quattrone and junior Paige West were named honorable mention.


Women's volleyball: Stevenson senior outside hitter Lauren Weaver (South Carroll) was named MAC Commonwealth championship Most Valuable Player. ... Salisbury junior outside hitter Nicole Venturelli was named to the All-Capital Athletic Conference first team. ... Aubury Coleman had 13 kills as Bowie State defeated Lincoln, 25-17, 18-25, 25-19, 24-26, 15-12.

Football: Bowie state seniors Bryan Redmond and Robert Chesson (Old Mill), junior Amir Hall and sophomore Gene Carson II were voted to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association honor roll. ... Navy sophomore kicker Jared Swenson was named Collegiate Sprint Football League Special Teams Player of the Week.


Men's soccer: Freshman midfielder RJ Moore was selected as the Centennial Conference Rookie of the Year and coach Craig Appleby was named Coach of the Year. Seniors Drew Collins, Mike Swiercz and Bryan See and sophomore Achim Younker earned first-team honors. Joining Moore on the second team were freshman Alejandro Maclean and sophomore Connor Jacobs. Senior Jonah Muniz and junior Cole Rosenberger were named honorable mention. ... Junior Juwan Kearson (St. Paul's) earned St. Mary's Athlete of the Month after helping the Seahawks to a 5-2 record and No. 2 seed in the CAC tournament. ... St. Mary's matched a program record with five All-CAC selections. Seniors Andrew Battin and Zack Haussler (Glenelg), Kearson and sophomore Khalid Balogun gained spots on the first team, while senior Sunny Chhatani (Indian Creek) picked up a second-team award. ... Loyola Maryland sophomore Brian Saramago has been named to the TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week. Loyola's Jake Campbell and Gabriel Carlsson were named to the Patriot League academic team. ... Salisbury seniors Michael Kramer and Nick Carrington were named to the All-CAC second team. ... Washington College senior midfielder Debashish Goenka was named to the All-Centennial Conference team. McDaniel senior Nick Over (Winters Mill) received honorable mention.

St. Mary's food drive: The St. Mary's College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will host a 10-day canned food drive Saturday in conjunction with the CAC's Food Collection Challenge. Collection boxes can be found at the Michael P. O'Brien Athletics & Recreation Center and at the campus center. Go to for details.

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Gilman's Holley selectedas Ravens' Coach of Week

Gilman's Tim Holley was named the Ravens High School Coach of the Week after leading the Greyhounds to an upset of McDonogh and a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference playoff berth.

Horse racing: M M G Stables' multiple Grade 3 winner El Areeb is entered to make his first start since being knocked off the Triple Crown trail this spring in Saturday's $100,000 City of Laurel on Ben's Cat Day at Laurel Park. The City of Laurel for 3-year-olds and $100,000 Safely Kept for 3-year-old fillies, both at 7 furlongs, are among six stakes worth $575,000 in purses on an 11-race program. The racing card will include a tribute to the life and career of late Mid-Atlantic legend Ben's Cat, who died this summer at the age of 11. Dr. Dean Richardson performed surgery to fix a minor knee injury in El Areeb. The gray or roan Exchange Rate colt suffered in late March while training for the Wood Memorial (G2). He was given plenty of rest and rehabilitation and has been working steadily since returning to trainer Cal Lynch's Laurel barn in September. Hillwood Stable's multiple stakes winner Shimmering Aspen, given a brief freshening after an uncharacteristically dull out-of-town effort against graded company, returns to her Laurel Park seeking to bounce back in the $100,000 Safely Kept.

Boxing: Jake Smith's Baltimore Boxing Promotions returns to Michael's Eighth Avenue on Nov. 17 for "Who's The Next Shining Star," an eight-fight card, including two title bouts, in memory of Baltimore-area native Crystal Beard, who died from breast cancer Oct. 28 at age 37. On fight night, there will be a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction and a donated block of tickets to raise money for the Beard family. Donations can be made at Five-time national champion Tyrell Boyd is scheduled to appear. Tickets from $40 are available by going to or calling 410-375-9175. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the first fight is scheduled for 8:30.

Golf: Veterans and active duty military can ride for free when they play a round of golf Saturday at any of the Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation's Classic Five golf courses: Pine Ridge, Mount Pleasant, Forest Park, Clifton Park and Carroll Park. A military or veterans ID must be presented to receive the free golf cart. For details, go to


Running: Registration is open for the ninth annual Ripley Race 5K, which will be run Sunday at 8 a.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The event benefits the Ripley Race Cincinnatus Fund. For details, go to

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