Digest (Dec. 6): Blast's Donatelli earns weekly MASL honor

The Major Arena Soccer League selected Blast midfielder Tony Donatelli to the MASL Team of the Week on Wednesday. Donatelli scored three goals in a victory over the Ontario Fury on Friday and two in a victory over the St. Louis Ambush on Saturday. The Blast's William Vanzela, Vini Dantas and Adriano Dos Santos received honorable mention. The Blast will host the Florida Tropics on Sunday at 3:05 p.m.

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Long, Meyers capture goldat Para swimming finals

Baltimore's Jessica Long and Timonium's Becca Meyers each won a gold medal at the World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico. Long added to her haul of five medals by winning the S8 100 backstroke, and Meyers (Notre Dame Prep), who already had won two silver medals, claimed her first gold of the meet in the S13 400 freestyle. McKenzie Coan (Loyola Maryland) finished second in the S7 50 butterfly for her fourth medal of the games. The world championships conclude today.

College football: Johns Hopkins junior wide receiver Luke McFadden, senior defensive tackle Lance Hammond, sophomore defensive end Mike Kalanik, junior safety Addison Quinones and senior kicker Jamie Sullivan were named All-South Region second team. ... Stevenson senior Preston Addo was selected to the East team as a return specialist (first team) and wide receiver (second team).

Men's college soccer: Johns Hopkins placed five players on the United Soccer Coaches All-Mid-Atlantic teams. Seniors Bryan See and Mike Swiercz, sophomore Achim Younker and freshman RJ Moore were named to the first team, while sophomore Connor Jacobs was named to the third team. Swiercz and junior Cole Rosenberger were named CoSIDA Academic All-Americans. ... St. Mary's junior Juwan Kearson (St. Paul's) and sophomore Khalid Balogun earned spots on USC NCAA Division III All-South Atlantic teams. Kearson was named to the first team and Balogun to the second. Kearson also earned a spot on the USC NCAA Division III All-America team.

Women's college soccer: Three McDaniel players were named to the USC All-Mid-Atlantic team. Kristen Upton was named to the first team while Katie Kirschenmann and Abby Keen earned third-team honors. ... Johns Hopkins' Bess Kitzmiller, Riley O'Toole and Michelle Santangelo were named to the USC All-Mid-Atlantic first team, while Kyla Persky and Bailey Monaco earned second-team laurels. Junior Toni Abate of Johns Hopkins was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America third team. .... Joe Fielder was hired as interim coach at CCBC-Essex. Gina Maiorana and Hannah Goff were named assistant coaches.

Women's college hockey: Stevenson senior Kellen Wittman was named the United Collegiate Hockey Conference Player of the Week.

College swimming: Johns Hopkins sophomore Brandon Fabian was named the Division III National Swimmer of the Week. ... Mount St. Mary's Maddie McGraw and Will Twizell were named Criswell Chevrolet Student-Athletes of the Month for November.

Men's college lacrosse: UMBC named seniors Billy O'Hara (South River) and John Tornabene (Archbishop Curley) and juniors Jason Brewster and Gunnar Schimoler (South River) as captains.

Women's college lacrosse: Maryland assistant Lauri Kenis was inducted into the US Lacrosse Charlottesville Chapter Hall of Fame this past weekend. A two-time All-American at Virginia, Kenis led the Cavaliers to a pair of NCAA finals appearances. ... Washington College seniors Madison Acra, Autumn Spence and Rachael Shaw and junior Cecily Docktor were named captains.

Men's college track & field: Mount St. Mary's senior D.J. Workcuff was named the Northeast Conference Athlete of the Week. He moved into sixth place on the Mount's all-time list in the long jump with his mark at the season-opening Navy Invitational. ... Navy senior captain Devin Enslen and junior Sean Brennan were named Patriot League Performers of the Week.

Men's college basketball: The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association named Bowie State senior Omari George the Player of the Week.

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