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Mount St. Mary’s Brian Sagendorf finishes 24th in javelin at NCAA finals; Terps’ Colson named defender of year | DIGEST

Mount St. Mary’s graduate student Brian Sagendorf added his name to the school’s list of All-Americans on Wednesday night, with an honorable mention in the javelin at the NCAA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

After fouling on his first attempt, Sagendorf got on the board with a throw over 52 meters. His final throw was his best on the day at 54.23 meters, placing him 24th.

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Wednesday’s meet capped a memorable career for the javelin thrower. Sagendorf leaves the Mount as the school’s record holder for the event, setting the mark in his freshman year and besting it three more times. The fourth standard set by the New Jersey native punched his ticket to Oregon, with a 10th place finish at the NCAA East Preliminaries in Florida.

Sagendorf was the first Mount St. Mary’s track and field athlete to reach the NCAA championships since Kelly Yanucil, who competed in the women’s javelin in 2016.

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Women’s college lacrosse: Maryland’s Lizzie Colson (Manchester Valley) was named the National Defender of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association on Thursday.

The redshirt senior was also a Tewaaraton finalist, an IWLCA first-team All-American, a Honda Award Finalist, the Big Ten Defender of the Year, a first-team All-Big Ten Selection, an All-Big Ten Tournament team honoree, a two-time National Player of the Week and three-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.

Colson was consistently the best defender in the nation this year, leading the country with 49 caused turnovers, the second-most in program history, and standing third with 59 ground balls. The team captain had more than three caused turnovers in nine of 17 games this season and had six games of four-plus caused turnovers, while recording at least four ground balls in 10 of 17 games.

She wrapped up her career as a Terp in 2021 with 106 career caused turnovers, the fourth most in program history, 324 draw controls, the third most in program history, and 159 ground balls. Only the 21st Terp in program history to be named a three-time All-American, Colson helped lead Maryland to two national championships (2017, 2019) and three Final Fours (2017 to 2019).

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>> Salisbury seniors Alexis Strobel (Bel Air) and Carrie Hesen (Glenelg) were named IWLCA Players of the Year for Division III.

Strobel was honored as the Division III Player of the Year and Attacker of the Year while Hesen earned Defender of the Year. The duo helped the Sea Gulls to an undefeated season and a national title.

College football: Towson announced the fall season’s home game kickoff times.

Towson’s first home game against seven-time FCS champion North Dakota State will be on Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. It will be the first time Towson football has a home game since Nov. 23, 2019.

The next two home games for the Tigers, Oct. 9 vs. Stony Brook and Oct. 16 vs. Rhode Island, will kick off at 4 p.m.

The final two regular season home games on Oct. 30 vs. Albany and Nov. 13 vs. Elon will be 2 p.m. contests.

In addition, all CAA teams announced game times for league contests. Towson’s first CAA away game is at New Hampshire on Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. The Tigers play at William & Mary on Oct. 23 at 3:30 p.m. then have a pair of 2 p.m. kickoffs for road games at Richmond on Nov. 6 and at James Madison on Nov. 20.

Fishing: Major League Fishing will visit Marbury next week, June 17-20, for the MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit on the Potomac River. In its 26th season, the circuit (formerly known as the FLW Tour) features a roster of the world’s best bass-fishing professionals competing across six regular-season events, each with a top award of up to $135,000.

This is the fifth event of the 2021 season, hosted by the Charles County Board of Commissioners, offering competitors a total purse of more than $900,000 and marking the seventh time the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit has visited the tidal river.

The Pro Circuit last stopped at the Potomac in 2017, where Wisconsin veteran pro Tom Monsoor hoisted the trophy in his first major Tour win, bringing a four-day total of 66 pounds, 11 ounces to the stage. Before that, in 2015, Texas pro Clark Wendlandt — a three-time Angler of the Year — won his fourth career Pro Circuit event on the fishery bringing in 60 pounds even. Washington pro Luke Clausen, a former FLW Cup and Bassmaster Classic champion, holds the record for the heaviest four-day winning weight on the Potomac River with a total of 69 pounds, 14 ounces back in 2011.

“The fishery is very healthy with a tremendous population of largemouth bass that are pretty eager to bite, so it should be a fun tournament,” said Pro Circuit angler Todd Walters of Kernersville, North Carolina, who finished in second-place in the MLF Toyota Series event held on the Potomac River in 2020. “Everyone is really looking forward to this event.”

The Potomac River is a tidal fishery, running roughly north to south into the Chesapeake Bay, with water that fluctuates a couple feet per day. Due to the constant ebb and flow, fishing is almost always shallow, either in the grass and pads or around hard cover such as rock and wood.

Anglers will take off at 6:30 a.m., Thursday through Sunday, from Smallwood State Park, located at 2750 Sweden Point Road in Marbury. Weigh-ins will also be held at the park daily at 3 p.m. Fans are welcome to attend the event or follow the action online through the MLF NOW! livestream and coverage at MajorLeagueFishing.com.

Equestrian: The Fair Hill Organizing Committee, an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland, announced tickets for the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill will go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. Ticket information and purchasing options will be available at Maryland5Star.us/Tickets.

The Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill will take place Oct. 14-17 at the new Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Cecil County. The event, one of only two 5 Star equestrian events in the United States and seventh worldwide, will showcase four days of competition at the Olympic sport of Eventing’s highest-level. Spectators will see Eventing’s elite athletes and horses competing at the new venue for the first time across three disciplines, dressage, cross country and show Jumping for a combined $325,000 in prize money.

A variety of single and multiday ticket packages, along with group sales options will be available for purchase. Levels range from general admission starting at $15, grandstand box seats, reserved club level and Tier 1 VIP hospitality offering the most exclusive and elevated experience to spectators overlooking the Main Arena.

For news and updates about the event, follow the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill on social media @maryland5star and sign up for the email newsletter at Maryland5star.us/newsletter-sign-up.

Women’s soccer: The Washington Spirit will return to full capacity July 2 at Segra Field and July 10 at Audi Field. Single match tickets for remaining home matches will be available to the general public on June 21 at 10 a.m.

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