Terps QB O'Brien named ACC Rookie of the Week
Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien was selected as the Rookie of the Week by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday. The redshirt freshman completed 18 of 27 passes for 250yards and two touchdowns in a 42-28 win over Florida International on Saturday. O'Brien, who was making his first career start, led the Terps on five scoring drives and had an efficiency rating of 168.89 against the Panthers. The rating was the seventh highest for a freshman in Football Bowl Subdivision play this year.
More honors: Morgan State senior defensive end Bricen Tate, senior kicker Kemar Scarlett and freshman wide receiver Chuka Okakpu were named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Defensive Player, Special Teams Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively. … Bowie State quarterback Clifton "Dominique" Budd was named Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Offensive Back of the Week. … Johns Hopkins junior quarterback Hewitt Tomlin was named Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week. … Salisbury junior slot Jonathan Briscoe was named Atlantic Central Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.
Loyola's Bannister, Wittman honored after upset victory
Phil Bannister was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week and goalkeeper Kyle Wittman (Calvert Hall) was named Defensive Player of the Week for Loyola's 2-0 victory over No. 4 Monmouth. Bannister had a goal and an assist; Wittman made three saves.
More men's soccer: Navy senior defender Alex Foskett was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week. Teammate Michael Rakoczy, a sophomore midfielder, was named to the CollegeSoccerNews.com Team of the Week.
Women's soccer: UMBC freshman goalkeeper Lauren Kadet was named America East Rookie of the Week. … Loyola sophomore forward Nichole Schiro was selected as the MAAC Offensive Player of the Week. … Navy senior Carissa Youker was named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week. … Mount St. Mary's junior goalie Alicia Miller was selected as Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
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Howard staff steps up, earns Ravens coaching award
Howard High's coaching staff collectively received Ravens High School Coach of the Week honors after the Lions scored 13 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to defeat Atholton, 32-28, on Friday and improve to 3-1. Howard head coach Bruce Strunk missed the game after undergoing emergency gallbladder surgery Wednesday. "I always preach that if a player goes down, another steps up," Strunk said. "The same goes with the coaches, and they got the job done." Defensive coordinator Doug Kaplan assumed the administrative role in Strunk's absence and handled defensive play-calling, while offensive coordinator Tony Reid made the calls on offense.
Elkridge's Hutsell wins MAPGA event, clinches annual title
David Hutsell, PGA teaching pro at Elkridge Club in Baltimore, birdied the first playoff hole to win the MAPGA Tournament of Champions over Justin Heimer (Breton Bay) after both finished 27 holes at 3-under par 105 at Fawn Lake CC in Spotsylvania, Va. Hutsell's victory and Rick Schuller's finish of tied for 19th enabled Hutsell to win his first Middle Atlantic PGA Player of the Year title. Karen Paolozzi (Woodmont CC) finished tied for 12th and secured enough points to clinch the MAPGA Women's Player of the Year crown.
More golf: Serge Hogg of Baltimore (75-79) and Ray Sheedy of Mount Airy (79-75) each posted 36-hole totals of 154 and missed the playoff for final match-play places by a shot at the U.S. Mid-Amateur championship in Bridgehampton, N.Y. … At the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur championship in Wichita, Kan., Lisa Schlesinger of Laytonsville was the only Maryland player to qualify for match play after shooting 78-79—157. Among those missing the playoff at 159 were Andrea Kraus of Baltimore, 88-83—171, and former Baltimorean Natalie McNicholas of Naples, Fla., 87-87—174.
Capitals: Washington signed forward Matt Hendricks to a one-year contract. Hendricks, 29, had nine goals, seven assists and 74 penalty minutes in 56 games for the Colorado Avalanche last season. He was invited to Capitals training camp on a tryout basis and had a hat trick in a 6-2 preseason victory at Columbus.
Canoeing/Kayaking: Ashley Nee of Germantown won the gold medal in the women's single kayak at the USA Canoe/Kayak Slalom National Championships last weekend on the Dickerson Whitewater Course at the Mirant generating station. Caroline Queen of Darnestown earned silver. 2004 Olympian Brett Heyl earned men's single kayak gold, followed by Danny Stock of Potomac and Jure Poberaj, both representing the host Bethesda Center of Excellence.
Women's basketball: Lindsay Whalen scored 16 points and Angel McCoughtry (St.Frances) had 11 points and five steals to help the United States (4-0) to an 87-46 victory over Canada in the second round of the FIBA World Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
—From Sun staff and news services