Women's college lacrosse
Greyhounds hire Chrest as an assistant coach
Former Duke All-American and U.S. national team player Katie Chrest (Maryvale) will join Loyola as an assistant coach, replacing Kylee White, who will serve as head coach at San Diego State. Chrest founded Chrest Lacrosse Ventures in January, a Baltimore-based group that organizes instructional youth lacrosse camps and helps facilitate recruiting between young athletes and schools. A former Maryland volunteer assistant, she recently worked as the Catonsville High head coach.
Elsewhere: Northwestern hired Hillary Fratzke, a three-time IWLCA All-American at Towson, as an assistant coach.
Nicklas Backstrom, who had 33 goals and 101 points last season, scored a goal in each of the first two periods as the visiting Washington Capitals cruised to a 4-1 NHL preseason victory over the Boston Bruins. Also Wednesday, the Capitals recalled goaltender Braden Holtby from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.
After 10 years, Gabarra resigns as coach of Freedom
Jim Gabarra resigned as coach of the Washington Freedom after 10 years spanning three leagues, the Women's Professional Soccer club announced. The departure was not unexpected; Gabarra nearly lost his job in August amid internal turmoil and a 10-game winless streak. Washington (8-10-7) rebounded to earn the final playoff berth before losing to Philadelphia in the first round. In other news, club president Mark Washo said standout left wing Sonia Bompastor will not return so that she can play in her native France again.
—The Washington Post
Women's college soccer: Frostburg State sophomore forward Amanda Wharton (South Carroll) was named ECAC South Offensive Player of the Week.
Running: The Marine Corps Marathon's 6.2-mile event, the MCM10K, is sold out with 10,000 registered participants, making it the largest field in the D.C.-Virginia event's five years. The race will be held Oct. 31, the same day as the marathon.
Baseball: The Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryout will take place Oct.10 at Baseball Factory Field at UMBC. All high school players 13-18 may attend. Registration costs $99. Call 800-641-4487, ext. 101.
Swimming: Andrew Cosgarea of North Baltimore Aquatic Club qualified for the USA Swimming national youth team in the 400- and 1,500-meter freestyle. NBAC teammates Patrick Murphy and Bryan Offutt qualified in the 100 backstroke and 400 individual medley, respectively.
—From Sun staff and news services