Star forward Neto to be out 3-4 weeks after knee surgery
Blast forward Adauto Neto is expected to miss three to four weeks after undergoing successful arthroscopic surgery on his knee Monday. Neto, who rejoined the team this season after leading the Major Indoor Soccer League in scoring (65points) for the now-defunct Philadelphia KiXX, had a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee. Neto, 29, played for the Blast from 2005 to 2008; he was league Most Valuable Player in 2006 and was part of two championship teams. The Blast opens its season against the Chicago Riot at 7:35 p.m. Friday at 1st Mariner Arena.
Men's college basketball
Naismith watch list includes Terps sophomore Williams
Maryland sophomore forward Jordan Williams has been named to the preseason Naismith Award watch list. Williams, who was one of 50players named to the list, leads the Terps in scoring average (21.0) and rebounding average (13.7). Others included Virginia Tech senior guard Malcolm Delaney, Memphis freshman guard Will Barton (Lake Clifton) and Missouri junior guard Kim English (Randallstown).
Hopkins wide-out Wernick is Centennial's best on offense
Johns Hopkins junior wide receiver Sam Wernick, who has 59 receptions for 1,085 yards and 14touchdowns, was named Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Year. He is the second consecutive Blue Jay and fourth overall to earn the award, following running back Andrew Kase (2009), wide receiver Anthony Triplin (2005) and quarterback Mark Campbell (1985). Wernick was joined on the All-Conference team by six Hopkins players: junior quarterback Hewitt Tomlin, junior center Ed Rodger, senior defensive lineman Devin Collins, junior linebacker Ryan Piatek, junior safety Mike Milano and senior kicker Alex Lachman. Senior offensive lineman Ryan Lino, junior offensive lineman Doug Drummond and junior cornerback Sam Eagleson made the second team. The Blue Jays (7-3, 7-2) will host Lebanon Valley in the ECAC South Atlantic Bowl on Saturday at noon.
More football: The All-Centennial first team included Gettysburg senior tailback Jamel Mutunga (Bel Air), McDaniel senior defensive lineman Sam Cox (Towson) and McDaniel senior defensive back Chris Kolb (Francis Scott Key). McDaniel junior punter Jake Nichols made the second team. … Salisbury senior linebacker Justin Chura (Southern) was named Atlantic Central Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week after he made nine tackles, six solo, in a 37-6 win over Frostburg State. Freshman defensive back Andre Carter was named Rookie of the Week. … Wesley quarterback Justin Sottilare (Oakland Mills) was named ACFC Offensive Player of the Week after going 15-for-24 for 301 yards and four touchdowns in a 48-10 victory over Kean.
Women's volleyball: UMES (19-11, 8-2) has earned the No. 1 seed in the Northern Division for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament Friday through Sunday at Coppin State. The Hawks will play the South's fourth seed, Bethune-Cookman (7-26, 2-6) in the quarterfinals Friday at 1 p.m. Florida A&M earned the top seed in the Southern Division. Morgan State is the fourth seed in the North.
Men's soccer: Johns Hopkins (15-3-4) will face second-ranked Ohio Wesleyan in the NCAA Sweet 16 on Saturday at 5 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. … St. Mary's Herb Gainey, the program's winningest coach with 76 victories, retired after 32 years coaching the sport to return to a career in information technology. He joined the Seahawks in 1998 and became head coach in 2002.
Men's swimming: Salisbury sophomore Paul Zoli (Fallston) was named CAC Athlete of the Week.
Women's swimming: Mount St. Mary's Courtney Griffith (Westminster) was named Northeast Conference Co-Swimmer of the Week. … St. Mary's sophomore Kelly Heyde was selected as the CAC Athlete of the Week.
Softball: Four Washington College players who are now juniors were named National Scholar-Athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for 2009-10: outfielders Leigh Carbutt and Jordan Tryhubenko (Dulaney), third baseman Sally Snover and second baseman-shortstop Margaret Rohde.
Mack Lewis funeral set for Friday at Morgan State
Funeral services were set for longtime boxing trainer Mack Lewis, who died Friday night at Good Samaritan Hospital at the age of 92. There will be a family hour Thursday at 3 p.m. and a public viewing at Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Home, 4905 York Road, on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be a wake Friday at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. in the Gilliam Concert Hall at Morgan State's Murphy Fine Arts Center, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane. For further information, call Elmer Johnson at 443-865-8947 or Tamlyn Franklin at 410-299-0623.