Loyola guard Cormier named week's best rookie in MAAC
Loyola freshman guard Dylon Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week on Monday. Cormier has started all three Loyola games at point guard. Last week, he led the team in scoring in one win and rebounding in the other as the Greyhounds swept a pair of home contests. For the week, he averaged 14.5 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 8-for-16 from the field.
More Division I men: UMBC freshman forward Chase Plummer was named America East Conference Rookie of the Week after becoming the first Retrievers freshman in 25 years of Division I play to score in double figures in his first three games. … Navy freshman forward J.J. Avila was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week after averaging 6.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.3assists and 1.5 steals in four games. … Mount St. Mary's freshman guard Julian Norfleet was named Northeast Conference Co-Rookie of the Week after averaging 11.5 points, 3.5 assists, 3.5rebounds and 1.5 steals in a 1-1 week.
Division II men: Bowie State's Darrell Brooks was named Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Coach of the Week.
Division III men: Frostburg State junior swingman Jamal Bracken (Eastern Tech) was named Capital Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week.
Division I women: Navy senior guard Angela Myers was named Patriot League Player of the Week after averaging 16.0 points in a win over Harvard and loss to Villanova during the Navy Classic.
Division III women: Hood senior guard Allyson Lethbridge (Francis Scott Key) was named CAC Player of the Week.
Towson's Ibia, Moore, Wharton on CAA second team
Towson senior defensive tackle Yaky Ibia, senior wide receiver Hakeem Moore and junior fullback Tyler Wharton were named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association second team. Tigers sophomore defensive end Frank Beltre and senior linebacker Donte Blakey made the third team. The five players are the most Towson has had on an all-conference team since 2005. Ibia, a co-captain, made 55 tackles, fourth among defensive linemen in the CAA, and 13.5 for lost yardage. Moore was the CAA runner-up with 129.8 all-purpose yards per game and was the Tigers' second-leading receiver as a senior with 29 catches for 559 yards and six touchdowns. Wharton, who was converted from linebacker to fullback before last season, was a key blocker who helped Towson average 133.0 rushing yards per game, sixth in the CAA. Blakey was 16th in the CAA with 8.5 tackles per game. Beltre tied for second on the team with 85 tackles in 11 games.
Poll: Navy (8-3) is third in the ECAC Lambert Meadowlands Bowl Subdivision poll, behind Penn State (7-4) and West Virginia (7-3).
2 from Terps are first-team field hockey All-Americans
Four members of the national champion Maryland team were named All-Americans by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Senior Katie O'Donnell and sophomore Megan Frazer were selected to the first team. Freshman Jill Witmer made the second team and junior Jemma Buckley the third team. O'Donnell, the first player in NCAA history to break the 100-assist and 300-point marks, is a four-time first-team All-American, joining Paula Infante (2003-2006) as the only Terp to accomplish the feat. Frazer scored the game-winning goal against North Carolina in Sunday's national-title game in double overtime.
More field hockey: Salisbury senior midfielder Kandice Hancock and junior back Tara McGovern were named NFHCA Division III All-Americans. Hancock made the first team and McGovern the third team.
Women's soccer: Johns Hopkins lost, 2-1, to Messiah in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division III tournament Sunday in Grantham, Pa. The Falcons, who also eliminated the Blue Jays last year, scored twice Sunday night in the game's opening 11:37. Hopkins scored its goal in the 23rd minute, when Erica Suter (River Hill) played a cross from the left side into the center of the box, where a swarm of players were positioned and Paulina Goodman converted for the 10th time of the year. Hopkins finished its season 19-4-1, tying the 2009 school record for victories.
Women's track and field: Johns Hopkins junior Cecilia Furlong and senior Christina Valerio were named All-Americans by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Women's swimming: Widener's Laura Harris (Dulaney) was selected as the Middle Atlantic Conference Athlete of the Week.
Good Counsel's Countess to play in U.S. Army all-star game
Senior defensive back Blake Countess, who lives in Reisterstown and is captain of the Good Counsel football team, has been selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan.8 in San Antonio. The East vs. West matchup, which features the nation's top 90 high school players, will be televised at 1p.m. on NBC.
NBA: The Washington Wizards signed swingman Alonzo Gee and waived guard Lester Hudson. Gee played in 11 games with the Wizards last season, averaging 7.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in 16.5 minutes.
Major League Soccer: The following D.C. United players will be available for the expansion Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps FC to select from Wednesday: Daniel Allsopp, Brandon Barklage, Adam Cristman, Jordan Graye, Pablo Hernandez, Devon McTavish, Kurt Morsink, Juan Pena, Troy Perkins, Barry Rice and Carlos Varela.
—From Sun staff and news services