Men's college basketball
Navy halts Mount St. Mary's home win streak, 81-68
The Navy men (3-6) defeated Mount St. Mary's, 81-68, on Monday night, ending the Mountaineers' 11-game home winning streak. Mark Veazey scored 11 of his game-high 17 points in the first half for the Midshipmen. O.J. Avworo added 15 points, and Isaiah Robert had 11. The Mount (2-4) got 13points each from Raven Barber and Shawn Atupem.
Honors: Virginia Tech senior guard Malcolm Delaney (Towson Catholic) was named Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week after averaging 21.0 points and 4.0 assists in two victories and a loss. … Navy freshman forward J.J. Avila earned his second consecutive Patriot League Rookie of the Week award after scoring 31 points in a win over Towson. … St. Mary's senior guard Alex Franz (Cardinal Gibbons) was selected as the Pride of Maryland Player of the Week and the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
Women's college basketball
Mingo out of hospital after being treated for meningitis
Purdue junior forward Drey Mingo, a former Terp, was released from a hospital Sunday after five days of treatment for bacterial meningitis. Mingo, who is averaging 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds, will continue receiving care from several sources, including the school's athletics training and medical staff. She was admitted last Tuesday in critical condition with the inflammation of membranes around the brain and spine that can be fatal. Her illness prompted the Boilermakers to cancel a holiday tournament trip to Mexico. They are scheduled to play a home game against Maryland on Thursday.
Honors: Maryland freshman forward Alyssa Thomas was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week after averaging 14.5points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in two games. … UMBC junior guard Michelle Kurowski was selected as the America East Player of the Week after averaging 19.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals in three games. … Salisbury sophomore forward Katie McGahagan (Northeast) was named CAC Player of the Week.
Smith, 3 other Terps make All-ACC football first team
Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith, punt returner Tony Logan, linebacker Alex Wujciak and safety Kenny Tate were named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team based on voting by the 61 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Defensive lineman Joe Vellano was a second-team selection, and offensive lineman Paul Pinegar earned honorable mention. Smith, a redshirt junior, caught 65 passes for 1,045 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also returned 27 kicks for 511 yards. , an 18.9-yard average. Smith was a second-team All-ACC selection last season as a wide receiver and specialist. Logan, a redshirt junior, returned 30 punts for 563 yards and two touchdowns, good for an 18.8-yard average. He had a long punt return of 85 yards. Wujciak, a senior, led the Terps with 112 tackles, including 42 solo stops. An All-ACC first-team selection as a junior, Wujciak also had five tackles for loss, two interceptions and one forced fumble. Tate, a junior, was second on the Terps in tackles with 94 (55 solo). The DeMatha graduate had eight tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, 3.5 sacks and three interceptions. Vellano, a redshirt sophomore and first-year starter, recorded 59 tackles (22 solo) and a team-best 10.5 tackles for loss and five sacks.
Additional football: Smith, Antwine Perez and Danny O'Brien were honored by the ACC for their performances in Maryland's 38-31 win over then-No. 21 North Carolina State on Saturday. O'Brien earned Rookie of the Week, Perez was voted the top defensive back and Smith was named the top offensive back. Smith also was the Rivals.com ACC Player of the Week. … McDaniel senior defensive lineman Sam Cox (Towson) was named to the d3proday.com All-America third team.
Blast to return home for two games after beating Vipers
Seven players scored and Sagu made 21 saves as the Blast improved to 2-0 Sunday with a 15-10 road victory over the Omaha Vipers in the Major Indoor Soccer League. The Blast received goals from Zach Wilkes, who opened the scoring nearly 14 minutes into the game, Lucio Gonzaga, Carlos Garcia, Pat Healey, Machel Millwood, Max Ferdinand and Pat Morris. Baltimore led 9-2 in the second quarter and never was headed. The Blast will return to 1st Mariner Arena on Dec.11 and 18 to host the Missouri Comets and Vipers, respectively.
Major League Soccer: Former D.C. United midfielder Ben Olsen was named the team's coach. Olsen, 33, who retired almost a year ago and served as the team's interim coach for 12games this past season (finishing 3-8-1), is the youngest permanent head coach in MLS history. He received a three-year contract. "This last six months really proved to me that I have the capabilities of leading this group," Olsen said.
Baseball: The Washington Nationals have hired Bob Schaefer as a special assistant to general manager Mike Rizzo. Schaefer, a former special assistant to the GM with the Orioles, was the bench coach for Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre the past three seasons. Also Monday, Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg was one of 11 players who earned a spot on the Topps major league rookie all-star team. No Orioles were named.
Pro basketball: The Washington GreenHawks of the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League named Falando Johnson coach and announced the return of assistant coach Cam Avery.
—From Sun staff and news services