Mattison could earn up to $900,000 a year at Michigan
Michigan has made a big commitment to defensive coordinator Greg Mattison. The Associated Press obtained Mattison's two-year contract Thursday through a Freedom of Information Act request. The former Ravens defensive coordinator gets $750,000 annually with a chance to earn $900,000. His base salary is $250,000, he'll make $500,000 in additional compensation and is eligible for a bonus of up to $150,000 if the Wolverines are Big Ten champions.
Women's lacrosse: Freshmen Marlee Paton and Taryn VanThof scored three goals each as Loyola defeated the visiting England national team, 14-9. … Sophomore midfielder Taylor Cassatt (Liberty) led Frostburg State (1-1, 1-1 Capital Athletic Conference) with five goals in a women's lacrosse win over host Hood, 20-5. Ali Kapustin (Marriotts Ridge) added four goals and three assists. Junior Katie Vu (Kenwood) had three goals in the loss for the Blazers (0-2, 0-2). … Kim Wayson (Southern) led York (2-0, 1-0 CAC) with five goals and two assists in a 16-7 road win over Goucher (0-1). Leah Shultz (Seton Keough) added four goals for the Spartans. … Stevenson's Laura Grammer (CCBC-Catonsville, Perry Hall) was named Synapse Sports NCAA Division III Defensive Player of the Week.
Women's soccer: Maryland senior defender Caitlin McDowell was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year in the sport. McDowell, a senior marketing major with a 3.93 GPA, started at right back last season and had 23 points while helping her team to an 18-2-3 record. She was joined on the All-ACC Academic Team by fellow Terps Yewande Balogun, Colleen Deegan and Molly Dreska.
Women's swimming and diving: Led by senior Meredith Budner, Towson took the top four spots in the 500-yard freestyle at the Colonial Athletic Association championships in Fairfax, Va. The Tigers, three-time defending champions, finished the first full day of competition in second place. James Madison led by 1.5 points.
Men's basketball: CCBC-Catonsville sophomore forward George Johnson (Walbrook) was named to the All-Maryland JUCO Conference second team. … Goucher sophomore post player Trae Lindsay (Patapsco) was named to the All-Landmark Conference second team.
Women's indoor track and field: Kiani Profit broke her Maryland school record in winning the women's pentathlon at the Atlantic Coast Conference championships in Blacksburg, Va. Profit scored 4,250 points in the five-event competition.
Injured Backstrom expected to play against Rangers
Washingtop Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau said he expects top-line center Nicklas Backstrom to play against the New York Rangers tonight. Backstrom suffered a minor fracture to his left thumb Monday, when he was slashed by Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang. Backstrom, who has never missed a game in his NHL career, said Thursday that the injury doesn't limit his ability to handle the puck.
—Katie Carrera, The Washington Post
Swimming: Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps of Baltimore and Katie Hoff, formerly of Towson, will compete in the Indianapolis Grand Prix on Thursday through March 5.
PBA: Danny Wiseman of Baltimore is 15th with a pinfall of 3,823 after 18 games at the U.S. Open in North Brunswick, N.J.
—From Sun staff and news services