Loyola's Ratliff wins ECAC Defensive Player of the Week

Men's college lacrosse

Loyola's Ratliff wins ECAC Defensive Player of the Week

Loyola sophomore long-stick midfielder Scott Ratliff was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after helping the Greyhounds score four goals in transition in a 14-10 victory over Mount St. Mary's on Saturday. He also had a career-and game-high six ground balls.

Division III: Salisbury junior attackman Matt Cannone was named Capital Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week. York junior goalie Tyler Powell (Archbishop Spalding) was named CAC Defensive Player of the Week. … Salisbury (9-0) moved up to No. 2 in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association coaches' poll with 314 points. Tufts (5-0) remained No. 1 with 340 points. Stevenson (9-1), which lost to the Jumbos, 14-13, dropped from No. 2 to No. 3 with 312 points.

Women's college lacrosse

Loyola's Gavin, Stoothoff honored by Big East

Loyola won two Big East awards with Grace Gavin being named Offensive Player of the Week and Kerry Stoothoff being named Defensive Player of the Week. Gavin, a senior midfielder-attacker from St. Paul's, had 10 goals, five assists, four draw controls, three caused turnovers and two ground balls in two wins. Stoothoff, a junior goalie, had an 8.21 goals-against average with 12saves and two ground balls in the two wins.

More Division I: Towson sophomore midfielder Kelly Custer was named Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week after accumulating five goals and two assists in two victories. … Boston University senior Corcoran Downey (Centennial) was named America East Defensive Player of the Week after she had a goal, seven ground balls, six draw controls and three caused turnovers in two wins.

Division III: Mary Washington junior attacker Catherine Kennedy (Lutheran) was named CAC Offensive Player of the Week.


Calvert Hall part of three-day I-95 Kickoff Classic

The Second Annual I-95 Kickoff Classic will feature Calvert Hall, The Baltimore Sun's 2010 No. 1 football team and the defending Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference champion, taking on St. John's from Washington on Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Bowie State. That game will begin a three-day event that moves to Morgan State for Sept. 2 and 3 and will feature eight private schools, seven public schools and one charter school from the Baltimore and Washington areas. The Kickoff Classic, which last year featured only private school teams, was rated third among football classics across the country last fall. Information about the other matchups will be released next week.


Perry Charity Invitational set for May 16 at Pine Ridge

The 2nd Annual Kenny Perry Charity Golf Invitational will take place May 16 at Pine Ridge Golf Course in Lutherville. Perry is a 14-time winner on the PGA Tour. His event benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Harford County and Boys & Girls Club of Frankin/Simpson, Kentucky. The entry fee is $200 per person and includes cart and green fees, use of the driving range, breakfast, lunch, dinner and beverages. For information, go to tournevents.com/riotcolor.

Et cetera

Nationals trade Gonzalez, place H. Rodriguez on DL

The Washington Nationals sent infielder Alberto Gonzalez to the San Diego Padres for minor league right-hander Erik Davis and cash. Gonzalez made 37 starts last year, including 17 at shortstop and 10 at second base. He hit .247 with five RBIs in 114 games. Earlier Monday, the Nationals trimmed their roster by putting right-hander Henry Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list and right-handers Chien-Ming Wang and Elvin Ramirez on the 60-day DL. They also optioned left-hander Ross Detwiler, right-hander Collin Balester and outfielder Roger Bernadina to Triple-A Syracuse, and reassigned infielder Brian Bixler to minor league camp.

Major League Soccer: Former UMBC star Levi Houapeu signed Friday with the Philadelphia Union, which selected him in the third round of the SuperDraft. Houapeu, a 21-year-old rookie forward, had a combined 30 goals in his last two college seasons.

College baseball: Towson senior right-hander Charlie Cononie was named CAA Co-Pitcher of the Week. … UMES senior designated hitter Bryan Chaikowsky was named Black College Baseball Player of the Week. … Gettysburg sophomore Ryan Taylor (Loyola) was named Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Week. … Armstrong Atlantic State junior shortstop Alex Frederick (Dulaney) was named Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week. … St.Mary's sophomore shortstop Corey Napier was named CAC Player of the Week and teammate and sophomore Devon Jerrard (Boys' Latin) was named Pitcher of the Week.

College softball: Coppin State junior pitcher Paige Arnold was named the Co-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week. ... Salisbury senior Kelly Leary (Glen Burnie) and teammate and sophomore second baseman Carly Read (Seton Keough) were named Pitcher and Player of the Week, respectively.

Men's college track and field: Navy freshman discus thrower Zachary Duncavage was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week.

Women's college track and field: Navy junior runner Jess Palacio was named Patriot League Athlete of the Week. Teammate and freshman discus thrower Lauren Allam (Chesapeake-AA) was named Rookie of the Week.

—From Sun staff and news services

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