Salisbury women advance, 10-6, will host Washington & Lee

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Salisbury advances, 10-6, will host Washington & Lee

Alyssa Fowler (Arundel) had a hat trick and fifth-seeded host Salisbury (18-2) won, 10-6, over Rowan (10-7) in the opening round of the NCAA Division III tournament Wednesday. The Sea Gulls advance to Saturday's regionals, where they will host Washington & Lee (15-4) at 11:30a.m. The Generals beat Christopher Newport, 13-6, in their opener. Salisbury opened and closed the game on 3-0 runs.

Honor: Amherst sophomore attacker Marta Randall (Hereford) was named to the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference first team.

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Terps-WVU football game Sept. 17 will begin at noon

Maryland's football game against West Virginia on Sept. 17 will kick off at noon at Byrd Stadium. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.

More football: Billy Thompson, a defensive back for Maryland State College, now UMES, from 1965 to 1968, is a candidate for the College Football Hall of Fame. Thompson, who later played for the Denver Broncos, was a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All-American twice, including first team in his senior season.

Baseball: Navy freshman pitcher-outfielder Taylor Cato was named Patriot League Rookie of the Year, and the Midshipmen's Paul Kostacopoulos was chosen Coach of the Year. The All-Patriot first team included Navy senior relief pitcher Wes Olson and sophomore designated hitter Dave Milanes. The second team included Navy starting pitchers Sam Long, a senior, and Johnny Schoberl, a sophomore; Navy sophomore first baseman Greg Dupell; and Navy senior second baseman Nick Driscoll. Dupell made the All-Academic team. … Senior pitcher Greg Ross (Loch Raven) was named Frostburg State Male Athlete of the Year.

Softball: Andrea Stevenson led off the 12th inning with a home run, but it was not enough as third-seeded Towson fell, 3-2, to second-seeded Georgia State in the Colonial Athletic Association first round in Hempstead, N.Y. The Tigers (27-25) will face fourth-seeded Delaware in an elimination game today at 2:30 p.m. … UMBC second baseman Lauren Brummell and utility player Katie Ferguson were named to the All-America East first team. UMBC outfielder Julia Culotta (North Harford) and pitcher Stephanie Weigman (Archbishop Spalding) made the second team. UMBC third baseman Jessica Warner was chosen to the All-Rookie team. … Morgan State senior first baseman Tamra Griffin was named to the All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference first team for the third straight year, Coppin State junior pitcher Paige Arnold was named to the first team for the second straight season and UMES catcher Charlise Castro was named Rookie of the Year.

Women's volleyball: Senior Sarah Stephens was named Frostburg State Female Athlete of the Year.

Et cetera

Undrafted rarity: Spurs' Neal makes All-Rookie first team

San Antonio Spurs guard Gary Neal (Towson University, Calvert Hall, Aberdeen) was named to the NBA All-Rookie first team, making him the second undrafted player in league history to earn the distinction. Washington Wizards guard John Wall, the top overall pick, also made the first team. Jorge Garbajosa in 2006-07 was the only other undrafted rookie to make the first team. Neal appeared in 80 games, averaging 9.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 21.1 minutes. Wall appeared in 69 games as a rookie, and averaged 16.4 points, 8.3 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game, while leading all members of the 2010 NBA draft class in scoring, assists and steals.

Varsity football: Four players from Baltimore schools have been nominated to play in the nationally televised 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January. Dunbar's Deontay McManus, Gilman's Cyrus Jones and Brian Gaia and Franklin's Ian Thomas will all be seniors next season and are among 12 Maryland players and 440 nationwide to be nominated for the annual event. The teams will be announced in January.

—From Sun staff and news services

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