Salisbury No. 24 in D3football.com poll
The Salisbury football team moved into the D3football.com Top 25 poll at No. 24 this week, the website announced Monday. Salisbury received 58 points, three more than Delaware Valley at No.25. The national ranking is the first for Salisbury since the 2009 season, when the Sea Gulls were No. 24 in D3football.com's Week 1 Top 25.
Roller Derby: The Charm City and DC Rollergirls will host the Women's Flat Track Derby Association East Region playoffs at Du Burns Arena from Friday through Sunday. The playoffs highlight the top ten teams in the region competing for the top three seeds in order to advance to the WFTDA championship in Denver Nov. 11-13. The first day of the tournament features six matchups, including the 8 p.m. bout between Charm City and the Boston Derby Dames. Tickets are available at missiontix.com or nightmareon95.com/tickets. Access to the full tournament of bouts is $75. Daily passes, which include six games each, are available for $30 at the door.
Bowling: Susan Phillips of Preston won her second consecutive Women's National Duckpin Association title at the Pro Tour held at Pinland Bowl in Dundalk, defeating Canadian Connie Ward, 193-144, in the finals Sunday. Rounding out the top five finishers were Jill Sachs of Sykesville, Kristi Lampman and Mindy Thomas of Glenn Dale. Phillips leads the race for the WNDA Bowler of the Year Award with 387 points, but Ward is right behind her with 363, followed by Lampman with 341. The final event of the 2011 Pro Tour season, the Grand Prix Invitational, will be held Nov. 5-6 at AMF Timonium.
Men's college soccer: Sophomore Vegard Vinje was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week. … Hood sophomore midfielder Eric Diehl (Damascus) was selected as the Capital Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week
Women's college soccer: Navy freshman midfielder Rachel Hunter was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week. … Senior Erica Suter (River Hill) captured Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors. … Frostburg State forward Adria Graham earned the CAC Offensive Player of the Week award. … The No. 3 Maryland women's soccer team completed an undefeated nonconference schedule for the third-straight season following a 0-0 tie at James Madison on Sunday night.
College softball: UMBC seniors Ashley Carver, Katie Ferguson of North East and Angela Yannone (Chesapeake) will serve as team captains.
Women's college lacrosse: Mount St. Mary's hired three-time national champion Brooke Matthews as an assistant coach. While playing at Northwestern the past four years, Matthews finished her career with 88 goals and 18 assists for 106 points. … McDaniel senior Steph Nichols was named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Academic Honor Roll.
College field hockey: Salisbury junior Amber Holland was named Capital Athletic Conference Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week.
Women's college volleyball: Frostburg State senior Sabrina Winterling (Glenelg) was named CAC Player of the Week.
—From Sun staff and news services