Digest: McDaniel chooses Hoyt as football coach

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McDaniel chooses Hoyt as football coach

McDaniel announced Monday that Mike Hoyt has been named the 24th football coach in program history. Hoyt, who will begin March 19, comes to the Green Terror after serving as the associate coach and defensive coordinator, as well as director of strength and conditioning for the athletics program, at Albright in Reading, Pa. He was also responsible for recruiting in central Pennsylvania and northern counties in Maryland. In 2011, he was named by the American Football Coaches Association as a finalist in the Assistant Coach of the Year program. He was also one of 10 coaches nationally selected as part of the NCAA Champions Forum in 2010.

Women's college lacrosse: No. 3 Duke closed with a 4-1 run for a 9-8 victory over host Stony Brook (5-1). Redshirt senior Emma Hamm (two goals, assist) and freshman Kerrin Maurer (goal, two assists) led the Blue Devils (6-2). ... Host Goucher (1-4) scored the first seven goals of each half to take control and defeat Colby-Sawyer, 18-7. Erin Reifsnyder tallied her third of six goals to put the Gophers up 7-0 less than 14 minutes into the game, and they cruised to a 11-5 halftime advantage. To start the second period, six different players tallied goals to extend the advantage to 18-5. In addition to Reifsnyder's six goals, Mary Lambert, Hannah Khin and Becca Smith each scored three goals. Goucher held a 20-7 advantage in draw controls and a 29-16 lead in shots. Brittney Murphy had a hand in all seven goals for the Chargers (0-2), with four goals and three assists. ... Towson senior goalkeeper Mary Teeters (Centennial) and James Madison junior attacker Casey Ancarrow (John Carroll) were chosen as the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Players of the Week. ... Boston University sophomore goalkeeper Christina Sheridan of Ellicott City was named America East Conference Defensive Player of the Week. ... Navy junior attacker Jasmine DePompeo was chosen as the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week. ... Salisbury sophomore goalie Ashton Wheatley was named CAC Defensive Player of the Week.

Women's college basketball: Coppin State senior Jeanine Manley was named to the All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference first team.

Men's college basketball: Coppin State senior Tony Gallo was selected to the All-MEAC first team, and freshman Taariq Cephas was named to the All-Rookie team.

College baseball: Sophomore center fielder Bill Root went 4-for-5 with four runs driven in and one scored as Salisbury (8-2, 2-1 CAC), ranked No. 6 in Division III, pulled away from host Wesley (6-3, 1-2) for a 9-4 series-clinching win. The Sea Gulls tied a season high with 13 hits as sophomores Joey Jones and Ken O'Neill chipped in with 3-for-5 and 2-for-5 games, respectively. O'Neill had a double, two RBIs and scored twice. The four hits tied a career high for Root. Senior right-hander Jeff Hoffman (3-0) picked up his team-leading third win in five innings. He allowed just two unearned runs, scattering three hits and two walks with two strikeouts. ... Washington College senior pitcher Shane Mattingly (Centennial) was named Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Women's college indoor track and field: Navy distance runner Jess Palacio received an at-large bid to compete in the mile run at the NCAA championships Friday and Saturday in Nampa, Idaho. ... Johns Hopkins was ranked No. 25 by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Indoor soccer: The Blast will host the Rochester Lancers in Game 1 of the Major Indoor Soccer League Eastern Division Finals at 7:35 p.m. Saturday. The Lancers host Game 2 at 7 p.m. Sunday.

D.C. United: The club announced an extension of its partnership with Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic as well as the regional television schedule for the club's 2012 Major League Soccer season. As part of the agreement, Comcast SportsNet will air 15 regular-season games, beginning with the opener Saturday against Sporting Kansas City. United also announced today that match at Toronto FC on May 5 will begin at 4 p.m.

Capitals: Goaltender Braden Holtby was assigned to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

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