Richmond to play D-I men's lacrosse by spring 2014
The University of Richmond announced that it is adding men's lacrosse as an NCAA Division I intercollegiate sport, a move first reported by the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch. The school's club lacrosse team will transition to Division I by spring 2014. The university, which already has women's lacrosse, will cut men's soccer and men's indoor and outdoor track to comply with Title IX.
Men's soccer: Freshman defender Mikey Ambrose scored his first college goal on a 19-yard strike to the far post as top-ranked Maryland (6-0-1, 3-0-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) defeated visiting Virginia Tech, 2-0. Patrick Mullins scored the Terps' first goal, one-timing a rebound in the 13th minute; it was his third of the season and team-leading ninth point.
Women's soccer: Katelyn McFadden scored for the second game in a row, giving visiting Loyola (4-2-3) the lead at 46:15, but Stony Brook scored at 83:50 for a 1-1 tie. ... Visiting Towson (0-8-1, 0-1 Colonial Athletic Association) lost, 1-0, at Delaware (4-4, 1-0).
Softball: Kristy Kaemmerlen (Century), daughter of former UMBC assistant coach Dave Witten, was hired as a part-time pitching coach for the Retrievers. She previously played and coached at Limestone and played at Lake City (Fla.) Community College. In addition to serving as the pitching coach, Kaemmerlen will also be involved with recruiting, scouting, fundraising and field maintenance.
Bayhawks acquire Terps alum Burns
The Hamilton Nationals traded defensive midfielder Dan Burns (Severna Park, Maryland) to the Chesapeake Bayhawks on Friday, the day Major League Lacrosse's 23-man rosters were released. The Bayhawks sent midfielder John Austin, the No. 8 overall pick in the 2013 supplemental draft and the No. 15 selection in the 2013 college draft to Hamilton in return. Also, the Boston Cannons traded a fifth-round pick in the 2014 college draft to the Bayhawks for midfielder Brent Adams. Burns, a Baltimore resident, is one of the league's fastest players and will add depth to a Bayhawks defensive midfield corps that includes Matt Abbott and Jeff Reynolds, who could be tied up with National Lacrosse League commitments during the first part of the 2013 MLL season. The 23-man Bayhawks roster also has attackmen Danny Glading, John Grant Jr., Matt Mackrides, Ben Rubeor (Loyola High) and Drew Westervelt (John Carroll, UMBC); midfielders Matt Abbott, Steven Brooks, Kyle Dixon (Archbishop Spalding), Ben Hunt (Severna Park), Michael Kimmel (Loyola High, Johns Hopkins), Adam Rand, Jeff Reynolds (Calvert Hall, Maryland) and Alex Smith (St. Paul's); defensemen Barney Ehrmann (Gilman), Michael Evans (South River, Hopkins), Dan Hostetler (River Hill), Nicky Polanco, Michael Simon (Fallston, Stevenson) and Brian Spallina; and goalies Kip Turner (Severn), TC DiBartolo (Spalding, Mount St. Mary's) and Tyler Fiorito (McDonogh). Midfielder Jake Bernhardt, who hurt his shoulder during the 2012 preseason at Maryland and received a medical redshirt, was protected by Hamilton. If not protected, he would have been eligible to be picked by another team during the college draft.
—Jon Fogg and Inside Lacrosse
Ness-Castellano combo earns three wins at Laurel
Trainer Jamie Ness and jockey Abel Castellano teamed up to win three races on the Friday card at Laurel Park, crossing the finish line first with Anchovy ($2.60-first), Lemon Juice ($2.80-fourth) and Drunken Love ($4-fifth). All three are owned by Midwest Thoroughbreds. After 11 days of the fall meeting, Ness tops the trainer standings, with 11 victories from 31 starters. Castellano leads the rider standings with 16 wins. Ten have been aboard Ness runners. Castellano ranks in the top 25 nationally with 148 wins this year. Ness leads North American trainers with 319 victories.
More from Laurel: Ms Vanenzza tracked a pair of dueling front-runners and caught them in the deep stretch to win the $47,000 Optional/Allowance feature, a race for fillies and mares. The winner, ridden by Horacio Karamanos and trained by Juan Vazquez, won by a half-length in 1 minute, 24.02 seconds over the seven-furlong distance. Tiz the Argument finished second, and front-runner Romantic Cuvee held on to finish third. Grade III winner Eve Giselle, the 6-5 favorite, was fourth. Ms Vanenzza, the daughter of Successful Appeal, won for the first time since Sept. 23 and paid $20.60. ... Carlos Marquez Jr., who was a top-10 rider in Maryland in the late 1990s, will call Laurel Park his home for the balance of 2012; the 45-year-old has three wins during the fall meeting.
Running: Ryan Fenton, 19, of Sykesville won the Pathfinders Run Wild for Autism 5K on Sunday at the Maryland Zoo in 18 minutes, 14.2 seconds. Stephanie Hoag, 38, of Sparks was the first female finisher in 18:43.9. Lamont Hampton of Baltimore was the second male finisher in 19:01.9, followed by Rodwick Delice, 15, of Baltimore in 20:06.5. Kathy Claypoole, 44, of Westminster was the second female finisher in 21:33.2, followed by Teri Welsh, 44, of Lutherville in 22:11.7. The event raised more than $40,000 in support of the Pathfinders for Autism Resource Center.
—From Sun staff and news services