Johns Hopkins football piles up Centennial honors
Johns Hopkins nearly pulled off a clean sweep of the Centennial Conference's major football awards, landing the league's Offensive Player, Defensive Player and Coach of the Year honors. Senior running back Jonathan Rigaud was named Offensive Player of the Year, while senior linebacker Taylor Maciow was named Defensive Player of the Year and Jim Margraff nabbed Coach of the Year honors for the second straight season. Rigaud and Maciow were also two of the four players in the league to earn unanimous All-Centennial first-team honors. They were joined on the first team by junior wide receiver Dan Wodicka, junior tackle Armand Jenifer, junior center Ben Cranston (Loyola) and senior strong safety Adam Schweyer. Offensive tackle Vincenzo Bonaddio and guard Kevin Quinn earned second-team honors, as did junior defensive lineman Joe DiTrolio, junior linebacker John Arena and sophomore cornerback Ryan Rice. Sophomore defensive end Michael Longo received honorable mention.
More football honors: Western Kentucky senior Jack Doyle, Notre Dame senior Tyler Eifert, Stanford senior Zach Ertz, San Diego State senior Gavin Escobar, UCLA senior Joseph Fauria, San Jose State senior Ryan Otten, Washington sophomore Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Nevada senior Zach Sudfeld were announced as semifinalists for the John Mackey Award, given annually to the most outstanding tight end and named for the late All-Pro Baltimore Colt. The finalists will be announced Monday at johnmackeyaward.org. ... McDaniel junior running back Joe Rollins was selected to the All-Centennial Conference first team, while junior outside linebacker Mike Cousar earned second-team honors. Senior offensive lineman Tyler Lloyd and freshman punter Brett Haas (Atholton) were named honorable mention. ... Senior quarterback Bobby Cooper (South River) and junior defensive lineman Mike Franklin (Long Reach) of West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion Shepherd were named to the All-WVIAC first team. Sophomore center Hussam Ouri (Broadneck) was chosen to the second team.
Men's soccer: UMBC will visit Old Dominion on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Retrievers (11-4-5) enter the tournament on a seven-game winning streak. The winner will visit North Carolina, the defending NCAA champion, on Sunday.
Men's basketball: Led by 16 points from junior guard Mike Burwell, host Towson sprinted out to a 21-point lead in the first half before holding off a second-half rally to hand Goldey-Beacom a 72-64 loss in an exhibition game Monday.
Md. trio to head to Special Olympics training camp
Jill Durbin of Montgomery County and Jake Reynolds of Allegany County will compete in snowshoe and Alpine skiing, respectively, Dec. 10-14 at Special Olympics Team USA's official training camp in Lake Placid, N.Y.. They will be joined by Alpine skiing coach Diane Mikulis of Howard County. The camp will be the first time the Special Olympics Team USA delegation will be together before the 2013 World Winter Games in the Republic of Korea from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5.
Chesapeake Bayhawks: Owner Brendan Kelly will be the honoree when the Maryland chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation holds its Night of Hope Gala on Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. More than 450 guests, including many of Maryland's elite philanthropists and businesspeople, will gather for cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment starting at 6 p.m. For more information, call 410-636-8080 or email email@example.com.
Varsity: Annapolis Area Christian School is accepting applications for the following coaching positions: varsity softball, varsity girls lacrosse and boys varsity soccer. Contact athletic director Jim Domoracki, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-519-5300 ext. 3150.
—From Sun staff and news services
Major League Soccer: It's looking increasingly likely D.C. United star Dwayne De Rosario will play in a limited capacity in the second leg of the Eastern Conference finals Sunday against Houston at RFK Stadium. De Rosario, sidelined for two months with a sprained knee, has participated in regular workouts for two weeks and, during Monday morning's session, didn't appear to hold back. "He's a lot further along than we would have expected," assistant coach Chad Ashton said. "We are very optimistic he can play." After a long layoff, the biggest issue is fitness. Ashton suggested De Rosario would be an option to enter in the second half. "Limited minutes, for sure," Ashton said. De Rosario remained cautious. "I feel good, but there are a lot more days leading up to the game," the 2011 league MVP said. "If it feels good on that day, we'll see. I am there for the team. It doesn't matter if it's the second half, overtime, starting or not playing at all." Also, no immediate updates were available on the three injured starters who left Sunday's 3-1 loss in Houston: Chris Pontius (groin), Marcelo Saragosa (hamstring) and Brandon McDonald (calf). Aside from goalkeeper Joe Willis, none of Sunday's starters practiced Tuesday.
—Steven Goff, The Washington Post