Digest: Stony Brook's Brenton gets Lefty Driesell Award as nation's top defender

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Brenton gets Driesell honor for defense


Stony Brook senior forward Tommy Brenton (River Hill) was named the winner of the Lefty Driesell Award as the National Defensive Player of the Year, announced at its awards banquet Friday night in Atlanta. Brenton led the Seawolves in steals with 54 and was named the America East Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season. Stony Brook ranks sixth in the nation in field-goal percentage defense (.378 percent) and 13th in scoring defense (57.5 points per game). This is the fourth year of the award; the first three recipients were Anthony Davis (Kentucky), Kent Bazemore (Old Dominion) and Jarvis Varnado (Mississippi State). The award is named for the former Maryland coach who won 786 career games at four schools.

Women's college lacrosse: Rhiannon Coggle (North Harford) scored four goals to help Towson (3-7, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association) to a 10-4 victory over George Mason (5-6, 0-2). ... Kaitlyn Larrimore (North Harford) had three goals and three assists to lead visiting Mount St.Mary's (4-8, 3-1 Northeast Conference) to an 11-5 win over St. Francis (Pa.). The Red Flash fell to 4-8 and 1-4. ... Shelby Nemecek (Liberty) scored four goals to power host Salisbury (10-0) to a 14-1 decision over Messiah (5-5).


College baseball: Kent Emanuel allowed two runs on three hits over eight innings as No. 1 North Carolina (27-2, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) handed visiting Maryland (16-13, 4-9) a 12-4 loss. ... Peter Bowles led a 19-hit attack with three hits and three RBIs as Towson (14-15, 6-4 Colonial Athletic Association) ended a seven-game losing streak with a 12-4 victory over William & Mary (20-11, 5-2). ... Mount St. Mary's (6-17, 2-7 Northeast Conference) lost, 13-7, to Monmouth (13-11, 6-3). … Sophomore Jacob Enterlin allowed two hits and no earned runs in seven innings to help lead No. 12 Johns Hopkins (20-2, 4-0 Centennial Conference) to a 10-1 victory over visiting Dickinson (9-13, 4-0). ... Senior Ryan Taylor (Loyola) broke the school record for career innings pitched (2521/3), but Gettysburg (15-8, 2-2 Centennial) fell, 6-1, to visiting Franklin & Marshall (12-10, 3-1).

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Pimlico Race Course: Two turf stakes, the Dahlia for fillies and mares and the Mister Diz for Maryland-bred sprinters, highlight today's 10-race card. The five-furlong Mister Diz is headed by Ben's Cat (4-5), the three-time defending champion. ... The Maryland Jockey Club selected Japan as the host nation of the International Pavilion at the Preakness with the Embassy of Japan and Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae serving as honorary hosts. The pavilion is an invitation-only hospitality destination catering to leaders in business, culture and politics.

Honor: The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation was one of 56 organizations to receive the 2012 FBI Director's Community Leadership Award. The foundation was recognized for its work with at-risk children for more than 12 years.

NHL: The Washington Capitals signed defenseman Julien Brouillette, 26, to a one-year, two-way contract, the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League said. The Capitals also signed Boston College defenseman Patrick Wey to a two-year, entry-level contract starting in 2013-14.

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