Ogden to be honored as 'Hometown Hall of Famer'
Former Ravens offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden will be recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate Insurance Company in Washington next Friday , as part of "Hometown Hall of Famers," a national program honoring the hometown roots of the sport's greatest coaches, players and contributors with special ceremonies and plaque dedication events in local communities. An 11-time Pro Bowl pick and former high school standout at St. Albans School in Washington, Ogden will be presented with a plaque during a special ceremony at 8:45 a.m. in the school's gymnasium, where the plaque will be on display permanently. The presentation will be made by Ogden's former athletic director from St.Albans, Oliver "Skip" Grant. In addition to the plaque, a commemorative Jonathan Ogden "Hometown Hall of Famers" road sign will be on display in Washington.
Former UMBC star Westervelt acquired in trade by Mammoth
The Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League announced today that it has acquired forward Drew Westervelt (UMBC, John Carroll) from the Philadelphia Wings. Westervelt, 28, is a dominant right-handed goal-scorer who has scored 30-plus goals in four of the past five seasons. Colorado gave up two second-round selections in 2013, a first-round pick in 2015 and transition player Ryan Hotaling in the trade while securing a fourth-pick in Monday's entry draft. "Drew's a big, dominant and strong offensive force in the NLL," said Mammoth president and general manager Steve Govett. "He has adapted extremely well to the indoor game, and will have a major impact on our offense." The Bel Air native has 164 goals and 138 assists in his six-year NLL career, all with Philadelphia. He plays in Major League Lacrosse for the Chesapeake Bayhawks.
Former Shoreman Gilbert hired as coach at Berry
Curtis Gilbert (Washington College) has been hired as the second-ever men's lacrosse coach at Division III Berry College in Rome, Ga. Gilbert arrives from New England College in Henniker, N.H., where he had a 69-48 record in seven seasons as coach. Gilbert also had stints as an assistant lacrosse coach at Denison, Washington College and Whittier. Gilbert was a four-year member of the Shoremen's men's lacrosse team and played on the 1998 NCAA Division III championship team.
Fan photo op: Fans can get their picture taken with back-to-back Major League Lacrosse champion Steven Brooks of the Chesapeake Bayhawks and the MLL Steinfeld Trophy on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Total Lacrosse's grand opening in Sterling, Va. In addition to Brooks, Sam Bradman (Salisbury) of LXM Pro and Drew Adams of the New York Lizards and will also be on hand giving out prizes and signing autographs at the store, 21031 Triple Seven Rd., Suite 100. Adams will be there from 10 a.m. to noon, and Bradman from 2p.m. to 4 p.m. Brooks finished the summer with 13 goals and eight assists for the Bayhawks, while Adams posted a 12.34 GAA and .549 save percentage for the Lizards.
Men's college recruiting: Entering its fourth season in Division I, Mercer announced that midfielder Walker Ensor (Boys' Latin), defensemen Austin Simpson (Westminster) and Chad Slifer (South Carroll), as well as Mount St. Mary's transfer Justin Wood, have joined the team for the 2014 season. Ensor, who specialized in defensive midfield, played a significant role for the Lakers and was a member of Team Maryland in the 2012 Brine All-America Classic. In 2013, Simpson helped lead the Owls to a a 19-0 season and the Class 4A-3A state championship. Slifer was an All-County selection all four years in high school and member of Team Maryland in the 2012 Brine All-America Classic. Wood, a defenseman, was a 2011 US Lacrosse All-American. ... ... Division II Lenoir-Rhyne said attackman Cole Abourjilie, a Salisbury transfer, and midfielder Matthew Fisher (Westminster) have joined the roster for next spring.
Mystics sink team-record 12 3-pointers in rout of Sun
Ivory Latta hit 5 of 7 shots from behind the 3-point arc en route to 19 points, and the host Washington Mystics hit a team-record 12 3s in an 82-56 win over the Connecticut Sun. Tayler Hill chipped in 16 points off the bench, connecting on 4 of 5 from downtown as the Mystics (16-17) won their second straight game. Kia Vaughn registered 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Monique Currie scored 13 points. Washington made 12 of 17 from 3-point range on the night, a team-record for a single game. The Mystics are tied with the Indiana Fever for second place in the East. Connecticut, short-handed without its three leading scorers, got 13 points and six rebounds from Mistie Bass, while Sydney Carter contributed 11 points off the bench. The Sun (9-24) has lost nine of 11 and has been eliminated from postseason contention. The Mystics scored six straight points midway through the second quarter to take a 31-18 lead. Despite Iziane Castro Marques hitting a late 3 three for Connecticut, Washington went into halftime with a 42-27 lead. Bass netted the first four points of the second half, but Latta responded with a 3 triple to keep the Sun at bay, and Washington outscored Connecticut 26-13 in the final period.
Redskins: The team will bring in kicker John Potter and have him on standby if starter Kai Forbath can't play against the Green Bay Packers. A decision is expected to be made Saturday. Forbath suffered a groin injury Thursday, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said. Forbath was to be listed as questionable on the official injury report. Forbath made 17 of 18 field-goal tries last season for the Redskins, connecting on his first 17 attempts before a miss in the regular-season finale. He missed his first try this season, a 40-yarder in Monday's season opener against the Eagles.
Men's college soccer: Sophomore Schillo Tshuma recorded two goals to lead No. 18 Maryland (1-2-2, 1-0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) to a 2-2 tie at No. 2 North Carolina (2-0-2, 0-0-2). Fueled by the return of sophomore defender Dakota Edwards, they played nearly 90 minutes of shutout soccer to cap the match and hand the Tar Heels their second straight draw.
Women's college soccer: UMBC (3-2-2) scored twice in a six-minute span in the first half and went on to a 3-0 win over visiting Howard (2-3-1).
Men's college basketball: St. Mary's was ranked No. 2 in the country in preseason by Chuck Mistovich of Basketball Times in his annual Small College Report in the Sporting News College Basketball edition.
—From Sun staff and news services