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Locals picked in National Lacrosse League draft


Locals picked in National Lacrosse League draft

Several players with local ties were selected in the National Lacrosse League entry draft Monday night in Oakville, Ontario. The Minnesota Swarm chose forward Scott Jones (UMBC) with the seventh overall pick, and defenseman Tucker Durkin (Johns Hopkins) went to the Philadelphia Wings at No. 19 overall in the third round. Also going in the third round (No. 23) to the Swarm was fellow former Blue Jay Zach Palmer, a forward. Two picks earlier, defenseman Reid Acton (Loyola Maryland) was chosen by the Swarm. In the fifth round (No. 41), the Vancouver Stealth picked fellow former Greyhound Josh Hawkins, a forward. The Swarm drafted forward Logan Schuss of Ohio State with the first overall pick. Among other notable selections, 2013 Tewaaraton Award winner and Major Lacrosse League Rookie of the Year Rob Pannell, a forward, was chosen at No. 50 (sixth round) by the Wings.

College football

Terps LB Whitfield and CB McDougle earn All-ACC honors

Maryland senior linebacker Marcus Whitfield was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Linebacker of the Week and senior cornerback Dexter McDougle was chosen as the ACC Defensive Back of the Week, the conference announced Monday. Whitfield had three sacks for the Terps, including a safety, in their 32-21 win at Connecticut on Saturday night. He leads the country with 5.5 sacks. McDougle had two interceptions, returning one 49 yards for a touchdown, and eight tackles (seven solo) before suffering a season-ending injury. He became the first Terp to return an interception for a touchdown since A.J. Hendy against North Carolina State on Nov. 26, 2011.

More college football: For the second week in a row, Towson is ranked No. 4 in the Football Bowl Subdivision by The Sports Network. Junior running back Terrance West (Northwestern) was named the Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for a school record five touchdowns, and senior wide receiver-returner Derrick Joseph was honored as the CAA Special Teams Player of the Week after returning a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. ... Johns Hopkins junior defensive end Matthew Connery was named Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week after he recorded 10 tackles and two sacks on Saturday against Susquehanna.


Loyola's Van Riper honored after consecutive shutouts

Loyola Maryland senior Thurman Van Riper was chosen as the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week after posting back-to-back shutout victories. He stopped 10 shots total against Quinnipiac and Campbell to extend his shutout streak to 186:53.

More men's soccer: UMBC junior midfielder Stephen Ho was named America East Conference Player of the Week after scoring a career-best two goals in the Retrievers' 4-1 victory at Radford on Saturday.

Women's soccer: UMBC junior Jessy Brown was honored as the America East Conference Player of the Week after scoring a pair of game-winning goals against Howard and Bucknell.

Et cetera

Crab Bowl roster includes 13 area players so far

Thirteen Baltimore-area football players were among the first round of seniors selected to the 2013 Maryland Crab Bowl roster Monday night, with additions to come at a later date. The game is scheduled for Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex in Hyattsville. The players selected were Frederick Bopst, quarterback, Boys' Latin; TeDarius Clayton, tight end, Catonsville; Bruce Damon, linebacker, Franklin; Jonathan Haynes, offensive tackle, Annapolis Area Christian; Ricardo Johnson Jr., defensive tackle, Archbishop Curley; Russell Neverdon, wide receiver, Calvert Hall; Mason Phoenix, defensive end, Calvert Hall; Landon Reecher, defensive tackle, Broadneck; Jake Soriano, kicker, Calvert Hall; Marty Stevenson Jr., running back, Mount Hebron; Darnell Tillman, defensive end, Winters Mill; Reggie White Jr., wide receiver, Milford Mill; Cedric Williams, wide receiver, Atholton.

Katherine Dunn

Mystics: Guard Ivory Latta received Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors for the third time this season. 

Capitals: Complications with Mikhail Grabovski's visa have been resolved, and the center finally made his way to Washington on Monday night. Grabovski will take part in today's practice in Arlington, Va. ... The Capitals won their second exhibition contest, 4-3, over the Flyers in Philadelphia on a shootout goal by American Hockey League tough guy Joel Rechlicz. John Carlson, Joel Ward and Ryan Stoa also scored for Washington, which improved to 2-0 in the preseason.

Katie Carrera, The Washington Post

Triathlon: Michele Tuttle, 50, of Columbia finished third in the 50-54 age group of the International Triathlon Union Sprint Age Group World Championships last weekend at London's Hyde Park. The United States won 18 medals during the event.

Major Indoor Soccer League: The defending champion Baltimore Blast will open its season on the road against the Rochester Lancers on Nov. 16 before taking on the Milwaukee Wave in its home opener Nov. 23 at Baltimore Arena.

Wizards: The team announced that it has promoted Tommy Sheppard to senior vice president of basketball operations. In addition, it has named Marc Eversley as vice president of scouting, Frank Ross as director of player personnel, Greg Ballard as advance pro scout and Thomas Knox as director of player performance and rehabilitation. The team promoted Ed Tapscott to vice president of player programs, Pat Sullivan to assistant coach, Brett Greenberg to director of basketball analytics/salary cap management, Bryan Oringher to video coordinator and Ryan Richman to assistant video coordinator.

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