Terps' Hendy earns ACC defensive honor

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Terps' Hendy earns conference honor

Maryland junior defensive back A.J. Hendy was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Back of the Week on Monday. Hendy recovered two fumbles and returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown in Maryland's 37-0 victory over West Virginia on Saturday. It was Hendy's second career interception; his first came against North Carolina State Nov. 26, 2011, and he returned it 32 yards for a touchdown.

More college football: Towson freshman running back Darius Victor was selected as the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week after the Tigers' 35-17 victory over North Carolina Central on Saturday. With reserve running back Sterlin Phifer sidelined because of an injury, Victor made his debut against the Eagles. He rushed for 53 yards on five carries and scored the first two touchdowns of his career. Also, Towson has been ranked No. 2 in the Football Championship Subdivision in the coaches' poll and No. 3 by The Sports Network after a 35-17 win over North Carolina Central. It's the highest ranking in school history. ... Johns Hopkins is ranked 13th in the American Football Coaches Association Division III poll and 16th by D3football.com.


UMBC men's soccer team achieves historic ranking

The UMBC men's soccer team's 3-1 victory over Loyola Maryland on Saturday night might have earned the program some more fans. The win definitely garnered the team some respect. Top Drawer Soccer was so impressed by the Retrievers (7-0-0) that they moved from No. 17 to No. 8 in the outlet's most recent rankings. It is the first time that the program — the only team in the Top 25 that does not have a loss or a tie — has ever earned top 10 billing, according to coach Pete Caringi Jr. The Retrievers remained at No. 21 in College Soccer News' top 30 poll. The rankings compiled by the NSCAA – where they were also No. 21 – will be released today. Also, UMBC junior midfielder Geaton Caltabiano (Mount St. Joseph) was named the America East Player of the Week and was tabbed to College Soccer News' Team of the Week.

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More men's soccer: Navy junior defenseman Joseph Greenspan earned Patriot League Brine Defensive Player of the Week honors. The Midshipmen (2-3-2) will visit Virginia Tech (3-1-2) tonight at 7; the game will be broadcast on ESPN3.com.

Women's soccer: Towson senior Emily Banes was named the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week. Banes scored two goals, including a game-winner, in two games over the weekend. She is ranked fourth in the nation in goals with 10. ... Navy senior goalkeeper Elizabeth Hoerner and junior defender Jade Seabrook were named Brine Goalkeeper of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week. ... Johns Hopkins senior midfielder Pamela Vranis earned Centenial Conference Player of the Week after scoring three goals in the last two games. ... UMBC's Jessy Brown earned her second straight America East Player of the Week after scoring game-winning goals in three straight games. Freshman Amanda Daily earned Rookie of the Week honors.

Field hockey: McDaniel's Lara Haab was named the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week after scoring six goals last week.

Volleyball: UMBC freshman Casey Griffith was chosen as the America East Rookie of the Week after recording 53 digs in three matches last week. ... McDaniel's Kloe Martin was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Week.


Match play in U.S. Seniors championship underway

Pat Tallent, a former national runner-up from Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, won four of the last five holes to earn a 2-up victory over Ted Smith of Wilkinson, Ind., in the opening round of match play in the U.S. Seniors championship at Wade Hampton GC in Cashiers, N.C. Tallent, who had qualified with 74-76—150, led 2up through seven holes; he slipped back early on the back nine, then rallied from 1 down to birdie 14, par 15 and birdie 16 before losing 17. He closed it out with a win on 18. Mike Kelly of Odenton qualified with 79-77—156, then lost in a 13-for-6 playoff to decide the final spots in the 64-man draw. Also failing to advance were Trappe's Steve Ford, a Caves Valley GC member and a last-minute player as an alternate, 78-79—157; Marty West, Rockville, 82-78—160; and Barry Fleur, Adamstown, 82-82—164. In the U.S. Women's Senior at Cardevalle in San Martin, Calif., Lisa Schlesinger of Laytonsville, a two-time medalist and a semifinalist last year, qualified with 75-79—154, then lost in the first round to Amy Dickison, Rowley, Mass. No more than one hole separated them until Dickison won Nos. 15-17 to pull out a 2-and-1 victory. Jane Fitzgerald, from Kensington, qualified with 78-80—158, then lost in the first round to Lisa McGill of Philadelphia, 2 down. Fitzgerald, a losing finalist a year ago, led for much of the match, but McGill rallied down the stretch, winning the last three holes to move in front from 1 down.

Et cetera

Veteran Childress to attend Wizards training camp

Veteran swingman Josh Childress has accepted an invitation to attend Wizards training camp, a league source with knowledge of the situation confirmed Monday. The 6-foot-8 Childress, 30, had a promising start to his career, averaging 11.1 points and 5.6 rebounds in his first four seasons with the Atlanta Hawks before leaving the NBA to sign a more lucrative deal in Greece in 2008. The move was expected to open up a more competitive global market for NBA players, but the overseas exodus never followed, and within two years, Childress was eager to come back. The Wizards expressed interest in Childress when he decided to leave Greece in 2010, but the Stanford product instead elected to sign a five-year deal for the full midlevel exception with the Phoenix Suns.

Michael Lee, The Washington Post

Redskins: Kicker Kai Forbath said his injured groin continues to heal, but isn't yet 100 percent. The second-year pro hopes that he will have recovered in time to kick on Sunday in Oakland, but he doesn't yet know if that's possible. "I'm closer. Making progress every day. Thought I was going to be ready last week, but I'm really hoping and looking positive for this week," said Forbath, who suffered the injury in practice Sept. 12 and has missed the past two games. Forbath last kicked on Saturday, Sept. 14, and the determination was made that he couldn't kick against the Packers, so the team signed John Potter, who spent training camp with the Redskins. In Forbath's absence, Potter is 2-for-3 on field goals.

Mike Jones, The Washington Post

NHL: The Washington Capitals fell to the Boston Bruins, 3-2, in overtime at TD Garden in their fifth preseason game. Chris Kelly scored the game-winner for Boston. Connor Carrick, who signed a three-year entry-level contract Monday with Washington, scored on a power play and Braden Holtby made 35 saves in his first full preseason game.

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