Towson sophomore point guard Hairston suspended indefinitely
Towson men's basketball sophomore point guard Jerome Hairston has been suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team, coach Pat Skerry announced Monday. Hairston, a 2012-13 All-Colonial Athletic Association rookie team selection, is averaging 5.0 points and 1.8 assists through five games this season.
More men: Loyola Maryland senior guard Dylon Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons) was named the Patriot League Player of the Week after scoring a career-high 34 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for his second career double double in Wednesday's 89-83 overtime victory at UMBC.
Women: Loyola Maryland freshman guard Lisa Mirarchi was selected as the Patriot League Rookie of the Week after having back-to-back 13-point outings last week in a 72-62 win over Howard on Wednesday and a 60-54 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday. ... Maryland junior guard Laurin Mincy and senior forward Alyssa Thomas were two of 50 players in the country named to the Naismith Trophy early-season watch list. Thomas went into Monday night leading the Terps with 14.2 points and 11 rebounds per game. Mincy was averaging 9.3 points and 4.0 rebounds as she makes her return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered last November. ... UMES sophomore forward Alexi Udoji was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Navy quarterback Reynolds earns FBS weekly honor
Navy sophomore Keenan Reynolds was named the Football Bowl Subdivision Independent Offensive Player of the Week. Reynolds carried the ball 36 times for 240 yards and an NCAA-record seven touchdowns, while completing four of six passes for 46 yards and a touchdown in Navy's 58-52 triple-overtime win at San Jose State on Friday. Reynolds became the fourth player in Navy history to pass and rush for 1,000 yards in a season. His 26 rushing touchdowns leave him one away from tying the NCAA single-season record.
More football: Towson junior cornerback Tye Smith earned CAA Defensive Player of the Week honors after getting eight tackles, three pass deflections and an 18-yard interception return that led to the Tigers' go-ahead touchdown in the second quarter of Saturday's 28-17 win over James Madison.
Men's cross country: Johns Hopkins had a program-best 11th place finish at the NCAA championship at Hanover (Ind.) College on Saturday. Senior Max Robinson finished 30th overall (25 minutes, 19 seconds) and became the Blue Jays' first All-American since 1991.
Ledecky is USA Swimming's Female Athlete of the Year
Olympic gold medalist and world champion Katie Ledecky (Bethesda) earned USA Swimming's Female Athlete of the Year award after winning four gold medals and setting world records in the 800-meter freestyle and 1,500-meter freestyle events at the Federation Internationale de Natation World Championships. Ledecky, 16, won the FINA Trophy as the highest-scoring female swimmer and was named the U.S. Olympic Committee's SportsWoman of the Year.
Former Bayhawk Merrill to be traded to Boston
Former Baltimore Bayhawk Brodie Merrill will be traded from the new Florida Launch to the Boston Cannons, along with Martin Cahill and a fifth-round Major League Lacrosse draft pick, in exchange for P.T. Ricci (Loyola Maryland), Lee Coppersmith (Johns Hopkins) and a second-round draft pick, sources said. Merrill is a six-time MLL Defensive Player of the Year and three-time MLL champion with Baltimore, the Rochester Rattlers and the Toronto Nationals. The Canadian is also a star in the National Lacrosse League with the Philadelphia Wings and comes off a season (his eighth straight as an All-Pro) in which he put up 11 points and scooped 91 ground balls. Ricci has nearly 200 ground balls in his five MLL seasons; he played in nine games last year for Boston and collected 19 ground balls. Coppersmith is a Boca Raton, Fla., native who played in just three games and took one shot as a rookie last year.
Jemicy School to compete in MIAA C Conference
Jemicy School, based in Owings Mills, announced that its upper-school athletic program has been accepted into the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association in a number of sports. The school's varsity boys soccer, lacrosse and basketball teams will compete in the C Conference starting in the fall of 2014 on a probationary period that will continue through the spring of 2015. After that period, Jemicy will have the opportunity to compete for championships with other area private schools in the conference. Jemicy, founded in 1973, educates students with dyslexia or other related language-based learning differences.
Less than eight months after he was acquired, Martin Erat has asked the Washington Capitals to trade him. Washington acquired Erat along with fourth-line center Michael Latta from the Nashville Predators at the trade deadline last season in exchange for forward Filip Forsberg, a 2012 first-round draft pick who at the time was the second-best prospect in the Capitals system.
—Katie Carrera, The Washington Post
Wizards: Coach Randy Wittman knew that Otto Porter Jr. was doing more basketball-related activities, but he wasn't certain when the No. 3 overall pick would actually step onto the court to practice. On Monday, Wittman got his answer when the training staff informed him Porter was ready to go. Porter, the former All-American from Georgetown, has been sidelined with a strained right hip flexor since Sept. 14.
—Michael Lee, The Washington Post
More Wizards: Guard John Wall earned Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors. Wall averaged 24.3 points, 8.5 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game.