NAVY MEN’S BASKETBALL: Senior Hasan Abdullah and freshman John Carter Jr. combined to earn three regular season ending awards from the Patriot League on Monday. Abdullah received third-team all-league accolades and was named to the league’s all-defensive team and Carter was selected to the league’s all-rookie team.
Abdullah ranks third in the Patriot League this season in steals (1.9 spg) and fifth in assists (4.5 apg) and is averaging 10.3 points and 3.9 rebounds a game. He is averaging 11.6 points, 5.2 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game against league competition. He also stands 64th nationally in steals per game and 97th in the country in assists per game.
One of eight Mids in program history to have recorded 100 or more assists in at least three seasons, he stands 10th at Navy with an average of 3.49 assists per game in his career and is 12th with 345 career assists. Abdullah also ranks third in school history in career steals per game (1.82 spg.) and fourth with 180 career steals.
Carter leads all freshmen in the Patriot League in both scoring (8.7 ppg.) and rebounding (5.2 rpg.) averages. He scored 10 or more points in 12 games this year, with eight of those 12 games coming during league play. He posted a single-game high of 26 in Navy’s Star Game victory over Army. He also grabbed at least seven rebounds in 10 games.
Navy is the No. 5 seed in this year’s Patriot League Tournament. The Mids will open play Thursday at No. 4 American in the quarterfinal round.
NAVY SWIMMING: One week after Navy placed first and Army second in both the men’s and women’s standings at the Patriot League Championship, those same teams finished in the same order after the conclusion of the ECAC Championship that concluded Sunday in Annapolis.
The Navy women’s team totaled 762.50 points to outdistance second-place Army by 88.5 points to win the program’s third ECAC title in a row and its fifth in the last eight years.
Navy’s men’s team accrued 754.5 points to defeat second-place Army by 141 points. The Navy men have now won the ECAC meet in each of the last six years and 11 times in the last 12 seasons.
NAVY WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Kelly Larkin and Marie Valenti were selected as Patriot League Attacker and Defender of the Week, respectively.
Larkin helped lead Navy to a pair of victories — 14-6 over Villanova and a and a come-from-behind, 14-13 win over No. 13 Florida (W, 14-13). The junior scored nine goals with two assists for a team-best 11 points on the week. In addition, she picked up four ground balls and a caused turnover.
Valenti anchored a Navy defense that posted a pair of victories on the week. She finished the week with a team-high seven ground balls and a team-best four caused turnovers.
LOYOLA MEN’S LACROSSE: Pat Spencer (Davidsonville, Boys’ Latin) was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. Spencer earned the Offensive Player award for the second time in as many weeks and the third time this season after scoring 11 points on three goals and eight assists Saturday versus College of the Holy Cross. The senior also had a goal and four assists Wednesday at Towson University.
MARYLAND WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Big Ten champion Terps will be the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament this weekend at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. After clinching a double-bye the Terrapins will open their tournament run Friday at noon.
Maryland (26-3, 15-3 B1G) will play the winner of eighth-seeded Northwestern (16-13, 9-9 B1G) and ninth-seeded Michigan State (19-10, 9-9 B1G). The Friday afternoon contest will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
NAVY INTERCOLLEGIATE SAILING: During the first weekend of the spring regular season, the Mids recorded two runner-up finishes and a fifth-place finish at a trio of regattas across the Mid-Atlantic this past weekend.
The start of the season coincides with the start of the MAISA Team Racing League season. The league features 12 teams that will compete in seven regattas over four weekends to determine which teams will advance to the conference championship.
On the first weekend, Navy competed in the six-team Georgetown Team Race. Navy went 10-5 during the weekend regatta to finish second overall and capture five points toward the league standings. The Midshipmen’s skippers included Connor Bayless (Severn School), Gray Benson and JC Hermus while Ana Mier, Emma Remis, Kelly Milliken and Kimmie Leonard (Annapolis) were on the crews.
At the Tom Noble Team Race at Washington College, the event finished in one day with efficient racing in the five-team field. Navy swept all the races in round three to finish 9-3 for the event. The Midshipmen placed second overall and were just one win away from first place. Navy’s team was comprised of Tyler Fleig, Louis Margay, Jack Carminati, Madeline Pruzan, Bartholomew Winn and Fiona Lobon.
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Rounding out the weekend, the Midshipmen placed fifth out of 13 teams at the Old Dominion Spring Women’s Regatta. Jessica McJones and Sally Johnson finished second in the A division, while Olivia de Olazarra and Anna Cutler placed sixth in the B division.