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Digest (Jan. 23): Naval Academy to honor late football coaches Forzano and Welsh in August

Former head coaches Rick Forzano and George Welsh , who both died earlier this month, will be honored by the Naval Academy Athletic Association the weekend of the Navy-Holy Cross football game (Aug. 31). "It is most appropriate that we spend time together reflecting and reminiscing about two very appreciated and respected former leaders within the Navy football family," Naval Academy Athletics Director Chet Gladchuk said. "This weekend in the fall will bring many back to the Academy to share stories and recollections about two special men who influenced the lives of so many. They were icons in our profession and role models in the development of leadership within the Brigade. I expect our time together to be very heartfelt and memorable." Former Navy football players who played for Forzano or Welsh will be invited back for a reception and dinner on Friday night at Akerson Tower at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, as well as for the football game on Saturday against Holy Cross, where there will be a remembrance at halftime. For more information on the event contact Assistant Athletic Director for Special Operations and Administration Joe Cook at 410-293-8729 or at cook@usna.edu.

More football: Bowie State quarterback Amir Hall was named the Offensive Player of the Year and was on the first team of the Power News Radio Network's Black College All-American Team.

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Women's basketball: Mount St. Mary's freshman guard Michaela Harrison has been named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week for the third time this season. Harrison averaged 14.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game in contests at Wagner and Fairleigh Dickinson over the week. She made four 3-pointers, including a trio in the fourth quarter, en route to a team-high 16 points on Saturday at Wagner. Harrison followed it up with 12 points, five rebounds, and two steals on Monday, as she helped lead the Mountaineers to a 63-47 road victory against Fairleigh Dickinson. Harrison, who has recorded double-digit points in five straight games, ranks 11th in the league in scoring (11.3 ppg) and second among NEC rookies. ... Kyaja Williams scored 15 points to lead Bowie State (15-3) in a 52-51 loss to Virginia Union.

Men's basketball: Mount St. Mary's freshman Vado Morse earned his third Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week award this season. by the conference. Morse averaged 16.0 points and 4.0 assists for the Mount in a pair of games this past week. He has scored in double figures in each of the past eight games to lift his season average to 12.6 ppg, which ranks second among conference freshman. Morse is the NEC's 10th-leading scorer in league play with 14.8 ppg.

Men's lacrosse: Mount St. Mary's announced the additions of Erik Holt and Jon Paige as assistant coaches. Holt, who served as the director of lacrosse operations at the Mount from 2011-12, will return to the program as the defensive coordinator under head coach Tom Gravante. Paige comes to the Mount following a stint on the coaching staff at his alma mater, Queens.

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MLL to hold college draftat NASCAR Hall of Fame

Major League Lacrosse announced its 2019 college draft will be held March 9 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. MLL is working with New York Lizards owner Andrew Murstein, who also owns Richard Petty Motorsports , to create a unique experience for the fans. The draft will be free of charge to attend. The event will feature representatives from every MLL team. The draft will be broadcast live by Lax Sports Network and streaming will start at 7 p.m. The Ohio Machine will have the first overall pick.

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