Digest: Towson's Simpson is CAA Offensive Rookie of the Year

Towson redshirt freshman Shane Simpson was named the Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Rookie of the Year in a vote by the league's coaches. Simpson also was named to the All-CAA first team as a kick returner. He was joined on the first team by senior punter Jake Ryder. Wide receiver Christian Summers was selected to the second team, and wide receiver Andre Dessenberg, defensive back Monty Fenner and kicker Aidan O'Neill were named to the third team. Simpson, who rushed for 784 yards and three touchdowns on 141 carries, is the third Tiger to earn the top offensive rookie honor, joining fellow running backs Terrance West (2011), a Northwestern High alumnus now with the Ravens, and Darius Victor (2013). Simpson averaged 26.9 yards on 34 kick returns and led the CAA in all-purpose yards, with 166.8 a game.

Women's college cross country: Elizabethtown sophomore Colleen Kernan (Westminster) made the All-Landmark Conference second team.


College baseball: Mount St. Mary's senior pitcher-first baseman Jordan Lawson, senior first baseman Tyler Post, senior catcher Will Enrico and junior outfielder Mitch Sgrignoli were named captains.

College wrestling: Ohio State junior Kyle Snyder, an Olympic champion from Woodbine, was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week.


Men's college swimming: Frostburg State junior Christian March (Westminster) was named Capital Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week.

Women's college swimming: Frostburg State junior Macey Nitchie (Bel Air) was named CAC Swimmer of the Week.

Women's college fencing: Johns Hopkins won all four of its bouts and Austin Young became the winningest coach in program history Saturday at Haverford's Dan Arnstein '09 Invitational. Young has 100 wins in eight seasons. James Murray (2002-2009) held the previous record.


In the latest sign that he's done racing, Michael Phelps told reporters before Monday night's Golden Goggle awards that he had removed himself from drug testing required by USA Swimming. Later, during a ceremony at which he won three awards, including USA Swimming's Male Athlete of the Year, Phelps again said he was "done competitive swimming." Phelps, raised in Rodgers Forge, left the slightest wiggle room at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, saying the 2016 Games were "probably" his last. His wife and mother also hinted, perhaps lightheartedly, they'd love to see him compete again in Tokyo in 2020. But after he finished winning five gold medals and six medals overall, extending his career records in both categories, Phelps said he had created the perfect conclusion to his career. He could still re-enter drug testing as he did six months before his previous return to competition in 2014. But for the foreseeable future at least, the greatest swimmer ever is finished.

Childs Walker

Et cetera

The Orioles signed first baseman-outfielder David Washington, formerly of the St. Louis Cardinals organization, to a minor league contract Monday and assigned to Triple-A Norfolk. Washington, 6 feet 5 and 260 pounds, is a career .250 hitter. Last season he hit 30 home runs between Double-A Springfield and Triple-A Memphis but struck out 169 times in 127 total games.


NFL: The Detroit Lions waived wide receiver Corey Fuller (Woodlawn) after practice. He had been activated earlier this month from the physically-unable-to-perform list, where he had been dealing with a foot injury. He didn't play in a game this season after playing in 16 as with Detroit two years ago and 10 last year. Fuller had 14 receptions for 212 yards and a touchdown two years ago in his first NFL season. He had just four catches for 76 yards last year.

Varsity boys basketball: Junior Jalen Smith had 19 points and nine rebounds and senior Nigel Jackson had 15 points to lead host Mount Saint Joseph to a 75-42 victory over Indian Creek. The Gaels led 36-23 with 3:23 left in the third quarter and pulled away with a 9-0 run.

Craig Clary, Baltimore Sun Media Group

Hunting: The Maryland Department of Natural Resources recently announced the dates of the annual two-week firearm deer season. Hunters may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer from Saturday through Dec. 10. The DNR reminded hunters that an antler point restriction has been instituted for white-tailed deer. Hunters may harvest up to two antlered deer per license year, which have two or fewer points on each antler present. Any additional antlered deer taken within the legal seasons and bag limits must have at least three points on one antler. Licensed junior hunters are exempt from the restriction. Hunters who use tree stands are strongly advised to wear a full-body safety harness, which should be secured at all times.

Michel Elben, Baltimore Sun Media Group

National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit re-signed forward Francisca Ordega, who scored the winning goal in extra time in the semifinal win over the Chicago Red Stars.


Golf: Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation, also known as Baltimore's Classic Five, will host its 21st annual Turkey Shoot outings Thursday morning at Pine Ridge, Mount Pleasant, Forest Park and Clifton Park courses. A FootGolf outing will be held at the Craig Willinger Memorial FootGolf Course at Carroll Park. Golfers must prepay to reserve a space. To register, go to or call any of the golf course pro shops. For more information, go to

Boys soccer: Mount St. Mary's women's coach Joe Nemzer was named coach for the Team USA junior boys team at the 2017 World Maccabiah Games.