Towson quarterback Tom Flacco to play in all-star game

Towson University quarterback Tom Flacco has been selected to compete in the SPIRAL Tropical Bowl on Sunday at 10 a.m. in Daytona Beach, Florida, a post-college all-star game.

The Tropical Bowl, which began in 2016, features top seniors playing in front of NFL scouts and general managers in preparation for draft in April. The game will air live on FloSports.


Seniors across FCS and FBS will be showcased at the weekend event, which will includes practice and measurements beginning on Friday.

Flacco, the younger brother of former Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, will wear No. 14 for the National Team, which will play the American Team. He is one of four Colonial Athletic Association representatives.

Flacco spent two seasons with Towson after transferring from Rutgers and was a finalist for the Walter Payton Award for top offensive player in FCS each year. In 24 games, Flacco had 50 passing touchdowns, third in Towson history, and 6,082 passing yards, sixth all-time at Towson. He was the 2018 CAA Offensive Player of the Year and earned all-conference recognition each year.

Flacco also is a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders negotiation list in the Canadian Football League.

Women’s college basketball: Navy will be without its best player for the remainder of the season. A Navy athletics spokesman confirmed that Jennifer Coleman has been declared academically ineligible for the spring semester. The 5-foot-9 sophomore guard is permitted to practice with the team but is not allowed to play in games or travel with the team. Coleman was Navy’s leading scorer through 10 games, averaging 10.4 points. She stands third on the team with 3.9 rebounds per game and second with 29 assists despite starting just two games this season. Navy, which has lost five straight contests, hosts Bucknell on Wednesday night (7 p.m.) at Alumni Hall.

— Bill Wagner

Women’s college soccer: Johns Hopkins senior Emily Maheras was named to the d3soccer.com All-America First Team after helping the Blue Jays to the NCAA Elite Eight. Maheras, a midfielder, started all 24 matches in 2019, scoring a team-best 17 goals while adding three assists.

Women’s college basketball: Johns Hopkins sophomore guard Diarra Oden was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season. The Atlanta native led the Blue Jays to a 54-49 road victory over Lynchburg, scoring 24 points and shooting 8-for-18 from the field in the comeback win.

Men’s college basketball: Towson added a home game to its 2019-20 schedule. Towson will host Regent University on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at SECU Arena. Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Regent is a Division I South Region member institution in the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association. Towson added a game because it lost a game against Cornell earlier in the season because of a weather cancellation.

Major League Soccer: In need of front-line depth, D.C. United is close to acquiring forward Erik Sorga, a young, prolific scorer in the low-level Estonian league, people familiar with the negotiations told The Washington Post. Sorga, 20, scored 31 goals in 34 matches this past season for FC Flora, the reigning champion in the country’s top-tier Meistriliiga. He has made six appearances for the national team, including four in Euro 2020 qualifiers, and scored against Belarus in September. In all likelihood, Sorga would enter United’s system through its second-division squad, Leesburg-based Loudoun United, and move into the first team quickly.

— Steven Goff, The Washington Post

National Women’s Soccer League: The Washington Spirit signed midfielder Jaye Boissiere, who played at Stanford from 2014 to 2018. The midfielder was named to the 2017 All-Pac-12 second team and 2017 College Cup All-Tournament team. Boissiere was also named the 2017 College Cup Most Outstanding Offensive Player after scoring the cup-clinching goal against UCLA in the College Cup final. She was nominated for the 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy, and was named to the 2018 All-Pac-12 second team. She was called up to the U.S. under-23 team in March of 2018, alongside current Spirit players Jordan DiBiasi and Tegan McGrady. Boissiere spent 2019 overseas, playing with French side La Havre in the second division of French football.

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