Trio leads Navy women's lacrosse past Saint Joseph's, 16-11

NAVY WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Twin sisters Julia and Jenna Collins joined teammate Kelly Larkin with four goals to lead the Mids to a 16-11 victory over host Saint Joseph’s on Tuesday.

Kayla Harris (Broadneck) and Meg O’Donnell each added two goals, while Larkin and Jenna Collins had a pair of assists apiece for the Mids, who led at the half, 8-7. Ingrid Boyum finished with seven saves for Navy (5-1).

The Mids play at Florida on Tuesday.

NAVY BASEBALL: Due to impending weather in Annapolis, Navy and Maryland Eastern Shore have moved their Wednesday matchup to Thursday at 2 p.m. at Max Bishop Stadium.

NAVY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Senior Hannah Fenske was named to the Patriot League All-Academic Team for the sport of women’s basketball on Tuesday. She was one of six players named to the squad that was announced by the league office.

Nominees needed to be at least a sophomore in the classroom, have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.20 and be a significant contributor to the team.

Fenske has compiled a 3.50 GPA as an operations research major. She has received academic honors from the USNA in each of her seven completed semesters, which includes earing a spot on the Superintendent’s List this fall. Fenske received nuclear submarines for her service assignment.

On the court, Fenske garnered Third-Team All-Patriot League honors this season. She ended the regular season ranked among the league leaders in three-point field goals made (2.17, third), assists (4.00, third), steals (1.69, tie for fourth) and three-point field goal percentage (35.6%, sixth). Fenske additionally is one of 10 players in Navy history to record multiple 100 assist seasons in a career (2017, ‘18), handed out five or more assists in nine games this season and scored at least 10 points in 17 games.

NAVY SWIMMING: Sophomore Bradley Buchter placed eighth in the one-meter springboard event Tuesday at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championship in Piscataway, N.J. With that finish he has now qualified to compete in both springboard events at the NCAA Championship, March 22-24 in Minneapolis.

Buchter stood in 13th place through the six-dive preliminary round, but jumped up five spots with a total score of 621.95 points by the end of the six-dive finals. He needed to finish among the top-12 divers in today’s event to compete on the board at the NCAA Championship. This is due to his automatically qualifying on the three-meter board with his third-place effort Monday.

Three additional Mids were in action on Tuesday. Patrick Carter placed 20th (272.65) on the one meter, Nate Belch finished in 22nd place on the board, and Meghan Gerdes scored 218.70 points to place 29th on the women’s three-meter board.

LEHIGH WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Junior Kellie Gough (South River) scored a career-high six goals as the Mountain Hawks defeated VCU, 16-10.

GEORGETOWN MEN’S LACROSSE: Jake Carraway (St. Mary’s) had four goals and three assists for a career-high seven points as the Hoyas defeated Marist, 13-6. Kieran Jenkins (Severna Park) was credited with his first career assist for Georgetown.

HOPKINS WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Midfielder Shelby Harrison (St. Mary’s) was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week. Harrison totaled 14 draws, one goal, one caused turnover and three ground balls in a 1-1 week for the Blue Jays. She controlled a game-high eight draws, scored a free position goal, caused a turnover and picked up a ground ball in a tough 15-14 loss at Georgetown last Wednesday. Harrison followed that with a six-draw, two-ground ball performance in Hopkins’ 19-0 win over Furman on Saturday.

Harrison leads Hopkins and the Big Ten and is tied for 10th in the nation with 37 draws. She already ranks fifth in school history, all divisions, for draws in a season. She set the school record for draws in a game by a freshman (9) against Loyola and later set the record for draws in a game (11) at Penn.

NAVY GYMNASTICS: Freshman David Toussaint was selected on Tuesday as the ECAC Men’s Gymnastics Specialist of the Week following a pair of strong performances on the floor exercise and pommel horse in road meets at William & Mary and Springfield over the weekend. In Navy’s only two-meet weekend of the 2018 season, Toussaint participated in both competitions and turned in excellent results on the floor exercise and pommel horse. Versus the Tribe on Friday, he posted a 13.7 score to place second on the floor exercise and a 13.95 on the pommel horse, good for first overall. While he was 0.1 points shy of the event win on the floor, he crushed the field on pommel horse by 0.65 points. Less than two days later at Springfield, he swept the two events with a 14.0 on the floor and a 13.1 on the pommel horse. Toussaint’s floor score was 0.3 points better than second place and his pommel horse routine was 0.5 points ahead of the runner-up.

MARYLAND MEN’S LACROSSE: Senior midfielder Connor Kelly was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and faceoff specialist Justin Shockey was named Freshman of the Week for their efforts in last weekend’s win against No. 8 Notre Dame.

Kelly pieced together one of the greatest performances in Maryland’s prestigious history against Notre Dame, totaling 10 points on three goals and seven assists. He was just the third player in program history to record seven assists in a game, and the fourth player to reach 10 points. Both marks were last posted by Bob Boneillo in 1979. Both Kelly’s 10 points and seven assists are single-game records for the four-year history of the Big Ten Conference.

Shockey was also impressive in his first career start at the faceoff dot, winning 15-of-22 faceoffs and picking up 11 ground balls. He was particularly special in the second half, when he won 10-of-11 faceoffs.

MARYLAND WOMEN’S LACROSSE: After helping the Terps to two wins this past week, senior attacker Megan Whittle and sophomore defender Lizzie Colson earned Big Ten weekly honors Tuesday. Whittle was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week while Colson was selected as Big Ten Defensive of the Week.

In a pair of home wins over UMBC and Hofstra, Whittle totaled a team-best 14 points (12 goals, two assists) on just 20 shots on goal, including a nine-for-10 mark on free position shots. Against UMBC, the senior matched her career-high with seven goals while also passing Taylor Cummings in the all-time goal ranks at Maryland. Against Hofstra, Whittle led the team with seven points (five goals, two assists), while climbing to second in the all-time goal ranks.

Colson tied for the team-lead with four groundballs in the two wins, while also notching seven draw controls and one caused turnover. On the season, the sophomore leads the Terps with 12 groundballs and six caused turnovers.

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