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Loyola men's lacrosse picked first in Patriot League, Navy second

Loyola Maryland's Zach Herreweyers, left, and Brian Sherlock (6) celebrate the Greyhounds' 10th goal in the third quarter as Towson's #23 Tyler Young looks toward the goal. Loyola beat the Tigers, 15-11, at Towson's Johnny Unitas Stadium.
Loyola Maryland's Zach Herreweyers, left, and Brian Sherlock (6) celebrate the Greyhounds' 10th goal in the third quarter as Towson's #23 Tyler Young looks toward the goal. Loyola beat the Tigers, 15-11, at Towson's Johnny Unitas Stadium. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)

Loyola Maryland and Navy were picked to finish first and second, respectively, in the Patriot League in men's lacrosse in a preseason poll of the league's coaches and sports information directors. The Greyhounds, who finished third last season, received 122 points and 122 points and 12 first-place votes; the defending regular-season champion Midshipmen received 108 and five, respectively. Loyola senior attackman Zach Herreweyers is the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year; Navy junior defenseman Chris Fennell is the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. The preseason team also includes Loyola junior midfielder Brian Sherlock.

Coaching: Fran Gormley (Maryland) joined the New Jersey Institute of Technology men's staff as an assistant coach. Gormley previously served as director of lacrosse operation for the Terps in 2012 and 2013.

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Division III: Salisbury and Stevenson were ranked fifth and seventh, respectively, in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III preseason poll.

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The Northeast Conference Hall of Fame will induct former Mount St. Mary's women's basketball player Susie Rowlyk and her coach, the late Bill Sheahan. Rowlyk is one of four players in league history to twice earn NEC Player of the Year, doing so in 1993-94 and 1994-95. Sheahan coached the team for 17 seasons, compiling a record of 372-104, including 124-30 in the league. He retired in 1998 as the NEC's all-time leader in conference wins.

More women's basketball: No. 5 Maryland's home game against No. 18 Michigan State has been rescheduled for Feb. 5 at Xfinity Center. The game was postponed Saturday because of the snowstorm.

Men's basketball: Maryland will play Illinois at Madison Square Garden in New York in late January or early February 2019 in a "Super Saturday — College Hoops & Hockey" doubleheader that will include a Big Ten men's hockey game, the conference announced. The basketball game will tip off at noon; the hockey game will start at 7 p.m. The Big Ten Network is expected to air both.

Baseball: Towson redshirt junior designated hitter Chris Henze was named preseason first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association. Sophomore outfielder Mark Grunberg received honorable mention. The Tigers were picked to finish last in the CAA in the league's preseason poll.

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UMES: Nicole Council (women's basketball, 1996-2000), Thomas "Tee" Trotter (men's basketball, 2000-2004), Trent Harris (men's basketball, 1956-1960), Jana Milin (women's volleyball, 2002-2005), Barnabas Togom (men's track and field/cross country, 2002-2004), Dr. Kirkland J. Hall (coach), and the 1963 men's outdoor track and field team will be inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Big Bertha Stable's hard-knocking mare Brenda's Way, second last time out in the Nellie Morse, will be one of the favorites Saturday when she meets eight others in the $75,000 Conniver Stakes at Laurel Park. Brenda's Way will be meeting some of the toughest, most consistent Maryland-bred fillies and mares in the 7-furlong Conniver, including the stakes winners Miss Bullistic, Lionhearted Lady and Eddy Gourmet. Laurel's first-race post time Friday through Monday is 12:25 p.m. The Conniver will be run as Race 8 on Saturday's nine-race program. Friday's program begins with a Super Hi 5 carryover in the first race of $16,096.23 and a Rainbow 6 carryover of $4,336.57.

NFL: Ravens guard Marshal Yanda and punter Sam Koch were drafted to play on Team Irvin at the Pro Bowl on Sunday in Honolulu. Ravens rush linebacker Elvis Dumervil was drafted by Team Rice. Andy Reid, coach of Team Rice, earlier had named Ravens long snapper Morgan Cox as a "need" player.

Baseball: The Pittsburgh Pirates promoted Dave Jauss to from major league coach to bench coach. Jauss, a Pirates coach since 2013, was Orioles bench coach in 2008 and 2009. ... Former Orioles infielder Tim Hulett, manager of Single-A Spokane in the Texas Rangers' organization, will manage the Philippines in qualifying next month for the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Boxing: Baltimore Boxing Promotions returns to Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie tonight for Olympic-style championship boxing. Headlining the card is a 168-pound Super Brawl title bout between Donald Wallace of the Baltimore Boxing Gym and Upton Boxing's Tyrell Boyd. Baltimore Boxing Gym's Joey "Bazooka Joe" Veazy meets Club One Boxing's Andre Harris for the Super Brawl junior middleweight championship. Brian "Bam Bam" Haneschlager of the Baltimore Boxing Gym meets Dallas Butts for the heavyweight title. Baltimore Boxing's Stefon McCray meets Main Street Gym's TJ Mottinger in a cruiserweight title matchup. For more information, go to Baltimoreboxing.com.

Women's soccer: Washington Spirit defender Ali Krieger and forward Crystal Dunn were among the 20 players selected to represent the United States at the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship next month.

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