Digest (Feb. 9): Ibello, DeMase lead Johns Hopkins in women's lacrosse opener

Miranda Ibello (Maryvale) scored four goals and Nicole DeMase had three goals to lead host Johns Hopkins to a 14-7 victory over Marquette in a season-opener for both teams. The Golden Eagles took a 1-0 lead before the Blue Jays scored six straight. ... Miranda Stinson scored seven goals and Darby Kiernan had five goals to lead No. 16 Colorado to a 20-10 victory over Michigan in a season-opener in Jacksonville, Fla. The Buffaloes went on an 11-3 run in the second half. ... Twelve players scored at least one goal and sophomore Asa Goldstock made 11 saves to lead No. 7 Syracuse to a 23-11 win against Connecticut, 23-11.

CAC poll: Salisbury was chosen to finish first in the Capital Athletic Conference this season and defend its title. The Sea Gulls earned five first-place votes and 61 total points to sit atop the poll, narrowly beating out York, which came in second with four first-place votes and a total of 60 points. Mary Washington received 50 points to come in third, followed by Christopher Newport University (42 points) and St. Mary's (36 points).



McDaniel baseball coachto retire after 38 seasons

David Seibert announced that he will retire after 38 seasons as head baseball coach at McDaniel college. Seibert took the reins of the baseball program in 1981 – just three years after graduating from then-Western Maryland. He also served more than 20 years as an assistant football coach, including 14 seasons as defensive coordinator and four years as quarterbacks coach, coaching two of the Centennial Conference's best signal-callers – Brian Van Deusen and Ron Sermarini. Seibert has served as a senior coach lecturer in the Kinesiology department, including serving as the lone person to teach the popular fencing activity course.

Journalism symposium: ESPN investigative reporter Tisha Thompson will headline a Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism event on Thursday at 4:15 p.m. at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at Maryland. Thompson will discuss her career path and her work, including her recent coverage of the sexual assault scandal at Michigan State. George Solomon, director of the center, will moderate the conversation, which will be followed by an audience Q&A. The event, which will be held in the Gene Roberts Room on the third floor of Knight Hall, is free and open to the public. For information, email, 301-405-4605 or visit

Women's college basketball: Services for former Johns Hopkins women's basketball coach Nancy Funk will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Grace Fellowship Church in Timonium. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Coaches vs. Cancer via the American Cancer Society. ... Mary Cuevas scored her 22nd points with 38 seconds left to lift Towson (9-14, 4-8 Colonial Athletic Association) to a 73-72 victory over Hofstra on Friday night. Cuevas also had eight rebounds for the Tigers. Nukiya Mayo added 19 points and 12 rebounds and Raine Bankston contributed 12 points and eight rebounds for Towson.

College softball: Maryland named senior infielder-outfielder Skylynne Ellazar, senior outfielder Destiney Henderson, junior pitcher Sydney Golden and sophomore infielder Anna Kufta captains. ... The National Fastpitch Coaches Association named Salisbury's LeAnne Collins (Hereford) and Annie Pietanza to its watch list for the Division III National Player of the Year award.

College swimming: Johns Hopkins junior Michael Wohl and sophomore Michelle Wang were named the men's and women's Division III Swimmers of the Week by, and senior Anna Wisniewski was named the Independent Swimmer of the Week.

Capitals trade: Washington acquired forwards Adam Chapie and Joe Whitney from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward John Albert and defenseman Hubert Labrie. Chapie and Whitney will report to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

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