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Terps' Taylor Cummings wins Honda Sports Award for women's lacrosse

Terps' Taylor Cummings wins Honda Sports Award for women's lacrosse
Maryland's midfielder Taylor Cummings in action during the second half of the semifinals in the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse tournament against the Syracuse, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Chester, Pa. Maryland won, 10-8. (Chris Szagola / Associated Press)

Maryland midfielder Taylor Cummings (McDonogh) won the Honda Sports Award for lacrosse for the second straight year. The award is presented annually by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards to the top female athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports and signifies "the best of the best in collegiate athletics." Cummings was voted the winner by administrators from more than 1,000 NCAA member schools. Finalists included fellow Terp Megan Douty, Shannon Gilroy (Florida) and Kayla Treanor (Syracuse). Cummings, a member of the U.S. women's national team, was named the NCAA championship's Most Outstanding Player for the second season in a row after leading the Terps to victories over Syracuse and North Carolina in the final four. She was Big Ten Midfielder of the Year and is a three-time IWLCA first-team All-American. The honor makes Cummings a finalist for the College Woman Athlete of the Year and the prestigious 2015 Honda Cup, which will be presented June 29.

College honors: Johns Hopkins finished a school-best second in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Division III standings in 2014-15. Points are awarded based on order of finish in various NCAA-sponsored championships. Williams finished first.

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Men's college basketball: Recent Milford Mill graduate Josh Fulton has signed to play basketball at Hagerstown Community College. The guard averaged 12 points, five assists and four rebounds for the Millers as a senior this past season.

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College baseball: Harford Community College sophomore first baseman Brett Hash was named among the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Marucci Elite Hitter Award winners.

College softball: Salisbury senior pitcher Rachel Johnson was named Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the Capital Athletic Conference.

Men's college swimming: Washington College named seniors DJ Bradshaw (Calvert Hall), Charles Logan and Lucas Morgan captains.

Women's college swimming: Washington College named senior Cate McMenamin and junior Ellen Maxwell (Loch Raven) captains.

Men's college soccer: Washington College seniors Jack Butler and Chris Koch and junior Dimitri Kaliakin were named captains.

College sports medicine: Navy named Adam Pecina associate athletic director for sports medicine and promoted Jim Berry and Dee Jones to assistant athletic directors for sports medicine.

Et cetera

Dave Berdan of Owings Mills won the Baltimore 10 Miler on Saturday at Druid Hill Lake Park in 53 minutes, 15 seconds, followed by John Ealy of Baltimore in 55:09 and Max Hacker of Alexandria, Va., in 55:42. Ted Waugh of Springfield, Va., was the masters winner in 1:02:59. Hannah Hanson of Frederick was the women's winner in 1:05:21, followed by Margaret Smith of Baltimore (1:07:19) and Kelsey Valentine of Thurmont (1:08:45). The women's masters winner was Marci Benda of Parkton in 1:09:43.

Horse racing: Pimlico Race Course's inaugural Rainbow 6 mandatory payout resulted in multiple winning tickets worth $12,518.28 Saturday on the closing day of the meet. A sum of $798,206 was bet into the existing carryover of $275,321 to result in a total jackpot pool of more than $1 million. The winning sequence for the popular 10-cent wager was 4-6-4-6-4-11. The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is paid out only when there is a single ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70 percent of that day's pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool. However, when there is a mandatory payout, it is not necessary to hold a unique ticket with all six winners to grab a share of the mandatory carryover pool. All betters holding tickets with the most winners for the last six races on the card shared in the entire pool.

WNBA: Kara Lawson hit a 14-foot jumper with 42 seconds left to give Washington (2-0) the lead and added two free throws in the Mystics' 67-62 victory over the New York Liberty (1-1) in their home opener Saturday night. Emma Meeseman finished with 16 points and nine rebounds to lead the Mystics, making all four of her shots from the line, including a clutch pair in the final minute to extend Washington's lead to four. Ivory Latta added 10 points, and Lawson — who had just two made field goals in the game, both in the final two minutes — finished with eight. New York, which won its home opener Friday night, got 18 points and eight rebounds from Tina Charles.

Major League Soccer: Sebastian Giovinco scored in the 83rd minute, his second goal of the game, and Toronto FC (6-5-1) earned a 2-1 victory against D.C. United (8-4-4) that ended the Washington team's 16-game home unbeaten streak. ... Patrick Mullins (Maryland) scored in the 87th minute to lift visiting New York (2-7-5) to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union (4-9-3). ... The Colorado Rapids added defender Joe Greenspan (Navy) to their roster.

National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit (4-3-2) earned a 1-1 tie with the Boston Breakers (3-3-2) and remained unbeaten at home. Amanda Da Costa scored for Washington in the 64th minute, and Maddy Evans tied it a minute later.

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