Digest (July 16): U.S. men clinch division at world lacrosse games

From Sun staff and news services

Ryan Brown scored six goals as the United States clinched the top seed in the Blue Division with an 18-2 victory over Scotland in the Federation of International Lacrosse men's world championship in Netanya, Israel. The U.S. improved to 4-0 and will complete its pool play schedule tonight against England at 11 a.m., broadcast live on ESPNU. Brown has 16 goals in just four games. The U.S. had assists on 14 of its 18 goals with Tom Schreiber (three goals) and Jordan Wolf (one goal) leading the team with three assists each. Ned Crotty, Marcus Holman and Drew Snider each scored two goals. John Galloway made four saves and Greg Gurenlian (6-for-10) and Trevor Baptiste (6-for-11) gave the U.S. a 12-9 advantage on faceoffs. Will Haus had a team-high five groundballs.

College football

Maryland RB Johnson, Navy QB Perry on Maxwell watch list

Maryland senior running back Ty Johnson and Navy junior quarterback Malcolm Perry were named Monday to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, given annually to the best player in the Football Bowl Subdivision. West Virginia senior wide receiver David Sills V, a former all-state player at Eastern Christian Academy in Elkton, was also named to the list. Johnson, a former Fort Hill standout, is the first Terp to make the list since Stefon Diggs in 2013 and 2014, and the first Terps running back since Da'Rel Scott in 2010. Johnson ranked eighth in the Big Ten with 875 rushing yards last season, leading Maryland. Perry started 12 games (nine at slot back, three at quarterback) last season, finishing second on the team in rushing with 1,182 yards on 138 carries and 11 touchdowns. Sills was an All- Big 12 first-team selection in 2017 after finishing with 60 catches for 980 yards and tied for the national lead with 18 touchdowns. Semifinalists will be announced Oct. 29, and the top three finalists will be revealed Nov. 19, followed by the presentation of the winner in Atlantic City, N.J., on March 8.

— Katherine Fominykh

More: The Big Ten announced that third-year Maryland coach DJ Durkin will be joined by Derwin Gray, Taivon Jacobs and Darnell Savage Jr. at the league's Media Days next week in Chicago. Durkin is expected to speak publicly for the first time since a June 14 news conference in College Park, the day after redshirt freshman offensive lineman Jordan McNair died. The Terps are scheduled to meet with the media Tuesday, the second day of the two-day event.

— Don Markus

Et cetera

Youth soccer: Three Maryland youth soccer teams competed last weekend at the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup in Westfield, Ind. The Pipeline Soccer Club Black under-13 girls team and the Liverpool FCIA Western Maryland 18U boys both finished fourth in the country. The Arundel Soccer Association PGSA Real Barza 14U boys finished second. Meanwhile, eight Maryland players were named to the tournament Best 11 for their respective age groups. They are Pipeline Black under-13 girls players Kaitlyn Bishop and Peyton Savage; Arundel Soccer Association PGSA Real Barza 14U boys players Christian Canales, Milton Carbajal Jr. and Giovanni Marquina; and Liverpool FCIA Western Maryland 18U boys players Travis Bamfo, Keith Hamilton and Evan Ramacciotti. Also, two Maryland teams won the Fair Play Award: The Arundel Soccer Association PGSA Real Barza 14U boys and the Liverpool FCIA Western Maryland 18U boys.

Men's basketball: Bo Spencer and Frank Hassell each scored 14 points to lead Monarch Nation, a team of Old Dominion alumni, past the Hilltop Dawgs, a team of UMBC alumni, 72-59, in the first round of The Basketball Tournament, a $1 million winner-take-all event, on Saturday in Richmond, Va. Jourdan Grant (Archbishop Spalding) had a game-high 21 points for the Dawgs.

Men's college golf: Brad Hastings will join the Maryland staff as an assistant. Hastings, the 1999 Big South Golfer of the Year at Coastal Carolina , was an assistant golf professional at the University of Maryland Golf Course. He was also a student-athlete adviser for the golf program at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., in 2016.

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