College Lacrosse

Digest (July 20): United States advances to World Cup women's lacrosse final, 19-8

The United States advanced to the gold-medal game at the Federation of International Lacrosse Rathbones Women's Lacrosse World Cup after beating England, 19-8, on Thursday in Guildford, England. The United States will meet Canada on Saturday at 10 a.m. in a rematch of the 2013 World Cup final. Kayla Treanor led the U.S. offense with five goals and three assists to her second Player of the Match honor of the tournament. Treanor is the tournament's leading scorer with 24 goals and 19 assists. Michelle Tumolo was one of five U.S. players with two goals, and she added three assists. In the other semifinal, Canada beat Australia, 8-6, in overtime.



QB Llanusa leaves Navy football team for baseball

Quarterback Jonah Llanusa has left the Navy football program and plans to pursue varsity baseball at the Naval Academy. Coach Ken Niumatalolo confirmed during the American Athletic Conference Football Media Day that the promising sophomore has hung up the helmet and grabbed a glove. Llanusa was the starting quarterback at the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2015 season. ... Niumatalolo is one of 19 coaches on the preseason watch list for the Dodd Trophy, which celebrates the coach of a successful team who also stresses scholarship, leadership and integrity.


— Bill Wagner, Baltimore Sun Media Group

Maryland men's basketball: During a visit to Baltimore in June, coach Mark Turgeon said he might not be done adding to his roster for the 2017-18 season, either with a graduate transfer or another incoming freshman. Four-star prospect Jamarko Pickett could be the latest addition. Pickett, a 6-foot-8, 205-pound forward from Washington who played last at the Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Va., will visit College Park, this weekend, a source familiar with Pickett's situation said Thursday. Pickett, who was rated the No. 76 prospect in the Class of 2017 according to the composite rankings, decommitted from Mississippi after Rebels assistant Bill Armstrong took a similar job at LSU. Armstrong had been the lead recruiter for Pickett. The Terps have two scholarships available for next season. With three seniors on the roster and the possibility of rising sophomore forward Justin Jackson leaving early for the NBA next year, Maryland could have as many as six scholarships available.

— Don Markus

Maryland football: After a breakthrough sophomore year, Maryland's Ty Johnson was named to the Doak Walker Award watch list. The award, named for the legendary Southern Methodist running back, recognizes the nation's premier running back for his accomplishments on the field, achievement in the classroom and citizenship in the community.

From Sun staff and news services