The U.S. national indoor team will be without forward Drew Westervelt for the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, LaxMagazine.com reported Wednesday. Westervelt (UMBC, John Carroll), whom the magazine less than a year ago ranked as the best active American-born box player, will not play in the WILC this month because of a nagging shoulder injury, he confirmed to the magazine. "I have had shoulder issues for the last two [National Lacrosse League] and [Major League Lacrosse] seasons," he said. "I need to rehab and get healthy again." The 6-foot-5, 238-pound right-hander scored 68 points last season for the NLL's Colorado Mammoth, the highest scoring total of any American in the league. But he played in only eight games with MLL's Chesapeake Bayhawks this summer, accumulating 21 points, the lowest total of his nine-year pro outdoor career. The Americans' first game is Sept. 18 against the Iroquois at Onondaga Nation.
Convention: US Lacrosse has opened registration at uslacrosse.org for the annual US Lacrosse Convention and Fan Fest, set for Jan. 22-24 at the Baltimore Convention Center. LaxCon is the sport's largest educational event, trade show and kickoff to the season. There will be approximately 150 educational sessions, many of which occur on four indoor demonstration areas surrounded by seating for attendees, plus 150 exhibitors, showcasing gear and apparel. Nick Myers, coach of Ohio State and the U.S. Under-19 men's team, and Ricky Fried, coach of Georgetown and the U.S. women's team, will be among the speakers.
Prospect day: Stevenson will hold a men's college prospect day Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon for players who will graduate from high school in the 2016 and 2017 classes. The camp will include a tactical skills session, full-field scrimmages, campus tours and a recruiting question-and-answer seminar. The cost is $125. Participants must register in advance and provide their own equipment. For information, contact Tim Puls at 443-352-4298 or email@example.com.
Towson loses linebacker Barr for another season
Injuries continue to prevent Towson's Bryton Barr from returning to the football field. After missing the last 14 games in 2013 because of a torn right pectoral muscle and sitting out the entire 2014 season with a torn left pectoral, the redshirt junior outside linebacker won't play this fall after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee. He suffered the injury during a noncontact drill in practice two weeks ago.
For more of Edward Lee's article about Barr, go to baltimoresun.com/collegefootball
Golf: John Howson of Sparks and Pine Ridge Golf Course parred the first playoff hole to beat Lee Flemister of Rockville and the University of Maryland Golf Club to win the Maryland State Golf Association Senior Amateur at Lakewood Country Club in Rockville. Howson, 56, the first-day leader with 3-under-par 69, shot 73 for a 36-hole total of 142, bogeying his final hole to drop into a tie with Flemister, 55, who posted a 72-70—142. Larry Storck of Parkville and Hayfields Country Club finished third with a 70-75—145.
Olympics: Swimmer Katie Ledecky of Bethesda was among the winners of the Team USA Awards for August, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced. Ledecky earned five gold medals at the FINA World Championships on Aug. 5-16 in Kazan, Russia, and in doing so became the first swimmer in history to win the 200-, 400-, 800- and 1,500-meter freestyle races in a major competition. She also anchored the women's 800 freestyle relay team to the gold medal and broke her world records in the 800 and 1,500.
WNBA: Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) scored 23 points and the host Atlanta Dream (14-18) earned a 90-60 win against the Los Angeles Sparks (14-19), who sat out Candace Parker, Nneka Ogwumike and Alana Beard after securing their 15th playoff spot in 17 years Sunday.