Digest: Loyola Maryland's Adams, Morlang Sullivan to coach Australian U-19 women's lacrosse team
From Sun staff and news services|
Dec 18, 2017 | 11:37 PM
Loyola Maryland women's lacrosse coach Jen Adams and former Greyhounds All-American Stacey Morlang Sullivan were named co-coaches of the 2019 under-19 Australian women's national team, the Australian Lacrosse Association announced. The duo will lead the Australians at the FIL U-19 World Championships in Peterborough, Ontario, on Aug. 1-10, 2019. Adams and Sullivan, both All-World players for Australia, helped lead the Aussies to a combined six medals in international competition, including Australia's first gold at the 2005 FIL World Cup in Annapolis. While this will be Morlang Sullivan's first coaching stint with the U-19 team, it will mark Adams' third appointment, as she was an assistant for her older sister, Trish, at the 2011 and 2015 U-19 World Championships.
Blaze coach Huntley, ex-Hopkins player, dies at clinic in Florida
Atlanta Blaze head coach Dave Huntley died while coaching a clinic Monday in Florida. He was 60. The Major League Lacrosse coach, a Toronto native, grew up playing box lacrosse but played field lacrosse at Johns Hopkins, where he won national championships in 1978 and 1979. While he was in college, Huntley played for Team Canada and won a World Lacrosse Championship in 1979. He won another World Lacrosse Championship for Canada as a coach. Huntley, a member of the United States Lacrosse Hall of Fame, National U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, also served as an assistant at Loyola Maryland and offensive coordinator at Calvert Hall. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, and their two children.
Former Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim will return to his native South Korea to play in the KBO League. According to a report from South Sports, Kim signed a contract with the LG Twins. He will be introduced in a news conference Thursday in Seoul. Kim received a four-year deal worth about $10.6 million, according to Yonhap News. Almost exactly two years ago, Kim signed a two-year, $7 million with the Orioles, projecting to be the everyday left fielder. He struggled mightily in spring training and the Orioles attempted to send him to the minor leagues to open the season. He had a clause in his deal that allowed him to refuse an option to the minors, which he used to make the Opening Day roster. Kim ended his rookie season leading the Orioles with a .382 on-base percentage. The Orioles traded Kim to the Philadelphia Phillies last season as part of a deal that netted them veteran right-hander Jeremy Hellickson.
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Men's college basketball:Junior Robinson and Chris Wray combined to score 25 points and Mount St. Mary's earned its first road victory by holding off American, 59-56. Robinson finished with 13 points and Wray added 12 points, 12 rebounds and three steals for the Mountaineers (5-7). Sa'eed Nelson, who was 7-for-21 from the field, scored the final nine points for the Eagles (3-7) and finished with 19 points. Larry Motuzis added 16 points and eight rebounds. ... UMBC graduate student guard Jairus Lyles was named America East Conference Player of the Week. ... Towson (10-1) received one vote in the Associated Press Top 25 poll.
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