College Roundup: Navy lacrosse defenders honored

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NAVY MEN'S LACROSSE: Members of one of the top defensive units in the country, Navy junior defenseman Chris Fennell and junior long pole Matt Rees have been named to the Inside Lacrosse Midseason First-Team All-America squad it was announced on Thursday. Fennell and Rees are veteran members of a defensive crew that is ranked fourth nationally in scoring defense (6.88) and has held six of its eight opponents this spring to single digits, including each of the last four. The Mids held Delaware to just one goal in their Feb. 21 victory over the Blue Hens, the fewest goals scored against Navy since defeating Army West Point, 12-1, in the 2007 Patriot League Tournament Semifinals. Additionally, Navy's defense has helped spark a 90.8 clearing percentage which is the nation's fifth-best mark and it stands ninth nationally in caused turnovers per game (8.63).

The Mids (6-2, 4-1 Patriot League) will be back in action on Saturday when they play host to Holy Cross (1-9, 0-4 PL) at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium beginning at noon.


WASHINGTON COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Two members of the Washington College softball program achieved milestones in game one of a non-conference softball doubleheader on Thursday afternoon against Catholic at Washington College Softball Field. Senior outfielder Paige Briganti (Severna Park) tallied her 150th career in a 5-1 win in the opener that was also the 150th all-time win for head coach Lacey Lister on the softball diamond. The Cardinals would respond in the second game with a 10-2 victory in five innings due to the eight-run rule.

ST. MARY'S BASEBALL: The Seahawks (6-17, 2-8 CAC) defeated York (7-17-1, 5-5 CAC) in Capital Athletic Conference action on Wednesday afternoon to clinch a 10-8 conference win, splitting the season series. Junior Nick Raimondo (South River) pitched six innings for his third win of the season with a career-best six strikeouts and two walks.


ST. MARY'S WOMEN'S LACROSSE: No. 19 St. Mary's edged No. 7 York, 5-4, on Wednesday. Junior midfielder Erika Kopf (Annapolis) netted the winning goal with 5:31 left.

MCDANIEL BASEBALL: McDaniel jumped to a 9-0 lead after two innings en route to a 16-2 victory over Maine-Presque Isle in non-conference baseball action on Thursday. Michael Gallagher was one of four starters for the 24th-ranked Green Terror (19-1) with two hits. As a team, the top hitting team in Division III at .385 finished the game with 20 hits, recording double-digit hits for the 15th time this season.

McDaniel extended its winning streak to 11 games, setting a new mark for longest winning streak in program history and closing the non-conference schedule with 19 wins in 20 games.

Matt Cauchon led the Owls (6-15) with two of the team's eight hits.