Nathalie Friedman, The Baltimore Sun's 2018 field hockey Player of the Year from Notre Dame Prep, on Tuesday was named first-team All-America by MAX field Hockey. Friedman, a Wake Forest-bound senior, finished the 2018 season with 27 goals and 35 assists to lead the Blazers to their second straight Interscholastic Association of Maryland A Conference title. Friedman, a midfielder, was a third-team All-American in 2017, when she also was named The Sun's Player of the Year. Another local player, Archbishop Spalding senior forward Margot Lawn, was named second-team All-America after finishing with 24 goals and seven assists. Lawn, who will continue her career at Louisville, was a third-team selection a year ago.
— Rich Scherr, for The Baltimore Sun
Basketball clinic: Arundel High is hosting a Lady Wildcats Basketball Clinic on Feb. 18 from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is $20 per participant, with part of the proceeds donated to cancer awareness. For more information and to register, contact Arundel girls basketball coach Lee Rogers at 410-674-6500 or 443-904-1409.
No. 11 Maryland women win fourth straight game
Kaila Charles scored 22 points, Shakira Austin posted a double double and No. 11 Maryland beat Wisconsin , 75-57, in women's basketball Thursday night for the Terps' fourth straight win. Charles was 8-for-10 shooting and 6-for-7 at the line while Austin finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for the freshman's eighth double double. Blair Watson added 11 points as Maryland (19-2, 8-2 Big Ten) improved to 10-1 at home. The Terps shot 49 percent and made seven of 12 3-point tries. They remain a game back of first-place Rutgers (8-1). Imani Lewis led the Badgers (11-11, 2-8) with 14 points and nine rebounds. Marsha Howard and Kelly Karlis added 10 points each. Wisconsin shot 36.5 percent and made only 3 of 11 from the arc in falling to 0-7 all-time versus the Terps.
Men's college basketball: Brian Fobbs made two free throws with five seconds left as visiting Towson (8-15, 4-6 Colonial Athletic Association) won, 77-76, over UNC Wilmington (8-15, 4-6). Fobbs finshed with a game-high 24 points. ... Jalen Gibbs had 20 points, but host Mount St. Mary's (5-17, 2-7 Northeast Conference ) lost, 87-79, to Sacred Heart (9-13, 5-4). The Pioneers used a second-half rally to win.
Major Arena soccer League: The Blast also reached an agreement with NBC Sports Washington to televise five games during the remainder of the season. The list of games scheduled to be shown live on NBC Sports Washington is: Blast at Milwaukee Wave, Saturday at 2 p.m.; Utica City FC at Blast, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Kansas City Comets at Blast, March 10 at 3 p.m.; Blast at Utica City FC, March 28 at 3 p.m.; Blast at Florida Tropics, April 6 at 7 p.m.
— Glenn Graham
Major League Soccer: D.C. United signed Creighton defender Akeem Ward after selecting him with the 14th overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft.
Women's lacrosse: Three players from Maryland survived another round of cuts for the 2019 U.S. under-19 women's national lacrosse team. Elizabeth Hillman (Bel Air), Madeleine Jenner (McDonogh) and Emma Schettig (McDonogh) were named to the 23-player training roster by coach Kelly Amonte Hiller after training in California. The roster will be further trimmed to 18 from an initial pool of 110 players before departing for the 2019 Federation of International Lacrosse Women's U19 World Championship, which will be held Aug. 1-10 in Peterborough, Canada.
— From Sun staff and news services