Jockey Trevor McCarthy, Maryland's leading rider two of the past three years who recently earned his 1,000th career victory, is in the early stages of recovery from successful surgery on his injured left shoulder this week. McCarthy's agent, Scott Silver, said the 23-year-old rider, who ranked among the winningest jockeys in the country at the time of his injury, will be sidelined a minimum of six months and is projected to return near the end of this year or early 2018. "He had surgery on Monday and everything went really well. He's probably going to be in a sling for about a month to six weeks, and then he'll start rehab," Silver said. "He cannot get on a horse for six months, so we're probably looking at 61/2-7 months before he can ride." McCarthy suffered a broken right pinky finger and dislocated shoulder when he landed awkwardly after being thrown when his mount, Skip the Talk, attempted to jump over a fallen horse in a May 21 turf race at Monmouth Park.
St. Frances four-star offensive tackle Duncan commits to Maryland
St. Frances rising senior Jaelyn Duncan, one of the top offensive tackle recruits in the country, committed to Maryland on Thursday night. Rated the No. 161 recruit in the 247Sports.com composite rankings and as high as No. 45 overall nationally by ESPN, Duncan announced on Twitter that he was joining the "#TerpTakeover." The 6-foot-6, 300-pound Duncan is the third four-star recruit in the Terps' nine-man class; only DeMatha defensive tackle Austin Fontaine is more highly regarded in the composite rankings. Fellow DeMatha four-star prospect and Maryland pledge Evan Gregory is also an offensive lineman, projected to play guard in College Park. Duncan, who transferred from Calvert County's Northern to St. Frances for his senior season, committed to coach DJ Durkin over offers from several national programs, including Penn State, Ohio State, UCLA and others.
Varsity boys soccer
Urban-Zukerberg named Boys' Latin head coach
Boys' Latin has named Aaron Urban-Zukerberg its varsity soccer coach. Previously, Urban-Zukerberg served as the middle and upper school's futsal coach. "Since his arrival on Boys' Latin's campus, Coach Urban-Zukerberg has been dedicated to our school community and our boys," Boys' Latin athletic director Michael Thomas said. "He has been a fixture at many of our events beyond soccer and futsal and has shown a true love for our school." Before joining Boys' Latin, Urban-Zukerberg served as the junior varsity coach on the boys and girls soccer teams at Dulaney for 12 years. "I am thrilled to continue and expand my involvement with the Boys' Latin soccer program and to help continue its strong tradition of success," Urban-Zukerberg said. "Boys' Latin is such a wonderful environment for boys to learn and grow." Urban-Zukerberg is a graduate of St. Mary's College, where he played three varsity seasons. He was a three-sport standout at Owings Mills, where he earned 12 varsity letters in soccer, wrestling and lacrosse.
Women's college basketball: Maryland junior guard Eleanna Christinaki will play with the Greece senior national team in the FIBA Eurobasket championship opening round today in Prague. Greece is in Group C with Serbia, Slovenia and France. Former Terp Diandra Tchatchouang is playing for France. Greece will play Serbia today at noon, then face Slovenia on Saturday, and France on Monday. Christinaki came to Maryland this January after playing her first season and a half at Florida.
College baseball: Maryland right-hander Brian Shaffer was named a National Baseball Writers Association third-team All-American. Shaffer, the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year, was recently selected in the sixth round (172nd overall) of the MLB draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Major League Soccer: D.C. United will face the New England Revolution at 7:30 p.m. on June 28 at Harvard in the U.S. Open Cup round of 16. The United-Revolution winner will host the Philadelphia Union-New York Red Bulls winner in a July 7-16 quarterfinal. If United advances, the match will be held at Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds.
NBA: The Washington Wizards will play in three preliminary round Summer League games in Las Vegas from July 8-11 before being seeded in a tournament running through the championship game July 17. Washington will play its first game July 8 vs. the Memphis Grizzlies at 4 p.m. Their next two games are scheduled for July 10 vs. the Miami Heat at 4:30 p.m. and July 11 vs. the Chicago Bulls at 6. The team will feature three players from last season's Wizards roster: Sheldon McClellan, Chris McCullough and Baltimore native Daniel Ochefu.
Men's lacrosse: US Lacrosse announced the addition of 13 players to the pool of candidates trying out for the 2018 United States men's national team. They are defensemen Garrett Epple (Notre Dame, Calvert Hall), Scott Firman (Syracuse) and Tim Muller (Maryland); midfielders Connor Kelly (Maryland), Larken Kemp (Brown), Nick Mariano (Syracuse) and Sergio Salcido (Syracuse); attackmen Connor Cannizzaro (Denver, Maryland), Jake Froccaro (Villanova), Dylan Molloy (Brown), Matt Rambo (Maryland) and Ben Reeves (Yale); and goalie Adam Ghitelman (Virginia). The tryouts will be held July 10-12 at the new U.S. training center in Sparks. Additional tryouts and training weekends will be held Sept. 1-4 and Oct. 6-9. The 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse Men's World Championship will be held in Netanya, Israel, from July 12-21.