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College football


Towson's Flacco added to national FCS watch list

Towson junior quarterback Tom Flacco was one of seven players added to the National Player of the Year watch list for the STATS Walter Payton Award, which is given to the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision. Flacco is fourth in FCS with 350.8 yards of total offense per game. He also ranks 14th nationally with 278.3 passing yards per game and tops the conference with 15 touchdown passes. Flacco also has rushed for 435 yards and two scores.

Division III honors: Stevenson junior linebacker Hanif Jones was named to the Team of the Week. Jones had two interceptions and three tackles in Stevenson's 20-6 win at Widener. ... Salisbury sophomore safety Sean Carroll also was named to the Team of the Week after leading the Sea Gulls with seven solo tackles in a win over Montclair State.

Sprint football: Navy kicker Jared Swenson earned his third Collegiate Sprint Football League Special Teams Player of the Week accolade this season for his performance in the Midshipmen's 45-14 victory over Caldwell.


Loyola Maryland's Karcz earns preseason honors

Loyola Maryland junior Stephanie Karcz has been named to the five-member Preseason All- Patriot League Women's Basketball Team, while the Greyhounds were picked to finish third in the preseason poll. Karcz was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, to the All-Patriot League First Team for a first time and to the All-Defensive Team for a second-straight season. She was one of three players in the Patriot League to average a double-double on the year (14.0 ppg, 10.3 rpg), while she was the only one to do so in conference play (14.2, 11.7).

Cross country: Salisbury's Ashley Mazer (Centennial) was named Capital Athletic Conference Women's Runner of the Week. Mazer led the Sea Gulls to a team victory on Saturday at the Hood College Invitational in Frederick with her individual title. Mazer has placed in the top five three times in four events this year.

Field hockey: Salisbury's Emily Lemanski (Seton Keough) has been selected to participate in the the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III Senior Game. The Severn resident has started all 14 games this season, scoring five goals and adding a pair of assists. She has scored two game-winning goals while attempting 14 shots. For her career, Lemanski has scored 20 goals and dished out nine assists for 49 career points in 62 games played.

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