Timothy Dashiell and Cheyenne Durant of Baltimore Orioles RBI are among 12 graduating high school seniors nationally who have received $5,000 college scholarships from Major League Baseball Charities through the players' participation in the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program, the MLB youth baseball and softball initiative for young people from underserved communities.
Dashiell plans to attend the Community College of Baltimore County to major in mass communications or journalism. Durant plans to attend Frostburg State and major in psychology.
Major League Lacrosse: New York Lizards attackman Rob Pannell was named Offensive Player of the Year in a vote of coaches and general managers. Pannell, who had a league-record 74 points (42 goals, 32 assists), received 56 points in the balloting and was followed in the voting by Ohio Machine midfielder Tom Schreiber (30 points), Lizards midfielder Paul Rabil (29), Atlanta Blaze attackman Kevin Rice (28) and Chesapeake Bayhawks attackman Joe Walters (16). Walters attended Maryland.
Golf: Cristobal Del Solar of Chile defeated Matt Oshrine of Baltimore, 4 and 2, in the round of 64 at the U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills South Course in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Men's college basketball: Maryland point guard Melo Trimble was named a preseason All-American by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, joining Duke's Grayson Allen, Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes, California's Ivan Rabb and Indiana's Thomas Bryant.
Women's college basketball: Katie Nelson (McDonogh), who has been an assistant at Johns Hopkins since the 2009-10 season, was named coach at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Nelson, from Ellicott City, previously was on the Navy staff and worked for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA.
Women's college soccer: Navy was predicted to finish third and Loyola Maryland fifth in voting in the Patriot League preseason poll. The all-conference preseason team includes Mids junior forward Clare MacAdam and Greyhounds senior defender Nicole Wahlig.
Women's college volleyball: Towson was picked in the Colonial Athletic Association poll to finish third. The All-CAA preseason team included Tigers sophomores Jocelyn Kuilan and Anna Holehouse (Fallston) and senior Jessica Lewis.
College baseball: Former players Anthony Papio (Sherwood) and Kevin Martir will return to Maryland as student assistant coaches.
College administration: Bowie State named Emerald Fulmore associate athletic director of compliance. Fulmore had been assistant director of compliance at Howard since 2013. She was assistant director for compliance services at Towson in 2007-08 and was a compliance graduate assistant at Morgan State from 2005 to 2007.
Off-road motorcycling: Several Marylanders, including Nick Fratz Orr of Oakland, Jacob Runkles of Sykesville, Tyler Kirschner of Columbia and Logan France of Deale, will take part in the Budds Creek National on Saturday at Southern Maryland's Budds Creek Motocross Park in Mechanicsville. Tony Archer of Waldorf is part of the Chesapeake Beach-based Traders Racing team. For ticket and video information, go to promotocross.com.