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Digest (Feb. 25): Mike Kozlowski to coach CCBC Catonsville men's soccer

CCBC Catonsville named Mike Kozlowski its men’s soccer coach Monday. Kozlowski replaces Phil Saunders, who recently resigned after two seasons. Saunders will remain with the program as an assistant. Kozlowski attended Anne Arundel Community College, where he was a two-year starter for the Riverhawks’ (then Pioneers) men’s soccer program. Kozlowski, the president of Baltimore Pro Soccer LLC and director of its youth operations, began coaching with Anne Arundel Soccer Academy and Archbishop Spalding in 2015. He served as head coach at Chesapeake College in 2018, leading the Skipjacks to a fifth-place finish in the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference. He has played professionally for Evergreen Diplomats of the American Soccer League, as well as the Lancaster Lions, Detroit Waza Flo, Philadelphia Lions, and Baltimore Kings.

College basketball

Hopkins women, Salisbury men earn NCAA berths

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For the first time since 2012, the Johns Hopkins women’s basketball team will be heading to the NCAA Division III tournament as the Blue Jays (22-4) earned an at-large bid. Hopkins will head to Scranton, Pa., to face Eastern Connecticut State in the first round Friday at the University of Scranton. Game times have not been announced. This will be the 11th NCAA tournament appearance for the Blue Jays, who are 9-1 in opening round games. For the full bracket, go to ncaa.com/brackets/basketball-women/d3/2019.

Men: Salisbury will participate in the NCAA Division III tournament, as the Sea Gulls (19-8) were selected to play Baldwin Wallace on Friday at Oswego State, with the winner taking on the winner of the host Lakers and Salem State. The second-round game will be played Saturday. Salisbury was picked as one of 21 at-large selections after falling in a Capital Athletic Conference semifinal to Christopher Newport. To view the full bracket, go to ncaa.com/brackets/basketball-men/d3/2019. ... Stevenson was selected to compete in the 15-team Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III championship. The Mustangs earned the No. 3 seed in Pod No. 4 and will travel to face second-seeded Rutgers-Newark on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Stevenson-Rutgers Newark winner will face top-seeded Wilkes (18-9) or No. 4 seed Brooklyn (15-12) on Friday at 2 pm at Hood.

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Terps DH Costes named Big Ten Player of Week

Maryland freshman Maxwell Costes (Gilman) was named Big Ten Baseball Player of the Week. Gilman, a designated hitter, helped the Terps complete a weekend sweep of Maine with six RBIs on four hits and a pair of runs while batting .444. He also became the first Maryland freshman to record four RBIs in a game since his brother Marty, an Archbishop Curley graduate, achieved the feat in 2016.

Women’s college lacrosse: Selena Lasota, Lindsey McKone and Claire Quinn each scored three goals to lift No. 5 Northwestern (4-1) to a 20-6 win over visiting Canisius (0-3).

Pro football: Former Washington Redskins coach Jim Zorn will be the coach and general manager of Seattle’s franchise in the new XFL. Zorn was coach of the Redskins for two seasons and the Ravens quarterbacks coach in 2010, but has been out of coaching since 2012. He was the quarterback for the Seahawks from 1976 to 1984 and served as an assistant for the Seahawks during two stints. The current edition of the XFL plans to begin play in 2020 with teams in eight cities.

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