Digest: Spirit trade Spalding alum Christine Nairn to Seattle

Washington Spirit midfielder Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) was traded to the Seattle Reign FC on Thursday.

The Washington Spirit traded Annapolis-born midfielder Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) and goalkeeper Madalyn Schiffel to the Seattle Reign FC for the rights to midfielder Havana Solaun, the third and 36th overall picks in the 2017 National Women's Soccer League college draft and the Reign's 2018 second-round pick.

Solaun, who attended Florida, missed her rookie season, 2015, with a broken ankle, then started three games in 2016.


Nairn had 67 appearances, 62 starts, 14 goals and 10 assists in three seasons with the Spirit, who acquired her after her rookie season with the Reign.

Schiffel, the 34th overall pick in the 2016 college draft from San Francisco, played this season in Norway.


In another move, the Spirit re-signed midfielder Tori Huster, who led the team in minutes.

Et cetera

Orioles' Trumbo receives AL Silver Slugger honor

Orioles outfielder Mark Trumbo won his second postseason award in as many days Thursday, receiving his first career Silver Slugger award. Trumbo, who led the majors with 47 home runs this past season, earned the Players Choice Award for American League Comeback Player of the Year on Wednesday. In his first — and possibly only — season with the Orioles, Trumbo, 30, now a free agent, set career highs in homers, RBIs (108), slugging percentage (.533), runs (94), hits (157) and total bases (327). He is the first Oriole to win an American League Silver Slugger award since 2013, when Chris Davis, J.J. Hardy and Adam Jones received the honor.

— Eduardo A. Encina

World Baseball Classic: Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim was announced as one of three major leaguers on South Korea's provisional roster for the tournament that runs from March 9-22 during spring training.

— Jon Meoli

Major League Soccer: Assistant coach Davy Arnaud has left D.C. United to accept a similar job with the Houston Dynamo.


College field hockey: Second-ranked Maryland (17-4) earned the No. 2 overall seed in the NCAA tournament and will host the NCAA first and second rounds. The Terps will play Massachusetts (14-7) on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. No. 4 North Carolina (17-5) will play No. 12 Stanford (13-6) at 2 p.m. The winners of those games will play at 2 p.m. Sunday. For parking information, go to

College football: Bowie State's Damon Wilson was named Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Coach of the Week. ... Navy senior quarterback Will Worth was named Naval Academy Athletic Association Athlete of the Week.

Men's college soccer: Goucher junior defender Drew Phillips was named to the All-Landmark Conference second team. ... Randolph-Macon senior midfielder Logan McHugh of Aberdeen was named to the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference first team.

Women's college soccer: Elizabethtown junior defender Maria Boretti (Archbishop Spalding) was named to the All-Landmark Conference second team.

College field hockey: Salisbury remained at No. 2 in the National Field Hockey Coaches' Association poll for the fourth straight week. Messiah is No. 1. Salisbury earned a first-round bye in the NCAA Division III tournament and will play Saturday at 11 a.m. at home against Kenyon.

Men's college basketball: Johns Hopkins was predicted to finish third, McDaniel eighth and Washington College 10th in the Centennial Conference preseason poll of coaches and sports information directors. Swarthmore was picked first and Franklin & Marshall second in the 10-team conference. ... Goucher was predicted to finish seventh in the Landmark Conference preseason poll. Susquehanna was picked first in the eight-team conference.


Women's college basketball: McDaniel was predicted to finish in a tie for third with Haverford in the Centennial Conference preseason poll of coaches and SIDs. Johns Hopkins was picked for sixth and Washington College for 10th in the 11-team conference. Muhlenberg tops the poll, followed by Gettysburg. ... Salisbury was predicted to finish fifth, St. Mary's seventh and Frostburg State 10th in the Capital Athletic Conference preseason poll of coaches. Mary Washington was picked first in the 10-team conference. ... Goucher was predicted to finish seventh in the Landmark Conference preseason poll. Scranton was picked first in the eight-team conference.

Women's college volleyball: Stevenson sophomore right-side player Moriah Savage (Mercy) and junior outside hitter Annika Schwartz were named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association's Division III All-Mid-Atlantic team. The North team included St. Mary's senior outside hitter Alli Graf (Broadneck), Salisbury senior outside hitter Katie Stouffer and Johns Hopkins junior outside hitter Elizabeth Wuerstle.

Golf: The Timbers at Troy course in Elkridge will be renovated during the next three to six months, the Howard County Parks and Recreation Department and KemperSports. Changes include restoration of all course bunkers with a Better Billy Bunker System, a new irrigation system, and repairs and improvements to cart paths.