Maryland women's basketball sophomore wing Kaila Charles was one of 30 players nominated Monday for the Citizen Naismith Trophy Women's College Player of the Year honor, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced. Charles, a native of Glenn Dale, is one of just three sophomores on the list, joined by Oregon's Ruthy Hebard and Sabrina Ionescu. Charles is leading the No. 10 Terps (22-3, 11-1 Big Ten) in scoring (18.0 points per game), rebounding (8.2), steals (43) and blocks (29). Former Maryland guard Lexie Brown, now a senior at Duke, is also among the 30. From this list, the Naismith Awards Board of Selectors will pick 10 national semifinalists, to be announced Feb. 26. Four finalists will be revealed March 14. Fans can vote by going to naismithtrophy.com/vote March 19-30; the fan component counts for 5 percent of the overall final vote. The winner will be announced March 31.

College lacrosse


Hopkins men jump into top 10 in Inside Lacrosse poll

After the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team's 14-6 victory over Towson on Saturday night, the Blue Jays moved from No. 13 to No. 8 in the Inside Lacrosse Division I Top 20 poll. Hopkins (1-0) was one of three teams to jump into the top 10. Syracuse (1-0) climbed from No. 11 to No. 7 after a 21-4 rout of Binghamton on Saturday. Virginia vaulted from No. 15 to No. 10 after outlasting then-No. 10 Loyola Maryland, 13-12, in double overtime on Saturday. Loyola fell two spots to No. 12. Maryland remained at No. 2, while Towson dropped five spots to No. 19. In the women's Division I Top 20 poll, Maryland stayed at No. 1, Navy held at No. 10 and Towson rose from No. 20 to No. 11 after beating then-No. 4 Penn State, 14-13, on Saturday. Hopkins and Loyola each received votes.

— Edward Lee

Et cetera

Redskins safety Cravens applies for reinstatement

Washington Redskins safety Su'a Cravens applied to the NFL for reinstatement off the reserve/left squad list. It's another step in a long process back to the field for the 22-year-old, who was placed on the reserve/left squad list in September after he announced that he planned to retire. In December, his agent issued a statement explaining that Cravens was medically cleared to resume all football activities after dealing with "post-concussion syndrome" and undergoing "targeted treatment and rehabilitation." The 2016 second-round pick suffered a concussion in the Redskins' Week 4 win over the Cleveland Browns during his rookie year and missed the next two games.

— Kimberley A. Martin, The Washington Post

College basketball: The Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference announced seedings and game times for its men's and women's conference tournaments, which will be hosted by Prince George's Community College from Thursday to Sunday. The Harford CC men's and women's teams both received the No. 1 seed. The women's games will be played Thursday and Saturday, with the championship game Sunday at noon. The men will play Friday and Saturday, with the championship game Sunday at 3 p.m. For more information, go to mdjuco.org.

Varsity track and field: Dalton Hengst, who attended McDonogh before transferring to Bishop Shanahan High in Downingtown, Pa., in January, was named Gatorade Maryland Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. Hengst won his third straight Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association Class A state meet this past season with a time of 15 minutes, 35.6 seconds, leading the Eagles to a sixth-place finish. He placed fourth at the Foot Locker Northeast Regional championships, then 24th at Foot Locker nationals.

Varsity girls basketball: Jasmine Dickey and Jameila Barrett scored 28 points each as Catonsville (17-3) defeated Western Tech, 83-38, a Baltimore County nondivision game. The Comets, defending Class 4A state champions, remain undefeated against county competition this winter.

— Katherine Dunn

National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit hired former Puerto Rico men's national team manager Jack Stefanowski as goalkeeper coach. He succeeds Nicci Wright.

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