Dukes takes charge in 2 waysBill Cubit, the first-year...

October 23, 1992|By Paul McMullen | Paul McMullen,Staff Writer

Dukes takes charge in 2 ways

Bill Cubit, the first-year football coach at Division III Widener (Pa.) University, likes the way Keith Dukes has stepped up and become the Pioneers' biggest offensive weapon.

Dukes, a junior who went to Cardinal Gibbons, is the top receiver in the Middle Atlantic Conference, but Cubit is even more impressed with Dukes' development as a leader.

"We've got 80 freshmen, and Keith is a great role model for those kids," Cubit said. "Last night [Wednesday] he spoke for 20 minutes before a study hall on the proper way to budget your time."

The 5-foot-10, 164-pound Dukes had four catches in his first two seasons. Through six games, he leads the MAC with 28 catches for 393 yards and one touchdown. He has returned 13 punts for 90 yards, a 6.9 average.

Moving up the NCAA ladder, Division II Millersville (Pa.) State is getting great production from defensive tackle Damon James, a freshman out of Northern High. James has 22 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks.

In Division I-A, Korey Singleton, a sophomore defensive back from Oakland Mills has started three games for Northwestern (1-5). Singleton has 31 tackles, a fumble recovery and he also caused a fumble.

Men's soccer

Matt Towle, a senior from Towson, is completing a solid career in goal for Grove City (Pa.), a Division III college about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh. A four-year starter, Towle was credited with 25 saves in a 0-0 tie against Carnegie Mellon Tuesday. It was his sixth shutout of the season and the 20th of his career.

Mike Henning, another Towson High product, is the top goal scorer for Randolph-Macon (Va.). His team highs of seven goals and four assists include four game-winning goals for the No. 7 team in the NCAA Division III South Region.

Cross country

Mary Washington (Va.) has one of the top Division III programs in the region, and its men are favored to repeat when the Capital Athletic Conference championships are held tomorrow at noon at Goucher. The Eagles' No. 2 runner is Murray Chesno, a senior out of Mount St. Joseph who was third in the CAC championships a year ago.

Women's tennis

Rachel Goldfine, a sophomore from Baltimore who went to McDonogh, has helped Union College (N.Y.) to back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in a decade. This fall she had an 8-3 record in No. 5 singles and an 8-2 mark with three doubles partners.

"College postcards" appear every Friday, featuring notes on former Baltimore-area high school athletes at out-of-state colleges.

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