Young Morgan's title run creates promise for its volleyball future


November 11, 1995|By Roch Eric Kubatko | Roch Eric Kubatko,SUN STAFF

Youth hasn't been a hindrance to Morgan State's volleyball team. It has been a blessing.

A sophomore made the All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference first team, a freshman was chosen to the second team, and a sophomore and freshman were named honorable mention. And the honors keep coming.

That bodes well for the future, and for the Bears' Romona Riley-Bozier, who was selected the conference's Coach of the Year after guiding Morgan to a 22-12 regular-season record (7-2 in MEAC) despite having no seniors. She also led Morgan into yesterday's championship match of the MEAC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., where the Bears were swept by Florida A&M.

JaNina Lee made the first team after leading the conference in blocks and averaging 2.7 digs a game. Setter Monica Scott made the second team, and Kyria Jones and Harriet Hampton were honorable mention. Hampton, an outside hitter, also was chosen the MEAC Player of the Week after recording 28 kills, 48 digs and five solo blocks in three matches.

And yesterday, Lee and Scott were voted to the tournament's first team. Lee, who was named the MEAC's Outstanding Performer, had eight kills and 12 digs in the final.

Moore on pace for records

Morgan's senior quarterback, Michael Moore, is closing in on eight school records, including a couple he already owns. With two games remaining, he is 323 yards shy of breaking the career passing mark of 5,066 yards, and 114 short of setting the single-season passing record of 2,129.

He also needs four more touchdowns to break the single-season record of 15 and the career record of 31; and 18 more completions to eclipse the season record of 166, and 19 to break the career record of 364. And finally, he needs 56 more attempts to break the season record of 364, and 134 to eclipse the career mark of 882.


UMBC's swimming and diving teams opened the 1995-96 season with resounding victories over Rutgers. The men won, 138-104, and the women prevailed, 147-96.

The Retrievers' schedule this year doesn't include many breathers. Among the notable opponents are Virginia, North Carolina State, Maryland, West Virginia, Navy and Virginia Tech.

Local swimmers include seniors David Miller (Centennial), Mike Gibeau (Hammond), Eric Sloan (Old Mill) and Anna Butler (Centennial), junior Ingrid Kilpe (Centennial), and sophomores Jamee Eben (Bel Air) and Erin McCauley (Broadneck). . . .

Goucher junior Paula Karinshak (Centennial) placed 11th out of 40 runners at the CAC championships, finishing in 21:21 to earn second-team All-CAC honors. Sophomore Jodie Manning (John Carroll) placed 27th at 23:09, and sophomore Emily Christman was 28th at 23:11. . . . Goucher's riding team captured the team championship at the University of Maryland Horse Show. Seniors Jennifer Dickens and Toby Fingeroth, juniors Loren Rosolowski (C. Milton Wright) and Katie Schwab, and sophomore Cecile Petrelluzzi all qualified for the Region I championships. . . . Johns Hopkins' volleyball team tied the school record for most victories in a season with 19, and set a record for best winning percentage at .576. . . .

Frostburg's men's cross country team, led by Jarrett Hon's fourth-place finish, won its seventh Mason-Dixon championship since joining the league in 1977. The women took second in their conference meet. . . .

UMBC's men took fifth in the Big South Cross Country Championships in South Carolina, and the women placed seventh. . . . The women's cross country team at Coppin State is seeking a MEAC-record fifth consecutive championship today. . . .

Western Maryland QB Brian Van Deusen set Centennial Conference career records last week for touchdown passes (35) and touchdowns scored (44). He became the 22nd Division III player to reach 7,000 yards in total offense. . . . Loyola senior Wendy Vinje (33 kills, 13 digs) was named to the All-Lehigh University Volleyball Tournament team, even though the Greyhounds went 0-3. . . . Washington College (12-6-1) completed its best men's soccer season in 16 years with a 2-0 win over Western Maryland last weekend. It is ranked No. 7 in the Mid-Atlantic region, one spot behind Johns Hopkins. . . . UMBC junior midfielder J. J. Kremer ended the men's soccer season tied for first on the school's all-time assists list with 22.

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