Swim coach for 30 years, Riordan to be feted today Streaking Salisbury moves atop field hockey poll

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October 25, 1997|By Bill Free | Bill Free,SUN STAFF

After 30 years as the only swimming and diving coach in the history of Towson University, Ray Riordan will be honored today on the school's campus with a full day of festivities.

Members of the Towson swimming and diving alumni will conclude the day with a 6 p.m. social hour and 7 p.m. bull roast in the Potomac Lounge.

Team captains from past years and this season will be recognized at the bull roast.

Activities begin at 2 p.m. with a family swim at Burdick Pool, followed by a swim meet pitting the alumni against the 1997-98 Towson varsity at 4 p.m.

Salisbury reaches No. 1

With 10 straight wins and a 14-2 record overall, Salisbury State has climbed into the No. 1 spot this week in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III poll.

The Sea Gulls were ranked fourth last week but upset No. 2 College of New Jersey, 1-0, Sunday and followed that with a 2-1 victory over Rowan College on Tuesday in their final regular-season game.

Megan Hopper and Courtney Ball scored goals against Rowan, and Laura Getty contributed an assist.

Hopper leads the Capital Athletic Conference in scoring with 15 goals and five assists for 35 points.

Salisbury is headed for its 13th NCAA Division III tournament appearance in the past 14 years, with Dawn Chamberlin serving as the head coach for the past 11 years.

"It's very exciting to be No. 1," Chamberlin said. "It's certainly a morale and confidence boost for our players. This shows the team that all of its hard work has paid off. It's a great accomplishment."

Zingman, Jays regain touch

After a midseason lull that resulted in two road losses, the 11-2 Johns Hopkins men's soccer team has won five straight and holds the No. 4 position in this week's NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Region rankings.

Sophomore midfielder Teddy Zingman (Atholton) scored two goals and had one assist in a 4-0 victory over Haverford last Saturday. He came back with one goal Wednesday night in a 6-3 decision over Allentown, the Blue Jays' 17th straight win at home since the 1995 season. Zingman is third on the team in scoring with five goals and five assists for 15 points. He left the Allentown game early with a sprained knee but isn't expected to miss any more playing time.

Cline among kills leaders

UMBC junior Lisa Cline is ranked 15th nationally in Division I volleyball kills with an average of 5.34.

Cline had 24 kills Tuesday night in a five-game victory over Georgetown at UMBC, and junior Megan McNamara had 17 kills and 18 digs in the win that gave the Retrievers a 14-8 record.

Cline, McNamara and UMBC have a 6-2 Big South record, good for second place in the conference. The Retrievers will entertain first-place Liberty (7-1) tonight at 6 o'clock. UMBC also has a key home match at 7 p.m. tomorrow, meeting North Carolina-Asheville.

Towson steps up

Middle blocker Jessica Beck, outside hitter Jaime Siegel and setter Heather Hutson have led the Towson volleyball team to a 15-9 overall record and 3-1 mark in the America East Conference.

Beck is averaging 2.93 kills, Siegel averages 2.85 kills, and Hutson (Glen Burnie) has been honored three times this season as America East Setter of the Week.

Bowie State enjoys madness

Bowie State's men's and women's basketball teams celebrated the opening of practice last week with a Division II version of midnight madness.

The women's team, coached by Ed Davis, was 29-2 season last season and won its first Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship. Three starters are gone from that squad, but 6-foot-5 center Rasida Brooks, a Division II All-America candidate, returns for her junior year.

The Bulldogs men's team, coached by Taft Hickman, will try to bounce back after losing three of five starters to injuries last season.

Running for All-America

Frostburg State cross country senior Karen Carpenter is apparently headed for Division III All-America honors for a second straight year.

Carpenter (Brunswick) finished first in the women's Division III race at the Maryland College championships Oct. 11 at Western Maryland College after an impressive 10th-place finish in the Penn State invitational that featured eight Division I women's teams.

Frostburg State was the only Division III school entered in the Penn State race Sept. 27.

Other top Carpenter efforts have been a first at the Davis & Elkins invitational, second in the Frostburg State invitational and fourth at the University of California (Pa.) invitational.

Pub Date: 10/25/97

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