Powell, Rowe put step in Loyola's program Starting backcourt wins Greyhounds attention in MAAC, preseason NIT

November 07, 1997|By Bill Free | Bill Free,SUN STAFF

If anybody is wondering just how Loyola College got invited to play Florida State in the first round of the preseason NIT in 10 days, he only needs to look at the Greyhounds' starting backcourt of Mike Powell and Jason Rowe.

Powell, a senior, has been chosen the preseason Player of the Year in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, and Rowe was selected last season by Basketball Times as one of the nation's top 40 freshmen.

Rowe is a preseason MAAC first-team choice with Powell, giving first-year coach Dino Gaudio a lot to be thankful for as he prepares for the school's first appearance in the preseason NIT in the 12-year history of the tournament.

"Our backcourt can be as good as any in the East," said Gaudio, who will take his team to the Tallahassee Civic Center to meet the Seminoles on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.

Mids do the right thing

Two Navy crew members, coxswain Brett O'Donovan and stroke Gabe Mauldin, stopped their shell in the middle of a race in Boston last month to rescue rival Wisconsin's Jeff Maples from the frigid Charles River.

Wisconsin went on to finish 17th in the race, and the Mids fell to 39th because of their efforts.

O'Donovan stopped the shell to avoid hitting Maples. Mauldin pulled the disoriented Maples from the water, and O'Donovan then instructed the Wisconsin shell to proceed because Maples was taken to shore.

"They did the right thing," said Navy coach Rick Clothier of O'Donovan and Mauldin. "They made an instant decision and made the right call. We try to teach the Midshipmen lessons they VTC can carry on as they get ready for their future naval careers."

Guzzo is Scholar Athlete

Senior Johns Hopkins wide receiver Mark Guzzo will be honored tomorrow as the NCAA Division III Burger King Scholar Athlete of the Week during halftime ceremonies of the Franklin and Marshall game at Homewood Field.

Guzzo is a biology/pre-med major and carries a 3.67 cumulative GPA. He was a 1996 Eastern College Athletic Conference South All-Star as a return specialist and received GTE District II Academic All-America honors last year.

Salisbury set for tourney

Salisbury State's No. 1-ranked NCAA Division III field hockey team will meet Washington College today at 11 a.m. in the opening round of the NCAA South Regional at Salisbury State.

Morgan volleyball rolls on

The Morgan State women's volleyball team roared past Coppin State and Long Island University in three straight games last weekend to run its winning streak to eight straight matches and 14 of the last 16.

The Bears (19-9 overall, 8-0 in the league) have clinched the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Northern Division regular-season title.

Morgan senior outside hitter Jakaria Stewart became only the third player in school history to register 1,000 kills when she put away a shot against Coppin State.

Pub Date: 11/07/97

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