Towson's Brown in record-breaking role

Alumni report

October 05, 2005|By BILL FREE | BILL FREE,SUN REPORTER

Record-breaking Towson junior wide receiver Andrae Brown has never been important enough to be a target for any defense.

"I've never been looked at like that before," said Brown, a former Milford Mill standout. "Now as far as going into these other games, I know other teams are looking for certain things. I feel as though I am a target."

The 6-foot, 180-pound Brown established a Towson and Atlantic 10 single-game record for touchdown catches with five Sept. 24 in a 56-41 loss to Northeastern. In all that day, he had nine receptions for 222 yards, all coming from second-year freshman quarterback Sean Schaefer.

As to his new role as a marked man, Brown said: "I'll try to take it one day at a time. I'll still play the same way, and just be willing to learn all the time."

In Saturday's 35-31 upset of Delaware, Brown didn't score but he caught six passes for 103 yards, including a 42-yarder during the game-winning drive.

Brown was converted to a wide receiver from a quarterback after his freshman year and said he is getting new respect around campus.

"People have been nicer," he said. "They speak more. Even some people who don't want to speak, will speak. They call me out in class. My teacher congratulated me."

Brown caught just two passes for 25 yards and no touchdowns in three games as a sophomore, and entered the Northeastern game with one touchdown catch among his 15 receptions for 196 yards this season.

The Division I-AA single-game record for touchdown catches in one game is six by Cos DeMatteo of University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. DeMatteo set the record against Mississippi Valley Sept. 16, 2000, when he grabbed nine passes for 203 yards.

Nina and Dana show

The sister combination of Nina and Dana Mullenhard (Broadneck) have been instrumental in the early-season Haverford volleyball surge to an 11-4 overall record and 3-0 mark in the Centennial Conference.

They each had 12 kills and they combined for 10 service aces in a recent victory over Muhlenberg. Nina, a senior, is third on the squad in kills per game (2.69), and Dana, a sophomore, is fourth in kills (2.45).

Dana is No. 1 in service aces a game (0.60), with Nina third at 0.53.

Regan top rookie

Mount St. Mary's freshman soccer midfielder Colleen Regan (Spalding) scored the second goal of her collegiate career Sept. 25 in a 2-1 victory over Howard. Regan was chosen the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week, which helped the Mount improve to 4-4-1.

Et cetera

UMBC junior forward Kevin Mezzadra (Loyola) led the soccer team in scoring with five goals after the first nine games, and he was followed by junior teammate David Feazell (Fallston), who had four goals. Haverford sophomore field hockey player Emma Bartlett (Friends) scored her first collegiate goal recently against Mount Holyoke.

The Coppin State University volleyball team won its first home match in nearly three years last week, defeating UMES, 3-2. Senior outside hitter Alex Muhammad (Northeast-AA) contributed four kills to the victory.

Contact Bill Free by e-mail at bfree7066@hotmail.com or by phone at 410-833-5349.

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