July 08, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services


Navy women's soccer player wins Patriot scholar-athlete award

Two-time first-team Academic All-American Lizzie Barnes of the Navy women's soccer team was selected as the Patriot League's 2008-09 Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the league office announced Tuesday. Barnes is the third Navy women's soccer player to earn the award and is the third straight and fifth overall Navy athlete to receive the accolade. Navy's five recipients of the award are the most of any conference school. A double major in computer science and information technology, Barnes graduated from the academy in May ranked ninth in military order of merit and 15th in overall order of merit among the class of 2009. She posted a 3.90 grade-point average during her four years in Annapolis, including a 4.0 GPA in classes within her majors.

Towson: : Three female athletes were named as Scholar All-Americans by national coaches associations representing college swimming and golf. Colonial Athletic Association Women's Swimmer of the Year Meredith Budner was selected by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America as a Scholar All-American. The team was also named as a Scholar All-American team for the spring 2009 semester after recording a 3.29 team grade-point average. Meanwhile, senior Molly Gorman and sophomore Sara Eichelberger of the Tigers women's golf team were named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team.

Mount St. Mary's women's basketball: : Coach Bryan Whitten announced the signings of guard Syd Henderson, forward Jamie Holloran, forward Tara Longergan and guard Selina Mann to national letters of intent.

Amateur lacrosse

Nine local girls named first-team high school All-Americans

Nine local girls were named to the US Lacrosse High School All-America first team. They are: Liza Blue (Garrison Forest), Kelsi Bozel (Notre Dame Prep), Brittany Dashiell (John Carroll), Molly Fernandez (McDonogh), Erin Laschinger (Notre Dame Prep), Iliana Sanza (St. Paul's), Margaret Ann Smith (McDonogh), Adrienne Tarver (Park) and Sophia Thomas (Maryvale).

National Draw women's amateur championship: : Coach Sue Chittim led the Annapolis-based CC Lax 2010 Black team to the varsity division title June 28 in Marlton, N.J.

Et cetera

Harding misses late free throw as Mystics fall to Lynx in OT

Rookie Renee Montgomery scored 16 of her season-high 21 points in the final two minutes of regulation and overtime as the host Minnesota Lynx rallied to beat the Washington Mystics, 96-94. With 1.1 seconds remaining and Minnesota leading 95-92, Washington's Lindsey Harding (27 points) was fouled on a three-point attempt. Harding hit the first two free throws, but her third attempt rimmed out.

Baseball: : Chez Angeloni, the Most Valuable Player of the 2008 NCAA Division III College World Series and a 2009 Johns Hopkins graduate, was signed to a free-agent contract by the Boston Red Sox organization.

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