July 30, 2009|By From Sun staff reports

Horse racing

Draw for $1.25M Haskell, featuring 'Rachel,' is today

The field for Sunday's 42nd running of the $1.25 million Grade I Haskell Invitational has started to assemble at Monmouth, and the race will be drawn on at 11:30 a.m. today. The Haskell draw can be seen live on the Monmouth Park website, Already on the grounds are Belmont Stakes winner Summer Bird, Arkansas Derby winner Papa Clem, Long Branch Stakes winner Atomic Rain, Continental Mile stakes winner Bunker Hill and Iowa Derby winner Duke of Mischief. Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra, expected to go off the favorite in 1 1/8 -mile Haskell, is scheduled to arrive Friday morning from Saratoga and will school in the paddock with the sixth race field. Munnings, trained by Todd Pletcher, will be shipped from Belmont Park just before the race.


Greyhounds men's soccer team picked to win MAAC title

The Loyola men's soccer team was selected to win the 2009 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title in a preseason poll as voted on by the league's 10 head coaches. The coaches also tabbed Greyhounds senior Jamie Darvill as preseason Player of the Year and voted Darvill, Phil Bannister, and Tennant McVea onto the preseason team. Loyola earned the top spot with 99 points in the poll, while Fairfield, the defending MAAC tournament champion, finished second with 86 points. Saint Peter's was picked third with 69 points, and Niagara was fourth with 63 points. Iona placed fifth, followed by Siena, Canisius, Marist, Manhattan and Rider.

Maryland: : Freshman Alexis Holmes, sophomore Hilary Lawson and senior Lara Peffley were named to the 2009 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Women's Golf team. Terps junior Brendan Tracy was named to the men's team. To be eligible for consideration, an athlete must have earned a 3.0 grade-point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative average during his or her academic career.


Evenson ties for 2nd at PGA assistant pro championship

Mark Evenson, teaching professional at the Suburban Club, tied for second in the Middle Atlantic PGA Assistant Professional championship with 4-under-par 71-69 - 140, and Jim Bennett, from the Elkridge Club, won the Northern Chapter championship, based on his first-day score of 70, at the Country Club of Virginia in Richmond. Jimmy Flippen, from Danville, Va., won the title and accompanying Bill Clarke Trophy, named for the late Hillendale CC pro, with 67-71 - 138. Others at 140 were John Scott Rattan of Columbia CC and Billy Hoffman of Westwood CC.

- From Sun staff reports

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