August 05, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

Men's college basketball

Terps to meet Chaminade in Maui Invitational first round

Maryland will face host Chaminade in the first round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational on Nov. 23 at 9:30 p.m. The game will be televised by ESPNU. Maryland is in the same half of the bracket with Vanderbilt and Cincinnati, which features freshman Lance Stephenson, who was recruited by the Terps. The other four teams in the tournament are Colorado, Gonzaga, Arizona and Wisconsin.


Loyola junior Scholz wins four Paralympic medals

Loyola College junior Philip Scholz won two gold and two silver medals at last weekend's Speedo CanAm Paralympic Swimming Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, and earned a place on the United States' 2009 IPC swimming short-course world championships team, which will compete Nov. 25-Dec. 7 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At the CanAm Championships, Scholz won the 50- and 400-meter freestyles and was second in the 100-meter butterfly and 100-meter freeestyle. Scholz, who is legally blind, competes in the S11 category. He holds six American records and also competed for the United States at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing.

Track and field

Pikesville pole vaulter takes gold in junior nationals

Pikesville pole vaulter Sasha Smallwood won the gold medal Friday in the intermediate division of the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic national championships at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C. In the finals, she jumped 10 feet, 11.75 inches. Silver medalist Ashley Pfantz, from Louisiana, cleared the same height in the finals but, Smallwood said, Pfantz had missed more often at lower heights, giving Smallwood the gold. Smallwood, 15, is a two-time All-Metro selection who won indoor and outdoor state, regional and Baltimore County titles this past school year as a sophomore.

- Katherine Dunn

Women's college lacrosse

Maryland's McFadden named ACC Scholar-Athlete of Year

Maryland midfielder Caitlyn McFadden completed a sweep of the major Atlantic Coast Conference women's lacrosse awards Tuesday when she was named the sport's ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Already the ACC Player of the Year and ACC tournament Most Valuable Player, McFadden maintained a 3.663 grade-point average as a kinesiology major. An All-Metro player at Notre Dame Prep, McFadden, 21, also was a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist and the Division I national Midfielder of the Year after helping the Terps to the Division I national semifinals in May. McFadden was joined on the ACC Women's Lacrosse All-Academic team by teammates Amanda Spinnenweber (Chesapeake-AA), Katie Gallagher, Brittany Jones and Laura Merrifield.

Et cetera

Wizards to open at Dallas; first home game is vs. Nets

The Washington Wizards will open the 2009-10 season Oct. 27 when they take on the Mavericks in Dallas at 8:30 p.m. After another road game at Atlanta on Oct. 30, the Wizards tip off their 2009-10 home schedule on Halloween night, Oct. 31, against the New Jersey Nets at 7 p.m. at Verizon Center. The 2009-10 schedule features 16 national television appearances (eight on NBATV, seven on ESPN, one on TNT). The regular season ends April 14.

Pro soccer:: Washington Freedom forward Abby Wambach has been named the Women's Professional Soccer Player of the Month for July, leading her team to a 3-2-1 record during July. She had four goals and had one assist.

College softball: : Bob Ullman was promoted from assistant softball coach to head softball coach at Coppin State. The Eagles were 5-27 overall last season and 2-11 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

College swimming and diving: : Former Penn State swimmer Margy Keefe has been named as an assistant coach for the Towson men and women. She was an assistant for the Ursuline Academy team in southwest Ohio the past two seasons.

- From Sun staff and news services

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