December 15, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services


Stump Mitchell a candidate to coach at Southern

Stump Mitchell's agent says the Washington Redskins running backs coach and former Morgan State head coach has had a preliminary telephone interview for Southern University's head coaching job. Mitchell's agent, Burton Rocks, said Monday that his client spoke to Southern and is "honored to be considered a candidate." The Redskins granted Southern AD Greg Lafleur permission to pursue Mitchell, Rocks said. Southern fired Pete Richardson last week after he coached the team for 17 years, going 134-62. The Baton Rouge, La., school went 6-5 this season. Mitchell is in his second year as a Redskins assistant head coach, after nine seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. He was Morgan State's head coach from 1996 to 1998 and played in the NFL from 1981 to 1989.

Men's basketball: : Morgan State senior guard Reggie Holmes (St. Frances) was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week and sophomore forward Kevin Thompson (Walbrook) was named the Defensive Player of the Week. Holmes had 31 points against Manhattan and 26 against Minnesota. Freshman center Sean Berry of UMES was named the Rookie of the Week. ... Washington College senior guard-forward Andrew Chambers (St. Maria Goretti) was named Pride of Maryland Player of the Week. ... Shenandoah (2-7) ended a four-game losing streak with an 84-67 nonleague victory over visiting Stevenson (1-8). Patrick Lewis (Dulaney) scored 16 points for the Mustangs.

Women's basketball: : Senior guard Shanae Baker-Brice, who led Towson to an upset of then-No. 25 Maryland, was named Colonial Athletic Association co-Player of the Week. ... Salisbury senior forward Kylie Hall (Lansdowne) was named Capital Athletic Conference co-Player of the Week. ... Frostburg State senior forward Caryn Wright (Wastern Tech) was selected as Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Player of the Week.

Soccer: : Loyola senior forward Jamie Darvill and senior defender Tennant McVea were named to the North Atlantic Region first team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. McVea is a three-time NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic honoree, and Darvill earned the honor for the second consecutive season. ... Mount St. Mary's sophomore forward Chris Wheeler was named to the second team.

Et cetera

Ex-Terp Harper chosen in dispersal draft by Silver Stars

The San Antonio Silver Stars selected former Maryland star Laura Harper with the fifth pick in the WNBA dispersal draft of Sacramento Monarchs players. Harper, a 6-foot-5 forward-center, was selected 10th overall by Sacramento in the 2008 college draft and played two seasons for the Monarchs, averaging 5.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 15.2 minutes. She was 15th in the league in offensive rebounds in 2009 with 68. Harper played four seasons with the Terps, finishing her career ranked fourth all-time in career rebounds (873); as a freshman, she was named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player, helping Maryland win the national championship. With the sixth pick in the dispersal draft, the Washington Mystics acquired guard Kristin Haynie, who was chosen ninth overall by the Monarchs in the 2005 college draft.

Capitals: : Washington recalled defenseman Karl Alzner and center Kyle Wilson from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League and assigned center Mathieu Perreault to Hershey.

Mariners: : Former Northern Illinois player Brandon Beal signed with the American Indoor Football Association team as a projected defensive end, linebacker and receiver.

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