Blast's Millwood earns MISL Player of the Week honors

December 22, 2009|By Sports Digest

Blast forward Machel Millwood was named the Major Indoor Soccer League Player of the Week. Millwood scored three goals Friday night to lead the Blast to a hard-fought 9-8 win over the visiting Philadelphia KiXX. He scored three of the Blast's four goals, including the game-winner, for his first hat trick of the season. Millwood, a 2009 All-League first-team selection, leads the Blast and the MISL with 15 points (five goals, five assists) through four games. The Blast plays at the Rockford Rampage on Sunday evening. Game time is set for 6:05.

Figure skating: Rachel Parsons of Derwood and Kyle MacMillan of Washington won the intermediate ice dancing title at the 2010 U.S. Junior Figure Skating Championships in Strongsville, Ohio, held from Dec. 14 through Saturday. The 12-year-olds, who represent the Washington Figure Skating Club, finished first in both compulsory dance events, the foxtrot and American waltz, and finished with a 55.84 free dance score en route to the gold medal. Parsons and MacMillan also won the juvenile ice dancing title last year in Lake Placid, N.Y. "Our goal this year was just to medal because it's a new level, and there are lots of good skaters, so we are really excited to have done this well," Parsons said.

College football: Salisbury senior defensive back Brandon Hudson, a Delmar native, was named a first-team All-American. Hudson was made a first-team All-Region selection by two weeks ago and received the top honor when the announcement of the All-America teams was made as part of the Stagg Bowl celebration Saturday. Hudson played just one season with the Sea Gulls, but he made a significant impact, posting a school-record nine interceptions in 2009, breaking the mark previously held by current Washington Redskin Byron Westbrook, who intercepted eight passes in 2004. Hudson also recorded 51 tackles, fifth best on the team, this past season. He broke up a team-high 10 passes while forcing a fumble and recovering one. The transfer from Delaware State also ranked third in Division III with a punt-return average of 16.27-yards.

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