Terps' Vasquez makes AP All-America second team

March 30, 2010|By Sports Digest

Maryland senior point guard Greivis Vasquez was named to the All-America second team by the Associated Press on Tuesday. Vasquez, the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and the second-leading scorer in Terrapin history, led Maryland to a 24-9 record and into the second round of the NCAA tournament. He averaged 19.6 points and 6.3 assists in 2009-10, both team highs, and added 4.6 rebounds per game. Vasquez earned first-team All America honors from Sporting News and FoxSports.com and second-team recognition from Yahoo Sports. He is the first Terp to be named to an AP All-America team since Juan Dixon (Calvert Hall) in 2002. The voting for the AP's All-America teams was conducted by the 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25.

Women's lacrosse: Towson goalie Mary Teeters (Centennial) was named the Colonial Athletic Association co-Player of the Week, sharing the honor with James Madison midfielder Kim Griffin. Teeters tied her career high with 14 saves, including two in the final three minutes, in the Tigers' 10-9 victory over Stanford last week. ... Mount St. Mary's attacker Emily Kirby (Franklin) was selected as the Northeast Conference Player of the Week, and teammate Jackie Kearney (Seton Keough) was chosen as NEC co-Defensive Player of the Week. Kirby scored a total of eight goals and added three assists in the Mount's two wins last week, including a career-high five goals in a 14-8 victory over Saint Francis (Pa.) on Friday. Kearney recorded 10 ground balls, seven caused turnovers and four draw controls for the week. ... UMBC's Amanda Pappas (Chesapeake-Baltimore County) was named the America East Player of the Week after scoring three goals, including the game-winner with four seconds remaining in overtime, and adding an assist in the Retrievers' 10-9 win over Stony Brook on Saturday. ... Navy's Kierstin King was honored as the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week after the Midshipmen won two games last week, allowing a total of just eight goals. ... Syracuse's Christina Dove (Bel Air) was named the Big East Player of the Week after recording seven goals and six assists in two games.

Men's lacrosse: D.J. Rickels (Boys' Latin) was named the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week after scoring four goals, including the game-winner with 38 seconds left, to lead the Green Terror to an 8-7 victory over Ursinus on Saturday. ... Salisbury midfielder Sam Bradman was chosen as the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week after having a combined six goals and three assists in the Sea Gulls' two victories last week. Bradman scored the game-winner with 15 seconds left in overtime as Salisbury beat Gettysburg, 11-10, on Saturday.

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