Loyola's Schiavone again wins ECAC defensive honor

May 11, 2010|By Baltimore Sun reporter

College lacrosse

Loyola junior faceoff specialist John Schiavone was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in two weeks. Schiavone won 12 of 19 faceoffs Saturday against Johns Hopkins, picking up ground balls in 10 of those restart wins. His 10 ground balls elevated him to eighth all time at Loyola in single-season ground balls. He now has 83 in 2010, one shy of tying P.T. Ricci's 2008 mark of 84 for seventh on the list.

Honors: Washington and Lee senior attackman Will Keigler (Gilman) was named to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference first team, while senior defenseman Tyler Smith (St. Paul's) was selected to the second team. Keigler received first-team accolades for the second straight season after leading the team and ranking third in the conference in scoring with 63 points on 29 goals and 34 assists. He completed his career sixth all-time at the school with 212 points (102 goals, 110 assists) and was one of just four players with 100 goals and 100 assists for his career. Ohio State freshman Logan Schuss, coming off a seven-goal and eight-point game vs. No. 4 North Carolina on Saturday, was named both the ECAC Co-Offensive Player and the ECAC Rookie of the Week. Schuss earned six league weekly awards this season, with two Offensive Player of the Week accolades and four Rookie of the Week honors.

Division III women: Frostburg State (9-7) earned the No. 5 seed in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Mid-Atlantic tournament and will travel to Alvernia (11-5) on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. for a spot in the semifinals.

Et cetera

Towson to compete in first NCAA golf tourney since 2005

The Towson men's golf team will travel to Atlanta and the Capital City Club Crabapple to compete in the NCAA championship Atlanta Regional, which runs May 20-22. The Tigers are the 13th seed in the Atlanta Regional, which is hosted by Georgia Tech. "This is a pretty good opportunity," Tiger coach Brian Yaniger said. "You want to play the best and you want to beat the best because you want it to mean something. Let's see how good we are." Towson is making its fourth appearance in the men's NCAA tournament and its first since 2005.

College baseball: Navy pitcher Tyler Mapes was recognized as the Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. In a 4-3 victory at Delaware State on Wednesday, Mapes allowed one earned on five hits in six innings to claim the win. The start was only the second of his career, and it was the longest outing of his career.

Men's college track and field: Navy senior Mark Van Orden was named the Patriot League Scholar Athlete of the Year for outdoor men's track and field for the third time. Van Orden, already the first men's track athlete to receive the accolade on multiple occasions, is the first male student-athlete from Navy and just the 11th in conference history to earn the top academic honor for his respective sport three times.

Men's college tennis: No. 10 Johns Hopkins will host an NCAA regional for the first time in program history Friday to Sunday at Goucher. The Blue Jays earned a first-round bye in the tournament for the third consecutive year. Traveling to Baltimore for the regional will be Drew, Lycoming, North Carolina Wesleyan and Vassar.

UMES: Juniors Eunice Jones (Central) and Bryan Chaikowsky were named Athletes of the Week. Jones, a middle-distance runner on the track and field team, won both the 800- and 1,500-meters at the MEAC championships last weekend at North Carolina A&T. Jones' victories paced the Lady Hawks to a fifth-place finish. ... The Department of Athletics will host the annual National Youth Sports Program for the 36th consecutive year from June 28 to July 22. The program runs Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. NYSP provides low-income children ages 8 to 16 a four-week summer program offering sports and academic enrichment at colleges and universities nationwide. All participants must submit a registration fee of $75; the fee may come from parents or guardians or be donated by individuals, churches, businesses or other organizations. Mail registration fees and forms by the deadline date of June 25. No late fees will be accepted. See umeshawks.com for more information.

St. Mary's: Senior men's basketball player Camontae Griffin (Dunbar) was selected as the Male Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row. A two-time first team All-Capital Athletic Conference choice, the 5-foot-9 guard led the Seahawks to the program's second trip to the "Sweet 16," the program's third CAC championship title and back-to-back conference regular-season titles. Griffin eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in just two years and finished his career with 1,156 points. Griffin spent the entire 2009-10 season leading the conference in scoring with 21.6 points per game, ranking him 18th in Division III.

D.C. United: The club announced that its international friendly against Scottish Premier League side Glasgow Rangers was canceled because of complications surrounding the Rangers' proposed preseason tour in the United States.

Golf: Jaime Gylan, an assistant professional at Piney Branch Golf Club, carded a 1-under-par 36-34--70 in a U.S. Open qualifier at Towson Golf & Country Club and was one of seven to advance to a sectional event scheduled for June 7 at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville. Among the others to qualify were Chris Emerick, Rosedale; Chris Baloga, Baltimore; and John Bierkan, Cockeysville, at 72. The Open championship will be held June 17-20 at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links.

--From Sun staff and news services

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