Bayhawks midfielder Poillon voted MLL's Most Improved Player

August 12, 2010|By Sports Digest

Major League Lacrosse

Bayhawks midfielder Poillon voted Most Improved Player

Chesapeake Bayhawks midfielder Peet Poillon, who attended UMBC and Howard Community College, was named Major League Lacrosse's Most Improved Player of the Year in a vote of head coaches and general managers. Poillon earned the nickname "Pistol Peet" for his league-leading 113 shots and ranks third in points scored with 41. He led the Bayhawks with 25 goals and had 15assists, most among Chesapeake midfielders. The fourth-seeded Bayhawks will face the top-seeded Boston Cannons in a semifinal at noon Aug.21 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. For ticket information, call 866-MLL-TIXX or go to majorleaguelacrosse.com.

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Crystal Palace Baltimore gets tie on Bush's sixth shutout

Evan Bush made 13 saves as visiting Crystal Palace Baltimore (5-10-6) escaped with a 0-0 draw against the Montreal Impact in USSF Division 2 on Wednesday night despite playing with just 10 men late in the game. Bush earned his sixth shutout of the season. Palace Baltimore is undefeated in three matches against Montreal this year, winning once and drawing twice. The teams will meet again Aug.21 at Calvert Hall.

Golf: Denny McCarthy of Burtonsville helped the Washington Metropolitan Golf Association capture the Williamson Cup in LaSalle, Ontario. Washington Metropolitan dominated the 36-hole competition to finish 25 under-par, 24 strokes ahead of second-place Syracuse District Golf Association. McCarthy was 14-under with a 63-65 — 128, seven strokes ahead of the nearest competitor.

Baseball: Mark Teixeira (Mount St. Joseph) missed the New York Yankees' two-game series at Texas after his wife, Leigh, gave birth to a boy, the couple's third child, early Tuesday.

College football: Navy senior quarterback Ricky Dobbs, who rushed for 27 touchdowns last season, was added to the Manning Award Watch List. The award honors the accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning, and is the only quarterback award that takes into consideration the candidates' bowl performances. … Tickets for Towson's season opener at Indiana on Sept. 2 will go on sale Monday at noon. For information, go to towsontigers.com or call 410-704-2244.

Women's college soccer: Junior forward Jasmyne Spencer, who led Maryland with 23 points last season, was one of 44 players named to the watch list for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious award in women's college soccer. She is the first Terp named to the preseason watch list.

Men's college lacrosse: Mercer, which will field its first intercollegiate team in the spring of 2011, announced 25 incoming student-athletes, including defender Cody MacPherson (St. Paul's) and midfielder Keoni Rausch (Calvert Hall).

College cross country: The Mount St.Mary's women's team has been picked to finish in fifth place in the Northeast Conference's annual preseason coaches poll. The Mount men were picked for seventh.

—From Sun staff and news services

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