Maryland names Campbell director of operations for women's basketball

August 24, 2010|By Sports Digest

Maryland announced that Chris Campbell is the new director of operations for women's basketball. Campbell was an assistant coach at Delaware from 2008 to 2010 and is a Maryland native. "We feel very fortunate to be able to hire someone of Chris' caliber," coach Brenda Frese said. "He's very bright and really going to bring a lot to our program. His local ties are a bonus; he'll be another member of our staff that brings even more people into supporting our program." Added Campbell: "Coach Frese is one of the best in the business, and I look forward to learning from her and the rest of her staff."

More women's college basketball: UMES announced its schedule for the upcoming season, which includes 14 home games and six against teams that advanced to the postseason. The Lady Hawks open the season when they host UMBC on Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. at the William P. Hytche Athletic Center. Other notable games include American (Jan. 2) and North Carolina A&T (Feb. 7), both at home.

Mystics to begin 1st-round series with Dream on Wednesday

The Washington Mystics, the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed in the WNBA playoffs, will open their best-of-three series with the fourth-seeded Atlanta Dream on Wednesday at Verizon Center at 7 p.m. Game 2 will be played Friday at Philips Arena in Atlanta at 7:30 p.m. Game 3, if necessary, will be at Verizon Center on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Veeder chosen to play for U.S. U-20 team next month in Peru

Crystal Palace Baltimore defender Korey Veeder has been selected to play for the U-20 U.S. men's national team in the Cuadrangular Internacional Tournament in Peru. Palace Baltimore has granted him a temporary release to join the U-20 team Sept. 1-12. "Korey has been excellent for us this season," Palace Baltimore coach Jim Cherneski said. "He has a very mature football brain that allows him to read the game beyond his years. That coupled with clean technique gives our team great options for building out of the back and eliminating problems before they arise in defense." The 18-year-old Veeder has become a regular on the Palace Baltimore squad. He has played in 16 games this season, tallying one assist. "I've kept my eye on Korey for some time," national team coach Thomas Rongen said. "I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do. He warrants every inclusion in this selection based on the fact that he has played some 16 odd professional games. He's one of a very few 18-year-olds that play on a professional team. I can't wait to see him play. He will be playing some very tough competition in a hostile environment. To see him play will be a great measuring stick to see if he has what it takes to be in the top 21." The U-20 team is slated to play some of South America's toughest international squads in the round-robin tournament, possibly including Paraguay, Colombia and Peru.

Single-game tickets to go on sale Sept. 10

Washington Capitals single-game tickets for the 2010-11 season go on sale Sept. 10 at 10a.m. at 202-397-SEAT, on WashingtonCaps.com, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and at all local Ticketmaster outlets, including the Verizon Center box office. Verizon Center has been sold out for 60 consecutive Capitals games, including playoffs; last year was the first in franchise history in which every game was a sellout. The Capitals will also offer a limited number of standing-room-only tickets for games once all seats have been sold.

Grove, Boyce win individual titles as Laurel Park meeting ends

The 11-day Laurel Park summer meeting ended Sunday with Chris Grove and Forest Boyce winning individual titles. Live racing shifts to Timonium for the Maryland State Fair stand beginning Friday before returning to Laurel for the balance of the year on Sept. 11. Grove, who won his first training title earlier this year during the Laurel winter stand, won nine races from 20 starters with 16 on-the-board finishes. The 41-year-old ranks in the top 50 nationally with 66 victories and $1.5 million in earnings so far this year. Hamilton Smith and Rodney Jenkins tied for second with five winners each.

Baltimore City Community College: Five coaches were added for the baseball, women's basketball and women's volleyball programs. The baseball program will be run by former major league pitcher Daryl Smith and assistant Derrick Burnett. Smith spent 16 years in the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees organizations. Burnett is a 1984 graduate of Hampton and has been an instrumental part of youth baseball in the Baltimore area for more than 15 years. Coach Cheniece Arthur and assistant Deanna Price will direct the women's basketball program, and Amy Manougian will serve as women's volleyball coach.

Women's college soccer: Navy senior Christine Calderon was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week. … Loyola sophomore forward Nichole Schiro earned a spot on the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week. … UMBC senior midfielder Sandra Vacarino was named America East Women's Soccer Player of the Week for the first week of the season.

Men's college basketball: Washington College senior guard Dylan Bernstein (Gaithersburg) and junior guard-forward Kevin Breslin of Hagerstown have been named captains.

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