Guests added to function celebrating UM's Williams

August 31, 2010|By Sports Digest

Special event

The Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards on Monday announced the addition of several special guests for the event honoring Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams on Sept. 30 at the Hippodrome Theater. Among the guests added: ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas; best-selling author and journalist John Feinstein; play-by-play voice of the Terrapins Johnny Holliday; Maryland basketball color analyst Chris Knoche; Williams' Maryland teammate Billy Jones; and former Maryland basketball coach Frank Fellows. Each year, the fall gala celebrates a significant figure or crowning achievement in Maryland sports history. Williams will be inducted into the museum's Hall of Legends, joining Babe Ruth, John Unitas, Art Modell, Jim McKay and Brooks Robinson. The event will include tributes from Williams' former players, Hall of Fame coaches and other special guests connected to him and his career in basketball. Guests previously announced include Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, Villanova coach Jay Wright and former Maryland standouts Len Elmore and Walt Williams. Tickets are available at various levels: $150 includes the cocktail reception from 6:30p.m. to 7:30p.m. and the program, while program-only seating is available at orchestra level and in the balcony for $60 or $40. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster by calling 410-547-7328 or visiting Ticketmaster.com.

Colleges

Munday named Mount women's lacrosse coach

Mount St. Mary's hired Lindsey Munday as women's lacrosse coach. For the past four years, Munday served as the top assistant under head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller (Maryland) at Northwestern. The Wildcats won three consecutive national championships and had an 85-4 record in that time. Munday also played at Northwestern before entering the coaching ranks, helping the team capture two national championships. "We are thrilled to welcome Lindsey Munday to Mount St. Mary's," athletic director Lynne P. Robinson said. "Lindsey's experience as an elite player and successful Division I coach perfectly position her to guide our program. Lindsey is a proven winner, and we are extremely fortunate to have her join the Mount community. Under Lindsey's leadership, the future of our women's lacrosse program is indeed very bright." Last season, the Mount went 8-9 overall and 6-3 in Northeast Conference play. Mount St. Mary's advanced to its eighth straight NEC tournament appearance and 12th in the past 13 years before falling to Sacred Heart in the semifinals. "I want to thank president Dr. Thomas Powell and [Robinson] for giving me this opportunity," Munday said. "I would also like to thank [Hiller] for first teaching and mentoring me as a player and then as a coach to prepare me to become a head coach. The Mount has a rich tradition, and I am really excited to be a part of the future of Mount women's lacrosse."

Women's volleyball: Towson outside hitter Katy Buck (Mount de Sales) was named Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week after being selected as Most Valuable Player of the Tiny Laster Memorial Tournament. For the week, Buck recorded 42 kills, hit .226 with 12 service aces and had 35 digs.

Women's soccer: Towson freshman forward Emily Banes was named co-CAA Rookie of the Week. Banes scored the first goal in the Tigers' 2-1 victory over Duquesne on Sunday and assisted on the eventual game-winning goal by sophomore midfielder Cheyenne Skidmore (Liberty). Banes shared the award with freshman defender Olivia Tomoff (Archbishop Spalding) of James Madison. Tomoff helped the Dukes shut out Villanova on Sunday and allow just one goal to St. John's on Friday in the JMU/Comfort Inn Harrisonburg Invitational. … UMBC played Campbell to a 1-1 draw in Buies Creek, N.C. Sophomore forward Sarah Kopytko scored for the Retrivers, and forward Olga Ekblom found the net for the Camels.

NFL

Redskins, Rams exchange draft picks in separate trades

The Washington Redskins and St. Louis Rams swapped 2010 draft picks in a pair of trades. The Redskins sent sixth-round selection Dennis Morris to the Rams for a conditional, undisclosed draft pick. St. Louis sent fifth-round pick Hall Davis to Washington, also for a conditional, undisclosed pick. Davis, from Louisiana-Lafayette, was at Redskins Park on Monday. He was listed as a defensive end with the Rams, but he would play linebacker with the Redskins. Washington coach Mike Shanahan said he will look at Davis over the next few days before final cuts are made Saturday. Morris, from Louisiana Tech, worked at tight end and fullback for the Redskins in training camp. Shanahan said Morris wasn't going to make the 53-man roster.

Cardinals: Arizona signed wide receiver Isaiah Williams (Maryland).

Minor league baseball

Baysox add two to disabled list, activate two others

The Bowie Baysox, the Double-A affiliate of the Orioles, made several recent roster moves, placing right-handed pitcher Pedro Beato on the seven-day disabled list retroactive to last Tuesday, putting outfielder Tyler Henson on the DL and activating right-hander Josh Perrault and outfielder Danny Figueroa from the DL.

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