Loyola's Schiro earns top MAAC women's soccer honor

O's pitcher Mata outrighted

Dodgers retain Gibbons

November 05, 2010|By Sports Digest


Loyola's Schiro earns top MAAC women's soccer honor

Loyola sophomore forward Nichole Schiro was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference women's soccer Co-Offensive Player of the Year on Thursday, sharing the honor with Canisius' Kelly Reinwald. Schiro, who had 15 goals, second all-time on the Greyhounds' single-season chart, was joined on the All-MAAC first team by senior teammates Kelly Farrell and Lina Staropoli.

More women's soccer: Towson junior goalkeeper Jocelyn Papciak (Atholton) was selected to the All-Colonial Athletic Association second team. Tigers senior defender Melissa Gomes (John Carroll) made the third team, and freshman forward Emily Banes earned CAA All-Rookie honors.

Men's soccer: CCBC-Essex (12-5-3), the Region XX champion, will play Cincinnati State Technical & Community College at 1 p.m. Saturday at Xavier for the North Central District championship.

Field hockey: Top-seeded Maryland (17-1, 5-0 ACC) will play today at 4 p.m. at Wake Forest against the fifth-seeded Demon Deacons in the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals. Wake Forest advanced Thursday by beating fourth-seeded Boston College, 2-1, in the final minute of overtime on a goal by Kari Walkley.

Men's basketball: Host Loyola defeated Division II Shepherd, 73-50, in an exhibition. Erik Etherly led the Greyhounds with 16 points and 10rebounds. Former Terp Shane Walker had 10points, seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks. J'hared Hall had 13 points off the bench. … St. Mary's received its highest national ranking ever: No. 9 in Chuck Mistovich's NCAA Division III preview in the Sporting News.

Women's basketball: Mount St. Mary's was picked to finish 11th in the Northeast Conference preseason coaches poll.

Men's swimming: Navy junior Mark Meyer was named Patriot League Swimmer of the Week, and senior Olaf Olson was selected as Diver of the Week.

Men's water polo: Johns Hopkins sophomore Alex Whittam was named Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division Player of the Week. Blue Jays freshman Chance Fowler was selected as Rookie of the Week.

Women's bowling: Maria Rodriguez of UMES was named Preseason Player of the Year in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and was joined on the All-MEAC team by fellow Hawks seniors Martha Perez and Kristina Frahm.

Women's volleyball: Bowie State freshman setter Kassondra Greis made the All-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association second team and the All-Rookie team.

Hall of Fame: The National Junior College Athletic Association Region XX Athletic Hall of Fame will induct the following players Saturday at 6 p.m. at Anne Arundel Community College: Elizabeth Estevez, College of Southern Maryland, softball; David Hayes, Southern Maryland, soccer; Cathy Jones-Faust, Hagerstown Junior College, track and field; and Ralph Spry, Anne Arundel CC, track and field.

Et cetera

O's pitcher Mata outrighted; Dodgers retain Gibbons

The Orioles announced that right-handed pitcher Frank Mata has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. Mata, 26, made his major league debut May 26 and had a 7.79 ERA in 171/3 innings over 15 games. The move allowed the Orioles to reinstate pitcher Jason Berken from the 60-day disabled list to the 40-man roster.

More baseball: Former Orioles outfielder Jay Gibbons, 33, signed a one-year deal to stay with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gibbons, who hit .280 with five home runs and 17 RBIs in 37 games after his Aug. 8 promotion from Triple-A, will receive the major league minimum of $400,000, plus a cost-of-living adjustment to be announced next month. … New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson began interviewing candidates for the team's managerial opening, meeting with former Orioles catcher Bob Melvin and ex-Orioles bench coach Dave Jauss. … The Seattle Mariners named former Orioles bench coach Jeff Datz their third base coach.

Youth football: Jason Soistman of Glen Burnie, a Centennial Conference game official and director of the Champion Officials Group (high school and youth football), will participate in the USA Football's Rules Committee meeting Tuesday in Indianapolis.

—From Sun staff and news services

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