Stanwick among local stars on Under-19 women's team
Notre Dame Prep's Covie Stanwick, McDonogh's Jen Cook, C. Milton Wright's Alyssa Blevins and Winters Mill's Erin McMunn were named Tuesday to the final United States Under-19 women's team that will compete for the world championship this summer in Germany. Coaches cut the team from 24 to 18 players after games last weekend in Florida. Krystin PorcellaStanwick, an All-Metro attacker, is the fourth member of her family to be named to a U.S. national team. Her eldest sister, Sheehan, played on the U.S. elite national team, while Coco Stanwick captained the gold-medal winning U-19 team in 2003. Both women were All-Metro attackers at Notre Dame Prep and played at Georgetown. Brother Steele, a Virginia junior and The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro Player of the Year as a junior, was named to the U-19 men's team in 2008 but was injured and unable to play. The team, which is coached by John Carroll's Krystin Porcella, includes six players from Maryland with Good Counsel's Caileigh Sindall and Brigid Smith also making the cut.
Hall of Fame: Former Navy star Brian Lantier and Maryland standouts Tim Worstell and Karen MacCrate Henning will be inducted into the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame on Saturday in Huntington, N.Y. Lantier, a midfielder and attackman who earlier attended Maryland, was a first-team All-American for the Midshipmen in 1965. Worstell, an attackman, was the Terps' second-leading goal scorer in 1982 and 1983. MacCrate Henning, an attacker, was an All-American in 1995 and 1996 as Maryland went undefeated en route to national championships both seasons.
Preakness infield tickets and MUG Club packages go on sale
Infield tickets for the Preakness went on sale Tuesday. The third InFieldFest and 136th annual race will be May 21 at Pimlico Race Course. Music headliners will be announced later this month. Tickets are $40 in advance through Ticketmaster or the Preakness ticket sales office but will increase to $50 starting May 16. The MUG Club package, which includes bottomless refills, is $60 in advance and $70 Preakness week. Tickets in the other areas of the track went on sale Nov. 22. For information, go to preakness.com. Tickets may be bought by calling the Preakness sales office at 410-542-9400 or 877-206-8042, ext. 300, or at ticketmaster.com.
Navy's Avila earns National Mid-Major Freshman honor
Freshman forward J.J. Avila was named National Mid-Major Freshman of the Week by RushTheCourt.net after he helped Navy to victories over Army and American. Avila had 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists in an 85-81 win against the Black Knights and 24 points, five rebounds and three assists in a 72-53 upset of the Eagles.
More men's basketball: Morgan State's BracketBuster home game against Virginia Military Institute of the Big South Conference on Feb.19 will tip off at 4p.m. The teams will play in 2011-12 at VMI. … Darren Clark scored 26 points and Eric Vann had 25 to power host Bowie State (15-3) to a 105-91 win over Washington Adventist (5-13).
Women's tennis: Navy was selected to finish in a second-place tie in the Patriot League in voting by coaches and sports information directors.
Get your hands on Babe Ruth's bat Sunday at Mercy
The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation is partnering with Mercy Medical Center on Sunday to commemorate the actual birth date of Babe Ruth, who was born Feb.6, 1895, in Baltimore. For a $10 donation, individuals will have the opportunity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the mezzanine level of the hospital to hold an actual bat that Ruth used in 1927 when he set the single-season home run record. The bat has never been on public display and is normally kept in the private archives at the Babe Ruth Museum. Proceeds will help Mercy's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation. For details, go to baberuthmuseum.com.
Media: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic named Ray Frager managing editor for the network's digital media portfolio, including CSNbaltimore.com and CSNwashington.com. Frager worked for The Baltimore Sun from 1985 to 1992 as sports desk copy chief and from 1992 to 2009 as assistant sports editor. He covered sports media for The Sun as a columnist and blogger.
NBA: Washington Wizards point guard John Wall was named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month. Wall led conference rookies in scoring (13.9 points per game) and assists (10.5 per game) in January en route to becoming the first Wizard since Brendan Haywood in December 2001 to receive the award. Wall was the first NBA rookie to have nine or more assists in 10 straight games, and his 168 assists in the month were the most by a rookie since 1988.
Major League Soccer: D.C. United has agreed to take Charlie Davies on loan from France's Sochaux but wants to evaluate how well the American forward has rehabilitated from a near-fatal car crash in October 2009 in Northern Virginia before deciding whether to complete the deal. The 24-year-old is expected to report to the team today in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Softball: The U.S. women's national team will play an exhibition doubleheader against the junior national team July1 at 6:35 p.m. at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie. For ticket information, go to baysox.com.
NHL: The Washington Capitals recalled center Jay Beagle from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.
—From Sun staff and news services