Stanwick, 8 from local teams named to Tewaaraton list
Virginia attack Steele Stanwick (Loyola) has been named to the 2011 Tewaaraton Award Watch List, as announced by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance on Friday. The Tewaaraton Award is given annually to the NCAA male and female lacrosse players of the year. This year's award will be presented on June 2 at the Warner Theatre in Washington. Players from local teams named to the list are: Salisbury's Sam Bradman; Maryland's Grant Catalino, Brian Farrell, Brett Schmidt and Ryan Young; Stevenson's Jimmy Dailey; Towson's Peter Mezzanotte; and Johns Hopkins' Kyle Wharton.
Women's college lacrosse: The Greater Washington Sports Alliance named Loyola senior women's lacrosse players Grace Gavin and Abby Rehfuss, along with Hofstra senior defender Katie Hertsch (Winters Mill), to the 2011 Tewaaraton Award watch list.
Red's Round Table set for today's Wide Country Stakes
The promising 3-year-old filly Red's Round Table goes after her fourth straight stakes victory in today's $75,000 Wide Country Stakes at Laurel Park. She is the winner of five of six starts, including the Marshua Stakes at Laurel last month, when the daughter of Cuvee looked visually impressive, shook off her opponents through the turn and drew away to a 41/2-length victory through the sloppy going. The Tim Keefe trainee ended her juvenile campaign with scores in the White Clay Creek Stakes at Delaware and the Only Queens at Aqueduct. "I am very pleased with her," Keefe said. "She has done everything right so far." Sheldon Russell, Laurel's leading rider during the current winter meeting, retains the mount. The 23-year-old was aboard Red's Round Table last Saturday when the filly turned in a bullet five-furlong work, stopping the clock in 1 minute, 2 seconds, the fastest of 20 times at the distance. "It was a nice work," Russell said. "The plan was to get her to relax because she is quite strong in the morning and gets excited when she works. I went as easy as I could. We were surprised it was a bullet." Red's Round Table's owner Arnold Heft is a former co-owner of the Baltimore Bullets and an NBA referee.
Heather (3-1) finished second to Red's Round Table in the Marshua, just her third start after breaking her maiden at Penn National and beating allowance runners at Parx Racing. Tom Iannotti trains the daughter of Not For Love, and Ricardo Chiappe has been her only rider. Sweet Susan (6-1) was third in the Marshua after finishing in the same position in her previous start, the Ruthless Stakes at Aqueduct. Tim Tullock trains the Wiseman's Ferry filly, who has won three times from seven starts. Malcolm Franklin is her regular rider. Trainer Dickie Small has named both Side By Side and Sassy Number (6-1) to start in today's feature and has named Forest Boyce (Garrison Forest) to ride both.
Morgan women No. 2 seed for MEAC tourney; Coppin No. 5
The pairings for the 2011 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference women's basketball tournament, which will be held Tuesday through Saturday at Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C., were released Friday. Morgan State earned the No. 2 seed and will play its quarterfinal game on Wednesday at 10 a.m., facing the winner of Tuesday's first-round match between No. 7 Maryland Eastern Shore and No. 10 Delaware State. No. 4 Florida A&M and No. 5 Coppin State will play the final quarterfinal game on Thursday at 2:30 p.m.
More women's college basketball: UMBC junior center Topé Obajolu, who lives in Randallstown, was selected to the All-America East third team and All-Defensive squad.
Men's college basketball: UMBC junior guard Chris De La Rosa has been named to the America East All-Conference second team.
College baseball: Maryland let two leads slip away, Canisius broke a 4-4 tie in the top of the eighth inning on a RBI single and the Griffins beat the Terps, 5-4, Friday night. The Terps (5-4) surrendered a two-run lead in the fourth and after retaking the lead an inning later, allowed Canisius to tie it at 4 in the sixth. Maryland pitchers surrendered nine walks on the evening and three of Canisius' five runs came as a result of a free pass. Freshman Michael Montville was 1-for-3 with a two-run homer that gave Maryland an early 2-0 lead.
College softball: Maryland lost two late-inning leads in the first day of the Citrus Classic, played at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. The Terrapins (6-6) led, 3-0, heading into the fifth before Illinois State scored nine runs in the next three innings. Maryland lost, 9-7, at the hands of the Redbirds in the first game before falling, 3-1, later in the day.
Capitals: Coach Bruce Boudreau said goaltender Semyon Varlamov will miss an additional seven to 10 days and will not be with the team on its trip to Florida.
D.C. United: The club announced that recently retired forward Jaime Moreno will become its Youth Academy technical training coach. He will work as an on-field technical coach with D.C. United Academy players and coaches. Moreno will conduct individualized training programs for the forwards and attacking players of all five academy teams. And Moreno will work with the D.C. United camp staff to provide technical training support in all camp programs, including D.C. United training complex camps and the Elite Residential Camp, as well as summer camps throughout the Washington metro area.
—From Sun staff and news services