Mystics deal Harding, add 1st-rounders Phillips, Dunlap

Towson puts Ferri in charge of running backs, recruiting

April 12, 2011|By Sports Digest


Mystics deal Harding, add 1st-rounders Phillips, Dunlap

The Washington Mystics acquired center Ta'Shia Phillips, guard Kelly Miller and a 2012 first-round draft pick from the Atlanta Dream on Monday for guard Lindsey Harding and the Mystics' second-round pick in 2012. Phillips, 6feet6, who averaged 16.1 points and 12.4 rebounds in her senior season at Xavier, was selected eighth overall by Atlanta in the first round of Monday's WNBA draft. With the 11th pick, the Mystics chose Victoria Dunlap, a 6-1 forward from Kentucky who was Southeastern Conference Player of the Year. The team drafted 6-0 Duke forward Karima Christmas with the 23rd selection and 6-4 center Sara Krnjic of Serbia with the 35th pick. Miller has averaged 7.2 points and 2.6assists in her 10-year career; Harding has averaged 11.0 points and 4.0 assists in four seasons.


Towson puts Ferri in charge of running backs, recruiting

Reno Ferri, a six-year assistant football coach at Akron, was named an assistant at Towson, where he will be the Tigers' running backs coach and serve as recruiting coordinator. James Vollono, a third-year member of Towson's coaching staff, will switch to tight ends coach. Ferri, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, is a 2000 graduate of Army, where he played running back for the 10-2 team that lost to Auburn in the Independence Bowl.

Women's lacrosse: UMBC junior midfielder Alicia Krause (Mount Hebron) was named America East Player of the Week. … James Madison redshirt sophomore attacker Casey Ancarrow (John Carroll) was chosen Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week. The CAA named Towson freshman attacker Rhiannon Coogle (North Harford) Rookie of the Week. … Robert Morris senior midfielder Ashley Trombetta (Century) was chosen Northeast Conference Player of the Week. Georgetown senior attacker Jordy Kirr (Bryn Mawr) was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Week. … Hamilton freshman midfielder Martha Plack (Garrison Forest) was selected as Liberty League Rookie of the Week. … Washington College sophomore attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Loch Raven) was chosen Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week. … Salisbury (13-2) fell from second to fourth in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association DivisionIII poll after its loss to No.1 College of New Jersey (12-0).

Men's lacrosse: Fifteen players scored as No. 5 Duke (9-4) coasted to an 18-6 victory over visiting Presbyterian. … Ohio State freshman goalie Greg Dutton (Calvert Hall) was named Eastern College Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week. … Salisbury (13-0) is No.2 for the third straight week in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III coaches' poll. Defending national champion Tufts (9-0) remained at No. 1, and Stevenson (13-1) is third. The Sea Gulls and Mustangs will meet Saturday in Salisbury. … CCBC-Essex (7-1) is third in the National Junior College Athletic Association poll, trailing Onondaga (N.Y.) CC (9-0) and Nassau (N.Y.) CC (7-2). Anne Arundel CC (5-5) is sixth and Howard CC (5-4) ninth.

Baseball: Senior Derek Richards went 5-for-5 and tied the Coppin State single-game record for hits, but the Eagles (3-24, 1-7) dropped a 28-16 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game to Norfolk State. … Graduate student Joe Borrelli drove in a career-high seven runs and had the game-winning two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead Johns Hopkins (14-10, 7-3 Centennial Conference), ranked No. 24 in Division III, to a 10-9 victory over McDaniel (10-12, 3-7). … Frostburg State (18-10, 11-7) is seeded second in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament and will host Wesley in the opener Wednesday at 3:30p.m.

Softball: UMBC freshman shortstop Jessica Warner was named America East Rookie of the Week. … Frostburg State junior Megan Magee was chosen CAC Pitcher of the Week.

Women's basketball: UMBC junior guard Michelle Kurowski was named to the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete team.

Men's basketball: Donald Williams of Prince George's Community College scored 32points to lead the American team past the National team, 138-115, in the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference All-Star game Sunday at Baltimore City Community College. BCCC's Micah Fraction and Najee White of Hagerstown CC each had 22 points to lead the National team.

Field hockey: Washington College sophomore Erin Lewns (North Harford) was chosen to attend the NCAA Career in Sports Forum on June 12-15 in Indianapolis.

Women's track and field: Navy junior thrower Amanda Phelps was named Patriot League Field Athlete of the Week and Midshipmen freshman thrower Lauren Allam (Chesapeake-AA) was selected as Rookie of the Week.

Et cetera

Knuble gets extension; Nairn to train at U.S. women's camp

The Washington Capitals signed right wing Mike Knuble, 38, to a one-year contract extension. Knuble had 24 goals and 16 assists while playing in 79games during the regular season.

Women's soccer: Penn State sophomore midfielder Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) was among 29 players invited to U.S. team training camp April 25-29 in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Running: Kristin Van Eron, 39, of Timonium finished second among women in the Garden Spot Marathon on Saturday in New Holland, Pa., with a time of 3 hours, 29 minutes, 16 seconds. Katie Shelley, 22, of Columbia, Pa., was first in 3:16:16.

Golf: Dirk Schultz, PGA head professional at Beaver Creek Country Club in Hagerstown, was the medalist with a 3-under-par 69 as a field of 64 was cut to 16 in the MAPGA Match Play Championship at Montgomery CC in Laytonsville.

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