Greater Washington Sports Alliance announces Tewaaraton Award nominees

Groundbreaking for Towson's Tiger Arena scheduled for May 10

April 19, 2011|By Sports Digest

College lacrosse

Players with local ties among Tewaaraton Award nominees

The Greater Washington Sports Alliance announced on Monday this year's nominees for the 2011 Tewaaraton Award, given to the top male and female college lacrosse players in the nation. A watch list that began with more than 100 names has been whittled to 25 men and 24 women. Five men's and five women's finalists will be selected from the nominees. Finalists will be invited to the award ceremony June 2 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, where a male and a female winner will be honored. Among the men's nominees are: Maryland senior attackman Grant Catalino, Maryland senior midfielder Brian Farrell (Boys' Latin), Tufts senior attackman D.J. Hessler (St. Paul's), Johns Hopkins sophomore midfielder John Ranagan, Notre Dame senior defenseman Kevin Ridgway (Georgetown Prep), Virginia junior attackman Steele Stanwick (Loyola) and Maryland senior attackman Ryan Young. Among the women's nominees are: James Madison sophomore attack Casey Ancarrow (John Carroll), Vanderbilt junior midfielder Ally Carey (John Carroll), Florida sophomore midfielder Kitty Cullen (McDonogh), Maryland junior goalkeeper Brittany Dipper, North Carolina senior attack Corey Donohoe (North Harford), Loyola senior attack Grace Gavin (St. Paul's), Maryland junior attack Karri Ellen Johnson (Broadneck), Duke senior attack Christie Kaestner (St. Peter & Paul), Maryland senior attack Sarah Mollison, Maryland sophomore midfielder Katie Schwarzmann (Century) and Loyola junior goalkeeper Kerry Stoothoff.

More men's awards: Loyola senior goalie Jake Hagelin was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Lacrosse League Defensive Player of the Week the day after his 18-save performance in a 6-5, four-overtime win over Georgetown. … Notre Dame sophomore goalie John Kemp (Georgetown Prep) was named Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Week. … Gettysburg sophomore Nick Avedisian (The Bullis School) was named the Centennial Conference Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week. … St. Mary's senior attack Dennis Rosson (Severn School) and Stevenson senior midfielder Kyle Moffitt were named Capital Athletic Conference Co-Offensive Players of the Week. St. Mary's junior defender Eric Heisner was selected as the CAC Men's Defensive Player of the Week.

Men's D-III poll: Stevenson rose to No. 1 in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association weekly Top 20 coaches' poll. Salisbury dropped one spot to No. 3.

More women's awards: Towson senior attacker Jess Dunn (Fallston) was named Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week. … Georgetown sophomore attacker Dina Jackson (The Bullis School) was named Big East Offensive Player of the Week. … Binghamton senior goalkeeper Lauren Scott (North Harford) was selected as the America East Defensive Player of the Week. … Gettysburg junior Hannah Church (Mount de Sales) was named Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

Boxing

Shiflett, Stevenson win by decision at SportsPlex

Baltimore's Russ "The Hammer" Shiflett improved to 11-0-1 (5 KOs) with a dominant six-round decision over Willie Chisolm (6-11-0, 3 KOs) in their cruiserweight battle Friday night in the main event on an eight-bout card at the Maryland SportsPlex in Millersville. Scores were 60-54 on all three judges' cards. Welterweight James "Keep 'em Sleepin" Stevenson (14-0-0, 10 KOs) of Baltimore returned to action with a six-round unanimous decision over Jose Angel Roman (11-31-5, 5 KOs) of Valdosta, Ga. Scores were 60-54, 60-54 and 59-56. Jessie "The Beast" Nicklow (21-2-3, 8 KOs) defeated Steve "The Spoiler" Walker (26-26-0, 18 KOs) of Hannibal, Mo., earning the stoppage at the two-minute mark of the initial stanza. Emmanuel "The Tranzformer" Taylor (11-0-0, 8 KOs) proved to be too much for Chicago native Guadalupe Diaz (5-9-3, 1 KO), who did not answer the third round of their welterweight bout. Cruiserweight prospect "Slick" Nick Kisner (8-0-0, 5 KOs) continued to look sharp with a four-round unanimous decision victory over Montana veteran Leo Bercier (8-16-1, 4 KOs). In a four-round lightweight battle, newcomer Tevin Farmer (1-1-0) of Philadelphia won a four-round decision over Baltimore's Angelo Ward (1-1-0). Scores were 40-35 on all three scorecards. Baltimore-based junior middleweight prospect Mischa Christensen (3-1-0, 1 KO) took a four-round unanimous decision over Stephen Franklin (0-3-0). Judges scored the bout 40-36 on all three scorecards. Rounding out the card, Washington's Jarell Mason Jackson (8-5-1, 4 KOs) and Michael Rayner (6-16-0, 5 KOs) of Fayetteville, N.C., battled to a four-round draw in the super-middleweight division.

Et cetera

Tiger Arena groundbreaking scheduled for May 10

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