Dunbar alum Cassell to interview with Rockets

Navy's Hull, DePompeo honored by Patriot League

April 27, 2011|By Sports Digest


Cassell granted permission to interview with Rockets

Multiple NBA sources have confirmed that Washington Wizards assistant Sam Cassell will interview for the Houston Rockets' vacant head coaching job. The story was first reported Tuesday by Fox 26 Sports in Houston. Cassell, who attended Dunbar, has sought a head coaching job since his playing days, and the Wizards granted permission for him to speak with the team that drafted him out of Florida State in 1993. He has spent the past two seasons as an assistant under coach Flip Saunders. He has helped tutor No.1 overall pick John Wall, who credited Cassell for aiding him through his rookie season. He also helped Shaun Livingston resurrect his career during a two-month stint in Washington last season. The Rockets parted with Rick Adelman nearly two weeks ago after the team missed the playoffs for the second year in a row. Cassell spent the first three of his 16 seasons in Houston, winning back-to-back championships with Hakeem Olajuwon in 1994 and 1995. He won a third championship with the Boston Celtics before retiring in 2008. He is expected to meet with the Rockets next week.

Michael Lee, The Washington Post

Men's college lacrosse

Navy's Hull named Patriot League Rookie of the Year

Navy attackman Tucker Hull, who had 23 goals and 15 assists, was named Patriot League Rookie of the Year. Two of his teammates, senior defenseman Michael Hirsch and senior midfielder Andy Warner, were named to the All-Patriot League first team. Bucknell senior defenseman Alex Lyons (McDonogh) made the second team.

Division III: Hood (8-9) came up short in its quest to secure the program's first winning season with a 10-6 setback at Susquehanna (10-5).

Junior College: BCCC-Essex (11-2) is third in the National Junior College Athletic Association poll, trailing two New York schools, No. 1 Onondaga CC (14-0) and No. 2 Nassau CC (11-2). Anne Arundel CC (5-7) is seventh, and Howard CC (5-7) and Harford CC (8-6) are tied for ninth.

Women's college lacrosse

Mids' DePompeo is Patriot Offensive Player of the Year

Navy sophomore attacker Jasmine DePompeo was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and was joined on the All-Patriot first team by senior attacker Caitlin Mandrin Hill (St. Mary's), senior midfielder Katrina Nietsch and junior defender Kierstin King (Hereford). Sophomore midfielder Kathy Young and freshman attacker Aimee Gennaro made the second team. DePompeo has 47 goals and 30 assists and is fifth in the country in total scoring.

More Division I: Penn State junior goalie Dana Cahill (Mercy) was named American Lacrosse Conference Defensive Player of the Week. … Duquesne senior attacker Katie Rekart (Mount Hebron) and freshman midfielder Caitlin Prince (Liberty) were named Atlantic 10 Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively.

Division III: Washington College's Julika Blankenship was named Centennial Conference Coach of the Year after guiding the Shorewomen to a 10-5 record, their most wins since 2003. The All-Conference first team included McDaniel senior defender Erin McDonnell (Maryvale Prep), Gettysburg junior attacker Hannah Church (Mount de Sales) and Franklin & Marshall junior defender Anne Brockmeyer (John Carroll). The second team included Washington senior attacker Sarah Cannon (Notre Dame Prep) and McDaniel sophomore midfielder Paige Messersmith (Dulaney). … Salisbury (16-2) remained No. 5 in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association coaches' poll.

More colleges

Towson names Clark men's basketball assistant coach

New Towson men's basketball coach Pat Skerry has turned to a former colleague at Rhode Island, Kevin Clark, to be one of his Tigers assistants. Clark, a 1981 graduate of Clark University, has worked at five Division I schools, most recently as an assistant at URI for the past seven seasons and at St. John's the previous five seasons.

Baseball: Maryland (18-25) held visiting Saint Joseph's (14-26) to three hits, with Jeff Crosswhite, Jimmy Reed and Jake Stinnett combining to keep the Hawks hitless over the final six innings, as the Terps ended a six-game losing streak, 4-1. … Junior center fielder Ben Winter (Centennial) had three hits and three RBIs as Towson (17-20-1) rolled to a 26-7 victory over visiting UMES (8-32).

Softball: Towson junior Brianna Jones (Institute of Notre Dame) tied a school record with six RBIs in the first game of a 12-0, 3-0 sweep of visiting Mount St. Mary's.

Et cetera

Redskins' Haynesworth indicted on abuse charge

Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth was indicted on a charge of misdemeanor sexual abuse in connection with an alleged assault on a waitress at a downtown hotel in February. The indictment, handed down by a District of Columbia grand jury, stems from an incident in which the player allegedly caressed the breasts of a waitress at the W Hotel as she cleared a table.

Keith L. Alexander, The Washington Post

NHL: The Washington Capitals recalled goaltender Braden Holtby from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League. Holtby, 21, appeared in 14 games for the Capitals this season, including his NHL debut Nov. 5, posting a 10-2-2 record, a 1.79 goals-against average and .934 save percentage.

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