UMBC women's basketball coach Stern gets 6-year deal

Bayhawks to play exhibition Saturday against Outlaws

May 03, 2011|By Sports Digest


UMBC women's basketball coach Stern gets 6-year deal

Two months after leading the Retrievers to their first America East regular-season title and a berth in the Women's National Invitation Tournament, UMBC women's basketball coach Phil Stern has agreed to a six-year contract that runs through the 2016-17 season. Stern was named America East Coach of the Year after guiding the Retrievers, who were picked to finish fifth in the preseason poll, to a 20-12 overall record and a 13-3 mark in league play. Stern earned his 100th UMBC win during the season, his ninth at the school.

Baseball: Johns Hopkins (25-11) earned a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament Sunday by overcoming an early three-run deficit and holding on for a 10-6 victory over visiting Haverford (32-8) to secure its fifth straight Centennial Conference title and 12th overall. Graduate student right-hander Matt Wiegand and sophomore first baseman Jeff Lynch were named co-recipients of the Mike Durgala tournament Most Valuable Player award. … Salisbury senior third baseman Brian Green was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week and Frostburg State senior Greg Ross (Loch Raven) was selected as Pitcher of the Week.

Softball: Coppin State junior Paige Arnold was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week. … Towson senior outfielder Rachel Miller and sophomore Katie Lingmai were named Colonial Athletic Association Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. … Frostburg State freshman first baseman-catcher Caitlin Lovend (Reservoir) and Stevenson senior third baseman Desirae Sullivan (Severna Park) were chosen as CAC Players of the Week. Stevenson senior Julianne Roper (Western Tech) was selected as Pitcher of the Week. … Washington College's Lacey Lister was named Centennial Conference Coach of the Year. Shoremen junior outfielder Leigh Carbutt made the All-Conference first team; the second team included McDaniel pitcher Sara Erlichman, Washington catcher Kylie Nottingham and Washington senior designated player Becca Nicely (Institute of Notre Dame).

Women's tennis: Navy's Keith Puryear was named Patriot League Coach of the Year. Midshipmen senior Amanda Griffin and sophomore Emani Decquir made the All-Patriot first team; sophomore Stefanie Ton made the second team. … Salisbury sophomore Elaina Iosue, sophomore Jillian Poppe and senior Angela Tenaglia (Reservoir) made the All-CAC first team for singles. Hood sophomore Emily Maerz made the second team. Tenaglia and Sea Gulls sophomore Jillian Poppe made the first team for doubles; Iosue and Salisbury sophomore Victoria Handlin (Broadneck) made the second team.

Men's tennis: Navy senior Owen Bullard was named Patriot League Player of the Year and made the All-Patriot first team. The second team included Midshipmen senior Jeremy New. … Salisbury senior Andrew Nottage and junior Daniel Barnas earned spots on the All-CAC singles first team. Additionally, the pair received All-CAC doubles first-team honors. Joining Nottage and Barnas on the singles first team was Sea Gulls sophomore Henry Stuhler. His doubles partner, senior David Lupinetti, was named to the All-CAC singles second team. … St. Mary's freshman Andrew Gear (Winters Mill), the CAC Rookie of the Year, was selected to the singles first team and doubles second team. He is the first St. Mary's men's player to All-CAC singles recognition. Gear teamed with sophomore Arvin Wong to make the doubles second team. Sam Wichlin (Mount Hebron) was named to the first team. Frostburg State junior Mike Stevenson made the second team in singles and doubles; Bobcats freshman Aaron Littlejohn (Severna Park) made second team in doubles.

Women's golf: Maryland junior Jessica Hollandsworth made the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team. She will participate in the NCAA Division I West Regional on Thursday through Saturday at Washington National Golf Course in Auburn, Wash.

Men's track and field: Navy sophomore steeplechase runner Dean Black was named Patriot League Track Athlete of the Week.

Women's track and field: Navy freshman discus thrower Lauren Allam (Chesapeake-AA) set a Patriot League record with her fifth Outdoor Rookie of the Week honor.

Et cetera

Bayhawks to play exhibition Saturday against Outlaws

The defending champion Chesapeake Bayhawks will play a Major League Lacrosse preseason game against the Denver Outlaws on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Anne Arundel Community College. Admission will be free.

Golf: The Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League will hold its second annual CRCBL Golf Tournament on June 6 at Towson Golf and Country Club in Phoenix. For information, go to or call 410-746-1829.

Running: The third annual Maryland Half Marathon to benefit the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center will be held May 15 in Maple Lawn in Howard County. For information about the race, and an elite training/fundraising program called Marlene's Mission, go to For more about the Greenebaum Cancer Center, go to

Horse racing: The Maryland Jockey Club announced the release of a free mobile application for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones that will provide real-time access to Preakness updates, including news releases, historical data, blogs and wagering information.

—From Sun staff and news services

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