Loyola's Dircks, Sawyer earn ECAC first-team honors

Ex-McDonogh star Cullen named ALC's top player

May 04, 2011|By Sports Digest

Men's college lacrosse

Loyola's Dircks, Sawyer earn ECAC first-team honors

Two Loyola men's lacrosse players, senior defenseman Steve Dircks and sophomore attackman Mike Sawyer, earned All-Eastern College Athletic Conference first-team honors Tuesday, and senior faceoff specialist John Schiavone was named to the second team. Dircks is second on the Greyhounds with 14 caused turnovers and has 18 ground balls. Sawyer leads Loyola in goals (27) and points (32), and he is second in the league with 2.25 goals per game.

More Division I: UMBC senior midfielder Jamie Kimbles, sophomore attackman Scott Jones and sophomore defender Sam McKelvey (South River) made the All-America East second team, freshman Zach Linkous (St. Paul's) was named to the All-Rookie team and sophomore Neill Lewnes (St. Mary's) earned a spot on the All-Academic squad.

Division III: Washington and Lee senior attackman Spence Daw (Loyola) and senior defenseman Austin Wernecke (Boys' Latin) made the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference first team. Senior goalkeeper Ned Lundvall (Gilman) was selected to the second team.

Junior college: Ninth-ranked and fifth-seeded Harford Community College advanced to the Region XX semifinals with a 15-11 victory over fourth-seeded CCBC-Catonsville. Sophomore Matt Vickers had five goals in the victory. The Fighting Owls will play at top-seeded CCBC-Essex at 4p.m. Friday.

More colleges

Ex-McDonogh star Cullen named ALC's top player

Florida sophomore midfielder Kitty Cullen (McDonogh), who leads the nation with 4.25 goals per game, was named American Lacrosse Conference Player of the Year. Penn State junior Dana Cahill (Mercy), who has a 9.61 goals-against average and .471 save percentage, was named Goalie of the Year. Johns Hopkins junior attacker Colleen McCaffrey made the All-ALC first team, and three Blue Jays teammates made the second team: junior defender Alyssa Kildare, junior attacker Candace Rossi and freshman midfielder Taylor D'Amore.

Men's basketball: Arundel senior point guard Marcus Long will play at Thiel College, a Division III school in Greenville, Pa. Long averaged 5.3 points and 4.5 assists this past season.

Baseball: Senior right fielder Steve Rice (Century) had two hits and two RBIs to lead visiting Towson (21-21-1) to a 10-6 victory over Maryland (20-28). … Johns Hopkins junior right-hander Alex Eliopoulos was named Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Year. He was joined on the All-Conference first team by Blue Jays graduate student catcher Joe Borrelli and senior left fielder Jesse Sikorski. Gettysburg left-handed sophomore pitcher Ryan Taylor (Loyola) also made the first team. Hopkins graduate student second baseman Steve Bejsiuk made the second team, as did Washington College junior shortstop Ryan Normoyle, junior catcher John Rolewicz and sophomore outfielder Sean Connole.

Softball: Maryland senior Kerry Hickey was named Atlantic Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Men's tennis: Maryland (12-12), ranked No. 44 nationally, is seeded third in the Duke Regional and will face 28th-ranked and second-seeded Michigan (13-10) in the first round of the NCAA tournament May 13 or 14 in Durham, N.C. … Navy senior Nick Birger was named Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year and made the All-Academic team. … UMBC junior Joe Adewumi was named an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar.

Women's tennis: Maryland (13-9), ranked 33rd nationally and seeded No. 3 in the North Carolina regional, will face 28th-ranked and second-seeded Washington (12-10) in an NCAA first-round match May 13 or 14 in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Women's volleyball: UMBC junior Iman Kennedy was named an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar.

—From Sun staff and news services

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