Terps' Mollison is ACC Player of Year; Reese top coach
Maryland senior attacker Sarah Mollison was recognized Thursday as the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, and the Terps' Cathy Reese was tabbed ACC Coach of the Year for the third straight time and fourth overall. Mollison, who has scored a point in 64 straight games, leads the Terps with 84 points in 2011. The Australia native ranks seventh all-time in career points at Maryland and third in assists. She is one of two players nationally to boast 100 career points and assists. The ACC Player of the Year nod is the 10th all-time for the Maryland women's lacrosse program and marks the fifth straight year the honor has gone to a Terp. Reese, an Ellicott City native, has a 95-10 record at Maryland.
Men: Notre Dame defenseman Kevin Ridgway (Georgetown Prep) was selected unanimously to the All-Big East Conference first team, while sophomore goalie John Kemp (Georgetown Prep) was named to the second team. … Brown senior defenseman Peter Fallon (Gilman), senior attackman Andrew Feinberg (McDonogh) and senior goalie Matt Chriss (McDonogh), were selected to the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-Star Team. Fallon earned first-team recognition, with Feinberg and Chriss receiving second-team accolades.
Coppin knocks Morgan out of MEAC softball tournament
Coppin State's Paige Arnold threw a two-hit shutout Thursday to beat Morgan State, 6-0, in an elimination game at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament in Ormond Beach, Fla. Coppin will face another elimination game today against the loser of Thursday night's Norfolk State-Bethune Cookman game. Morgan (16-27) dropped a 5-3 decision to Norfolk earlier in the day. Sakina Smith's RBI single earned a 3-3 tie in the sixth for the Lady Bears, but Norfolk scored twice in the seventh to win.
Pimlico Race Course: Breast cancer survivor Susan Faber of Phoenix, Md., has been named Ms.Preakness Pink Warrior for the 136th Preakness Stakes on May 21. Faber will serve as the official Preakness ambassador at events such as the post position draw on Wednesday, the Alibi Breakfast the next morning and the presentation of the Woodlawn Vase. Faber was diagnosed April 9, 2010, the same day as her mother, who had battled breast cancer earlier and was a 10-year survivor when the cancer returned. Pimlico and the Maryland affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure have developed a partnership to raise funds to aid awareness and research that will take place on Black-Eyed Susan Day, May 20. Fifty percent of the funds raised will go to the Komen Maryland Affiliate to use for community outreach programs in Maryland, and the other half will be used for breast cancer research. … Trainer Mark Shuman saddled his 1,000th career winner when $5,000 claimer California Cool captured Thursday's second race. The 5-year-old Forestry gelding carried Luis Garcia.
Division III baseball: Frostburg State is ranked fifth in the Mid-Atlantic Region in the latest NCAA Division III Baseball Committee regional polls. The Bobcats are joined by Capital Athletic Conference opponent Salisbury in the regional rankings; the Sea Gulls are fourth in the South Region.
—From Sun staff and news services