Stevenson's Dailey named nation's top D-III player

Towson shortstop Natoli top CAA defensive player

May 26, 2011|By Sports Digest

Men's college lacrosse

Stevenson's Dailey named nation's top D-III player

Stevenson senior Jimmy Dailey (Winters Mill) was chosen as the Division III Outstanding Player of the Year on Wednesday by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Mustangs senior Evan Douglass was named Outstanding Defensive Player, and Salisbury senior Johnny Rodriguez (Mount St. Joseph) was named Goalkeeper of the Year. Dailey leads Division III with 118 points and 58 assists, both school records. Douglass leads the nation with a school-record 59caused turnovers. Rodriguez is 18-1 with a 5.85goals-against average. The top-ranked Sea Gulls (20-1), who will play Tufts for the national championship Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium, had three other first-team All-Americans: junior midfielder Sam Bradman, junior attackman Matt Cannone and senior defender Collin Tokosch (Broadneck). The first team also included Dailey and Douglass. Stevenson attackman Neal Barthelme (Dulaney) and senior midfielder Kyle Moffitt made the second team, and Stevenson senior short-stick specialist Ray Witte (Sts. Peter & Paul) was on the third team.

Academics: The USILA Scholar All-America team included Grant Catalino (Maryland), Dailey, Matt Dolente (Johns Hopkins), Douglass, Brian Farrell (Maryland), Matt Langan (Loyola), Kyle Menendez (Stevenson, St. Paul's), Dennis Rosson (St. Mary's), Brett Schmidt (Maryland) and Kyle Wharton (Johns Hopkins).

More honors: Virginia Wesleyan attackman Travis Puls (Mount St. Joseph), short-stick specialist Mike Tibbs (Northeast) and goalkeeper Tyler Keech (Liberty) received All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference honorable mention.

College basketball

Ex-Randallstown star Jackson to play at Quinnipiac

Former Woodlawn and Randallstown basketball player Alex Jackson, a standout at Frederick Community College, has committed to Quinnipiac. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound forward was also recruited by Albany, Hartford, Morehead State, Saint Peter's and Sam Houston State. "It feels good," said Jackson, who helped the Rams to the Class 2A state championship in 2007 and a runner-up finish in 2008. "I'm glad that I found a place to go that needs me and wants me, and the place to me, really, was perfect. Nice coaches, great atmosphere, great facilities, and most of all, it is a winning program. I'm just so excited right now. I really can't wait. I wish I could leave today to go to school and get started." For more of Matt Bracken's blog post, go to report.

Women: Maryland junior center Lynetta Kizer is one of 14 finalists for the USA Women's World University Games team, USA Basketball announced. Thirty-five players participated in the trials Sunday through Wednesday in Colorado Springs, Colo. "I was really excited to hear my name called with the caliber of girls that are out here," said Kizer, who made the All-Atlantic Coast Conference second team this season. "I know they worked hard and to have my name called was really just a weight lifted." The eventual 12-member team will look to defend the United States' 2009 gold medal Aug.14-21 in Shenzhen, China.

More colleges

Towson shortstop Natoli top CAA defensive player

Towson senior shortstop Nick Natoli (Mount St. Joseph) was named Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year and made the All-Conference third team with Tigers senior first baseman Austin Harclerode (Centennial) and senior third baseman Chris Wychock. Towson sophomore catcher Andrew Parker (Cardinal Gibbons) and senior starting pitcher Charlie Cononie made the second team. … Frostburg State senior right-handed pitcher Greg Ross (Loch Raven) was named to the All-America second team.

Women's lacrosse: The National Junior College All-America first team included Anne Arundel CC midfielder Cloey Henchcliffe, attacker Erica McMahon and attacker Mary Milligan; Harford Community College attacker Holly Webb and midfielder Erin Lynn; Howard CC midfielder Hannah Gaw and attacker Brittany McMullen; and CCBC-Catonsville midfielder Keirsten MacLellan.

Administration: Gail Gasparich, Towson's NCAA faculty representative for the past six years, has been appointed to a four-year term to the NCAA's Division I Awards, Benefits, Expenses and Financial Aid Cabinet.

Women's bowling: UMES senior Maria Rodriguez lost in the third round of the United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate singles championship in Euless, Texas, 3-2, to Central Florida's Kara Bunting.

—From Sun staff and news services

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