Seven locals named Under Armour All-Americans in boys lacrosse

Loyola attacker Gavin chosen as finalist for Honda Award

May 28, 2011|By Sports Digest

Varsity

7 locals named Under Armour All-Americans in boys lacrosse

Seven local boys were among 44 high school senior lacrosse players from across the nation named Under Armour All-Americans on Wednesday. The area boys will represent the South team in the sixth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic on July 2 at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium. St. Paul's coach Rick Brocato will coach the South squad. The following area boys were selected; also listed are their college choices: Jay Carlson, attack, St. Paul's, Maryland; Jeff Chase, midfield, Boys' Latin, Loyola; Conor Doyle, attack, Gilman, Notre Dame; Bryson Greene, defense, McDonogh, Georgetown; Taylor Michel, attack, St. Paul's, Virginia; Wells Stanwick, attack, Boys' Latin, Johns Hopkins; Ryan Tucker, midfield, Gilman, Virginia.

Glenn Graham

Baseball: The Friends of Joe Cannon Stadium will hold its 20th annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie on June 5 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. In conjunction with the banquet, the Annual Friends of Joe Cannon "Battle of the Counties" Tournament will be held at the Stadium on Saturday, June 4, featuring all-star teams of high school seniors from Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery and Baltimore counties. Tickets for the banquet are $30, available at the door or by calling Jocko Svoboda at 410-761-0642.

Colleges

Loyola's Gavin chosen as finalist for Honda Award

Loyola senior attacker Grace Gavin was named a finalist Friday for the Honda Sports Award, presented annually to the top women's lacrosse player in the nation. The award is part of the larger Honda-Broderick Cup, an honor given each year to the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year.

More women's lacrosse: Mary Washington junior attacker Catherine Kennedy (Baltimore Lutheran) has been named a first-team All-America selection by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association. … Amherst sophomore attacker Marta Randall (Hereford) was named to the IWCLA second team. … Georgetown senior Jordy Kirr (Bryn Mawr) and sophomore Sophia Thomas (Maryvale) received All-South Region honors from the IWCLA. Hofstra senior defender Katie Hertsch (Winters Mill) was named to the IWLCA Mid-Atlantic Region first team… Gettysburg junior Hannah Church (Mount de Sales) was chosen to the IWLCA Division III All-America Team.

Women's tennis: Maryland junior Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar, ranked No. 30 nationally, was eliminated from the round of 32 at the NCAA singles championship at Stanford on Thursday afternoon by Zoe De Bruycker of North Carolina, 6-2, 6-2. Sanchez-Quintanar, who had defeated the Tar Heels' 13th-ranked performer earlier in the year, became the first Maryland tennis played to advance to the NCAA round of 32 with her 6-3, 6-4 first-round victory over Texas A&M's Nazari Urbina. Freshman Jordaan Sanford joined Sanchez-Quintanar for the doubles championship, but that duo, ranked No. 26 in the country, fell in Thursday night's opening round to Linda Abu Meshrefova and Nida Hamilton of Northwestern, 4-6, 6-0, 6-2. … Johns Hopkins junior Carolyn Warren is the recipient of the Elite 88 award, becoming the first player from the school to win the award. The award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's championships. Warren, who earned a bachelor's degree in three years, has a 4.0 GPA.

D-III men's tennis: Washington College senior Adam Cranford (John Carroll) earned All-America status by advancing to the second round of the NCAA singles championships with a 6-3, 6-0, win over Felix Sun of Williams on Friday in Claremont, Calif.

Baseball: Frostburg State senior Greg Ross (Loch Raven) was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association All-Mid-Atlantic first team, and senior Matt Greene (South Carroll) was selected to the third team.

Et cetera

US Lacrosse: Participation up 10 percent nationally in 2010

National lacrosse participation grew 10 percent in 2010, according to the annual participation survey conducted by US Lacrosse. The report found that 624,593 players competed on organized teams in 2010, up 10 percent from the total of 568,021 in 2009. Youth lacrosse, categorized as players age 15 and under, accounted for the largest number of players with 324,673 competing in 2010, up 9.2 percent from 2009. High school lacrosse also continued to boom with 255,314 players, up 12.2 percent from 2009. There are now 21 state high school athletic associations that have either formally sanctioned or recognized lacrosse. According to data from the National Federation of State High School Associations, the number of boys varsity programs has increased 55 percent over the past five years and the number of girls varsity programs has risen 48.4 percent. Both figures are the highest total among high school sports.

Mystics: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will broadcast 10 regular-season games beginning on June 16 at 7 p.m. when the Mystics host the Connecticut Sun at the Verizon Center. In addition, the network will air "Mystics Magazine," a new eight-episode, documentary-style program that will follow the team. "Mystics Magazine," which will also be available on the team's official website, washingtonmystics.com, is the first documentary that will chronicle a WNBA team during a season. The first episode will be aired this morning at 9:30.

—From Sun staff and news services

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