Shepherd hires former UMBC lacrosse standout Keelan
Centrowitz makes 1,500 semifinals at worlds
September 01, 2011|By Sports Digest
Shepherd hires former UMBC standout Keelan
Meghan Keelan (Mount de Sales), a former lacrosse captain at UMBC who graduated from the school in 2008, was named coach at Shepherd, replacing Tammy Butler, who resigned. Keelan spent the past three years as an assistant at Bucknell.
Women's volleyball: UMBC freshman Hannah Schmidt (Mount de Sales) was named America East Rookie of the Week. … Towson freshman defensive specialist Paige Sekerak was named Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week.
Media: For the seventh consecutive year, V-1370AM and v1370.com will be the flagship station of the UMBC Retrievers. The Pikesville-based sister station of WCBM 680 will air all 29 UMBC men's basketball games, 10 women's basketball games and 10 men's lacrosse games live over the air and via its streaming site. … Mount St. Mary's announced a one-year deal with the Pack Network to provide live streaming of home events for the 2011-12 year.
Women's bowling: UMES graduate Kristina Frahm, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Woman of the Year, has been selected as one of the top 30 finalists for the 2011 NCAA Woman of the Year.
Salisbury: The women's volleyball and softball teams will host "Pump for Jenny," a fundraiser to benefit breast cancer patient Jenny Zepp Varner, during the Sea Gulls' volleyball match against Mary Washington on Sept. 27 at Maggs Physical Activities Center. Money raised will go toward helping Varner purchase a device called the Flexitouch System to help fight her Stage 3 cancer. The event will feature a silent auction, serving contest and T-shirt giveaway.
Men's lacrosse: Senior defenseman Bryan Botti (Hereford), senior attackman Billy Stafford (Hereford), senior midfielder Dave Lundquist and senior goalkeeper Peter Stewart (St.Mary's) were elected captains at Washington College.
Centrowitz makes 1,500 semis at worlds
Broadneck graduate Matthew Centrowitz has qualified for the semifinal round of the 1,500-meter race at the IAAF Track and Field World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Centrowitz, a rising senior at Oregon, finished in sixth place in Heat 1 on Wednesday to advance to the semifinals, set for today. Centrowitz came across in 3 minutes, 39.46 seconds. He won the NCAA championship in the 1,500 this spring and then the U.S. title in that event in June.
WNBA: Washington Mystics forward Monique Currie will make her WNBA season debut tonight against the Atlanta Dream after recovering from anterior cruciate ligament surgery. She will sit out Friday's game, also against the Dream, then will be available the rest of the season. Currie averaged 14.1 points last season.
Minor league basketball: The Bay Area Shuckers, who will begin their season in December, signed 6-foot-3 John Brader Jr. (Southside), 6-0 Justin Hamilton (Perry Hall) and 6-5 Harvey Paige (Du Bois).