Towson earns No. 23 ranking in FCS poll
The Towson football team broke into the Top 25 of The Sports Network/Fathead.com NCAA FCS College Football Poll, which was announced Monday. The Tigers, who are No.23 in the nation, are ranked for the first time since Sept. 10, 2007. Towson was listed among others receiving votes the last two weeks. The Tigers accumulated 520 points.
More college football: Navy announced that Saturday's game against Air Force is sold out. … Salisbury (3-0, 1-0 Empire 8) moved up two spots to No. 19 in the American Football Coaches Association Division III Coaches Top 25 Poll and returned, after a one-week absence, to the D3football.com Top 25 Poll at No. 25. Johns Hopkins (4-0, 3-0 Centennial Conference) rose three spots to No. 20 in the AFCA poll. … Shepherd junior quarterback Bobby Cooper (South River) was honored as the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week. … Ursinus sophomore running back Bryan Ellis (McDonogh) earned the Kenneth Walker Trophy as the most outstanding player in the homecoming game Saturday after rushing for 180 yards on 26 carries and a score in the Bears' 35-28 win over visiting McDaniel. The 180 yards was a career high for Ellis.
Women's college soccer: Navy captain Kate Herren was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week. … Mary Washington senior forward Amy Olson (Arundel) was named Capital Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, while Salisbury freshman goalie Michelle Conrad and Stevenson senior goalkeeper Brittany Ross (Severna Park) were selected as the conference's Co-Defensive Players of the Week. … Johns Hopkins freshman Hannah Kronick was named Centennial Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week.
Men's college soccer: Mount St. Mary's midfielder Zoncher Dennis was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com College Team of the Week, in addition to being selected Northeast Conference Player and Rookie of the Week. … Navy entered the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Middle-Atlantic regional rankings at No. 8. … Johns Hopkins freshman goalkeeper Nick Cerrone was named Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
College field hockey: Salisbury senior goalkeeper Anna Cooke was chosen as CAC Defensive Player of the Week.
Women's college volleyball: UMES freshman outside hitter Saitaua Iosia earned the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week award for the fourth time in a row. … Salisbury junior setter Carley Todd was named CAC Volleyball Player of the Week.
Men's college tennis: Washington College freshman Ryan Holtschneider (Perry Hall) has been named to the United States Tennis Association Maryland's Team Maryland for ranking in the top three in the Maryland Junior Points Race for 2011. Holtschneider finished second in the state with 803 points.
Navy women's lacrosse: The Mids will open their 2012 at High Point on Feb. 11 at noon. Navy's home opener will come against William & Mary on Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. The Mids' Patriot League opener against visiting Bucknell on March 10 at noon.
Golf: Jack Snober of Columbia used an 8-iron to ace the 150-yard par-3 14th hole Saturday at South Hills Golf Club in Hanover, Pa. Playing along in the outing was Robert Morin, Ed Harrison and John Carrol.
—From Sun staff and news services