CAA honors Towson's Enders, West

Ex-N.C. State standout Bethel joins Mount as assistant

October 25, 2011|Sports Digest

College football

CAA honors Towson's Enders, West

Sophomore quarterback Grant Enders (Old Mill) and freshman tailback Terrance West (Northwestern) received Colonial Athletic Association weekly honors Monday after helping Towson (6-1, 4-0) to a 38-27 victory at William and Mary on Saturday. Enders, who completed 15 of 21 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns, was named Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. West, who rushed for 141 yards on 23 carries, was selected as the Rookie of the Week for the fourth time.

More Towson: The Tigers moved up two spots to No. 13 in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision poll, the highest ranking in school history at that level. Six other CAA schools are ranked: No. 8 Maine, No. 9 James Madison, No. 10 New Hampshire, No. 15 Old Dominion, No. 18 William and Mary and No. 21 Delaware.

Division III: Johns Hopkins senior quarterback Hewitt Tomlin was named Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Hopkins (7-0, 6-0 Centennial Conference) moved up to No. 12 in the American Football Coaches Association poll, the highest ranking in program history, and No. 14 in the poll. Salisbury (7-0, 5-0 Empire 8), which routed Hartwick, 61-14, on Saturday, is No. 10 in the AFCA poll and No. 11 in the d3 poll. … Frostburg State quarterback Josh Volpe was named the Empire 8 Offensive Player of the Week; sophomore kicker Jonathan Adams was selected as Special Teams Player of the Week.

Division I: Maryland's home game against Virginia on Nov. 5 will be played at 12:30 p.m. and shown on the ACC Network.

College basketball

Ex-N.C. State standout Bethel joins Mount

Former North Carolina State point guard Tony Bethel has joined Mount St. Mary's as an assistant coach. Bethel, who helped the Wolfpack to a 33-14 record in 47 games as a starter in 2004-05 and 2005-06, served as N.C. State's video coordinator in 2009-10 and 2010-11. Bethel played at Bishop McNamara and Montrose Christian, and his brother, Eric, was a Mountaineer from 1995 to 1999.

Women: Former University of Notre Dame player Erica Williamson was named the Loyola director of operations. Williamson appeared in 130 games for the Irish, totaling 741 points and 539 rebounds; her 125 career blocks rank eighth in school history. The Charlotte, N.C., native helped the Irish to four consecutive NCAA tournament berths, including trips to the Sweet 16 in 2008 and 2010.

More colleges

Women's soccer coach Radu not kept by UMBC

The contract of UMBC women's soccer coach Alyssa Radu will not be renewed, athletic director Charles Brown announced. In four years at the school since her arrival from NJIT, the Retrievers never finished higher than eighth in the America East standings.

More women's soccer: Freshman forward Morgan Dankanich and freshman midfielder Rachel Hunter were honored by the Patriot League after helping Navy win three games last week. Dankanich, who had the winning goal in all three games, was named Offensive Player of the Week and Hunter, who had three goals and one assist, was named Rookie of the Week.

Men's soccer: Junior forward David Jackson was named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week after getting a goal and assist in Navy's 2-1 victory over American on Saturday. … Johns Hopkins senior forward Sean Coleman was named Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week after having a hand in all six of the Blue Jays' goals in a 2-0-0 week. … Trevor Sharpe, Jimmy Mundy (Centennial) and Pat Callahan each scored in the second half as Salisbury (11-2-3, 5-1-0), No. 17 in Division III, earned a 3-0 victory over host St. Mary's (7-9-0, 3-5-0) to earn the CAC regular-season title and top seed in the conference tournament.

Field hockey: St. Mary's freshman forward Paige Decker (River Hill) and Salisbury senior forward Alison Bloodsworth were named CAC Co-Offensive Players of the Week. St. Mary's sophomore goalie Ana Wash was selected as Defensive Player of the Week.

Hood College: BB&T purchased the naming rights to the school's new 1,600-seat, 22,000-square-foot arena, which will be called BB&T Arena. The arena is part of a 41,000-square-foot, $10 million athletic center, which is expected to be completed this month in time for the dedication ceremony Nov. 4.

Et cetera

Capitals' Vokoun honored; De Rosario earns 'Boot'

Washington Capitals goaltender Tomas Vokoun was named the NHL's "Third Star" for the week ending Sunday. Vokoun helped the Capitals extend their franchise-record start to 7-0-0 by posting three consecutive victories with a 1.00 goals-against average, .968 save percentage and one shutout.

D.C. United: With 16 goals, forward Dwayne De Rosario claimed the Budweiser Golden Boot, awarded to MLS' top goal scorer at the end of the regular season. De Rosario's career-high goal total tied him with San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski for the league lead this season. As in FIFA competitions, MLS uses assists as the first tiebreaker.

Motor sports: Five college students from Maryland are taking part this semester in "NASCAR Kinetics: Marketing in Motion," a program that provides participants with hands-on training from motor-sports professionals. The local students are: Eastern Tennessee State junior Anthony Aceves (Howard), Virginia State sophomore Todd Alexander (City), Coastal Carolina senior Sean McCawley (Mount St. Joseph), Winston-Salem State junior Jeffrey Oleen (Walt Whitman) and Virginia State senior Tyneice Stupart (Suitland).

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