Towson's Ambrose, West win CAA honors

Four Terrapins named field hockey All-Americans

November 22, 2011|Sports Digest

College football

Towson's Ambrose, West honored by CAA

Towson third-year football coach Rob Ambrose picked up the Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year Award, and freshman running back Terrance West (Northwestern) was honored as the league's Offensive Rookie of the Year, the conference announced Monday. West is 12 touchdowns shy of the league and national FCS record of 39 set by former Delaware running back Omar Cuff. On the year, West is averaging more than 124 yards per game and has a league-best mark of 6.8 yards per carry. The most improved team in NCAA FCS this season, the Tigers will take a 9-2 record into their NCAA playoff game against visiting Patriot League champion Lehigh (10-1) on Dec.3.

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Four Terrapins named field hockey All-Americans

Four members of the 2011 national champion Maryland field hockey team (19-4) earned All-America honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches' Association. Senior Jemma Buckley, junior Megan Frazer and sophomore Jill Witmer were named to the first team, while junior Harriet Tibble was named to the second team. This is the second honor for Buckley, Frazer and Witmer and the first for Tibble.

Women's college basketball: Maryland freshman Brene Moseley of Burtonsville was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week.

Men's college basketball: Towson's home opener against Oregon State will be aired live on ESPN3 at 2 p.m. Saturday. The game can also be heard on WBAL 1090 AM. Scott Garceau will handle play-by-play duties for ESPN3, while Towson coaching legend Vince Angotti will provide the color commentary. … Salisbury senior guard Devin Posey was named the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

College water polo: No. 19-ranked Princeton used a 5-0 run spanning the third and fourth quarters and held off a late charge by Navy (24-7) to hand the 15th-ranked Midshipmen a 10-7 setback Sunday in the Collegiate Water Polo Association Eastern Finals at Harvard. The loss ends Navy's eight-game winning streak.

D.C. United: The club's Youth Academy started the 2011-2012 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season with victories from the under-16 and under-18 teams, as both sides faced Seacoast United and Empire United last weekend. On Saturday, the U-16 team began with a 2-0 victory against Seacoast United before beating Empire United, 6-1, on Sunday. United's U-18 side defeated Seacoast United, 3-0, on Saturday and fell, 2-1, to Empire United the following day. … Francisco Tobar was named MLS Team Administrator of the Year. This is Tobar's second league honor; he earned the Equipment Manager of the Year Award in 2007.

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