Terps' Thomas named to Wade Trophy list
Sophomore Alyssa Thomas of the eighth-ranked Maryland women's basketball team was added to the Wade Trophy watch list, announced Tuesday. Among eight players added to the 25-member preseason watch list for Player of the Year, Thomas is one of four Atlantic Coast Conference selections, joining Florida State's Cierra Bravard and Miami's Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams. Thomas is also one of just six underclassmen to earn a spot. Thomas is the ACC's leading scorer at 17.3 points per game and 19.1 points per contest in league games. The forward leads the ACC in free-throw percentage at .872 and is No. 9 in the league in rebounds (7.5) and No. 5 in assist-turnover ratio (1.6).
More women's college basketball: Marymount junior guard Katelyn Fischer (Seton Keough) was named CAC Player of the Week.
Women's college swimming: Frostburg State freshman Hannah Edler was selected as the Capital Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week for the second time this season.
College lacrosse: Senior midfielder Carl Iacona and senior defenseman John Kenyon were named captains of the Towson's men's team. ... Salisbury's men's and women's teams earned the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators/Jostens Community Service Award. Salisbury hosted a "Lax for Leukemia" event in conjunction with the men's game against Stevenson on April 16, raising $15,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the National Marrow Donor Program. The impetus for the fundraiser was Salisbury midfielder Alex Nieves, who was diagnosed with leukemia in December 2010. With the award, Salisbury earned $1,000 for the school's general scholarship fund.
Women's college track and field: Navy's Jess Palacio was named Patriot League Track Athlete of the Week, and Amanda Phelps was honored as the Field Athlete of the Week. Both are seniors. ... Hood freshman Alexandra Dystant (Arundel) was chosen as the CAC Track Athlete of the Week.
College field hockey: Maryland announced the addition of five incoming freshmen to the squad: Anna Dessoye, Jill Genovese, Shari Jones, Alyssa Parker (Glenelg) and Emma Rissinger. Dessoye, Genovese and Parker are members of the U.S. under-19 national squad.
Indoor soccer: The Blast will hold Hope4Life and Breast Cancer Awareness Night when it plays the Milwaukee Wave at 1st Mariner Arena on Feb. 18. Hope4Life is the Blast's school and community program, initiated and run by assistant coach David Bascome. The Hope4Life school program is geared toward schools and recreational programs throughout Maryland and focuses on the importance of staying in school, avoiding drugs and violence, and working hard to meet goals. The Blast has invited students from across the state to take part in a pregame Hope4Life talk by Bascome on Feb. 18. "Hope4Life and breast cancer awareness night on the 18th is a night that I am very proud to see happen," said Bascome. "The Blast has been a strong presence in the community for many years, and giving back every year makes me proud, not just as an assistant coach or former player, but as someone who has been through hard times and needed the same support. I encourage everyone to come out and join us on this special evening because it is these continued collaborations between the Blast and the community that will help give our young people hope." The Blast will promote breast cancer awareness by taking the field in special pink jerseys. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game, and pink pompoms will be handed out to the first 2,000 fans. The pink jerseys will be auctioned online from Feb. 19 to Feb. 26.
Preakness: The Maryland Jockey Club announced the selection of Denmark as the host nation of the International Pavilion on May 19.
Wizards: Center Hamady Ndiaye was waived.
—From Sun staff and news services