Terps' McCoy gets ACC honor, extension

Maryland forward Thomas a finalist for Wade Trophy

March 24, 2012|Sports Digest

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Terps' McCoy gets ACC honor, extension

Maryland's Kerry McCoy, who was voted the Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year on Friday, also has reached agreement on a five-year contract extension, the school announced on the same day. McCoy received the ACC coaching honor for the second straight season and the third time in the past four seasons. McCoy guided the 2012 Terps to a 15-1 record, the highest winning percentage in school history, their second consecutive ACC championship, and helped the Terps send seven wrestlers to the NCAA championships, which is the most since 1990. Under his leadership, Maryland has won three conference titles, has placed as high as 10th at nationals and has seen six wrestlers earn All-America status 10 times. A league-high seven Terps were named to the All-ACC team Friday: senior Kyle John (157 pounds), junior Josh Asper (165, Hereford), redshirt sophomores Christian Boley (197) and Jimmy Sheptock (174), sophomores Shane Gentry (125) and Spencer Myers (285) and freshman Geoffrey Alexander (133).

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Maryland forward Thomas a finalist for Wade Trophy

Maryland sophomore forward Alyssa Thomas is one of 12 finalists for the Wade Trophy, announced Friday by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. The Wade Trophy is awarded to the nation's top Division I college player. Thomas, the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, is averaging 17.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists. Second-seeded Maryland (30-4) will play the defending national champion and third-seeded Texas A&M (24-10) in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament on Sunday at 12:04 p.m. in Raleigh, N.C. The winner will advance to play top-seeded Notre Dame or fifth-seeded St. Bonaventure on Tuesday at 9 p.m.

Women's lacrosse: No. 1 Northwestern (8-0) saw a four-goal advantage shrink to one early in the second half of its American Lacrosse Conference opener against No. 11 Vanderbilt, but the Wildcats scored the next five goals to pull away for a 13-6 victory against the visiting Commodores (5-3, 0-2). Junior Erin Fitzgerald contributed a pair of free-position goals to that 5-0 run and finished with a team-best four scores. Brianne LoManto notched a season-high 10 saves. ... Hannah Gutcher (Mount de Sales) scored her first three college goals to lift host Mount St. Mary's (2-7, 1-0 Northeast Conference) to a 12-8 win over Robert Morris (2-7, 0-1). Erin Seipp (Notre Dame Prep) added a career-high three goals and two assists; Kaitlyn Larrimore (North Harford) scored four times.

Men's basketball: Baltimore City Community College (25-11) will face Louisburg (N.C.) College at 4 p.m. today in the 5th-place/6th-place game at the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament in Danville, Ill. Louisburg defeated South Mountain (Ariz.) CC, 82-73, to advance. BCCC used a 16-5 run over the last 6:27 of the game Thursday night to post a 74-65 win over Johnson County (Kan.) CC. Sean Farr (Dunbar) led the Panthers with 20 points and 13 boards.

Field hockey: Sarah Sprink, a world-class defender from Germany, signed on to play for Maryland. Sprink, from Neuss, Germany, is a member of the German Under-21 team and has played in the German national team system with the Under-16 and Under-18 teams. She won silver with the German Under-18 team at the European Championships. Her mother, Elke Sprink, played field hockey for the German national team and won a world championship in 1981 and silver in the Olympics in 1982.

Baseball: No. 12 Miami (18-4, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) used eight walks and five hits to earn a 4-1 victory over visiting Maryland (15-8, 1-6) in the series opener. Terps starter Brady Kirkpatrick lasted just 21/3 innings. ... Junior right-hander Michael Trionfo (Calvert Hall) shut out Delaware (10-13, 4-4 Colonial Athletic Association) on seven hits in 62/3 innings as visiting Towson (11-10, 5-3) won its fifth game in a row, 6-1, in the first game of a doubleheader. Delaware won the second game, 2-1.

Men's tennis: UMBC rallied from a 3-1 deficit to defeat No. 68 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 4-3, on Thursday. Freshman Juan Miguel Aranzazu completed the comeback with a 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Nathan Robinson at No. 3 singles. ... Coppin State freshman Oleksiy Krylchuk was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

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