Maryland's Thomas garners another honor

March 31, 2012|Sports Digest

Women's college basketball

Maryland's Thomas garners another honor

Maryland sophomore forward Alyssa Thomas was named a Division I All-American by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association, joining nine other players in being recognized as the nation's best. Thomas was named an Associated Press first-team All-American and a USBWA All-American last week. Thomas was the Atlantic Coast Conference's leading scorer with 17.2 points per game, second all time among Terps sophomores. She added 8.0 rebounds per game and 3.2 assists while shooting 80.1 percent from the free-throw line. The ACC Player of the Year is the seventh Terp to be named a WBCA All-American, joining Marissa Coleman, Kristi Toliver, Crystal Langhorne, Deanna Tate, Vicky Bullett and Jasmina Perazic. The others selected to this year's team were Delaware's Elena Delle Donne, Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins, Baylor's Brittney Griner and Odyssey Sims, Tennessee's Glory Johnson, Miami's Shenise Johnson, Stanford's Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike, and Connecticut's Bria Hartley.

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Towson's Lingmai sets school record in softball

Towson pitcher Katie Lingmai set the school record for career strikeouts in the first game of a doubleheader against host Georgia State, but the Tigers dropped both games. Lingmai set the mark in the second inning with a strikeout of Audrey Mason, giving her 435 for her career and vaulting her past Jess Wides into first place in school history. Towson (15-16, 2-3 Colonial Athletic Association) managed just four hits and struck out nine times against the Panthers' Alana Thomas, who pitched a complete game in the 4-0 victory. Lingmai, who gave up four runs on three hits, took the loss. She finished with four strikeouts and has 438 for her career. Georgia State (22-11, 2-3) scored five runs in the first three innings, including a three-run homer by Callie Alford in the third, on its way to an 8-1 win in the second game. Towson's Erika Stasch singled in the fourth inning and scored from third base on an error. The Panthers scored three times in the bottom of the inning to put the game out of reach for the Tigers. Towson freshman Missy McCormick didn't allow a hit in pitching the final two innings.

More Softball: Senior Paige Arnold pitched a no-hitter in the first game as Coppin State (11-14, 4-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) swept a doubleheader against visiting UMES (0-21, 0-5). She struck out 11 batters in her third career no-hitter as the Eagles won, 5-0. Arnold returned to pitch four innings in the second game, striking out six while allowing just two hits in Coppin's 5-1 victory. The Hawks scored an unearned run in the sixth inning of Game 2. ... Senior Angela Yannone (Chesapeake-Baltimore County) hit a pair of home runs as UMBC swept a doubleheader against visiting Saint Peter's. ... Erin Leddy had four RBIs as Mount St. Mary's (8-21, 2-4 Northeast Conference) beat host Bryant, 12-5, in the first game of a doubleheader. The Bulldogs (7-15, 1-1) won the second game, 5-2, in six innings when it was called because of darkness.

Baseball: Visiting Maryland (18-11, 3-9 ACC) lost, 5-4, in the completion of Friday's game against Boston College (12-15, 4-8) before beating the Eagles, 7-1, in the series finale. Friday's game was postponed because of darkness in the ninth inning, when the teams were tied at 4. ... Host Mount St. Mary's swept a doubleheader against Wagner, winning 9-3 and 6-4. ... Visiting Towson (13-13, 7-4 CAA) allowed 21 hits in a 19-2 loss to William & Mary (18-11, 6-5). Dominic Fratantuono and Kurt Wertz had RBIs for the Tigers. Michael Trionfo (Calvert Hall) and Chris Acker (Atholton) teamed up for a seven-hitter and helped visiting Towson (13-12, 7-3) to a 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association victory over William and Mary (17-11, 5-5) on Friday night.

Women's track and field: Navy (15-0) won the Maryland Invitational in College Park, scoring 206.5 points to beat Temple (179), Maryland (173.5), UMBC (87), Johns Hopkins (55), Georgetown (36), American (12), UDC (seven), York (six) and Howard Community College (nine). ... Hood sophomore sprinter Chelsea Young was named Capital Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week.

Men's tennis: Johns Hopkins senior Warren Elgort was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week.

Women's tennis: Johns Hopkins sophomore Hailey Hogan was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week.

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