5 local players added to Tewaaraton watch lists
5 local players added to Tewaaraton watch lists
The Tewaaraton Foundation announced on Wednesday the second and final round of additions to the watch list for the Tewaaraton Award, given to the best men's and women's lacrosse players in the country. Six players have been added to the men's watch list, from which the 12th annual Tewaaraton Award winner will be selected and honored May 31 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington. The players are: Loyola long-stick midfielder Scott Ratliff, Loyola attackman Eric Lusby, Johns Hopkins defenseman Tucker Durkin, Maryland long-stick midfielder Jesse Bernhardt, Holy Cross attackman James Kennedy and Rutgers midfielder Will Mangan. The list now features 82 players from 54 schools.
Women: Towson senior goalkeeper Mary Teeters (Centennial) was the final addition to the Tewaaraton Award watch list, which is composed of 57 players from 34 schools. A preseason All-CAA selection, Teeters entered the week with the best save percentage (.540) in the nation and the seventh-best goals-against average (8.32).
Other college lacrosse
Steele Stanwick finalist for Lowe's CLASS Award
Virginia senior attackman Steele Stanwick (Loyola High) was named one of 10 finalists for the men's lacrosse Lowe's Senior CLASS (Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) Award. To be eligible for the award, a senior must have notable achievements in four areas of excellence — classroom, character, community and competition. The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 20 candidates announced in February. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help determine the winner. Fans may vote on the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award website through May 14. The votes will be combined with media and Division I men's lacrosse coaches' votes to determine the winner.
Capital Athletic Conference
Christopher Newport to join beginning in 2013
The Capital Athletic Conference announced the addition of Christopher Newport as a full member of the conference beginning July 1, 2013. The first year of full competition will be 2013-14, when the CAC will have eight member schools, including Frostburg State, Salisbury and St. Mary's. Christopher Newport, which competes in 19 of the 21 CAC sports, will be immediately eligible for conference championships and NCAA tournament play. The school is currently a member of the USA South Athletic Conference and will continue to compete in that conference until the end of the 2012-13 season. The Captains also have the option to play in the USA South Athletic Conference in football through the 2015 season.
'Decanter' wine event to be held April 21-22 at Pimlico
The Maryland Wineries Association, in conjunction with the Maryland Jockey Club, will hold "Decanter: A Celebration of Maryland Wine & Racing" April 21-22 in the Pimlico Race Course infield. Tickets start at $30 and feature an infield vantage point for all turf and dirt races; samples of wine from more than 20 local wineries; and access to local artisans and specialty food. Tickets are available at decanterwinefestival.com. The event will be held noon to 6 p.m. both days, rain or shine.
College baseball: Sander Beck allowed just two hits in six scoreless innings, Tomo Delp blasted a three-run homer in a five-run third inning and host Maryland (19-12) cruised to an 8-3 win over Bucknell (14-15). The Terps improved to 16-3 in non-conference games, including a 9-1 mark at home, with a familiar formula of pitching, defense and a balanced offensive attack. Alfredo Rodriguez went 4-for-4 with two RBIs, while Kyle Convissar and K.J. Hockaday (John Carroll) had two hits apiece. ... Senior right-hander Jeff Hoffman pitched a career-high seven shutout innings and classmate Tyler Bennett went 3-for-4 with two runs driven in and one scored as host Salisbury (21-4), ranked No. 4 in Division III, cruised to an 11-1 win over Catholic (16-9).
College softball: Maryland (20-14) swept a midweek doubleheader against visiting George Mason (10-26), winning by scores of 3-1 and 6-3. Nikki Maier and Vangie Galindo each had three hits on the night to lead the Terrapins' offense. ... Salisbury (23-5) held at No. 20 in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III Top 25 poll.
Golf: The team of Tim Butler (Diamond Ridge Golf Club) of Windsor Mill and Chad Schulze (Greystone GC) of Cockeysville tied with Dirk Schultz and Bobby Ashton at 16-under-par to win the Middle Atlantic PGA Two-Person Scramble on Monday at Hunt Valley Golf Club in Phoenix. Players from across the Middle Atlantic Section, including 2011 PGA Professional Player of the Year David Hutsell, PGA director of instruction at The Elkridge Club, and four-time Maryland Open Champion Chip Sullivan, battled winds gusting up to 30 mph and endured 27 holes of competition. As darkness approached, both teams agreed to forgo the sudden-death playoff and split the first- and second-place purses.