United to partner with Bohemians; friendly slated for June 5
D.C. United announced a development partnership with the Baltimore Bohemians of the United Soccer Leagues' Premier Development League. A friendly between United's under-23 squad and the Bohemians has been scheduled for June 5 at Bel Air's Cedar Lane Park, the Bohemians' home field. As part of the agreement, the Bohemians will provide United with prospective players who might have the potential to play in Major League Soccer.
CMSA: The Central Maryland Soccer Association is recruiting men and women 18 years of age and older who would like to become certified officials. Call Skip Apple at 410-363-8610 on Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 4p.m. or email your name, date of birth and contact phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth: Elite Tournaments will join forces with Tottenham Hotspur Football Development, the coaching division of the English Premier League club, to stage a tournament in August designed to showcase top American talent and reward 16 players with a five-day player development program at Tottenham Hotspur's training facilities in London. The inaugural Tottenham Hotspur America Cup will take place Aug. 3-5 at Covenant Park in Ellicott City and is open to boys teams in the U-11 through U-14 age groups. For more information, go to elitetournaments.com.
Wright grad Wlodarczyk named to All-PSAC 1st team
West Chester junior designated hitter Jordan Wlodarczyk (C. Milton Wright) was chosen to the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference baseball first team. After transferring from Harford Community College, he had a 20-game hitting streak earlier this season, and his .479 on-base percentage ranks fourth in the conference. Wlodarczyk led all Division II in batting earlier this season, carrying an average over .500 for the first 26 games of the year.
More college baseball: Charlie Haslup struck out a career-high seven and faced just one over the minimum in seven scoreless innings to lead host Maryland (29-19) to a 1-0 victory over Norfolk State (16-24), the Terps' Atlantic Coast Conference-leading 10th shutout of the year. ... Johns Hopkins junior catcher-second baseman Ryan Zakszeski was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week. ... McDaniel junior Gio Fricchione was selected as the Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Week. ... Salisbury (31-7) is ranked No. 4 in both the American Baseball Coaches Association Division III poll and D3baseball.com/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 25 poll.
Women's college lacrosse: Paige Messersmith (Dulaney) and Steph Nichols were named to the All-Centennial Conference first team. Also chosen to the first team were Washington College junior attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Loch Raven) and junior goalie Stephanie Seibert. Freshman midfielder Emily Hubley was named to the second team, and sophomore midfielder Carly Eisenbrandt (Towson) was tabbed as an honorable mention.
Men's college lacrosse: Salisbury (19-0) maintained its No. 1 ranking in the United States Intercollegiate Association Division III coaches poll.
College softball: Hood senior first baseman Kelly Gafner was voted to the All-Capital Athletic Conference second team.
Capitals: Goaltender Dany Sabourin, defenseman Sean Collins and forward Cody Eakin were recalled from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.
Running: More than 2,500 endurance athletes ages 8 to 75 participated in the inaugural Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon & Coed 5K on Sunday in Columbia to benefit the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital for a prize purse of $5,000. Askale Merachi, 25, of Washington was the top half marathon finisher with a time of 1 hour, 17 minutes, 6seconds and took home a prize of $1,800. Fifty-four-year-old race ambassador Joan Benoit Samuelson, the inaugural gold medalist in the women's Olympic marathon, finished the half marathon with a time of 1:25:39. Rounding out the top five half marathon finishers were Hirut Mandefro (26, Washington, 1:19:18, $1,100 prize), Heather McWhirter (34, Glenwood, N.Y., 1:21:33, $900), Megan McNew (33, Baltimore, 1:23:53, $700) and Line Lauritsen (29, McHenry, 1:24:06, $500).
—From Sun staff and news services