Towson eliminated with 14-9 loss to VCU
Junior first baseman Brent Mikionis had three hits and drove in five runs as fifth-seeded Virginia Commonwealth (34-24) overcame an early 3-0 deficit to post a 14-9 victory over sixth-seeded Towson (27-31) in an elimination game at the Colonial Athletic Association baseball tournament in Harrisonburg, Va. Playing their third CAA tournament game in 25 hours, the Tigers fell to the Rams in a game that ended well after midnight Thursday. On Wednesday night, the Tigers squandered a 7-1 fourth inning lead and dropped an 8-7, 12-inning decision to third-seeded Delaware. Less than 10 hours later, Towson bounced back with a 16-8 victory over fourth-seeded George Mason.
Towson gives Mathews three-year extension
Joe Mathews, the women's basketball coach at Towson for 11 seasons, signed a three-year contract extension that will take him through the 2014-15 season. Mathews coached the team to a 16-14 record in 2011-12, the team's fifth season with at least 15 wins in the past six years. He has 135 wins at Towson, second-most in program history.
More women's basketball: George Washington named Erica Williamson director of basketball operations; she spent the past season in the same role at Loyola.
Men's basketball: Maryland is expected to play George Mason in the BB&T Classic in December at Verizon Center in Washington.
Women's lacrosse: Gettysburg attacker Hannah Church (Mount de Sales) was selected as the Division III women's lacrosse nominee for the Honda Sports Award for Division III Athlete of the Year as part of The Collegiate Women Sports Awards program.
Men's soccer: Rising seniors Justin Geho (Cardinal Gibbons) and Tim Marcin will serve as Washington College captains for the 2012 season.
Softball: Frostburg State sophomore Caitlyn Lovend (Reservoir) was named to the Capital One Division III Academic All-America third team.
Men's tennis: Maryland senior Maros Horny and junior John Collins, ranked 26th nationally, lost to No. 28 Jarryd Botha and Ricky Doverspike of Alabama, 6-1, 6-3, in the first round of the NCAA Division I men's doubles championship in Athens, Ga. ... Johns Hopkins senior Warren Elgort was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District first team.
Women's tennis: Johns Hopkins junior Nandita Krishnan was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large first team.
Women's bowling: UMES sophomore Megan Buja was named to the Academic All-District II team. She was a first-team selection in the University Division for at-large teams.
Men's water polo: Johns Hopkins junior driver Alex Whittam was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large first team.
Women's swimming: Johns Hopkins senior Elizabeth Rogers was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large first team.
Maryland: The school has a deal with Maroon PR to work with the athletic department several initiatives, including branding and coaches' media training. Maroon is a public relations and marketing company based in Columbia. Its clients include Ripken Baseball, the Sports Legends Museum and Sagamore Racing.
Navy: The academy announced the following athletic award winners: Cody Rome, cross country and track and field team, NAAA Sword for Men for excelling in men's athletics; Jess Palacio, cross country and track and field, Vice Admiral Lawrence Sword for Women; Andrew Faulk, gymnastics, Thompson Trophy Cup, for promoting athletics at Navy; Will Race, rowing, men's Coaches' Calvert Award, for leadership, consistent effort, loyalty and dedication; and Erin Edwards, women's basketball team, women's Coaches' Calvert Award.
Bowie State: Softball players Cassandra Clayborne, a freshman, and Adria Lewis, a sophomore, and men's basketball junior Byron Westmorland (Mervo) were named to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Commissioner's All-Academic second team.
Washington College: Head athletic trainer and assistant athletic director Thad Moore received the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the Maryland Athletic Trainers' Association.
McCaffrey offers camp for those with Down syndrome
The Ed McCaffrey Dare to Play Football Camp and Cheerleading Camp for individuals with Down syndrome will be next Friday and June 2 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The camp is open to males and females with Down syndrome ages 8 and up. The teams for the Saturday scrimmage will be coached by Ed McCaffrey, a former All-Pro wide receiver with the Denver Broncos, and Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. For information, go to daretoplayfootball.org.