Digest: Stanwick, Durkin win major lacrosse awards

May 26, 2012|Sports Digest

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Stanwick, Durkin win major lacrosse awards

Virginia senior Steele Stanwick (Loyola) was given the Lt. Col. J.L. (Jack) Turnbull Award, presented to the country's outstanding attackman. Stanwick is the reigning Tewaaraton Award winner and this year is one of five finalists for the honor, awarded to the top college player. Johns Hopkins junior Tucker Durkin was selected as the recipient of the William C. Schmeisser Award as the nation's outstanding defenseman. In Division III, Salisbury collected five of the seven national awards. Senior midfielder Sam Bradman won the Iroquois Nationals Award as the Outstanding Player of the Year and the Fran McCall Award as the outstanding midfielder. Senior Matt Cannone earned the Turnbull Award as the outstanding attackman; senior Andrew Sellers received the William C. Stiles Memorial Award as the outstanding defenseman; junior Tyler Granelli was named the nation's top faceoff specialist; and senior Dean Rossi was cited as the top short-stick defensive midfielder.

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Women's college lacrosse: Loyola senior Kellye Gallagher was named the Defender of the Year by WomensLax.com. Maryland junior Katie Schwarzmann (Century) was selected as Midfielder of the Year, and Florida's Amanda O'Leary, a former Terps assistant, was named Coach of the Year. ... Franklin & Marshall sophomore defender Libby Nichols (McDonogh) was named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division III All-Metro first team. Diplomats sophomore attacker Caroline Krohn (Towson) made the second team.

College administration: Maryland associate athletic director for media relations Doug Dull will resign to open a sports communications consulting firm.

College baseball: Brent Mikionis Fifth-seeded Virginia Commonwealth (34-24) overcame a 3-0 deficit to post a 14-9 victory over sixth-seeded Towson (27-31) in an elimination game at the Colonial Athletic Association tournament in Harrisonburg, Va.

Belmont Stakes: Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another galloped over the Belmont Park track Friday for the first time. Assistant trainer Jack Sisterson said the horse continues to be lively as he takes to the Belmont track, which in addition to being longer has wider turns and deeper dirt. "You know, we just want to make sure he has that same stride over it, and it looks like he does," Sisterson said after I'll Have Another's mile gallop. "The energy is fantastic and we really couldn't be any happier at this point."

To read Chris Korman's full blog post on I'll Have Another, go to baltimoresun.com/preaknessinsider.

More horse racing: Rapid Redux, the Eclipse Award-winning claimer who set a North American record for consecutive victories at 22 in January, will be retired at Old Friends near Lexington, Ky. "It's like having Secretariat come to the farm," Old Friends owner Michael Blowen said of the horse, owned by Maryland native Robert Cole Jr. "I think we'll get a lot more visitors."

To read Sandra McKee's full blog post on Rapid Redux, go to baltimoresun.com/preaknessinsider.

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