Digest: 8 local players named IWLCA All-Americans

UMES to send 6 to NCAA track and field championships next month

May 29, 2012|Sports Digest

Women's college lacrosse

8 local players named IWLCA All-Americans

Four Maryland players, two Loyola players and two Towson players were recognized as the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association announced its Division I All-America teams Sunday night. The Terps' first-team selections were senior attacker Karri Ellen Johnson (Broadneck), junior midfielder Katie Schwarzmann (Century) and junior defender Iliana Sanza (St. Paul's); the Greyhounds' first-team players were sophomore midfielder Marlee Paton and senior defender Kellye Gallagher. Maryland junior attacker Alex Aust was named to the second team, and Tigers junior defender Alexa Demski (Loch Raven) and senior goalie Mary Teeters (Centennial) were chosen to the third team. Also named to the first team were Vanderbilt senior midfielder Ally Carey (John Carroll), Florida junior midfielder Brittany Dashiell (John Carroll) and Florida junior defender Sam Farrell (Severna Park). Other players with local ties named to the second team were Florida junior attacker Kitty Cullen (McDonogh), Ohio State senior attacker Alayna Markwordt (Glenelg), Virginia senior attacker Josie Owen (Severn), Penn State senior goalie Dana Cahill (Mercy) and Georgetown junior midfielder Sophia Thomas (Maryvale Prep). The third team also included James Madison junior attacker Casey Ancarrow (John Carroll), Notre Dame sophomore midfielder Margaret Smith (McDonogh) and Virginia senior midfielder Julie Gardner (Severna Park). The IWLCA will honor the All-Americans on June 16 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pa.

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UMES to send 6 to NCAA track championships

UMES athletes Lenora Guion-Firmin, Vanessa Henry and Andre Walsh, along with the men's 400-meter relay team, will advance to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, June 6-9. Guion-Firmin finished in second place in the 400-meter dash (52.60 seconds) in the NCAA East Preliminary in Jacksonville, Fla., to advance. Henry made the finals in the shot put after the first day of competition at the preliminary meet, and Walsh qualified in the 400-meter hurdles. Both Guion-Firmin and Henry were ranked in the top 10 of the Eastern Region for their performances. The 400-meter relay team of Walsh, Rico Taylor, Ackeem Smith and Marcus Wallace set a school record with its 39.71-second finish while also qualifying for the NCAA championships.

Men's college track and field: Elizabethtown sophomore Matt Rever (Dulaney) finished fifth in the 800 meters at the Division III outdoor championships Saturday in Claremont, Calif., with a time of 1:50.97.

Women's college track and field: Second-seeded Salisbury junior shot-putter Chelsea Tavik (Seton Keough) finished second in the NCAA Division III outdoor championships with a throw of 47 feet, 5 inches. She is the second Sea Gulls woman to earn All-America status for the third time, matching Stacie Gado, who did so in the javelin in 1994, 1995 and 1997. ... Johns Hopkins freshman Hannah Eckstein finished fourth in the 5,000-meter run at the NCAA Division III outdoor championships Saturday in Claremont, Calif., with a time of 17:6.32.

Men's college tennis: Johns Hopkins seniors Jacob Barnaby and Warren Elgort lost to Amherst's Luis Rattenhuber and Austin Chafetz, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4, in the NCAA Division III doubles championship Saturday in Cary, N.C. Barnaby and Elgort are the first Blue Jays doubles team to make the semifinals.

Women's college tennis: Johns Hopkins sophomore Hailey Hogan and junior Nandita Krishnan lost, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2, to Emory's Zahra Dawson and Gabrielle Cin in the semifinals of the NCAA Division III doubles championship Saturday in Cary. Hogan and Krishnan advanced further than any doubles team in program history.

Amateur golf: Tom Obrecht and Bob Philips combined for a 20-under-par 63-60—123 and won the 62nd annual Elkridge-Green Spring member-guest tournament by five shots Sunday, beating Mac Tisdale and Wink Mather, 69-59—128 in the 56-team field. Cliff Athey and Jeff Kight earned low gross with a 69-63—132 over Henry Blue and Tim Dilli, 67-66—133. The Senior prize went to Stan Klinefelter and Don Metzger, 68-63—131.

Varsity baseball: The Heights defeated St. Frances, 8-6, to win the Maryland State Private School championship Saturday at Cardinal Gibbons. The Panthers' K'shjuan Davis went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Timothy Hawkins hit an opposite-field home run. St. Frances finished 15-14.

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