Major League Lacrosse
Seven Bayhawks named All-Stars, most in league
Seven Chesapeake Bayhawks were selected to play in the Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla., on June 30, giving the team more representatives than any other MLL squad. Returning to the All-Star Game this year is the "Young Guns vs. Old School" format, in which MLL veterans will compete against players who entered the league in 2009 or later. Representing the Bayhawks for the Young Guns will be midfielder Ben Hunt (Severna Park) and defenseman Mike Evans. Playing for the Old School team will be attackman Drew Westervelt (UMBC), midfielders Steven Brooks and Kyle Dixon (Archbishop Spalding), and defensemen Nicky Polanco and Brian Spallina.
Capra one of 16 chosen to USTA Collegiate Team
Ellicott City's Beatrice Capra, who recently completed her freshman season on the Duke tennis team, has been named to the U.S. Tennis Association Collegiate Team. The elite training program, which is run by the USTA and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, is designed to give top American college tennis players a chance to compete on the USTA's pro circuit. It also offers additional training over the summer with top pros in anticipation of a potential career in the pros. The camps will be held this month on clay courts in Boca Raton, Fla. Only 16 college players were named to the squads. Capra finished the season No. 2 in the ITA rankings. She also was an NCAA singles quarterfinalist and the ITA's National Co-Rookie of the Year.
—Liz Clarke, The Washington Post
Former Jayhawk Robinson works out for Wizards
Thomas Robinson worked out for the Washington Wizards on Wednesday afternoon in an audition for his hometown team, which could select the 6-foot-9 forward from Kansas with the No. 3 overall pick in the NBA draft June 28. Robinson performed a series of drills and physical conditioning tests over approximately an hour and a half at Verizon Center's auxiliary court under the supervision of Wizards coach Randy Wittman and his staff. Power forwards Al'Lonzo Coleman (Presbyterian) and Kevin Thompson (Morgan State) also participated, but all the attention clearly was directed at Robinson, who has expressed significant interest in playing at home. "Being a kid growing up here, I've always been a Wizards fan," said Robinson, adding that Gilbert Arenas and Michael Jordan were among his favorite players. "This is a dream. This is big to me to be here right here right now." Robinson averaged 17.7 points and 11.9 rebounds last season, his third with the Jayhawks.
—Gene Wang, The Washington Post
Men's college basketball: Incoming Maryland freshman Jake Layman will represent the United States in Brazil starting this weekend. Layman, a 6-foot-8 small forward, made the final cut for USA Basketball's 12-man under-18 team. He will continue training with the U.S. team in Colorado Springs, Colo., before departing Tuesday for Sao Sebastiáo do Paraiso, Brazil — home of the 2012 FIBA Americas U-18 Championship. Team USA opens FIBA play against the U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday at 1 p.m., followed by a game against Mexico on Sunday at 1 p.m. and one against Brazil on Monday at 5 p.m. Semifinals are set for Tuesday, with the gold-medal game scheduled for the following day. ... Navy hired Ernie Nestor as assistant coach. Nestor spent last season as an assistant at Missouri.
Women's college basketball: Forward LaTorri Hines-Allen has transferred to Towson from Virginia Tech. Hines-Allen will sit out the upcoming season because of NCAA transfer rules.
College football: Morgan State junior defensive back Kenny Ridley was named to the College Football Performance Awards preseason watch list. Ridley led the Bears with 12 interceptions and a personal-high 42 tackles last year.
Men's college water polo: Johns Hopkins hired Ivan Ivovic (Maryland) as assistant coach. Ivovic spent a year and a half on both the men's and women's water polo staffs at Southern California.
Equestrian: Maryland resident Marilyn Little-Meredith was named by the U.S. Equestrian Federation to the Olympic Eventing Short List with the 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding RF Rovano Rex, owned by Raylyn Farms in Frederick. RF Rovano Rex competed in the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event this spring, finishing the cross country in a four-star event for the first time. The U.S. squad of 11 horses and riders will travel to England on Sunday. The final mandatory outing will be at Barbury Castle from June 28 to July 1 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, after which the team for the London Games will be announced.
—From Sun staff and news services