Loyola's Wise, Snyder to swim in London Games
Loyola University swimmer Joe Wise has been named to the U.S. team that will compete in the Paralympic Games in London from Aug. 29 to Sept. 9. In addition, coach Brian Loeffler will serve on the coaching staff, while Lt. Brad Snyder — a Navy veteran who lost his sight in an improvised explosive device attack in Afghanistan in September 2011 and is coached by Loeffler — also made the roster. At the U.S. Paralympic Trials in Bismarck, N.D., over the weekend, Wise finished second in the 50-meter freestyle Friday with a time of 28.11 seconds. He also nabbed a third-place finish in the 100m butterfly on Friday (1:06.02) and in the 200 IM on Saturday (2:23.45), while finishing second in the 100 freestyle in 58.01. On Thursday, he finished second in the 400 freestyle, touching in 4:35.62. Snyder will be making his first appearance on a Paralympic team after grabbing the No. 1 world ranking in his classification in the 100 free Saturday (57.75).
Women's college lacrosse
Church, Wheatley take D-III national honors
Gettysburg senior Hannah Church (Mount de Sales) was named the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association NCAA Division III Attacker of the Year on Saturday, while Salisbury sophomore Ashton Wheatley was chosen as the C. Markland Kelly Division III Goalie of the Year. Church, an Ellicott City native, closed her college career by competing in the North-South SeniorAll-Star Game earlier in the day and then received her first-team All-America certificate that evening. The Centennial Conference Player of the Year paced the Bullets with 97 points on 71 goals and a career-high 26 assists this spring. It was the second consecutive season she netted 90 or more points, becoming just the second Bullet ever to accomplish the feat. For her career, Church finished second in school history with 210 goals, 158 of which came in her final two seasons. She also tied for third all time with 272 career points. Wheatley led the nation with a 5.75 goals-against average — more than half a goal lower than the second-ranked goalie.
Ex-UConn star big man Drummond evaluated
The Washington Wizards continued their evaluation of potential players they could select with the No. 3 pick in the NBA draft by working out former Connecticut standout Andre Drummond. At 6 feet 10, 270 pounds, Drummond, who played one season for the Huskies, is a projected top-six selection in the June 28 draft. Drummond fills a need along the front line, where the Wizards continue to search for a long-term solution at center. Also working out for Wizards coach Randy Wittman, his staff and team president Ernie Grunfeld Monday morning was 6-9 Turkish forward Ilkan Karaman, but all the attention belonged to Drummond as he tried to impress the club's decision makers, He has lost more than 20 pounds since the end of his college season and constantly worked on his foul shooting. Drummond shot below 30 percent from the line last season, although he averaged 10 points and 7.6 rebounds.
—Gene Wang, The Washington Post
UMES' Guion-Firmin will represent France at Olympic Games
UMES junior Lenora Guion-Firmin will represent her native France in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Guion-Firmin finished third in the 400-meter dash to qualify for a spot with a time of 53.10 seconds. Guion-Firmin earned a spot in the 400-meter relay pool of runners. If she runs an acceptable "A" standard time, she could run in the 400 dash.
More women's college track and field: UMES senior Cynthia Anais placed second in the 800-meter run at the France Championships of Elite Athletics. Anais ran a time of 2:06.55 to advance to the 800-meter finals. Teammate Emilie Ducados, a junior, finished seventh in the event in 2:10.69.
College baseball: Towson junior third baseman Zach Fisher (Perry Hall) was named the Colonial Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete.
Mount St. Mary's men's basketball: Dave Matturro was hired as director of basketball operations. Matturro spent the past season as a graduate manager at Virginia Commonwealth.
Field hockey: Former Maryland players Katie O'Donnell and Keli Smith Puzo combined for the U.S. national team's lone goal in a 1-1 tie with No. 2 Argentina on Monday in Charlottesville, Va., in the first of four games this week between the teams. Smith Puzo sent a pass from the right sideline to O'Donnell for the tip-in with 19 minutes left in the game. Argentina's Noel Barriouevo tied it off a penalty corner nine minutes later. The teams will meet Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Thursday at 8 p.m., both at Old Dominion. The final game, which will be shown live on NBC Sports Network, will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va.
W-League soccer: Striker Mikaela Howell scored a hat trick in just 63 minutes of playing time to lead D.C. United Women (6-0-0) to a 5-1 win over the host Northern Virginia Majestics on Saturday for United Women's fourth consecutive road win and 10th straight overall. Howell set a W-League record this week, appearing on a fourth consecutive Team of the Week. United Women will next play Wednesday at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds when they take on the Fredericksburg Impact at 7:30 p.m.
Golf: Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation announced that the second annual "High Heels for Hope" Longest Drive Contest, held June 9, raised more than $1,000 for the House of Ruth Maryland, an organization that helps victims of domestic violence. In the men's division, Jason Smith won with the longest drive of 312 yards, while the women's was won by Cynthia Shreaves with a drive of 220 yards.
—From Sun staff and news services