Terps men land two sophomore lax recruits
Two rising high school sophomores, St. Mary's defenseman Hunter Smith and Winston Churchill attackman Louis Dubick, have committed to play lacrosse at Maryland, the national runner-up the past two seasons. Smith, an All-Star at the Baltimore Summer Kickoff, plays club ball for the Annapolis Hawks and Looney's Lacrosse Club. He also considered North Carolina and Duke. Dubick totaled 50 goals and 47 assists last season, helping his team to the state semifinals and becoming the first freshman to be named first-team All-Montgomery County. A Baltimore Crabs co-captain, he also considered Johns Hopkins and North Carolina. Also committing orally to play for the Terps are two rising juniors: defenseman Pat Grega of Somerville (N.J.) High and long-stick midfielder Matt Neufeldt of Culver (Ind.) Military Academy. Grega also considered Johns Hopkins, Loyola and Towson. Neufeldt also considered Denver and Massachusetts.
More commitments: Another member of the class of 2015, attackman Brian Willetts of Smithtown East High in St. James, N.Y., has committed orally to North Carolina. Also a varsity basketball player, he considered Maryland, Johns Hopkins and Ohio State. ... Defenseman Calvin Livingston (McDonogh) has committed orally to Towson. A starter as a sophomore for the Eagles, Livingston plays for the Baltimore Crabs and also considered Fairfield, Loyola, High Point and Maryland. ... Attackman Ryan Wade of Norfolk (Va.) Academy has committed orally to Navy. ... Faceoff specialist Cortland Heneveld of East Hampton (N.Y.) has committed orally to the Midshipmen, according to LaxLessons. Heneveld's two older brothers are at Navy, one of whom, Austin, is a rising junior attackman.
NBA: The Washington Wizards are leaning toward using the amnesty provision by today's 5 p.m. deadline to waive forward Andray Blatche, NBA.com reported, citing league sources. Teams may use the provision only once during the life of the collective bargaining agreement. ... The Wizards lost, 85-78, to a D-League select team Sunday at the Summer League in Las Vegas. Washington first-round draft pick Bradley Beal scored 20 points on 6-for-15 from the field.
World TeamTennis: The host Washington Kastles defeated the Boston Lobsters, 20-11, to improve to 6-0 this season and increase their winning streak to 22 matches. Dominant doubles play by Wimbledon doubles champion Venus Williams, Anastasia Rodionova, Leander Paes and Bobby Reynolds helped the Kastles to a 15-2 lead after three sets.
College football: Maryland fifth-year senior Kenny Tate is one of 51 players on the Butkus Award watch list, which goes to the country's top linebacker. Tate averaged 8.8 tackles in four games last season before suffering a season-ending knee injury.
Men's college basketball: UMBC named Walt Fuller an assistant coach. Fuller, a 25-year coaching veteran, spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Alabama-Birmingham and the previous five as an associate head coach at La Salle.
Women's college basketball: Hood added three recruits to its 2012-13 roster: guard Alexis Briscoe (Long Reach), forward Shakara Head (Joppatowne) and forward Sarah Marcello (Boiling Springs). ... Guard Desiree Foye (Elkton) signed to play basketball for Cecil College.
College golf: Rosemont promoted Ari Flaisher (Maryland) to head coach in his second year with the program.
—From Sun staff and news services