Digest: Hutsell leads by 2 at MAPGA Pro Championship

North Point guard Wright commits to play basketball at Loyola; McDaniel assistant Dailey to join AFL Hall of Fame

August 14, 2012|Sports Digest

Golf

Hutsell leads by 2 at MAPGA Pro tourney

David Hutsell, PGA director of instruction at The Elkridge Club, closed with four straight birdies Monday to take a two-shot lead in the Middle Atlantic PGA Professional Championship in Williamsburg, Va. Hutsell, the defending champion in the event, shot an 8-under-par 64 on the Woods course at Kingsmill Resort. "I really focused on practicing my short game before coming to Kingsmill," said Hutsell, who missed only one fairway and one green in regulation. Wayne DeFrancesco of Columbia is tied for seventh at 2-under, and Mark Evenson of Ellicott City is tied for 16th at 1-under. The top 11 players from plus three exempt players — including Hutsell and DeFrancesco — will earn spots to compete in the PGA Professional National Championship, which will be held at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore., in June.

Colleges

North Point guard Wright commits to Loyola hoops

Marquis Wright, a rising senior point guard at North Point in Waldorf, committed to Loyola on Sunday night, ending the recruiting search for the reigning Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Player of the Year. The 6-foot Wright made his decision after a visit to the school's campus last week, and had also been weighing an offer from Jacksonville. He is the first North Point boys basketball player to commit to a Division I program since the school opened in 2005. Wright averaged 13 points last season in leading North Point to its second consecutive Class 4A East title.

Greg Schimmel, The Washington Post

Men's lacrosse: Boys' Latin rising junior midfielder Keegan O'Connor has orally committed to Loyola. A contributor on the Lakers' varsity this year, O'Connor plays club for Greene Turtle. He turned in All-Star performances at Baltimore Summer Kickoff and King of the Hill, as well as a spot on the Maryland Freestate team. O'Connor also considered Penn State and Brown. ... Rising senior attackman Mikey Ripa of Bishop O'Connell High in Arlington, Va., has orally committed to Mount St. Mary's. A member of MadLax Orange, he was a Gait Cup All-Star and twice a Top 205 All-Star. For the Knights varsity, he started since his freshman year and has led in scoring all three years.

Inside Lacrosse

Football: Former All-America Maryland running back Chet "The Jet" Hanulak, who played for the Terps' 1953 national championship team, is one of 12 players who will be honored during this season's Atlantic Coast Conference championship weekend. Hanulak set an ACC single-season record for highest per-carry rushing average in the league's first season (1953) that still stands.

Baseball: Maryland has hired of James Belanger as an assistant coach. Belanger joins the Terp coaching staff after four seasons at Monmouth and will serve as pitching coach. Last season, Belanger oversaw the development of Pat Light, who was named New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association Pitcher of the Year and chosen 37th overall by the Boston Red Sox in June's amateur draft.

Men's soccer: Maryland seniors Taylor Kemp and John Stertzer were both chosen to the Hermann Trophy watch list. The Hermann Trophy is awarded by the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis to the top women's and men's player each year.

Women's soccer: Penn State senior midfielder Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) was named to the Hermann Trophy watch list for the third straight season. Florida State senior forward Tiffany McCarty of Laurel was also chosen.

Tennis: Minnesota assistant coach Daria Panova has been hired as head coach at Maryland. Panova served as an assistant with the Golden Gophers for the past five seasons and helped them reach the NCAA tournament last season for the first time in nine years. ... Drew Miller was named coach of the St. Mary's men's and women's programs. Miller comes to the Seahawks after a five-year run as the men's basketball coach at Division III Schreiner in Kerrville, Texas.

Cross country/track and field: Matthew Jelley has been named an assistant coach at Maryland. Jelley spent the past five years coaching at Temple.

Et cetera

McDaniel assistant Dailey to join AFL Hall of Fame

The Arena Football League announced that McDaniel defensive coordinator Mike Dailey will be inducted into the league's Hall of Fame. Dailey coached in the AFL from 1997 to 2008. He compiled a record of 115-83 in his 12 years as a head coach and led the Albany Firebirds (1999) and Colorado Crush (2005) to league championships. Dailey ranks fourth all-time in the AFL in games coached, fifth in overall wins and fifth in postseason victories. The induction will be held during the league's 2013 opening weekend.

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