Digest: Australian lax player commits to Stevenson

Webster, Wizards reportedly agree to deal

August 25, 2012|Sports Digest

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Australian lax player commits to Stevenson

Callum Robinson, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound player from Western Australia, will join Stevenson for the 2013 season, according to the Lacrosse All Stars website. Robinson, 21, has primarily been playing at long-stick midfielder and is a member of the Australian squad preparing for the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships in Commerce City, Colo. He also plays for the Wembley Lacrosse Club in the Western Australia State League. In July he coached the Western Australia under-17 men's team to a silver medal at the Australian Youth Championships in Adelaide.

More men's lacrosse: Ohio State announced its 14-member recruiting class, which includes attackman Carter Brown (Calvert Hall), All-Metro first-team defenseman Robby Haus (Gilman) and midfielder Kacy Kapinos (Loyola).

Football: Salisbury linebacker Matt McMurdo, quarterback Dan Griffin and offensive lineman Christian Emezie (Poly) were named to the D3 Senior Classic preseason All-America South team. McMurdo, Griffin and junior cornerback Andre Carter were selected as USA Football News Division III Preseason All-Americans; McMurdo made second team, Griffin third team and Carter honorable mention.

Men's soccer: Jacob Rubinstein's goal in the 73rd minute broke a scoreless tie and led visiting Monmouth to a 1-0 season-opening victory over Towson. ... UMBC named senior midfielder Milo Kapor and senior defender Liam Paddock captains. ... Johns Hopkins was picked to finish second in the Centennial Conference behind Dickinson. McDaniel and Washington College are picked to tie for ninth. ... Washington College added senior goalkeeper Tyler Cabot as a captain. He joins senior midfielder-defender Tim Marcin and senior midfielder Justin Geho (Cardinal Gibbons).

Women's soccer: Kelly Baker scored twice as host Mount St. Mary's rolled to a 4-1 season-opening victory over Towson. ... Goucher named Nate Rauscher and Abby Paris assistant coaches.

Field hockey: Sacred Heart scored three times in the second half in a 3-1 victory over visiting Towson in the season opener for both teams. Courtney Branco scored for the Tigers. ... Goucher named Lisa Belcastro an assistant field hockey coach.

Sailing: Washington College named seniors Matt Lawler and Sam Bedinger captains.

Et cetera

Webster, Wizards reportedly agree to deal

The Washington Wizards have reached an agreement with free-agent swingman Martell Webster, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed. The deal is expected to be worth close to the league minimum for one year. Webster, the sixth overall pick of the 2005 draft, has established a reputation as a perimeter threat over his time with the Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves, but he struggled last season while recovering from two back surgeries. He averaged 6.9 points and 3.6 rebounds but shot a career-low 33.9 percent in 47 games, including 26 starts, for the Timberwolves.

Michael Lee, The Washington Post

Minor league basketball: Earl Jackson, who averaged 16 points and 14.6 rebounds per game for the Bay Area Shuckers before signing a contract to play in Peru, has re-signed with the American Professional Basketball League team. The Shuckers also have re-signed Harvey Paige Jr. (W.E.B. DuBois), Patrick Lipinski (Annapolis Area Christian School) and Gerald Stansbury (Broadneck).

WNBA: Kristi Toliver (Maryland) scored 29points on 10-for-14 from the field to lead the Los Angeles Sparks (18-6) to a 101-77 rout of the visiting San Antonio Silver Stars (16-6) on Thursday night. Toliver was 6-for-7 on 3-point attempts and had six assists.

More women's basketball: Maryland junior Alyssa Thomas missed USA Basketball's trip to Athens, Greece, for the FIBA 3X3 Tournament this week because of a short-term virus. Thomas was selected to the four-member team this summer, along with Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins, Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike and Connecticut's Bria Hartley. Thomas is expected to be back in College Park with her Maryland teammates when they return to campus next week.

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