Digest: Pikesville alum Uhlfelder wins top IWLCA coaching honor

Gibbons grad Harrison to join Cricket Hall of Fame

October 04, 2012|Sports Digest

Lacrosse

Pikesville alum Uhlfelder wins top IWLCA honor

Occidental's Michele Uhlfelder (Pikesville) was named West Region Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association on Tuesday after building the Tigers into a national contender in just three years. Uhlfelder led Occidental to a 13-4 overall record, its first Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship game and its first NCAA Division III playoff appearance in the program's third season. After winning eight games combined in their first two seasons, the Tigers went on a 10-game winning streak in 2012 that spanned nearly two months. In the first round of the NCAA playoffs, Occidental fell to Redlands, 15-14.

Men: The U.S. national team will conduct an intrasquad scrimmage Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Capital Lacrosse Classic at Landon School in Bethesda. This is the latest step for the U.S. team as it prepares for tryouts next summer before the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships in Commerce City, Colo. The U.S. scrimmaged Canada at the Duel in Denver on Sept. 8, losing, 11-9. The scrimmage is also a preview of the Champion Challenge from Jan. 25-27 in Orlando, Fla., when the defending gold medalists will scrimmage at least one NCAA team. The U.S. roster includes numerous players with local ties: attackmen Ryan Boyle (Gilman), Ian Dingman (Navy) and Steele Stanwick (Loyola High); Chesapeake Bayhawks midfielders Matt Abbott, Steven Brooks, Ben Hunt (Severna Park) and Michael Kimmel (Johns Hopkins), along with midfielders Terry Kimener (UMBC), Stephen Peyser (Johns Hopkins), Peet Poillon (UMBC) and Jeremy Sieverts (Maryland); Bayhawks faceoff specialists Adam Rand and Alex Smith; defensemen Michael Evans (Hopkins, Bayhawks), Brian Farrell (Maryland), P.T. Ricci (Loyola University), Michael Simon (Stevenson, Bayhawks); and goalies Tyler Fiorito (McDonogh, Bayhawks), Matt Russell (Navy) and Jesse Schwartzmann (Pikesville, Hopkins). As part of the event, the Johns Hopkins men's team will take on Penn State at 10:30 a.m. and Cornell at 12:30 p.m. This will be the Blue Jays' only outside competition this fall.

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Gibbons grad Harrison to join Cricket Hall of Fame

Jamie Harrison, president of the Maryland-based United States Youth Cricket Association, will be inducted into the Cricket Hall of Fame in Hartford, Conn., on Saturday. Harrison is an alumnus and former teacher at the Cardinal Gibbons School and an Anne Arundel County resident.

Swimming: Forty-three of the nation's top swimmers, including 2012 Olympic gold medalist Allison Schmitt of North Baltimore Aquatic Club, will represent Team USA at the FINA Short Course World Championships in Istanbul on Dec. 12-16.

Women's college soccer: Freshmen Maisie McCune and Erika Joab scored their first college goals as No. 9 Maryland (9-3-2) topped visiting Francis Marion, 5-1, on Wednesday night. The Patriots fell to 5-6-1.

WNBA: Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) had 16 points, three assists and three steals, but the Atlanta Dream fell to the host Indiana Fever, 75-64, in the decisive Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Tuesday night.

Triathlon: Two athletes from Columbia won events at the ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival held over the weekend in Cambridge in Dorchester County. Suzanne Serpico, a 32-year-old, seasoned triathlete, placed first in the AquaBike event, which consisted of a 2.4-mile swim and a 112-mile bike ride. Additionally, Columbia native Benjamin Bartlett, 25, won the Bugeye Classic Triathlon, which consisted of a 1.2-mile swim, 25-mile bike ride and 6.2-mile run. The endurance festival consisted of four events, including the USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic Ultra Distance Championship (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run). More than 600 endurance athletes participated in the festival, which benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic.

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