Maryland women picked for 2nd in ACC in basketball

Thomas is conference's preseason Player of the Year

October 17, 2012|Sports Digest

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UM women picked for 2nd in ACC in hoops

Maryland was picked in the Atlantic Coast Conference preseason women's basketball poll to finish second, and the Terps had a conference-best three players on the 10-member All-ACC preseason team: 2011-12 ACC Player of the Year Alyssa Thomas, senior Tianna Hawkins and junior Laurin Mincy. After garnering the league's top individual honor as a sophomore, Thomas was voted the league's Preseason Player of the Year. The team was picked by media members and school representatives. Duke was picked to finish first with 29 first-place votes; Maryland had 18 first-place votes. Terps freshman center Malina Howard was named to the five-member Preseason Newcomer Watch List. In a separate head coaches' vote, the Terps were picked second behind Duke, with three votes to the Blue Devils' nine, and Thomas finished in a three-way tie for Preseason Player of the Year with Duke's Elizabeth Williams and Chelsea Gray.

More women's college basketball: Mount St. Mary's named Josh Keys assistant coach and Brian Martin director of basketball operations; Martin previously coached at Hood.

Men's college basketball: Maryland will hold a 30-minute scrimmage, which will be open to the public, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Players will sign autographs at 2:45 p.m. at Terp Town. Parking is limited because of the football game at 3:30 p.m.; the closest cash parking is Regents Drive Garage, which costs $15.

Men's college soccer: Schillo Tshuma scored in the 62nd minute and Patrick Mullins in the 85th as No. 1 Maryland (12-0-1) earned a 2-0 victory over visiting Colgate to secure its second-best start in program history. The 1968 team co-captured the national championship with a record of 14-0-1. Maryland had a 17-2 advantage in shots. ... UMBC (7-4-4) scored on an own goal in the 82nd minute to give the visiting Retrievers a 2-1 victory over Navy (5-4-3). ... UMBC forward Pete Caringi III (Calvert Hall ) was named America East Conference Player of the Week. Caringi was also named to the College Soccer News' National Team of the Week. The junior had four goals and two assists in over two games last week for the Retrievers.

College field hockey: No. 6 Maryland (12-3) scored eight first-half goals on 26 shots and rolled to a 9-0 victory over visiting Towson (1-15). The Terps finished with a 33-2 advantage in shots, and Maxine Fluharty had a hat trick. ... Salisbury dropped from No. 1 to No. 2 behind Middlebury in the Division III national poll.

Men's college lacrosse: Rutgers announced that freshman midfielder Pat Carotenuto (Calvert Hall) has joined the roster. Carotenuto played for Italy at the 2012 European Championships in Amsterdam after helping the Cardinals to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship.

Women's college lacrosse: Johns Hopkins has moved its scrimmage against Delaware to 7:30 Wednesday at Homewood Field. The scrimmage was originally scheduled for Thursday.

College football: DeMatha junior tailback Mark Allen received and accepted a scholarship offer to Penn State on Monday. Through seven games, Allen has roughly 700 rushing yards and 300 receiving yards.

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Major Indoor Soccer League: The Blast signed midfielder Tony Donatelli and forward Tino Nunez, pending league approval. Donatelli, who spent two seasons with the Philadelphia KiXX, most recently played for the 2012 USL PRO champion Charleston Battery. Nunez, who is new to indoor soccer, played for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer in 2008 and 2009 and played most recently for the USL PRO's Pittsburgh Riverhounds this summer. The Blast opened training camp this week and begin the season Nov. 3 against the visiting Chicago Soul.

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