Towson grad Teeters named Vermont lacrosse assistant coach
Former Towson goalie Mary Teeters (Centennial) will join Vermont's women's lacrosse staff as an assistant coach, the school announced. Teeters was named Most Outstanding Player of the 2012 Colonial Athletic Association tournament as she helped the Tigers win their fifth conference title and advance to the NCAA tournament last season. During her career, Teeters was a four-time All-CAA selection and a two-time Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Mid-Atlantic Region first-team pick.
More women's lacrosse: The University of Tampa has hired Kelly Gallagher (Washington College) as its first head coach. Gallagher will begin the duties of starting the program immediately as the team will begin Division II competition in the spring of 2014. Gallagher brings a 15 years of lacrosse experience to Tampa, including coaching stints with Limestone (2011-12), Division I Detroit-Mercy (2008-2011) and Muhlenberg (2006-08). As a player, Gallagher helped lead the Shorewomen to a runner-up finish in the 2003 Eastern College Athletic Conference regional championship. She started at attack for two seasons and was team captain as a senior. ... Villanova announced that freshman defenders Olivia Schneider (St. Paul's) and Nikki Sortisio (Broadneck) have joined its roster for the 2013 season. Schneider earned the 2011 Varsity Lacrosse Coach's Award and also lettered in basketball at St. Paul's. Sortisio was named a 2012 US Lacrosse Academic All-American and lettered in soccer and track as well.
Men's lacrosse: UMBC has selected senior attackman Scott Jones, senior short-stick defensive midfielder Neill Lewnes (St. Mary's) and senior defenseman Ethan Murphy as captains. Jones and Murphy will serve as captains for the second consecutive year. ... Senior defenseman Patrick Dudley (Boys' Latin) will be a captain of Division III Sewanee for the 2013 season.
Women's soccer: Visting Miami (8-6-2, 3-4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) upset No. 7 Maryland (11-4-2, 6-2-1) in overtime, 1-0. The Terps still hold second place in the conference behind No. 1-ranked Florida State. ... A pair of first-half goals sent visiting Binghamton (7-8-1, 1-5-1 America East) past UMBC (1-10-5, 0-4-3) on Senior Night, 3-0, eliminating the Retrievers' chances for the sixth and final spot in the conference tournament.
—From Sun staff and news services
Caps' Backstrom joins Ovechkin on KHL team
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has signed with Dynamo Moscow of Kontinental Hockey League and was to fly to Russia on Thursday evening. The move will reunite the Swede, who spent the first month of the NHL lockout in Washington working out with a handful of other players, with Alex Ovechkin in the star left wing's hometown and on his childhood team. Backstrom, 24, is the fifth Capital to head overseas during the NHL's lockout.
—Katie Carrera, The Washington Post
Orioles: Left-handed pitcher Dana Eveland and catcher Ronny Paulino have elected to become free agents, an industry source confirmed. The move is routine for veteran players not on a team's 40-man roster, as is the case for both Eveland and Paulino. They can test the free agent market but also could re-sign with the Orioles.
—Eduardo A. Encina