Digest: Loyola assistant Chemotti named first men's lacrosse head coach at Richmond

October 29, 2012|Sports Digest

Men's college lacrosse

Loyola aide Chemotti is named first head coach at Richmond

Loyola offensive coordinator Dan Chemotti has been named the first men's lacrosse head coach at Richmond, the Virginia school announced Monday. Chemotti finished his fifth season at Loyola in May as the Greyhounds won an NCAA Division I-record-tying 18 games and claimed the school's first NCAA championship. The Greyhounds ranked eighth in goals per game (12.05) and fifth in fewest turnovers per game (12.84). "We are very happy for Dan, who is taking a step to become a head coach, one that he has wanted for a long time," Loyola head coach Charley Toomey said in a statement. "I believe that the mark of a great coach is to leave a place better than you found it, and Dan is certainly doing that. We will be grateful for his contributions at Loyola and wish him the best at Richmond. We will begin a national search to fill the vacancy immediately." Chemotti played midfielder at Duke and for the New Jersey Pride and Washington Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse.

Delaware: Faceoff specialist Alex Smith (Boys' Latin) is among the 10-person University of Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame induction class that will be honored during a ceremony Friday at Bob Carpenter Center Auditorium and at halftime of the Blue Hens' football game against Towson on Saturday. The Friday ceremony will be streamed live at bluehens.com. Smith, a Timonium native who plays for the Chesapeake Bayhawks of MLL, led the NCAA in faceoff winning percentage each of his final three seasons at Delaware and led the nation in ground balls as a senior. He established NCAA records for faceoffs won in a season (311) and career (1,027), faceoffs attempted in a season (430) and career (1,484), ground balls in a career (553), and faceoff percentage in a game (21-for-21 vs. Manhattan in 2006). He was a three-time All-American who earned All-Colonial Athletic Association honors four times and was the 2007 CAA Player of the Year.

College football

Terps' Vellano, Diggs receive ACC weekly awards

Maryland's Joe Vellano and Stefon Diggs were honored with weekly Atlantic Coast Conference awards. Vellano, a fifth-year senior, was named the ACC's Defensive Lineman of the Week. In the Terps' 20-17 loss at Boston College, he totaled five tackles, including 2.5 sacks for minus-22 yards. He also forced a fumble and contributed to a Maryland defensive line that allowed the Eagles to rush for just 8 yards on 27 carries. Diggs caught a career-high 11 passes for a career-high 152 yards, including a 66-yard touchdown pass. It was Diggs' third 100-yard receiving game. He's Maryland's second all-time leading freshman receiver (666yards) behind Darrius Heyward-Bey (694). This is the first weekly award for Vellano this season, and the fourth for Diggs. The true freshman is a three-time Rookie of the Week winner and has claimed Specialist of the Week honors once.

More honors: Towson senior quarterback Grant Enders (Old Mill) was named CAA Offensive Player of the Week after he directed an offense that gained 590 yards in a 49-35 victory over CAA co-leader Villanova on Saturday. ... Senior running back Jonathan Rigaud was named Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week after gaining a career-high 238 yards and tying a Johns Hopkins single-game record with four rushing touchdowns in a 35-17 win at Ursinus. ... Bowie State redshirt freshman cornerback Curtis Pumphrey (Atholton) was named Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Rookie of the Week.

Rankings: Johns Hopkins (8-0, 7-0 Centennial Conference) moved up from 10th to ninth in the American Football Coaches Association Division III poll, from 15th to 13th in the D3football.com poll and from fifth to fourth in the ECAC Lambert Meadowlands Division III poll. Salisbury (6-2, 4-1 Empire 8) dropped to No. 21 in the AFCA poll and to No. 16 in the D3football.com poll after a 21-14 loss at Ithaca.

More colleges

America East honors UMBC's Caringi again

UMBC junior forward Pete Caringi III (Calvert Hall) was named America East men's soccer Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks and the third time this year.  College Soccer News named him to its Team of the Week. ... Loyola sophomore Connor Thompson and freshman Larry Ndjock were named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively. ... Mount St. Mary's Dillon Johnson was named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week. ... York junior defender Aaron Beale (Archbishop Curley) was named Capital Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week. ... Navy's game against Howard scheduled for tonight in Washington has been postponed to Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ... Fourth-seeded Johns Hopkins will host fifth-seeded Franklin & Marshall in the first round of the Centennial Conference tournament, which is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Women's soccer: Navy junior goalkeeper Elizabeth Hoerner was named Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week, and Mids freshman midfielder Kaylie Davidson was named Rookie of the Week.

Women's basketball: Maryland's exhibition game tonight against Catholic has been canceled because of the impact of Sandy.

Women's volleyball: Salisbury senior setter Carley Todd was named CAC Player of the Week.

Capital Athletic Conference: Because of Sandy, no field hockey, men's soccer, volleyball or women's soccer tournament games will take place before Thursday. For information, go to cacsports.com.

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