No. 1 Terps men suffer first loss of year, 4-2
The No. 1 Maryland men's soccer team surrendered two goals after a second-half red card to drop its first match of the year, 4-2, at No. 18 Wake Forest on Thursday night. The Terps (14-1-2, 6-1-1 ACC) picked up goals from senior John Stertzer and freshman Christiano Francois but allowed a season-high four goals en route to their first loss of the year. Wake Forest (11-3-4, 4-1-3 ACC) managed two goals, including a penalty kick score, after a red card was issued to senior defender London Woodberry in the 65th minute.
Men's honors: UMBC senior defender Liam Paddock and junior forward Pete Caringi III (Calvert Hall) were named America East Defender of the Year and Striker of the Year, respectively. Caringi, Paddock and senior midfielder Milo Kapor made the All-America East first team; junior midfielder Kadeem Dacres, junior goalkeeper Phil Saunders (Perry Hall) and sophomore defender Oumar Ballo (Archbishop Curley/CCBC-Essex) made the second team; and freshman midfielder Patrick Pato made the rookie team. Paddock, senior midfielder Dave Vaeth (Patapsco) and sophomore midfielder Michael DiCesare made the academic team.
Women: Maryland junior forward Hayley Brock and senior forward Becky Kaplan were named to the All-ACC second team, and midfielder Ashley Spivey (McDonogh) was named to the freshman team. ... Two Navy players and one coach earned top Patriot League honors, Carin Gabarra as Coach of the Year, junior Elizabeth Hoerner as Goalkeeper of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and sophomore Jade Seabrook as Defensive Player of the Year. Hoerner earned a spot on the All-Academic team. Additionally, Hoerner, Seabrook, freshman midfielder Kaylie Davidson and junior forward Paloma Perez made the All-Patriot League first team and junior forward Ashlynn Soellner and sophomore Julie Schumacher made the All-Patriot League second team. ... Sophomore Jamie Hovendon scored at 42:09 as defending champion Salisbury (11-5-1) earned a 1-0 victory over visiting Mary Washington (13-2-3) to advance to the Capital Athletic Conference championship game.
'Maryland Pride' jerseys planned for Saturday
The multi-colored "Maryland Pride" uniforms are expected to return for Saturday's game at Byrd Stadium. The school hasn't yet made an announcement. But officials said the Under Armour-designed uniforms — which made a splash last season — are planned for the Georgia Tech game. The new uniforms will actually show a different color scheme than the ones that debuted in last season's opener against Miami. But the "Pride" helmet — the one that invokes the Maryland state flag — is expected to remain the same.
Terps injury update: Maryland might get some help along the offensive line for Saturday's game. Senior Bennett Fulper, who has missed two games with a foot injury, is listed as questionable. Sophomore Sal Conaboy, who has also missed two games with an ankle problem, is listed as probable. Wide receiver Kerry Boykins (hip-groin) has missed the past three games and is out again. Coach Randy Edsall said Boykins might decide to have surgery.
Honors: Navy senior outside linebacker Keegan Wetzell was named Eastern College Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week after recording a career-high nine tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss and two sacks in Navy's 56-28 rout of East Carolina. Midshipmen freshman kicker Nick Sloan was named Special Teams Player of the Week after going 8-for-8 on extra-point attempts.
Morgan men, Coppin women picked for 3rd in MEAC
Morgan State is picked to finish third, Coppin State 10th and UMES 12th in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference preseason men's poll, as voted on by head coaches and sports information directors. Savannah State is picked to finish first and Delaware State second. Morgan State senior forward DeWayne Jackson made the All-MEAC preseason first team and Bears redshirt junior center Ian Chiles made the second team.
More men's honors: Loyola senior forward Erik Etherly made the All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference preseason first team. Senior guard Robert Olson and junior guard Dylon Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons) were selected the second team.
Women: Coppin State was picked to finish third in the MEAC preseason poll, with UMES sixth and Morgan State 12th. Howard was picked first and Hampton second.
'Aggressive' Loyola slate includes Terps on Feb. 23