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CSN hires former Terps coach Williams as analyst
Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic announced that former Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams has joined the network as an analyst. Williams will regularly provide analysis, features and special segments for the network's news and entertainment programs, including "Geico SportsNet Central" and "SportsTalk Live." He will also contribute to CSNwashington.com and CSNbaltimore.com. Before retiring in 2011, Williams spent 33 years as a college head coach, including 22 at Maryland, which he led to the 2002 NCAA title.
Women: No. 5 Maryland used its dominant inside presence and a second-half surge to top visiting Goldey-Beacom, 84-46, in an exhibition game. Senior forward Tianna Hawkins led the Terps with 20 points and 15 rebounds, including 12 of each in the first half. Junior center Alicia DeVaughn added 17 points, and freshman forward Tierney Pfirman scored 13. "I thought they were sensational," Maryland coach Brenda Frese said of her team's post players. "Tianna Hawkins set the tone early for us in the first half and we were able to collectively be active in the second half. We need that from Tianna, Alicia DeVaughn, Tierney Pfirman and Alyssa Thomas. We need to establish that dominance on the glass. It's something we want to continue this season." Maryland opens the regular season at 7 p.m. Friday against visiting Mount St. Mary's. The Terps will receive their championship rings for the 2012 ACC title prior to the contest.
UM receives No. 4 seed in women's soccer tournament
The Maryland women's soccer team earned a No.4 seed in the NCAA tournament and will host Stony Brook in the first round Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets for the game are $7 for adults and $4 for students, youths and seniors. The winners of the first-round games will move on to a second- and third-round pod at the site of the highest remaining team in the pod on the weekend of Nov. 16-18. The winner of Maryland-Stony Brook will play the winner of the Denver-Colorado College game.
More women's soccer seedings: Loyola will play at No. 3 seed Duke in the first round Saturday at 4 p.m. The game will mark the first time the two programs have played. Navy, meanwhile, did not receive a berth.
Football: Towson freshman fullback Emmanuel Holder (Calvert Hall) was chosen as the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week. ... McDaniel junior running back Joe Rollins was named the Centennial Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week. ... Bowie State cornerback Curtis Pumphrey was chosen as the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Defensive Rookie of the Year... Salisbury senior quarterback Dan Griffin (North Harford) and sophomore linebacker Steven Gamble were honored as the Empire 8 Co-Offensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively.
Women's golf: Navy announced that women's golf will be elevated to varsity and that Nadia Ste-Marie will serve as coach. The team will be eligible to compete at the Division I level immediately, including the Patriot League championship in April.
Wrestling: Twelve wrestlers registered wins as No. 15 Maryland opened its regular season Sunday with a 40-6 defeat of Johns Hopkins and a 24-10 win over West Virginia at the Terrapin Duals at Comcast Center.
Women's volleyball: UMBC junior Mallory McIntyre was named America East Setter of the Week for the second time this season. ... Salisbury will begin NCAA Division III regional play Friday against Mount St. Mary (N.Y.), and Johns Hopkins will face Richard Stockton. Both games are at Salisbury, which is hosting a regional for the first time. Game times have yet to be announced. ... Johns Hopkins freshman Jasmine Warmington was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week.
Field hockey: Maryland senior co-captains Megan Frazer and Janessa Pope were selected to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association's Senior Game on Nov. 17 in Norfolk, Va. ... McDaniel will travel to Alvernia for the first round of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Mid-Atlantic tournament on Wednesday. Game time is 5 p.m. Also, Green Terror senior midfielder Paige Messersmith (Dulaney) was chosen to the All-Centennial Conference first team, and graduate student forward Katie Corson was tabbed as honorable mention. Messersmith has been selected to play in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III Senior Game at William Smith College on Nov. 17 as part of NCAA championship weekend. The game begins at 4 p.m. ... Johns Hopkins seniors Maggie Phillips and Liane Tellier were named to the All-Centennial Conference teams. Phillips was chosen to the first team, while Tellier garnered second-team honors.
—From Sun staff and news services