Phelps, Schmitt, Ledecky win Golden Goggle honors
Michael Phelps of Baltimore was named Male Athlete of the Year on Monday night at the USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards, held at the New York Marriott Marquis. Phelps capped his career at the London Olympics by becoming the most decorated Olympian in history, with 22 medals, 18 of which are gold. Katie Ledecky of Bethesda took home two awards, earning Breakout Performer of the Year and Female Race of the Year for her American-record performance in the 800-meter free. Allison Schmitt, who trains at North Baltimore Aquatic Club, was part of the quartet that won Relay Performance of the Year for their gold-medal performance in the women's 4x100m medley relay. The Coach of the Year award was presented to Bob Bowman, coach and CEO of the NBAC.
Program-record 14 players chosen All-CAA
A program-record and conference-high 14 Towson players were named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association football teams Monday. Senior defensive end Frank Beltre, senior safety Jordan Dangerfield and sophomore running back Terrance West (Northwestern) were chosen to the first team for the second year in a row; junior offensive tackles Randall Harris and Eric Pike were also selected to the first team. Harris earned All-CAA honors for the first time while Pike was named to the All-CAA third team last year. The Tigers' five All-CAA first team selections are one more than Towson had during the last six seasons combined. Last year, Towson had three first team picks. Towson and Old Dominion were the only programs with five first-team selections. Senior quarterback Grant Enders (Old Mill), junior offensive center Doug Shaw (Loyola High), senior defensive end Romale Tucker, junior linebacker Monte Gaddis and junior cornerback Jordan Love represented the Tigers on the second team. The third team included senior wide receiver Tom Ryan, sophomore kick return specialist Derrick Joseph, senior defensive tackle Matt Morgan and sophomore cornerback Tye Smith. Also, West was named Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week after running for a season-high 236 yards on 19 carries and scoring two touchdowns in the Tigers' 64-35 victory over No. 7 New Hampshire in their regular-season finale Saturday. The win earned Towson a share of the CAA championship.