Scott to receive Spirit of Tewaaraton Award
The Tewaaraton Foundation has named former Johns Hopkins lacrosse player, coach, and athletic director Bob Scott as the recipient of the 2013 Spirit of Tewaaraton Award. Scott, a National Lacrosse Hall of Famer, will be honored at the Tewaaraton Award Ceremony on May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington. As a player, Scott was an All-America midfielder on the 1952 Johns Hopkins team and also played on the 1950 national championship team. During his two decades as a coach, his teams won national titles in 1957, 1959, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1974 and he was named USILA Coach of the Year in 1965, 1968 and 1972. In 1974, he retired as coach to become athletic director, a position he held until 1995.
Morgan's Roberts a finalist for Jerry Rice Award
Morgan State linebacker Elandon Roberts is one of 20 finalists for the Jerry Rice Award, which goes to the top Football Championship Subdivision freshman. In 11 starts, he had 107 tackles, second in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, to go along with 8.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.
Division III football: Salisbury's Kyle Hamby was named the Empire 8 Special Teams Player of the Year, and the Shoremen's Sherman Wood was named Coach of the Year. Among those joining Hamby, a sophomore punter, on the All-Empire 8 first team are Frostburg State junior offensive lineman Darius Arrington, Salisbury junior center Brian Mansfield, Salisbury sophomore outside linebacker Steven Gamble, Salisbury senior linebacker Matt McMurdo and Salisbury junior cornerback Andre Carter. The second team included Salisbury senior quarterback Dan Griffin (North Harford), Salisbury senior running back Joe Benedetti, Frostburg State senior wide receiver Anthony Young, Salisbury junior right guard Mark Bohanan, Salisbury sophomore nose tackle Tommy Hawks, Salisbury sophomore right defensive end Nick Ochoa (Broadneck), Salisbury senior cornerback Paul Moore (Mount St. Joseph) and Salisbury junior free safety Greg Stanton. Salisbury had four honorable mentions: senior offensive lineman Jeremy Harrissmith, senior linebacker Rodney Hill and senior wide receiver Juma Richards (Wilde Lake), and one sophomore, return specialist Isaiah Taylor (Hereford). Frostburg honorable mentions were senior defensive lineman Aaron Gruber and sophomore defensive back Brendon Blanchette (Francis Scott Key). Griffin and Frostburg tight end Cory Shank earned Sportsman of the Year for competing with honor and integrity.
Men's college basketball: Towson junior forward Jerrelle Benimon was named the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week. ... Mount St. Mary's University announced the signing of 6-foot-3 guard Khalid Nwandu of Northeastern High in York, Pa., to a national letter of intent.
Field hockey: Maryland senior Megan Frazer was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-America first team. Junior Jill Witmer and senior Harriet Tibble made the second team. All three are repeat honorees. Frazer and Witmer are both three-time All-Americans. ... Salisbury senior back Amber Holland made the Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-America third team.
Softball: Maryland signed the following players for the 2014 season: outfielder Sarah Calta (St. Paul's School for Girls), outfielder Kylie Datil (Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta), pitcher-outfielder Hannah Dewey (Temecula, Calif./Great Oak) and utility player Emily Libero (Morrisville, N.C./Cary).
Swimming: Mount St. Mary's Cat Coppler was named Northeast Conference Swimmer of the Week.
Golf: Garrett Brown (Glen Burnie) signed a national letter of intent to attend Goldey-Beacom.
Blast's Vanzela named MISL Player of the Week
Blast goalkeeper William Vanzela was named Tuesday as the Major Indoor Soccer League's Player of the Week. Vanzela played a key role in the Blast's 15-4 victory against the defending MISL champion Milwaukee Wave on Friday night. Making his second appearance of the season, he made 14 saves on 16 shots for the Blast against the Wave. Joining Vanzela on the MISL Team of the Week is his Blast teammate Mike Lookingland, who had five points in two victories while anchoring the defense and recording five blocked shots against the Wave on Friday night. The Blast's Machel Millwood and Max Ferdinand received honorable mention.
Major League Soccer: D.C. United signed central defender Dejan Jakovic to a new contract. The 27-year-old played in 23 games this season, starting 21.
Tennis: A team based at Owen Brown Tennis Club in Columbia and representing the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section captured the national title at the USTA League 10.0 Adult Mixed Doubles National Championships on Sunday in Tucson, Ariz., by earning a 3-0 win over a team from Irvine, Calif. The team is captained by Sam Lieber of Clarksville and Gregory H. Chambers and also includes Tanja Magoc, Marianne E. Baker of Glenelg, Anastasia Skavronskaia, Dianne Matias, Wilbur K. Callender, Franklin Chaney and Patrick D. Brick.
Minor league basketball: The Bay Area Shuckers ran their record to 2-0 with a 115-101 victory over the Nova Hawks (1-1) on Saturday and are in first place in the American Professional Basketball League's Colonial Division. Guard Terry Hosley (Parkville, Maryland Bible) led the Shuckers in scoring with 28 points.
—From Sun staff and news services