Towson's West receives FCS 3rd-team honor
Towson sophomore running back Terrance West (Northwestern) has been named as a third-team All-American by College Sports Madness, a website that covers the Football Championship Subdivision. The leading rusher in the Colonial Athletic Association, West carried 195 times for 1,046 yards (5.4 yards per carry) and 14 touchdowns. He caught five passes for 102 yards and a touchdown.
Stevenson gets D-II, D-III women's lax championships
The NCAA Division II and III women's lacrosse committees have selected Stevenson as the new host of the 2013 Division II and Division III championships after they were moved from Montclair State (N.J.) because of a new state law allowing sports wagering on professional and college games. The semifinals for both divisions will be May 18 with the championship games May 19. The NCAA championships sports wagering policy prohibits the conducting of any championship session in a state with legal wagering that is based on single-game betting.
Men's college lacrosse: Junior defenseman Jeremy Huber of Palo Verde High in Las Vegas has committed orally to Johns Hopkins. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound recruit has won two state championships and was captain as a sophomore. Playing club for Vegas Starz and West Coast Starz, Huber attended Adrenaline Black Card, Adrenaline Showcase, National Scholastic Club Lacrosse Association and Terrapin Fall Classic camps, receiving All-Star recognition at Maverik Showtime and Adrenaline High Rollers. He also considered Amherst, Rutgers, Dartmouth, Boston University, Providence, High Point and Yale. ... Wingate announced that Steve Poston will be introduced Monday as its new coach. Among his prior coaching stops was a stint as head coach at Howard Community College, where he was named National Junior College Athletic Association Region XX Coach of the Year. Most recently, Lawson was the founder of the men's program at Division II Mount Olive College, where he spent 10 months.
Pro lacrosse: On the heels of an eight-goal comeback win, Team STX will look to clinch the series victory Saturday when it faces Team Sole in Game 6 of the LXM Pro Tour at Heritage Park in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson. Team STX is led by brothers Max and Xander Ritz, who are former Maryland standouts, as well as 2005 Tewaaraton Award winner Kyle Harrison (Johns Hopkins, Friends) and Sam Bradman (Salisbury). In Game 5 on Nov. 10, Team STX trailed 9-1 in the second quarter before outscoring Team Sole 11-0 in the second half for the biggest rally in LXM Pro history. Xander Ritz finished with a game-high seven points on four goals and three assists. Game 7 of the series is scheduled for Jan. 5 at the Arenaline Challenge in Del Mar, Calif.
Inside Lacrosse contributed to today's lacrosse reports.
College field hockey: Maryland led the nation in attendance for the third straight year in 2012, with an announced 7,725 fans — 643 a game. North Carolina was second with 4,984 — 498 a game.
Men's soccer: Navy junior Eric Wootten was named to the Capital One Academic All-America team.
Varsity football: Kendall Fuller (Good Counsel) was named the Gatorade Maryland Football Player of the Year. A 6-foot, 186-pound senior cornerback and wide receiver, he led the Falcons to an 11-1 record and the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship. Fuller, who has committed orally to Virginia Tech, caught 44 passes for 799 yards and seven touchdowns; he had three interceptions, made 27 tackles and broke up 10 passes.
Varsity basketball: Georgetown Prep basketball beat its second straight Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference opponent by topping Loyola, 56-54. The Little Hoyas (2-0) beat Gilman, 64-54, on Tuesday. Mitch Cross led the Dons (0-1) with 19 points.
—From Sun staff and news services
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