Digest: Hopkins, Salisbury players earn D3football.com honors

Eastern Tech grad Crane chosen as a Penn St. men's lacrosse captain

December 06, 2012|Sports Digest

College football

Hopkins, Salisbury players earn D3football.com honors

Five Johns Hopkins players were chosen to the D3football.com All-South Region team: Junior offensive tackle Armand Jenifer received first-team honors, while senior linebacker Taylor Maciow and senior running back Jonathan Rigaud earned second-team accolades. Junior wide receiver Dan Wodicka and junior center Ben Cranston (Loyola) were selected to the third team. Blue Jays junior linebacker John Arena and junior offensive lineman Vincenzo Bonaddio were named to the CoSIDA/Capital One NCAA Division III Academic All-America team. ... Five Salisbury players were chosen to the D3football.com All-East team: Senior center Brian Mansfield, junior cornerback Andre Carter (Huntingtown) and sophomore punter Kyle Hamby were named to the first team, while senior linebacker Matt McMurdo and sophomore linebacker Steven Gamble earned second- and third-team honors, respectively.

Men's college lacrosse

Eastern Tech grad Crane chosen as a Penn St. captain

Penn State announced that senior midfielder Travis Crane (Eastern Tech) will serve as a captain for the 2013 season. Crane came to Penn State last year after one year at UMBC and two at CCBC-Essex. An attacking midfielder with the Knights, he tallied 42 points in 2011, earning National Junior College Athletic Association All-America and All-Tournament team honors. In 2009, Crane played in nine games at UMBC. Crane's uncle, Dave Black, was a four-time All-American at Johns Hopkins.

More Division I men: The University of Delaware's 22,000-seat Tubby Raymond Field has been selected as a quarterfinal site for the 2014 NCAA tournament. Hofstra's Shuart Stadium will serve as the other quarterfinal site.

Division I women: Loyola announced the return of former goalkeeper Kerry Stoothoff as volunteer assistant coach

Division II: Brevard (N.C.) College announced the addition of men's and women's lacrosse as varsity sports beginning in 2013-14. The Tornados will play in the South Atlantic Conference, which will begin sponsoring lacrosse in 2013-14.

Et cetera

Players with area ties on U.S. women's lacrosse roster

US Lacrosse picked several players with ties to the Baltimore area for the 25-player U.S. Women's National Training Team roster, which will represent Team USA at a Jan. 27 exhibition in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., against defending NCAA champion Northwestern at the Champion Challenge. The U.S. squad will also take on national champion runner-up Syracuse on Jan. 26. Team USA was selected from the standing 38-player roster composing the 2012-14 U.S. women's national team, and these 25 players will train with Team USA in preparation for the July 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario. The roster includes midfielders Kelly Berger (Hammond), Ally Carey, (John Carroll), Brittany Dashiell (John Carroll), Caitlyn McFadden (Maryland, Notre Dame Prep), Kelly McPartland (Maryland) and Katie Schwarzmann (Maryland, Century); defenders Kristen Carr (Mercy), Amber Falcone (Winters Mill) and Katie Hertsch (Winters Mill); and goalie Megan Huether (Maryvale Prep).

Minor league hockey: The Reading Royals of the ECHL, an affiliate of the NHL's Washington Capitals, announced that Philipp Grubauer was named Goaltender of the Month. Grubauer went 10-1-0-0 with a 2.13 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage in 12 appearances in November.

Minor league basketball: Terry Hosley (Parkville, Maryland Bible) of the Bay Area Shuckers was honored as the Macleem Sports Player of the Month for the American Professional Basketball League. Hosley averaged 39.7 points in the opening month in leading the Shuckers to a 2-1 start and first place in the Colonial Division. Hosley's best performance was a 56-point outing in a 120-111 loss at the Metropolitan All-Stars on Sunday.

Women's college volleyball: Towson senior middle blocker I'ishah Keliikoa was named Division I East Region honorable mention by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Women's college basketball: Salisbury sophomore point guard Anna Hackett was chosen as the Eastern College Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

Women's college soccer: Loyola junior Didi Haracic and seniors Kelsey Rene and Nichole Schiro earned Division I All-Northeast Region third-team honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. ... Johns Hopkins sophomore Hannah Kronick was chosen to the NSCAA Division III All-America third team. Salisbury senior Erin Mooney (Patuxent) was picked to the All-South Atlantic Region second team. From Goucher, sophomore forward Sherlanda Buskey was chosen to the All-Mid-Atlantic Region second team, and sophomore midfielder Lindsey Puopolo (St. Timothy's) landed on the third team.

Men's college soccer: Navy defensive midfielder Eric Wootten was named to the Capital One Academic All-America second team.

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