Digest: Boys' Latin's Heacock to play for Maryland

December 14, 2012|Sports Digest

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Boys' Latin's Heacock to play for Maryland

Boys' Latin senior attackman-midfielder Colin Heacock, ranked the No. 20 recruit in the nation by Inside Lacrosse, has committed orally to Maryland. Heacock was a longtime Penn State recruit before decommitting in early November. He visited and was in discussions with multiple schools before deciding on the Terps. Heacock's addition to Maryland's Class of 2013 gives it another player ranked in the Top 50, including three other Top 50 attackmen in Matt Rambo (No. 1), Tim Rotanz (No. 3) and Connor Cannizzarro (No. 7).

More men: Peet Poillon has joined the Delaware coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach. Poillon, 25, earned conference Player of the Year at Howard Community College twice and All-America honors at Ohio State and UMBC, and most recently has served as boys coach at his alma mater, Seneca (Pa.) High; he is a three-time Major League Lacrosse All-Star in four seasons. ... Three UMBC players — senior goalie Adam Cohen (Severn), junior midfielder Phil Poe and senior attackman Scott Jones — were named to the Preseason All-America East team by Inside Lacrosse in its Face-Off Yearbook. Binghamton junior midfielder Michael Antinozzi (Fallston) was the other Baltimore-area player chosen. In the coaches' poll, the Retrievers were picked second behind Stony Brook. ... Two Severn graduates have been picked as Division III Preseason All-Americans by Inside Lacrosse. Tufts junior Beau Wood was named to the first team, and teammate Cole Bailey, a sophomore attackman, was selected as honorable mention. ... Among the Division II all-conference picks by Inside Lacrosse were Belmont Abbey junior defenseman Connor Doyle (Howard) and Queens sophomore long-stick midfielder Tim Cloud (Severna Park), who were named to the All-Conference Carolinas team, and Catawba senior midfielder Tom Cullop, who was chosen All-Deep South.

Inside Lacrosse contributed to the men's items.

Women: The University of the District of Columbia named Melynda Zwick Brown as its first head coach. She was an assistant at Connecticut. The Firebirds will compete in the East Coast Conference beginning in 2014.

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Towson outside hitter Buck an Academic All-American

Towson junior outside hitter Katy Buck (Mount de Sales) was named a first-team selection to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I women's volleyball team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. A biology major with a 3.99 GPA, Buck is the only junior on the team and the first Tiger since Adam Overbey (football) in 2000 to earn first-team honors. She led Towson in kills (352).

College baseball: Washington College named the following captains: Kyle Aldrich, Sean Connole, Tyler Cotterell, Joe Kearney-Argow, Nick Marinelli (Marriotts Ridge) and Joe Willis.

More colleges: After the completion of six NCAA championships, Maryland ranks 11th in the Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings. The Terps have 216 points, spurred by third-place finishes in men's soccer and field hockey. North Carolina leads the standings with 292points, followed by Michigan with 265 and UCLA with 256.

Laurel Park: Multiple stakes winner Red's Round Table will make her first start since February in Saturday's $100,000 Willa On The Move Stakes, a six-furlong race on the main track that's limited to fillies and mares. The Tim Keefe trainee, who is owned by former NBA referee Arnold Heft, last ran in the Grade II Barbara Fritchie Handicap, where she stumbled badly at the start and ended up trailing the field. "She pulled a muscle in her left-hind in that race and we gave her some time, then she stepped on a nail the day before a stakes race at Pimlico on Preakness weekend," Keefe said. "She has been back since the latter part of the summer and seems to be back to her old self."

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