Ex-UMBC standout Chase transfers to George Washington
Lauren Chase, the 2011-12 America East Rookie of the Year who announced her decision to leave UMBC after eight games this season, has transferred to George Washington and will be eligible to play after the fall 2013 semester. Chase, a 5-foot-5 point guard, averaged 8.4 points and 4.6 assists last season, leading the conference in assists, and she helped lead the Retrievers to the 2012 America East title game for just the second time in school history. This year Chase was averaging 13.0 points and 4.3 assists. Chase, a Bowie native, will be joined at George Washington by another transfer, her former Riverdale Baptist teammate Jonquel Jones, a 6-4 freshman forward from Clemson. Chase will have two years of eligibility remaining and Jones three.
Men's college lacrosse: Fourteen members of the defending national champion Loyola team led a youth clinic Thursday in Newtown, Conn., the town rocked by a mass shooting last month at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The trip was the idea of freshman defenseman Jason Crane (Chesapeake-Anne Arundel). Players departed Maryland this morning and picked up teammates on the trip to Connecticut. Others who live in the New England region met the team in Newtown. Crane reached out to Jim Wallace, the coach training coordinator for the Newtown Lacrosse Association, and Wallace invited the Greyhounds to lead the clinic. "Obviously, we knew the town was hurting, and I found Jim's email address, and I asked if there was anything we could do," Crane said. "He said it would be great if we could do the clinic and talk to the kids."