Terps' Thomas selected as ACC Player of the Week
Junior forward Alyssa Thomas of the 10th-ranked Maryland women's basketball team was chosen Monday as the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week for the sixth time in her career and second this season. The reigning ACC Player of the Year averaged 22 points and 13 rebounds in the Terps' two conference wins this past week. At Virginia Tech on Sunday, Thomas scored a season-high 26 points and pulled down a career-high 28 rebounds to go with six assists and three blocks in a 74-45 win. In Thursday's 84-62 victory over No. 24 Miami, she scored a team-high 18 points with added eight rebounds and five assists.
Division III women's honors: Johns Hopkins senior forward Alex Vassila was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week, marking her second career conference honor. ... Frostburg State senior forward Brynn Arnone was selected as the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
Men's honors: Towson freshman Jerome Hairston was named Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. ... Salisbury senior guard Travon Vann was selected as the CAC Co-Player of the Week for the third time this season. ... McDaniel sophomore guard Andrew Merlo was chosen as the Centennial Conference Player of the Week.
Bayhawks to begin title defense April 27 at Rattlers
The defending Major League Lacrosse champion Chesapeake Bayhawks will travel to the Rochester Rattlers on April 27 to open their 14-game schedule, the team announced. The Bayhawks return for their fifth summer at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis with their home opener on May 4 against the New York Lizards (previously known as the Long Island Lizards). The home opener will be highlighted by a tailgate celebration and postgame fireworks, as well as more events to be announced. The regular season will consist of seven home games and seven away games. A 2012 championship game rematch will take place in Annapolis against the Denver Outlaws on June 15 for their first of two contests this season.
Ex-Jay Boland hired: Former Johns Hopkins standout attackman Chris Boland has joined Trilogy Lacrosse of New York as a national director.
Maryland wins Champion of Children Award
The Casey Cares Foundation announced that it has chosen the Maryland athletics department for the Champion of Children Award for 2013, which recognizes outstanding donors who have been instrumental in making the foundation's programs successful. The department will be honored at the 13th Casey Cares Annual Gala on March 23 at the B&O Railroad Museum. To purchase tickets, call 443-568-0064 or visit CaseyCaresFoundation.org.
Varsity boys basketball: Gwynn Park coach Mike Glick, who previously coached at Archbishop Spalding and St. Vincent Pallotti, picked up his 400th career victory on Jan. 4 as the Yellow Jackets defeated Fairmont Heights, 84-46. Glick earned his 401st career win when Gwynn Park edged Central, 56-55, on Jan. 8.
Women's college swimming: Widener junior Laura Harris (Dulaney) was named Middle Atlantic Conference Swimmer of the Week for the fourth time in her career. ... Johns Hopkins (5-1) parlayed first- and third-place finishes into a 168-164 win over previously undefeated Division II West Chester in a two-day dual meet at College of New Jersey last weekend.
Men's college swimming: Johns Hopkins defeated host College of New Jersey and West Chester in a two-day tri-meet last weekend to improve to 6-0 on the season. Hopkins beat College of New Jersey, 197-135, and topped Division II West Chester, 246-86.
—From Sun staff and news services