Digest: UMBC's Adams again one of top soccer assistants in country

Ovechkin bloodied but OK after collision in practice; Ex-Hopkins star Cowan to receive Tewaaraton Legends Award

January 16, 2013|Sports Digest

Soccer

UMBC's Adams again one of top assistants in country

For the sixth time since 2000, UMBC associate head coach Anthony Adams (Calvert Hall) has been recognized by College Soccer News as one of the top assistant coaches in the nation. The web publication cited Adams among 15 assistant or associate head coaches at the NCAA Division I level.

College women: Penn State senior midfielder Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) was named a first-team All-American by Soccer America.

Pro: The Wilmington Hammerheads of USL Pro will hold a combine March 8-10 at Anne Arundel Community College. ... D.C. United of Major League Soccer has signed 16-year-old Academy product Michael Seaton, a native of Capitol Heights and a product of Bowie-based Freestate Soccer Alliance. Tickets for United's March 9 home opener against Real Salt Lake will go on sale Saturday.

Lacrosse

Ex-JHU star Cowan to receive Tewaaraton Legends Award

The Tewaaraton Foundation has named former Johns Hopkins lacrosse star and U.S. Lacrosse National Hall of Famer Joe Cowan as the recipient of the third annual Tewaaraton Legends Award. The award honors athletes who played college lacrosse before 2001, the first year in which the Tewaaraton Award was presented. Recipients are chosen whose college performance would have earned them a Tewaaraton Award had the award existed when they played. Cowan's illustrious lacrosse career began at Friends, where he was a standout midfielder. In 1963, he helped the team win the Maryland Scholastic Association championship. At Johns Hopkins, he played on three consecutive NCAA championship lacrosse teams (1967-1969) and was also a standout on the football team, setting 15 school records in rushing, receiving and kicking. As a lacrosse player, Cowan earned first-team All-America honors in each of the three national championship seasons, and in 1968 and 1969 he received the Jack Turnbull Award as the nation's most outstanding attackman. In 1969, he was also the first recipient of the Lt. Raymond Enners Award, given to the nation's most outstanding player. Cowan also was drafted by the Baltimore Colts, becoming the first Hopkins athlete to be picked by an NFL team. Cowan stayed at Johns Hopkins for 14 years as an assistant coach, working with 2013 Spirit of Tewaaraton Award recipient Bob Scott. Cowan also played for the Mount Washington Lacrosse Club in 1970-1971. Cowan will receive the Legends Award during the Tewaaraton Award ceremony May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington. For more information on the award, go to tewaaraton.com.

Et cetera

Ovechkin bloodied but OK after collision in practice

Washington Capitals star wing Alex Ovechkin and center Marcus Johansson collided in the neutral zone during Tuesday morning's scrimmage against the ECHL's Reading Royals, leaving both forwards slow to get up and silencing a rather full crowd at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. Ovechkin, who lay on the ice for roughly a minute before heading to the dressing room with a bloody chin, said he managed to avoid any serious harm from the scary scene. Johansson also said he was fine. The scrimmage was the first time Ovechkin had played right wing in a game situation this season, and the 27-year-old acknowledged that he was skating through the neutral zone in a different way than he would normally as a left wing. Ovechkin said he hit Johansson's helmet but suffered only a few cuts on his mouth and chin, and the Russian wing insisted he was OK. After being tended to by team athletic trainers for about 10 minutes, Ovechkin returned to the bench.

Katie Carrera, The Washington Post

More Capitals: The team has lent defenseman Cameron Schilling to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

Women's college basketball: Elizabeth Snyder scored on a put-back with one second left as host Franklin & Marshall (6-9, 3-7 Centennial Conference) won, 50-49, over Washington College (7-8, 5-5). The Shorewomen battled back after being down by seven and cut the lead to one with 1:01 left. Kelly Mitchell hit a jumper to give Washington College the lead, 49-48, with nine seconds left. On the final possession, Franklin & Marshall's Alexa Barbush missed a jumper, setting up Snyder's game-winner. ... Host McDaniel (6-8, 3-7 Centennial) was outscored 30-16 in the first half and fell, 64-35, to Gettysburg (10-5, 7-3). Steph Perez had seven points for the Green Terror, and Caroline Murphy scored 15 for the Bullets.

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