Digest: Schwarzmann, Howard, D'Amore earn lacrosse honors

Pimlico schedule features more stakes, bigger purses

February 20, 2013|Sports Digest

Women's college lacrosse

Schwarzmann, Howard, D'Amore earn weekly honors

Maryland senior midfielder Katie Schwarzmann (Century) and senior goalkeeper Kasey Howard (Broadneck) have been named Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, the conference announced Tuesday. Schwarzmann moved up to No. 5 on Maryland's all-time goals list (180) with a career-high seven in a 19-11 win at No. 1 Syracuse on Sunday. She added three draw controls and converted on 7-of-8 shots, helping the Terps avenge a one-goal loss last season that ended a 36-game home winning streak. It is the fourth Offensive Player of the Week honor for Schwarzmann and fifth weekly award overall. Howard, in her second college start, made 11 saves on 28 shots.

More honors: Johns Hopkins junior attacker Taylor D'Amore was named American Lacrosse Conference Offensive Player of the Week. D'Amore fueled a an offense that scored 20 goals against Old Dominion on Saturday with three goals and a career-high-tying five assists. She also tied her career high with eight draw controls, one shy of the school record. ... Navy junior attacker Aimee Gennaro has been named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week. Gennaro scored a game-high six goals on just seven shots in Navy's season-opening win over Winthrop on Feb. 10. The six goals were just one shy of her career high. Gennaro followed with a game-high four goals in Navy's 15-7 win at Liberty on Saturday. Through the first two games, Gennaro has a team-high 10 goals on a .769 shooting percentage.

Et cetera

Pimlico schedule features more stakes, bigger purses

The Maryland Racing Commission approved the 2013 Pimlico Race Course racing days and spring stakes schedule at its monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon. The marquee meet of the Maryland racing season will feature 21 open stakes races for purses of $3.775 million, an increase of $625,000. There will be additional Maryland-bred stakes races and Maryland-bred bonuses to some of the existing stakes added to the lineup, which will boost the final figure to more than $4 million for the stand. Purses for the Maryland Sprint Handicap (G3) and the Allaire duPont Stakes (G3) have been increased from $100,000 to $150,000. The purse for the Black-Eyed Susan was increased for the second consecutive year, from $300,000 to $500,000. The other modifications to the stakes schedule are: $25,000 purse increases to the Dahlia, Henry Clark, Primonetta and Canonero II stakes; and the return of the $75,000 Federico Tesio Stakes (last run in 2011), the $75,000 Rollicking Stakes (last run in 2005) and $75,000 Stormy Blues Handicap (last run in 2001). The spring stand will begin April 4 and end June 8, Belmont Stakes day. The headline event of the 10-week meeting is the 138th running of the $1 million Preakness on May 18.

College baseball: Towson junior outfielder Dominic Fratantuono (Cardinal Gibbons) was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week. Fratantuono led the Tigers to a three-game sweep at McNeese State by hitting .429 last weekend. He had six hits and nine RBIs while scoring two runs. Fratantuono also had a double and hit his first home run of the season. During the three-game series, Fratantuono had a .500 on-base percentage and a .714 slugging percentage.

Men's indoor track and field: Shippensburg sophomore Steve Waithe (Loch Raven) was named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Week for the third time in seven weeks after matching his personal best in the triple jump and recording a PSAC qualifier in the long jump. Waithe competed Friday at Susquehanna and then Saturday at Princeton. On Saturday, Waithe matched school and personal records and in the triple jump with a leap of 50 feet, 51/2 inches, marking the fourth straight meet in which he has come away with a personal best. ... Gettysburg freshman David Kaiser (River Hill) was selected as the Centennial Conference Field Athlete of the Week. Kaiser broke a nine-year-old school record in the long jump at the Susquehanna Open on Saturday, jumping 21-101/4 to eclipse the former mark by 4 inches.

Minor league basketball: Center Danny Thompson (Mount St. Mary's) and guard Terry Hosley (Parkville, Maryland Bible) of the Bay Area Shuckers have earned American Professional Basketball League Southern Conference Player of the Week honors. Thompson was selected for the week of Jan. 20, Hosley Jan. 27.

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