Women's college basketball
Terps' Hawkins, Thomas are All-ACC
Maryland senior Tianna Hawkins and junior All-American Alyssa Thomas were voted to both the Blue Ribbon Panel All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team and the head coaches' All-ACC first team, announced Monday by the conference. Thomas led the league in rebounding throughout the season with 10.3 per game, and Hawkins finished just behind her with 9.4. Thomas also finished second in assists with 5.3 per contest.
More honors: Towson junior guard Tanisha McTiller was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week for the second time this season and also College Sports Madness CAA Player of the Week. ... Loyola senior guard Katie Sheahin was named to the All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference second team, while freshmen Diana Logan and Tiffany Padgett earned All-Rookie honors. Sheahin also was chosen as the MAAC Player of the Week.
Led by Diaz, Mount women pound Delaware State, 18-0
The Mount St. Mary's women's lacrosse team cruised to an 18-0 victory over Delaware State (0-4) on Monday in the Mount's home debut. It was the first time the Mount (1-4) had shut out an opponent since a 23-0 win at Saint Francis (Pa.) on March 28, 2008. The Mount built a 12-0 lead by halftime. Junior Lindsay Diaz (Dulaney) provided four first-half goals and one assist to power the Mount's offense as 13 different players scored. The Mount struck early and often with two goals in the opening minute from Mary MacAdam and Megan Gluck. Four minutes into the game, the Mount built its lead to 4-0 on strikes from Diaz and Erin Seipp (Notre Dame Prep). Diaz went on to score three of the Mount's next four goals to give the home side a commanding 8-0 lead with 20:55 to go in the opening half. The other goal during that stretch came off the stick of Bridget McGann, her first of the season.
Division III women's result: Erin Reifsnyder struck six times and Hannah Khin added five goals as host Goucher (2-2) cruised to a 15-4 victory over Notre Dame (Md.), which fell to 0-1.
Women's honors: Notre Dame junior midfielder Margaret Smith (McDonogh) was named Big East Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Fighting Irish to a 2-0 week, including a 13-8 win over then-No. 18 Ohio State on Wednesday. She totaled six goals, five ground balls, six draw controls and five caused turnovers in the two wins. ... Navy sophomore Annie Foky was selected as the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week, and sophomore Loren Generi was chosen as the Naval Academy Athletic Association Athlete of the Week. ... Salisbury senior Lauren Feusahrens (St. Mary's Ryken) was honored as Capital Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, and sophomore Bethany Baer was tabbed as Defensive Player of the Week.
Division III men: Joey Casey (Mount Saint Joseph) was selected as the Capital Athletic Conference Men's Lacrosse Co-Defensive Player of the Week. Casey shares this week's honor with York (Pa.) first-year goalkeeper Caleb Abney (Fallston). Frostburg State junior midfielder Ryan Serio (Chesapeake-Anne Arundel) was named the Offensive Player of the Week. ... Salisbury (4-2) climbed one spot to No. 9 in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III coaches' poll.
Loyola's Cormier, Etherly on All-MAAC first team
Dylon Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons) and Erik Etherly became the first pair of Loyola teammates to earn All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference first-team honors. Etherly is Loyola's first repeat first-teamer since Gerald Brown in 2006-2007 and 2007-2008. The duo helped Loyola to a 21-10 regular-season record and the program's first back-to-back 20-win seasons in Division I history (since 1981-1982). The last time Loyola completed consecutive seasons with 20 or more wins was in 1948-1949.
More men's basketball: Mount St. Mary's freshman guard Shivaughn Wiggins was named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week for fifth time this season. The 5-foot-10 guard averaged 22.0 points, 3.0 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.5 rebounds while helping the mount extend its win streak to seven games and earn the No. 5 seed in the conference tournament. He leads conference freshmen in scoring at 9.6 points per game and is shooting 47.7 percent from 3-point range. The five Rookie of the Week awards are the most ever in a season for a Mount player. Chris McGuthrie, who was the 1992 Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year, had four. ... Towson freshman Jerome Hairston was chosen as the CAA Rookie of the Week for the fifth time this season. ... Navy men's basketball point guard Tilman Dunbar was a unanimous selection to the Patriot League All-Rookie team. ... Aki Thomas has been appointed as head coach of UMBC. Thomas, a Retrievers assistant for five seasons, has served as acting head coach since Oct. 10, 2012.