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Men's college basketball
City alum Fair will stay at Syracuse to play senior year
Junior men's basketball forward C.J. Fair (City) announced his intention Wednesday to return to Syracuse for his senior season. The All-Big East Conference second-team player considered entering his name in the NBA draft but decided to return to the Orange for his fourth year of eligibility and to complete his degree work. "After talking it over with my family and my coaches, I decided another year at Syracuse was best for me," he said. "I'm excited about working hard with my teammates to put together another great season, and graduating has also been a goal of mine." Fair led Syracuse in scoring (14.5 points per game) and rebounding (7.0 per game) in 2012-13. The Orange was 30-10 and reached the NCAA tournament semifinals. He averaged 15.4 points in five tournament games. "This is great news for our basketball program and for C.J.," coach Jim Boeheim said. "I believe he's just going to keep getting better and better as a basketball player, and earning his degree is important."
Forest Park senior Wayne Hill has signed with CCBC-Catonsville, according to Foresters coach Greate White. Hill, a 6-foot-4 point guard, averaged 15 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as a senior.
Men's college lacrosse
Terps' Amato, Bernhardt, Haus on All-ACC team
Maryland had three players on the 2013 All-Atlantic Coast Conference men's lacrosse team, which was announced Wednesday. Junior goalie Niko Amato made the team for the third straight season, and senior long pole Jesse Bernhardt and senior midfielder John Haus are two-time selections. The team was determined by a vote of the league's four head coaches. Maryland's three honorees were tied by Duke and Virginia. Amato led the conference with a 7.16 goals-against average, which is nearly two goals less than the second-place goalie. He is also first in the conference with a .619 save percentage. Bernhardt, the 2012 ACC Defensive Player of the Year, leads the team with 17 caused turnovers and is second on the team with 44ground balls. Haus is fourth on the team with 23points on 14 goals and nine assists. North Carolina senior attackman Marcus Holman (Gilman) also made the team.
More honors: Navy junior midfielder Erik Hoffstadt, an honors student majoring in systems engineering, was named to the Patriot League all-academic team. ... Merchant Marine senior midfielder Sean Sheehy (Severn) was named Landmark Conference Player of the Week.
Games: Ben Love (McDonogh) scored four goals and Matt Tarrant had five to power host St. Mary's (10-6) to a 22-5 win over Wesley (6-9) in the opening round of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament. ... Michael Trapp went 18-for-21 on faceoffs and visiting Washington College (12-3, 6-3) secured a spot in the Centennial Conference tournament with a 16-5 win over Swarthmore (4-11, 1-7).
Women's college lacrosse
Schwarzmann, 4 other Terps make All-ACC squad
Five Maryland players, including reigning Tewaaraton Award winner Katie Schwarzmann, highlight the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team. The team is voted on by the conference's six head coaches. Schwarzmann, a Century graduate, is the third player in league history to be named All-ACC four times, following Maryland's Karri Ellen Johnson (Broadneck) and Boston College's Kristin Igoe. Seven other players were recognized for a second straight time: Maryland's Alex Aust and Iliana Sanza (St. Paul's), Boston College's Covie Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep) and Mikaela Rix and North Carolina's Abbey Friend, Kara Cannizzaro and Sloane Serpe. Maryland's Brooke Griffin (South River) and Taylor Cummings (McDonogh), one of two freshmen selected, were also honored. Duke's Taylor Virden (McDonogh) is the only other Baltimore-area player on the team.
More honors: Florida senior defender Sam Farrell (Severna Park) was selected as American Lacrosse Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Penn State freshman midfielder Jenna Mosketti (Fallston) was named Rookie of the Week.
Games: Emily Hubley scored six goals, including the 100th in her career, to power host Washington College (11-4, 4-4 Centennial) to a 17-14 win over Swarthmore (10-5, 4-4). ... Erin Fitzgerald had a hat trick and No. 4 Northwestern (14-2) used a 7-1 run to win, 10-8, over No. 10 Notre Dame.
Wade's grand slam helps Terps top Towson, 16-15