Oakland Mills forward Long will join Patsos at Siena
Oakland Mills senior Lavon Long committed to Siena during an official visit Thursday. The 6-foot-6 forward signed with Loyola in November, but received a release from his letter of intent after Jimmy Patsos took the Siena job earlier this month. Long, a second-team Baltimore Sun All-Metro selection, joins St. Frances guard Maurice White in the Saints' 2013 recruiting class.
More men's basketball: 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.
Women's lacrosse: Three Mount St. Mary's players were recognized by the Northeast Conference. Juniors Lindsay Diaz (Dulaney) and Gabe Little (North Carroll) earned first team all-conference recognition, while senior Kaitlyn Larrimore (North Harford) was named to the second team. ... Jacksonville senior defender Rachel Hannon (Archbishop Spalding) was named to the All-Atlantic Sun Conference first team and midfielder Kelsey Wiglesworth (Towson High) was recognized as the Co-Freshman of the Year. The Dolphins' Mindy McCord, a former McDaniel lacrosse and field hockey coach, was named Coach of the Year.
Penn State: The Penn State Coaches Caravan will visit the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel on Wednesday. Bill O'Brien (football), Patrick Chambers (men's basketball), Coquese Washington (women's basketball) and Cael Sanderson (wrestling) will speak at the 11:30 a.m. lunch event. Advance registration is required at alumni.psu.edu/coachescaravan or GoPSUsports.com.
Softball: UMES (12-28) split a doubleheader at Goldey-Beacom College (10-31) on Wednesday. The Lady Hawks won the opener, 6-1, but lost the nightcap, 5-1.
Women's tennis: Washington College (7-10, 5-5 Centennial Conference) completed its regular season with a 9-0 win over visiting McDaniel (3-14, 1-8).
Diving: UMBC senior Andrew Eckhoff was named an America East Winter Scholar-Athlete for the second straight year on Thursday.
UA's Plank 'humbled' by Theodore Roosevelt award
Under Armour founder Kevin Plank was given the Theodore Roosevelt Meritorious Achievement Award on Tuesday. The award, which was presented by the United States Sports Academy, recognizes the contributions of a past or present athlete who has revolutionized athletes' experience on a playing field. Plank said he was "humbled to be put in such distinguished company." Past recipients include Sen. John McCain and former president Ronald Reagan.
MLB: The Washington Nationals have exercised a team option on general manager Mike Rizzo's contract and he will remain with the team through the 2014 season, according to a person familiar with the situation.
—James Wagner, The Washington Post
Tennis: Four-time Olympic gold medalist Venus Williams will be in the Washington Kastles lineup on July 8-9 when the team plays for the longest winning streak in major U.S. pro sports history. For tickets and more information, visit WashingtonKastles.com or call 202-4-TENNIS.
—From Sun staff and news services