Women's college lacrosse
McDonogh trio among IWLCA 1st-team honorees
Six players who attended Baltimore-area high schools earned Division I first-team All-America recognition from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association on Wednesday. Three of the six attended McDonogh: Duke junior defender Taylor Virden, Florida senior attacker Kitty Cullen and Maryland freshman midfielder Taylor Cummings. The other three were Maryland senior defender Iliana Sanza (St. Paul's), Florida senior midfielder Brittany Dashiell (John Carroll) and Maryland senior midfielder Katie Schwarzmann (Century). The second team included five players from area high schools: Penn State sophomore attacker Maggie McCormick (Liberty), Boston College sophomore attacker Covie Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep), Princeton sophomore attacker Erin McMunn (Winters Mill), Towson senior defender Alexa Demski (Loch Raven) and Florida senior defender Sam Farrell (Severna Park). The third team included James Madison senior attacker Casey Ancarrow (John Carroll).
Denlinger's HR helps JHU turn close game into rout
Junior Mike Denlinger hit an eighth-inning home run to start an offensive firestorm and propel the Johns Hopkins baseball team to a 15-2 victory over Penn State Harrisburg in its first NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional elimination game Thursday in Moosic, Pa. The Blue Jays will face the loser of Keystone and Ramapo today at 1:15p.m. Denlinger's homer gave Hopkins (37-9) a 3-2 lead. The homer was Denlinger's first of the season and the first by any player in the regional. Hopkins is 12-2 in NCAA Regional elimination games since 2008.
More baseball: Freshman Jack Kraft and sophomore David Hamlett each drove in two runs to back a solid start from Shane Davies, leading Coppin State (18-31) to a 7-3 victory over North Carolina A&T in the second round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament in Norfolk, Va. Kraft had a two-run single and Hamlett also drove in a run during the Eagles five-run fifth inning that erased a 2-0 lead and propelled the Eagles to their second straight victory in the tournament. It marks the first time Coppin has won two games in the tournament since 2005. The Eagles will face Savannah State, the top seed from the Southern Division, at 1 p.m. Saturday. ... Junior designated hitter Kurt Wertz had three hits and five RBIs to lead Towson (24-27, 13-12) to a 14-1 Colonial Athletic Association victory over visiting Northeastern (27-23, 11-14) in the opening game of their three-game series. ... Senior left-hander Jimmy Reed struck out 11, but Maryland (28-25, 9-19 Atlantic Coast Conference) could not breakthrough offensively and fell, 2-1, to visiting Boston College (12-38, 4-23).
UMBC: Junior soccer player Pete Caringi III (Calvert Hall), sophomore sprinter Mercedes Jackson and junior swimmer Mohamed Hussein were named the Retrievers' most outstanding athletes for the 2012-13 academic year, an honor that was renamed the Dr. Charles R. Brown Outstanding Athlete Award to recognize the athletic director who will retire in June. Men's lacrosse player Scott Jones was named Outstanding Senior Male Athlete, and track & field thrower Amanda Deller (Aberdeen) and women's lacrosse player Jamie Fahey (Loch Raven) shared the Outstanding Senior Female Athlete Award.
Coppin State: Baseball player Chris Kashangaki and track and field sprinter-jumper Alexis Easterling were named the school's Athletes of the Year.
Morgan State: Junior tennis player Ekaterina Iakovleva and senior basketball player Dewayne Jackson were recognized as the female and male student-athletes of the year. Tennis' Sean Holcomb-Jones was selected as the Coach of the Year.
—From Sun staff and news services