Digest: McDonogh girls finish No. 1 in national lacrosse poll

Wizards move up from eighth to third in NBA draft

May 22, 2013|Sports Digest

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McDonogh girls finish No. 1 in national poll

Unbeaten McDonogh won its fifth straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland championship and extended its winning streak to 91 games to finish its season as the unanimous No. 1 team in the Nike/US Lacrosse High School Girls' Lacrosse National Top 25 poll, released Tuesday by US Lacrosse. The poll appears as part of Lacrosse Magazine's bi-weekly report on high school girls' lacrosse. The Eagles finish as the nation's top-ranked team for the fourth consecutive season after knocking off then-No. 12 St. Paul's in the IAAM tournament final, 11-8. McDonogh defeated eight teams ranked in this week's Top 25: No. 3 St. Stephen's/St. Agnes (Va.) also concluded its season with championships, winning the Independent Schools League and the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association. McDonogh (22-0), finished with 175 points and seven first-place votes. Other ranked Maryland teams were: 8. St. Paul's, 13-5, 125; 9. Century 16-2, 124; 11. C.Milton Wright, 16-2, 110; 14. Bryn Mawr, 10-5, 89; 16. Maryvale Prep, 11-5, 73; and 21. Good Counsel, 17-3-1, 31. Others receiving votes included Marriotts Ridge, 17-1, 9.

More girls: Four McDonogh players — Sammie Burgess, Casey Black, Maggie Preas and Posey Valis —headline the South roster for the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic on July 6 at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium. The Under Armour teams, which honor 45 of the country's best players, include 13 local seniors on the 22-girl South roster. In addition to the McDonogh players — the largest contingent from a single school — two Marriotts Ridge players were selected, Alex McKay and Zoe Stukenberg. Also on the South roster: Haley Bordner, Century; Sam Brookhart, Mount Hebron; Steph Lazo, St. Mary's; Deborah Milani, Catonsville; Kelly Reese, Severn; Morgan Torggler, Severna Park, and goalie Caroline Federico, Maryvale. For the full rosters, go to baltimoresun.com/varsity.

Katherine Dunn

Boys: The boys rosters for the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic on July 6 at Johnny Unitas Stadium have been announced, with seven players from area teams representing the South team. Among players earning spots on the 22-player South team are Max Greene, Gilman; Colin Heacock, Boys' Latin; Stephen Kelly, Calvert Hall; Mac Pons, Boys' Latin; Ben Pridemore, Boys' Latin, and Danny Sweeney, McDonogh; with Calvert Hall's Garrett Epple not participating because of injury.

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Wizards move up from eighth to third in NBA draft

The Washington Wizards moved up to the third overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft during Tuesday night's lottery. The Wizards were represented onstage by Bradley Beal. The Wizards, who had a 4.79 percent chance of receiving the third overall pick, originally were slotted to pick eighth before the unveiling of the draft order. "Obviously, we're in a better position now than we were an hour ago," said Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld, who sat in the sequestered room where pingpong balls determined the fate for the 14 nonplayoff teams. "We did get lucky." The Cleveland Cavaliers won the No. 1 overall pick for the second time in three years, and the Orlando Magic will select second in a draft that many scouts and executives believe is short on immediate-impact players. Options should include Nevada-Las Vegas freshman big man Anthony Bennett, Maryland sophomore center Alex Len or Indiana swingman Victor Oladipo (DeMatha). And depending on what the Cavaliers or Magic do, the Wizards might even be able to pick one of the players projected on most draft boards to go first and second: Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel or Kansas guard Ben McLemore, respectively.

Michael Lee, The Washington Post

Women's soccer: U.S. women's national team coach Tom Sermanni has named Washington Spirit goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris and defender Ali Krieger to a 21-player roster that will travel to Canada in preparation for a friendly match against the host on June 2 at Toronto's BMO Field. The match will kick off at 4:30p.m. and will be broadcast live on ESPNews. Harris and Krieger will be available for Saturday's match against the Boston Breakers, and will return to continue training with the Spirit after the game in Toronto.

Men's soccer: D.C. United of Major League Soccer announced that goalkeeper Bill Hamid has been called up to the U.S. national team. Hamid will report to training camp May 30 ahead of the team's friendly against Germany on June 2 at RFK Stadium.

Baseball: Fred Taylor will discuss his book "The Runmakers" at the regular session of "Talkin' Baseball" on June 1 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. For information, call 410-740-1145.

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