AACS' Murray chosen to U-16 national hoops team
Taylor Murray (Annapolis Area Christian School) was named to the 12-player USA Basketball women's under-16 national team after four days of trials that began with 124 players on the court at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. DeJanae Boykin, a Springdale native who attends Charles H. Flowers High in Prince George's County, also made the squad. The team will reassemble for training camp June 10-16 at the USOTC before departing for the FIBA Americas U16 Championship, which will be played June 19-23 in Cancun, Mexico.
College lacrosse: Sierra Nevada College has announced the start of women's and men's programs for the 2013-14 season and the hiring of Nora Fallon-Oben (St. Mary's College) as coach of the women's program. The women's team will begin by competing in the Women's Collegiate Lacrosse Associates as a provisional team in the Western Women's Lacrosse League. Fallon-Oben, a Silver Spring native, coached travel and youth teams for Next Level Athletes in Bethesda as well as helping coach the varsity and junior varsity at St. John's High (D.C.) for two years. After a recent relocation to Tahoe City, Calif., she helped start the North Tahoe High girls lacrosse program as coach. Fallon-Oben graduated from St. Mary's in 2010 and was an integral part of a nationally ranked program for four years. In 2010, she was second in points for her team while leading the squad in caused turnovers. She also was a first-team Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Chesapeake Region selection. ... Brown senior defenseman Sam Ford (McDonogh) earned All-New England honors.
College softball: McDaniel sophomore right-hander Caroline Brehm was named Centennial Conference Co-Pitcher of the Year and was joined on the 12-member All-Centennial first team by two Washington College players: junior catcher Kylie Nottingham and sophomore utility player Christine Anderson. The second team included Washington College freshman outfielder Paige Briganti (Severna Park). McDaniel senior second baseman Jackie Liebowitz, Washington College senior shortstop Lindsey Glascock (Glenelg) and Washington College freshman third baseman Jaclyn Jayo made honorable mention. ... Washington College freshman outfielder Paige Briganti (Severna Park) was named to the All-Tournament Team for the Ithaca Region in the NCAA Division III tournament. ... Salisbury junior first baseman Harley Hill and sophomore pitcher Rachel Johnson were named to the NCAA Division III championships all-tournament team after the Sea Gulls' three-win performance in Eau Claire, Wis.
College field hockey: Washington College has named Tory Sharpless an assistant coach.
Men's college golf: Maryland junior Sean Bosdosh was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team.
Basketball: Loyola will host an NCAA-certified summer league at Reitz Arena from June 16-July 1. Games are scheduled for Sundays beginning at 6 p.m. and Mondays starting at 5:30 p.m. The league is open to Division I, II and III players. Email Bob Slagle at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
—From Sun staff and news services