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.