Digest: Redskins' Kettani to celebrate promotion to Navy lieutenant

Towson's Zach Fisher named first-team Academic All-American in baseball

  • Eric Kettani's work of art "Wide Left" depicts the final play of last year's AFC championship when Billy Cundiff's missed field goal attempt sent the Ravens home and the Patriots to the Super Bowl.
Eric Kettani's work of art "Wide Left" depicts… ("Wide Left" photo courtesy…)
June 01, 2013|Sports Digest


Redskins' Kettani to celebrate promotion to Navy lieutenant

Washington Redskins fullback Eric Kettani, a 2009 Navy graduate, will celebrate his promotion from lieutenant junior grade to lieutenant Monday at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. Kettani has asked head coach Mike Shanahan and assistant head coach/running backs coach Bobby Turner to do the honor of pinning insignia denoting his new officer rank on his uniform before taking his oath. Kettani has served three years of active duty and deployed with the USS Klakring. He joined the Redskins as a free agent Sept. 11 and was a practice squad member during the team's NFC East title run last season. He used the 2013 offseason to tour military bases across the country to honor and recognize service members for their contributions and sacrifice.


Fisher named first-team Academic All-American

Towson third baseman Zach Fisher (Perry Hall) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I baseball first team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Fisher, who made the third team in 2012, is the first Tigers baseball player to be named to the first team. A transfer from Maryland, Fisher graduated in three years in May 2012 with a degree in economics and a 3.94 GPA. He is working on his MBA and has a 4.00 GPA in graduate school. A two-year starter at third base, he has led the Tigers to their first Colonial Athletic Association championship and a berth in the NCAA Division I tournament. Last week, he was named as the Most Outstanding Player at the CAA tournament. He helped the Tigers win four straight games in the CAA tournament by batting .476. He scored five runs with one double, three home runs and 10 RBIs.

Women's basketball: Marymount University senior guard Katelyn Fischer (Seton Keough) was named Virginia Sports Information Director's College Division Women's Basketball Player of the Year for the second straight year. Fischer led the Saints to a 24-5 record, their 12th Capital Athletic Conference championship and their 17th appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament. She averaged 16.4 points, 5.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game while shooting 46.7 percent from the field.

Women's rowing: Eighth-ranked Washington College's first varsity eight earned a spot in today's grand final during the first day of the NCAA Division III championships in Indianapolis. ... Holy Cross named senior Lauren Carlo (South River) a tri-captain. ... Washington College sophomore Michalina "Mickey" Fili (Hereford) was named a Division III first-team All-American by the College Rowing Coaches Association. Fili, who also plays soccer for the Shorewomen, has set the college's all-time women's 2K and 6K records.

Et cetera

US Lacrosse announces 2014 national team tryout

US Lacrosse announced that open-tryout applications are now available for players interested in competing for the 2014 U.S. men's national team, which will defend its gold medal at the Federation of International Lacrosse world championships from July 10 to July 19 in Denver. Applications are due by June 30, with tryouts to be held Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Goucher. All active college, post-college and professional players are eligible. For more information, go to uslacrosse.org/usmen.

Horse racing: El Padrino will enter stud in 2014 under the Northview Stallion Station banner, standing his first season at Northview PA in Peach Bottom, Pa. A half-brother to 2013 Grade 1-winning Verrazano from the family of champion Queena, El Padrino was graded stakes-placed at 2 and a graded winner at 3.

WNBA: All 17 Washington Mystics home games for the 2013 WNBA season will be streamed live on monumentalnetwork.com free of charge to viewers within a 75-mile radius of Washington. The broadcasts will mark the first time a WNBA team will stream games on its own network. The first game to be broadcast will be Sunday, when the Mystics begin their home schedule against the Atlanta Dream and Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) at 4 p.m. The broadcast team is play-by-play man Frank Hanrahan and analyst Christy Winters Scott (Maryland).

National Women's Soccer League: Mexican international midfielder Teresa Guadalupe "Lupita" Worbis took part in her first training session with the Washington Spirit on Wednesday. Worbis, 29, has a decade of experience with the Mexican national team and was one of two players from the Federation of Mexican Football who were allocated to the Spirit before the start of the inaugural season of the NWSL. Before she could join her new club, Worbis finished a degree in architecture at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Puebla, Mexico, graduating last Saturday.

Major League Soccer: D.C. United waived midfielder Marcos Sánchez, who appeared in nine matches, six of them starts.

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