Reports: Gilman's Vincent to play for Penn State
Troy Vincent Jr., a 5-foot-10, 181-pound cornerback from Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference-champion Gilman, has committed to Penn State, according to SB Nation, Rivals and Scout, 247. His father, Troy Vincent, was a five-time NFL Pro Bowl cornerback who played from 1992 to 2006 for the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins.
Schwarzmann repeats as ACC's top women's lacrosse scholar-athlete
Maryland senior Katie Schwarzmann (Century) has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference women's lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row. Schwarzmann, who this month won the Tewaaraton Award for a second straight season as the best player in the nation, is a double major in management and marketing. She made the dean's list in the fall and spring semesters to claim a spot on the All-ACC academic team for the fourth time in her career. Five Maryland teammates joined Schwarzmann on the ACC All-Academic team: Melissa Diepold (Perry Hall; secondary education and history), Megan Douty (kinesiology), Brooke Griffin (South River, kinesiology), Kasey Howard (Broadneck; hearing and speech sciences) and Halle Majorana (letters and sciences). Among others named to the team were Duke junior defender Taylor Virden (McDonogh); North Carolina junior midfielder Taylor George (Broadneck) and freshman goalie Meghan Ward (St. Mary's); Virginia sophomore attacker Liza Blue (Garrison Forest) and sophomore defender Daniela Eppler (Roland Park); and Virginia Tech freshman midfielder Meghan Macera (Westminster), senior midfielder Brooke Martin (Dulaney) and sophomore attacker Megan Will (C. Milton Wright).
Men's lacrosse: Nine players with local connections made the ACC's All-Academic team. Named were Maryland senior long-stick midfielder Jesse Bernhardt, senior attackman Owen Blye, sophomore attackman Jay Carlson (St. Paul's), senior midfielder Landon Carr and freshman defenseman Matt Dunn (Loyola); North Carolina junior midfielder Frankie Kelly (Calvert Hall) and freshman midfielder Jake Matthai (Gilman); and Duke junior attackman Christian Walsh (Boys' Latin) and freshman midfielder Deemer Class (Loyola). Duke junior midfielder Brendan Fowler was chosen as the Scholar-Athlete of the Year. ... Gary Gait, the Syracuse women's head coach and a former Maryland assistant (1995-2001), will be inducted into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame this fall. Gait, who played at Syracuse from 1987 to 1990, is the Orange's all-time career goals leader (192) and won the Lt. Raymond Enners Award (National Player of the Year) in 1988 and 1990. He won three national championships during his time as a player with the Orange. As Syracuse head coach since 2008, he has guided the Orange to a 94-31 record, four Final Fours and one national championship game appearance. Gait also served four seasons (2002-2005) as a player-coach with Major League Lacrosse's Baltimore Bayhawks. He played 17 seasons in the National Lacrosse League, including a stint with the Baltimore Thunder.
Boys lacrosse: Terps recruit Lucas Gradinger, a senior attackman at Torrey Pines High in San Diego, has been chosen as an All-American by US Lacrosse. Gradinger, who committed to Maryland in October 2011, is one of 25 players who received the honor from the four Southern California chapters of US Lacrosse.
Women's college swimming: The Patriot League's senior woman administrators selected Navy's Laura Gorinski as a nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year. Gorinski won 11 gold medals and one silver in 12 individual race appearances in her four-year career at the league championship meet. She graduated with a 3.71 GPA with a major in astrophysics.
Rowing: Washington College rising sophomore John Gould, representing the Pennsylvania Athletic Club Rowing Association, served as the coxswain for the Penn AC boat that won the US Rowing Under 23 Men's 4+ A final at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J., with a time of 6 minutes, 30.69 seconds. With the victory, Gould will be participating at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships on July 24-28 on the Danube River in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria.
Major League Soccer: D.C. United will face the Chicago Fire in the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Aug. 7 at 8:30 p.m. at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. United advanced by defeating the New England Revolution, 3-1, on Wednesday night in Boyds. Dwayne De Rosario, Chris Pontius and Lionard Pajoy scored for D.C. Pajoy's goal came in the 87th minute on a penalty kick. ... United and Brazilian forward Rafael have mutually agreed to terminate his contract. The Brazilian international appeared in seven matches (four starts) this season, playing 331 minutes and scoring one goal.
NHL: The Washington Capitals re-signed forward Joel Rechlicz, 26, to a one-year, two-way extension. He had 154 penalty minutes in 40 American Hockey League games last season with Hershey and Portland.
—From Sun staff and news services