JHU's Kronick gets national honor; Jays ranked No. 2

Navy wrestling coach Burnett to retire in October

September 11, 2013|Sports Digest

College soccer

JHU's Kronick gets national honor; Jays women ranked No. 2

Johns Hopkins junior Hannah Kronick was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Player of the Week after totaling three goals in wins against No. 1 Messiah and No. 5 Carnegie Mellon. The Blue Jays moved up five spots in the poll and are ranked second in the nation, the highest in program history. The win against Messiah was the program's first against a No. 1 team. Kronick is second in program history with 47 goals, trailing only Erica Suter (River Hill), who set the career mark of 56 in 2011.

More women: Freshman forward Victoria Burress scored the first goal of her career in the 71st minute to rally UMBC (2-2-2) to a 1-1 tie with host Loyola Maryland (2-1-1). The Greyhounds' Charlotte Miller scored in the 18th minute. ... Navy junior forward Morgan Dankanich was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week. Mids senior Elizabeth Hoerner was named Goalkeeper of the Week.

More colleges

Navy wrestling coach Burnett to retire in October

Bruce Burnett, who completed his 13th year at Navy last spring by leading the Midshipmen to a second-place finish at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association championship while being named the EIWA Coach of the Year, announced that he will retire effective Oct. 1. Brian Antonelli, who is in his eighth season at the academy, will serve as interim head coach for the 2013-14 season. Burnett's teams went 113-57 and finished among the top five at the EIWA championship in seven of the past nine years.

Men's golf: Freshman Connor Flach (Centennial) shot a 3-under-par 68 through the final round of play to lead Loyola Maryland at the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational at Guyan Golf and Country Club in Huntington, W.Va. Flach finished the three-round tournament in a tie for ninth place at 1-under 212. The Greyhounds were 12-over 864 and placed fifth.

Football: Sophomore quarterback Keenan Reynolds has been named the Naval Academy Athletic Association Athlete of the Week. Reynolds rushed for 127 yards and three touchdowns on 32 carries and completed two of his four pass attempts for 71 yards in leading the Midshipmen to a 41-35 victory over Indiana. The win was Navy's first on the road against a Big Ten opponent since 1979.

Field hockey: Salisbury (3-0) remained No. 5 in the nation in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III poll.

Men's cross country: UMBC junior Eric Schuler (Reservoir) was named the America East Male Performer of the Week.

Women's cross country: St. Mary's senior Keighly Bradbrook was named Capital Athletic Conference Women's Athlete of the Week.

Women's volleyball: St. Mary's sophomore middle blocker Mandy Goodspeed (Atholton) was named CAC Player of the Week.

Hall of Fame: Washington College will induct eight members into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 12: Travis Beauchamp (soccer, baseball), Jesse Wittich Anderson (women's lacrosse), John Fuller (men's lacrosse), Paul Hooper (men's lacrosse), Michael Kember (men's tennis), April Podolinsky (softball), Alyssa Wiedenmayer (rowing) and Dr. Fred Lohr (volunteer).

Varsity football

Gilman up to No. 2 in state media poll

Gilman moves up to No. 2 in this week's Maryland High School Football Media State Poll, the first new poll since the season began. The Greyhounds, up from No. 3 in preseason, got the boost after knocking off previously top-ranked No. 1 Good Counsel in their season opener, 20-14. DeMatha, which had been ranked second, took over the top spot. Nine other Baltimore-area teams remained in the poll, while St. Paul's made its debut at No. 22 and Mount St. Joseph dropped out after being No. 24 in preseason. Old Mill jumped to No. 8 over River Hill, which stayed No. 9. Meade and Arundel moved up three spots each to No. 10 and No. 13, respectively. McDonogh moved from No. 15 to No. 11. Calvert Hall dropped from No. 4 to No. 12. No. 19 Dunbar, No. 24 Franklin and No. 25 Westminster all dropped after season-opening losses. Atholton, Loyola and Archbishop Spalding also received votes.

Katherine Dunn

Et cetera

NWSL's Spirit names Parsons GM, coach

The Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League named Mark Parsons general manager and head coach. Parsons replaced Mike Jorden as head coach July 1 and helped the Spirit to a 2-7-2 record over the final 11 games of the regular season, including a three-match unbeaten run to finish the year. Parsons led the D.C. United Women Under-20s to the 2012 national championship finals. Former Spirit general manager Chris Hummer resigned last week. Also Tuesday, the Spirit promoted director of operations Ashlee Comber to vice president of operations.

Sports and education: Former Orioles Cal Ripken Jr., and Bill Ripken will be keynote speakers at the inaugural Sports & Education Expo on Dec. 13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Earlier that day, the Ripkens will provide a two-hour clinic for about 1,000 coaches. The Sports & Education Expo, in its first year, will provide sports, education and health and wellness resources to everyone involved in or interested in the youth sports of soccer, baseball, softball, lacrosse, golf, football, tennis and rowing, as well as special-needs sports. For more information, call 800-825-1575, go to sportseducationexpo.com or contact sherri@sportseducationexpo.com.

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