Terps' Hendy earns conference honor
Maryland junior defensive back A.J. Hendy was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Back of the Week on Monday. Hendy recovered two fumbles and returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown in Maryland's 37-0 victory over West Virginia on Saturday. It was Hendy's second career interception; his first came against North Carolina State Nov. 26, 2011, and he returned it 32 yards for a touchdown.
More college football: Towson freshman running back Darius Victor was selected as the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week after the Tigers' 35-17 victory over North Carolina Central on Saturday. With reserve running back Sterlin Phifer sidelined because of an injury, Victor made his debut against the Eagles. He rushed for 53 yards on five carries and scored the first two touchdowns of his career. Also, Towson has been ranked No. 2 in the Football Championship Subdivision in the coaches' poll and No. 3 by The Sports Network after a 35-17 win over North Carolina Central. It's the highest ranking in school history. ... Johns Hopkins is ranked 13th in the American Football Coaches Association Division III poll and 16th by D3football.com.
UMBC men's soccer team achieves historic ranking
The UMBC men's soccer team's 3-1 victory over Loyola Maryland on Saturday night might have earned the program some more fans. The win definitely garnered the team some respect. Top Drawer Soccer was so impressed by the Retrievers (7-0-0) that they moved from No. 17 to No. 8 in the outlet's most recent rankings. It is the first time that the program — the only team in the Top 25 that does not have a loss or a tie — has ever earned top 10 billing, according to coach Pete Caringi Jr. The Retrievers remained at No. 21 in College Soccer News' top 30 poll. The rankings compiled by the NSCAA – where they were also No. 21 – will be released today. Also, UMBC junior midfielder Geaton Caltabiano (Mount St. Joseph) was named the America East Player of the Week and was tabbed to College Soccer News' Team of the Week.
More men's soccer: Navy junior defenseman Joseph Greenspan earned Patriot League Brine Defensive Player of the Week honors. The Midshipmen (2-3-2) will visit Virginia Tech (3-1-2) tonight at 7; the game will be broadcast on ESPN3.com.
Women's soccer: Towson senior Emily Banes was named the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week. Banes scored two goals, including a game-winner, in two games over the weekend. She is ranked fourth in the nation in goals with 10. ... Navy senior goalkeeper Elizabeth Hoerner and junior defender Jade Seabrook were named Brine Goalkeeper of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week. ... Johns Hopkins senior midfielder Pamela Vranis earned Centenial Conference Player of the Week after scoring three goals in the last two games. ... UMBC's Jessy Brown earned her second straight America East Player of the Week after scoring game-winning goals in three straight games. Freshman Amanda Daily earned Rookie of the Week honors.
Field hockey: McDaniel's Lara Haab was named the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week after scoring six goals last week.
Volleyball: UMBC freshman Casey Griffith was chosen as the America East Rookie of the Week after recording 53 digs in three matches last week. ... McDaniel's Kloe Martin was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Week.
Match play in U.S. Seniors championship underway