Holman, several area women up for top Laxies
Former North Carolina attackman Marcus Holman (Gilman) is a candidate for Division I Men's Player of the Year in Inside Lacrosse's annual Laxies awards. Voting is being conducted at laxies.insidelacrosse.com. Former Maryland teammates Katie Schwarzmann (Century) and Alex Aust, as well as former Florida All-American Kitty Cullen (McDonogh), are in the running for Women's Player of the Year. Stevenson's Peter Green (Hereford) and Tufts' Cole Bailey (Severn) are up for Division III Men's Player of the Year. On the pro level, Denver Outlaws defenseman Lee Zink (Maryland) and Boston Cannons midfielder Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins) are among the candidates for Major League Lacrosse Player of the Year. Former Chesapeake Bayhawks attackman John Grant Jr. is nominated for Personality of the Year, and the Bayhawks (MLL champions) and Stevenson (Division III national champion) are vying for Team of the Year. Among the nominees for Coach of the Year are Stevenson's Paul Cantabene, Chris Robinson of the McDonogh girls and Jenny Levy (Roland Park) of the North Carolina women.
Major League Lacrosse: The Denver Outlaws announced Friday that they have promoted assistant B.J. O'Hara to head coach after Jim Stagnitta stepped down to take over the second-year Division III program at Arcadia in Glenside, Pa. Stagnitta leaves after a season in which he led the Outlaws to a 14-0 record — the first undefeated season in Major League Lacrosse history — and earned the league's Coach of the Year Award. In his two seasons as coach, Denver had a league-best 25-3 record — the most wins in a two-year span in league history.
Tickets for 2014 Preakness to go on sale Tuesday
The Maryland Jockey Club announced that tickets for 2014 Preakness Day go on sale at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The 139th running of the Preakness will take place May 17 at Pimlico Race Course. Ticket renewals were mailed out Friday. As in previous years, there will be tiers of pricing, based on calendar days, for Infield and MUG Club tickets: General infield tickets will be $40 in October; $50 in November and December; $60 January through April; and $70 in May. MUG Club tickets will be $60, $70, $80 and $90 during those same periods. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Preakness ticket office at 877-206-8042 or by going to ticketfly.com. For information, go to preakness.com/tickets.
Wideout Winfree commits to Terps, reports say
Four-star prospect Juwann Winfree, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver from Dwight Morrow (N.J.) High School, reportedly committed to Maryland this week. Multiple outlets reported Friday that Winfree, Rivals.com's No. 43 wide receiver prospect in the Class of 2014, had chosen the Terps over offers from Pittsburgh, Georgia and other Football Bowl Subdivision schools. Winfree, who is likely to be the lone wide receiver in the Terps' recruiting class, visited M&T Bank Stadium last Saturday for the Maryland-West Virginia game. The Terps have 12 commitments in their recruiting class.
Men's college soccer: Senior Jake Pace scored two goals to give the No. 8 Maryland men's soccer team a 2-0 win over visiting Pittsburgh. The Terps (3-2-3, 3-0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) held a 23-2 advantage in shots over the Panthers (0-4-2, 0-4-0).
College field hockey: Junior goalkeeper Brittany Varacallo tied her season-high with 12 saves, but Towson (1-8) fell, 4-0, to host Robert Morris (6-3).
Varsity basketball: Lionel Owona, a 6-foot-6 senior forward from John Carroll, will attend the College of Saint Rose in New York, a Division II Northeast 10 Conference school.
NBA: The Washington Wizards signed forwards Josh Childress and Pops Mensah-Bonsu, guard Xavier Silas and center D'Or Fischer. Childress is a seven-year NBA veteran who has averaged 9.2points and 4.8 rebounds in 387 games with the Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns and Brooklyn Nets. Mensah-Bonsu, a George Washington alumnus, has played in 61 NBA games, averaging 3.0 points and 3.0 rebounds. Silas, from Northern Illinois, has played in two NBA games, and Fischer, from West Virginia, hasn't played.