Terps coach McCoy to be inducted into Hall of Fame
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame announced that Maryland wrestling coach Kerry McCoy will be inducted as a member of the Class of 2014. McCoy will be joined by former Maryland standout Thomas Norris, who will receive a Medal of Courage from the organization. A three-time All-American at Penn State who won the NCAA heavyweight title in 1994 and 1997, McCoy went on to represent the United States at the Olympics twice before becoming coach at Stanford, then Maryland in 2008. A three-time Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year, McCoy has won three ACC titles and coached seven All-Americans since he arrived in College Park. Norris won ACC titles for the Terps in 1965 and 1967 and after graduation enlisted in the U.S. Navy and became a SEAL. Norris received the Medal of Honor after participating in a rescue mission of two pilots shot down behind enemy lines in Vietnam. The induction will be June 20-21 in Stillwater, Okla. For more information on the induction, call the Hall of Fame at 405-377-5243.
TNA cancels Nov. 21 show at Baltimore Arena
TNA Entertainment announced Wednesday that the Impact Wrestling televised live event scheduled for the Baltimore Arena on Nov. 21 is canceled because Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., has become the hub for TNA programming. Refunds will be issued at the point of purchase.
UMBC men win AEC regular-season soccer title
UMBC junior midfielder Michael DiCesare scored the game's lone goal with 2:35 remaining and the host Retrievers blanked Stony Brook, 1-0, to clinch their first America East men's soccer regular-season title since 2003. The sixth-ranked Retrievers extended their unbeaten streak to seven and improved to 14-1-2 overall and 5-0-2 in league play. After the Seawolves repelled one of UMBC's frequent attacks, they could clear the ball only as far as the 25-yard line. Retrievers senior midfielder Kadeem Dacres quickly served the ball back into the box to DiCesare, who was 8 yards from the goal. The junior just managed to graze the ball, but directed it perfectly inside the right post, setting off a wild celebration by the partisan 1,436 fans at Retriever Soccer Park. The goal was the first of DiCesare's three years with the Retrievers. UMBC senior goalkeeper Phil Saunders (Perry Hall) made two saves to record his fourth consecutive shutout. The Retrievers have not allowed a goal in the last 412 minutes of action. UMBC will be the No. 1 seed for the America East Conference championships and will host a semifinal Wednesday against the winner of Saturday's first-round match between Albany at Vermont.
More men's college soccer: Salisbury, ranked No. 9 in Division III, extended its winning streak to 12 games by defeating Frostburg State, 1-0, Stephen Poorman in a Capital Athletic Conference semifinal. The goal was set up when the Sea Gulls (17-2) were awarded a free kick on the right side of the 18-yard box after a foul. Junior forward Tanner East placed a flawless cross to the backside post in the 81st minute, where junior captain Stephen Poorman kicked the ball in from 2 yards out. Salisbury will host second-seeded York (Pa.) College in the championship game Saturday.
Women's college soccer: Salisbury's run to a third consecutive CAC championship game ended with a 3-1 loss in a semifinal at top-seeded Christopher Newport. Freshman Marissa Walker scored first to give the Sea Gulls a 1-0 lead 12:17 into the contest, but Christopher Newport would answer back a little more than five minutes later with a goal. The Captains would take the lead at the 28:44 mark and added a third goal in the second half. ... McDaniel moved up to No. 10 in the Mid-Atlantic rankings by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The Green Terror (13-5-1) lost to Muhlenberg in the first round of the Centennial Conference tournament Tuesday and await the Eastern College Athletic Conference South tournament selections Monday. ... Navy senior captain Elizabeth Hoerner was named the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
College field hockey: Maryland senior forward Jill Witmer has been named to the All-ACC field hockey team for the fourth time, and senior defender Ali McEvoy has been named to the first team for a second time. Junior midfielder-forward Maxine Fluharty and senior goalkeeper Natalie Hunter were also named to the first team, and junior forward Katie Gerzabek and sophomore defender Sarah Sprink were named to the second team. ... The ACC championship begins today in Newton, Mass., with quarterfinal rounds scheduled for 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and the semifinals will be Friday at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The championship game will be Sunday at 1 p.m.