Towson running back West named CAA Offensive Player of the Year
Towson football junior running back Terrance West (Northwestern) was chosen as Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Year, and he is one of 14 Tigers named to the All-CAA teams. In addition, freshman running back Darius Victor was selected as CAA's Offensive Rookie of the Year. Senior tackles Eric Pike and Randall Harris were named first-team All-CAA for the second year in a row. The Tigers, who are the No. 7 seed in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs and earned a first-round bye, led CAA schools with 14 selections on the three All-CAA teams. Of the selections, there were eight first-team players, two on the second team and four players named to the third team.
Division III: Salisbury senior cornerback Andre Carter was named Empire 8 Defensive Player of the Year and junior punter Kyle Hamby was honored as the conference's Special Teams Player of the Year. Carter led the Sea Gulls with six interceptions. He also was tied for fifth on the team with 48 tackles, including 30 solo stops. Salisbury had 12 all-conference selections, including first-team honorees Carter, Hamby, senior offensive lineman Mark Bohanan and senior cornerback Calvin Ford (Howard). Junior quarterback Joey Jones (Eastern Tech) was named Salisbury's Empire 8 Sportsman of the Year.
Van Allen is top D-III coach in women's cross country
Coach Bobby Van Allen was voted as U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Women's Coach of the Year after leading Johns Hopkins to its second straight NCAA Division III championship Saturday. Van Allen won the award last year, too, after leading the Blue Jays to the school's first women's national title.
Women's soccer: Navy senior goalkeeper Elizabeth Hoerner was named to the Capital One Academic All-America first team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Hoerner led the Mids to a 15-4-0 mark and finished the year second in the Patriot League with a 0.53 goals-against average and fourth with an .853 save percentage. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his or her current institution and be nominated by his or her sports information director.
Men's soccer: Navy's Zach Davis was selected to the Capital One Academic All-America third team.
Men's swimming and diving: Towson senior Alex Cohen was named Colonial Athletic Association Diver of the Week. Cohen earned the award after he led the Tigers (8-1) to a victory over McDaniel on Saturday. He broke his school record in the 1-meter dive by scoring 307.13 points, nearly nine points higher than his previous mark. He also won the 3-meter event.
Women's swimming and diving: After setting season bests in both diving competitions at the Patriot Invitational, UMBC sophomore Corinna Darelius was selected as America East Diver of the Week. She earned a silver medal in the 3-meter competition and placed fifth in the 1-meter event at the three-day invitational at George Mason.
Athletics: UMBC athletics is second in the race for the America East Commissioner's Cup.
Texas player Welding plans to play lacrosse for Terps
Sophomore long-stick midfielder-defenseman Jack Welding of Southlake Carroll in Southlake, Texas, has committed orally to play lacrosse at Maryland. The 6-foot, 175-pound left-hander started all 13 games as a freshman, scooping up 47 ground balls and compiling three assists. He also considered Denver, Marquette and High Point.
More lacrosse recruiting: Boys' Latin defenseman Matt Sacks has committed to Furman. The 6-2, 180-pound prospect was a member of the Baltimore team that won a title at the Under Armour Underclass Games. ... Midfielder Jackson Mumford of Stephen Decatur in Berlin has committed to Towson.
Ravens: Safety James Ihedigbo is hosting his Cruise & Casino Charity event Dec. 9 in Baltimore. The event, which will help benefit his charitable foundation, "Hope Africa USA," will feature a red carpet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. with several Ravens players. For more information, contact Linda Luna at email@example.com or go to hopeafricausa.org.
Minor league basketball: The Bay Area Shuckers (3-0) will host D.C. Funkhouse (0-2) on Saturday. The Shuckers will attempt to win four straight for the first time in franchise history. Children 12 and under will be admitted free.
NHL: The Washington Capitals reassigned defenseman Dmitry Orlov to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League. Orlov, 22, ranks first among Hershey defensemen in points this season, earning nine points (three goals, six assists) in 10 games.
Soccer: All three D.C. United academy teams had victories against the Richmond Strikers over the weekend. The U-18s (6-2-3) defeated the Strikers, 2-0. The U-16s (4-3-4) scored eight goals in their shutout victory. Alex Cerritos led the U-14s (9-2-1) with three goals en route to a 5-2 win.
—From Sun staff and news services