Five Terps named to All-America field hockey teams

Maryland's Brown, Robinson earn ACC football honors

December 03, 2013|Sports Digest

College field hockey

Five Terps named to All-America teams

Maryland junior midfielder Maxine Fluharty, senior goalkeeper Natalie Hunter, senior defender Ali McEvoy, sophomore defender Sarah Sprink and senior forward Jill Witmer were named to National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-America teams on Monday. McEvoy and Witmer, the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive and Offensive Players of the Year, respectively, made the first team, while Hunter was chosen to the second team. Fluharty and Sprink earned third-team honors. Maryland had more All-Americans than any other ACC team. Witmer is the sixth four-time All-American in Maryland history and first since Katie O'Donnell was honored from 2007 to 2010.

More field hockey: St. Mary's freshman Brady Wolf (McDonogh) earned a spot on the All-Rookie Team released by Synapse Sports Friday afternoon. Wolf was the team's leading scorer with 11 goals and 24 points.

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Maryland's Brown, Robinson earn ACC football honors

Maryland senior quarterback C.J. Brown was named the ACC Co-Offensive Back of the Week, and junior linebacker Matt Robinson (Atholton) was selected as Linebacker of the Week. Brown accounted for five touchdowns in Maryland's 41-21 win over North Carolina State on Saturday, rushing for three scores and passing for two. Robinson totaled a career-high 17 tackles, including a personal-best 3.5 1/2 tackles for loss.

More football: Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs and linebackers Marcus Whitfield and Cole Farrand received All-ACC honorable mention. ... Division III McDaniel seniors Mike Cousar and Joe Rollins will play in the fourth annual National Bowl on Sunday at Florida International in Miami. Rollins, a running back, finished the season with 1,374 rushing yards to lead the conference, earning Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Year honor. Cousar, an outside linebacker, received honorable mention. ... Penn State sophomore tackle Donovan Smith (Owings Mills) earned All-Big Ten honorable mention. ... Virginia Tech freshman cornerback Kendall Fuller (Mount St. Joseph's) was named ACC Defensive Back of the Week.

Women's basketball: UMBC freshman forward Sara Tarbert earned her second America East Rookie of the Week honors of the season. Tarbert shot 50 percent from the floor and averaged 14.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists over three games last week. Marymount senior guard Katelyn Fischer (Seton Keough) was named Capital Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week.

Kara Marshall

Charity: The Goucher men's basketball program will host its second annual fundraiser for former player Damon Brooks on Saturday when it begins Landmark Conference play against the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Last year, over $5,000 was raised for Brooks, who suffered a spinal cord injury in an off-court incident in April 2012. Tickets for Saturday's doubleheader are $5, and all proceeds will go toward his rehabilitation. The men's game begins at 5 p.m., followed by the women's at 7.

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McNemar steps down as South River girls coach

South River girls lacrosse coach Kim McNemar, who coached five seasons and led the Seahawks to the program's first state title in 2010, has stepped down because of family obligations. McNemar compiled a 73-15 record in five seasons, highlighted by the Class 4A-3A state championship season in 2010. All interested applicants should email South River athletic director David Klingel at dklingel@aacps.org.

Glenn Graham

Women's college lacrosse: Northwestern women's coach Kelly Amonte Hiller (Maryland) has been named a member of Crain's Chicago Business' 2013 class of "40 Under 40" honorees. The annual honor roll, released Sunday, recognizes the most noteworthy and accomplished Chicago-area leaders from across all sectors of business and industry. After taking over the Wildcats program in 2001 and overseeing its return to Division I the next year, Amonte Hiller led it to seven NCAA championships in eight seasons from 2005 to 2012.

Major League Soccer: Despite winning only three of 34 MLS matches this season, D.C. United has decided to retain coach Ben Olsen and general manager Dave Kasper. Club management reached the decision over the weekend after a monthlong review and evaluation of the pair's strategic plans to turn around the team after a 3-24-7 campaign, a source close to the situation said Monday.

Steven Goff, The Washington Post

More soccer: D.C. United and Italian club Inter Milan announced a collaborative agreement to form a strategic partnership. The partnership, which will include the sharing of team, organizational and competitive best practices. D.C. United co-owner Erick Thohir is president of Inter Milan.

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