Navy men receive 5 regional honors from NSCAA
Navy men's soccer coach Dave Brandt was selected as the Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, and four Midshipmen were named to the All-Mid-Atlantic Region team. Sophomore forward Jamie Dubyoski (Loyola) and junior defender Joseph Greenspan were chosen to the All-Region first team, while senior midfielder Martin Sanchez and sophomore defender Derek Vogel were named to the second team.
More men's soccer: UMBC seniors Pete Caringi III (Calvert Hall) and Kadeem Dacres were among the 50 NCAA Division I college seniors invited to the 2014 Adidas Major League Soccer combine Jan. 10-14 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The MLS SuperDraft will take place Jan. 16 in Philadelphia. The 50 seniors were selected by a committee consisting of NCAA Division I coaches and MLS representatives.
National Women's Soccer League: Owners cleared the way for Houston to become the home to the ninth team in the year-old league. An announcement is expected as early as today. The team will play at BBVA Compass Stadium, the home of the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer. Team officials will have to move quickly to build a coaching staff and roster and begin marketing and branding. The draft is Jan. 17 in Philadelphia. The league will sort out new player allocations from the U.S., Canadian and Mexican national teams soon. The season is expected to begin in April. With nine teams, at least one will have a bye each weekend. According to one source, Houston probably will pick fifth in the draft, behind the teams that failed to qualify for the playoffs this season: Washington, Seattle, Chicago and Boston.
—Steven Goff, The Washington Post
Jockey Club unveils new logo for Black-Eyed Susan
The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled a new logo for Black-Eyed Susan Day, which will be held May16 at Pimlico Race Course. Black-Eyed Susan Day, held annually on the third Friday in May, is the second-biggest day on the Maryland racing calendar in terms of purses, attendance and handle, trailing only Preakness Day. First run as the Pimlico Oaks in 1919, the Grade II Black-Eyed Susan Stakes for 3-year-old fillies is the co-headliner on a 13-race card. Next year's race will mark the debut of Empowerment 360, a year-round fundraising concept to support women through mentoring workshops. The plan is to have multiple workshops throughout the year building up to Black-Eyed Susan Day. "This is an opportunity to recruit and engage a younger audience by making a positive impact in the community," Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas said.
Terps to host 2014 field hockey championship
Maryland was selected to host the 2014 Division I NCAA field hockey championship, which will be held Nov. 21 and 23 at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex in College Park. The Terps have appeared in 17 final fours, including the past six. Tickets will go on sale next summer. Michigan will host the 2015 final four, while Old Dominion and Louisville will host in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
More field hockey: Salisbury coach Dawn Chamberlin was named National Field Hockey Coaches Association South Region Coach of the Year. Chamberlin guided the Sea Gulls to a 17-4 record and the program's sixth appearance in the NCAA title game.
Men's indoor track and field: Mount St. Mary's Kody Wilson (North Carroll) was named Northeast Conference Track Athlete of the Week, and teammate Julian Woods (Century) was chosen as Rookie of the Week.
Women's swimming: Elaina Kohles (John Carroll) was picked as Capital Athletic Conference Women's Swimmer of the Week.
—From Sun staff and news services