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Men's college soccer
Caringi, Mullins are 1st-team All-Americans
UMBC senior soccer forward Pete Caringi III (Calvert Hall) and Maryland senior forward Patrick Mullins were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division I All-America first team. Caringi is the Retrievers' first first-team selection. UMBC junior defender Oumar Ballo (Archbishop Curley/CCBC-Essex) made the second team, and UMBC senior midfielder Kadeem Dacres and Navy junior defender Joseph Greenspan made the third team. York (Pa.) senior defender Aaron Beale (Archbishop Curley) made the Division III first team.
Men's college lacrosse
Mount St. Mary's Johnson to be NJIT's first head coach
Division I's newest men's lacrosse program, NJIT, has picked Mount St. Mary's assistant Travis Johnson as its first head coach. Before taking over as the defensive coordinator at Mount, Johnson spent two stints at Penn State before and after a two-year campaign at Stony Brook. A 2000 graduate of RIT, Johnson also spent time in the National Lacrosse League as a player with the Rochester Knighthawks.
West, Pike among 7 Tigers honored by Beyond Sports
Seven Towson football players were named to the All-America teams selected by Beyond Sports Network. Junior running back Terrance West (Northwestern) and senior tackle Eric Pike made the first team. Senior linebacker Telvion Clark, senior cornerback Jordan Love and sophomore fullback Emmanuel Holder (Calvert Hall) made the second team. Junior defensive end Ryan Delaire made the third team. Senior tackle Randall Harris was an honorable mention selection.
Field hockey: Salisbury junior midfielder Summer Washburn was named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Mid-Atlantic second team, the conference announced.
Men's water polo: Johns Hopkins (21-10) tied Whitter for No. 1 in the final Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III poll of the season.
Women's swimming: Johns Hopkins junior Ana Bogdanovski was named the Bluegrass Mountain Conference and CollegeSwimming.com Swimmer of the Week.
Pitcher Floyd close to deal, but not with Orioles
Free-agent right-hander Gavin Floyd (Mount St. Joseph), who is coming off season-ending elbow surgery, is close to signing a one-year deal with an undisclosed club not believed to be the Orioles, according to an industry source. The Orioles' interest in the 30-year-old Floyd, a Severna Park native, dates to his high school days, and the team's most recent pursuit of the former Chicago White Sox pitcher included a meeting with Floyd this week during the winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Since it is unclear whether Floyd would be ready to pitch by Opening Day, he is expected to receive an incentive-laden deal.
For more of Eduardo A. Encina's blog post, go to baltimoresun.com/orioles.
Laurel Park: Apprentice Victor Carrasco rode two winners Friday at Laurel Park, giving him 201 victories this year. Carrasco, 21, who has won 37 races from 156 mounts (23 percent) in the past six weeks, won with Golden Rings ($3-Race 4) and Street Surprise ($6.20-Race 5). It was the 11th time in the past 15 racing days that Carrasco has produced a multiple-win afternoon at Laurel. He leads the fall standings with 57 victories. Carrasco tops North American apprentice riders in victories and earnings ($3,991,115). He ranks 13th overall in wins and 50th in earnings.
Major League Soccer: D.C. United picked up former U.S. youth international Conor Doyle in a permanent transfer from Derby County.