Women's college soccer
JHU's Kronick is D-III South ECAC Offensive Player of Year again
Johns Hopkins junior Hannah Kronick was named Division III South women's soccer Offensive Player of the Year for a second consecutive season by the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Kronick repeats as the award winner after a season in which she tied for 10th nationally in points (54) and tied for 13th in goals (22). She led the Blue Jays to their second straight appearance in the NCAA quarterfinals, and in the process became Hopkins' all-time leader in goals and points. For her efforts, Kronick was chosen to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America first team.
Other honor: Salisbury sophomore Tabitha Brown was selected to the ECAC South women's second team on defense.
Davis saves game for STX in LXM Pro win over Maverik
After an early hand injury to starting goalie Matt Russell (Navy), Maxx Davis (Friends, UMBC) moved from his usual midfield spot to the cage, making 15 saves to lead Team STX to a 19-13 win over Maverik United on the LXM Pro Tour on Saturday. The game was played at Cocoa (Fla.) High, near Cape Canaveral on Florida's eastern coast. Earning game Most Valuable Player honors, Davis put to use his skills from his days playing goalie earlier in his career and from shooting practices in net with fellow teammates such as Kyle Harrison (Friends, Johns Hopkins) throughout the 2013 Tour. Sam Bradman (Salisbury) scored a team-high five goals in the win, while Harrison added four and an assist and Max Ritz (Maryland) chipped in three goals and two assists. Ignited by Davis' first few saves in the second quarter, Team STX went on a six-goal streak, with Bradman getting a natural hat trick, Geoff Worley ripping a behind-the-back goal off a look from Xander Ritz (Maryland), and Xander's brother and fellow former Terp Max scoring off a swim dodge from up top. Maverik's Erik Krum (Salisbury) broke the streak with his fifth goal of the night, and STX led 11-7 at halftime. STX scored four unanswered goals late in the third quarter, from Harrison, his fourth of the night; Max Ritz, who had two in the run; and Mike Von Kamecke (Salisbury), who is from Winter Park, about 45 minutes from Cocoa. With STX leading the series 6-3, the LXM Pro Tour will resume Jan. 4 in Del Mar, Calif., at the Adrenaline Challenge.
College women: Inside Lacrosse ranked several area teams in its Face-Off Yearbook Top 20. Among them are No. 2 Maryland, No. 11 Loyola Maryland, No. 13 Navy, No. 19 Johns Hopkins and No. 20 Towson.
Mount St. Joseph wins Gonzaga Classic hoops title
No. 3 Mount St. Joseph had four players score in double figures as it won the Gonzaga D.C. Classic championship game against Cesar Chavez (D.C.) on Sunday, 71-58. Jordan McNeil scored a game-high 22 points for the Gaels and won tournament MVP honors. The Gaels outscored the Eagles 26-11 in the fourth quarter.
More varsity boys basketball: Host No.9 Calvert Hall defeated Mount Carmel, 67-36. Evan Phoenix had a game-high 15 points for the Cardinals (8-1). The Cardinals led 32-19 at the half. ... Justin Kane had a team-high 26 points to help No. 11 Archbishop Spalding (3-4) defeat Archbishop Carroll (Washington) 69-38. Jourdan Grant chipped in 14 points for the Cavaliers.
Varsity girls basketball: Visiting No. 2 McDonogh trailed by 17 at halftime and lost to Neumann Goretti (Pa.), 49-36. Brianna Jacobs had 10 rebounds to go along with her team-leading 12 points for the Eagles in the Tina Thompson She Got Game Classic. ... No. 3 Roland Park relied on Michala Clay, who led the Reds with 18 points and nine rebounds in a 61-56 win over St. Hubert (Pa.) in the Beast of the East tournament at Roland Park. ... No. 13 Seton Keough lost to Archbishop Carroll (Washington), 63-60. ... St. Mary's lost to Hill (Pa.), 49-46, in a third-round game at the Bullis Christmas Holiday Classic. Samantha Mocniak led the Saints (4-4) with 27 points.
Men's college basketball: Andrew Merlo's 27-point performance helped give Division III McDaniel (5-3) a win over visiting Lebanon Valley, 79-73. The Flying Dutchmen dropped to 1-6.
Women's college basketball: Visiting UMES lost to No. 20 Oklahoma, 105-46. The Hawks fell to 3-6, while the Sooners improved to 7-3. ... Despite a 17-3 run in the fourth quarter by Coppin State (4-5), host Miami (6-3) won the game, 63-58. Larrisa Carter was the only Eagle to reach double figures, scoring 20 points. ... Stevenson junior Kyarra Harmon got a double double with 13 points and 12 rebounds, but visiting Virginia Wesleyan beat the Mustangs, 72-56, in Division III play. Stevenson is 4-4, and the Marlins' record is 7-2 after the win.
Youth tennis: Francis Tiafoe, 15, of College Park, became the youngest player in history to win the Orange Bowl International Boys' 18s after defeating Stefan Kozlov, 7-6 (7-3), 0-6, 6-3. Past winners include Roger Federer, Andy Roddick and Jim Courier.
—From Sun staff and news services