Terps announce that Bernhardt brothers are returning to lacrosse staff
Maryland announced that brothers Jake and Jesse Bernhardt have returned to the men's lacrosse program as members of the coaching staff. Jesse will be the Terps' volunteer assistant coach, while Jake will serve as the program's director of lacrosse operations. Jesse Bernhardt will help with the Terps' overall defense, man-down unit and faceoff wings. He was a two-time All-America long-pole midfielder for Maryland from 2010 to 2013. He also is one of 52 players competing for a spot on the U.S. national team that will compete at the 2014 FIL World Championships in Colorado in July. Jake Bernhardt was a successful two-way midfielder who graduated in 2013 as well. ... Hofstra announced that coach Seth Tierney (Johns Hopkins) has agreed to a multi-year contract extension. In seven seasons, Tierney's teams have qualified for a school-record four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and five CAA tournaments. Tierney served as an assistant coach at Hofstra from 1995 through 2000 before leaving for a similar position at Hopkins.
Men's college basketball: Host Boston University (10-6, 3-0 Patriot League) led from start to finish and held cold-shooting Navy to a season scoring low in a 55-32 victory Tuesday. The Midshipmen (6-8, 1-2) made only 11 of 53 shots from the field (20.8 percent) in losing for the fifth time in their past six games. Grant Vermeer led the Midshipmen in scoring with seven points, while the Terriers' Maurice Watson Jr. and Cedric Hankerson led all scorers with 11 points apiece. For the fourth straight game, Navy was without leading scorer Tilman Dunbar (11.5 points per game), who has been suspended indefinitely.
College wrestling: Maryland senior Jimmy Sheptock was named Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Sheptock notched six straight victories over the holiday period, winning the 184-pound title at the Ken Kraft Midlands Championships. At the Midlands, Sheptock won five matches and became the first Maryland wrestler to win a title at the tournament since 2009. Ranked third nationally across most polls headed into the championships, Sheptock defeated No. 2 Ethen Lofthouse of Iowa with a takedown in sudden victory to capture the title. The win, combined with a major decision victory over Domenic Abouander in a dual against Michigan, lifted Sheptock to No. 1 at 184 pounds in the InterMat and Wrestling Report individual rankings. He is now 18-0 on the season, with four victories over ranked opponents.
—From Sun staff and news services