UMBC's Rodney Elliott (Carroll) wins fifth straight league Rookie of the Week honor

Towson men's lacrosse's Seider named CAA Rookie of the Week

February 11, 2014|Sports Digest

Men's College Basketball

UMBC's Elliott garners school-record fifth weekly rookie honor

UMBC freshman guard Rodney Elliott (John Carroll) was named America East Conference Rookie of the Week for the fifth time this season, a school record. Elliott surpassed Chauncey Gilliam, who earned four league first-year accolades in the 2009-10 season. Elliot tied his season high with 26 points against UMass Lowell on Saturday. He also led the Retrievers with 21 points in a victory over New Hampshire three days earlier. Elliott has scored 20 or more points in three consecutive games. He ranks third in the conference in points per game (15), fourth in assists per game (3.6), seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.0), eighth in field-goal percentage (45.1 percent) and ninth in steals per game (1.3).

More Division I: Morgan State center Ian Chiles was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week after collecting 13 rebounds and 11 blocked shots in games against Hampton and Norfolk State. During the Bears' matchup against the Spartans on Saturday, he finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high nine blocked shots. … Delaware guard Davon Usher (Digital Harbor) received Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week honors after averaging 33.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 steals in wins against Northeastern and College of Charleston. The senior scored a game-high 25 points in the Blue Hens' 80-67 victory over Northeastern and followed with career highs of 42 points and seven steals as Delaware rallied from a 20-point deficit to defeat College of Charleston.

Division III: Salisbury forward Dominic Milburn (Montrose Christian) was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the second week in a row. The senior led the Sea Gulls to wins over Christopher Newport and Mary Washington, ranked No. 12 in Division III, scoring a career-high 27 points against the Eagles. Milburn recorded an average of 19 points, 4.5 rebounds and three assists over the two contests.

Men's College Lacrosse

Towson's Seider named CAA Rookie of the Week

Towson attackman Joe Seider (Hereford) received CAA Rookie of the Week honors after recording four points during his college debut in the Tigers' 11-8 season-opening win over High Point. The rookie scored a hat trick and recorded one assist in the victory. Seider's three goals came on five shot attempts.

More Division I: No. 1 Syracuse blew out Siena, 19-7, at home in its season opener. Attackman Dylan Donahue's eight goals and attackman Kevin Rice's eight assists both fell one short of tying the school's all-time single-game records. Eleven additional players scored for the Orange, while attackman Richie Hurley recorded four goals for the Saints.

College Softball

Three Towson players receive all-tourney honors

Towson infielder Hailey Balk, pitcher/outfielder Missy McCormick and outfielder Maureen Hepner were named to the USC Upstate Classic All-Tournament team after the Tigers' 3-1 record over the weekend. Balk batted .438 and scored a team-high eight runs over the four games. McCormick led the Tigers with 13 RBIs in the tournament, tying a school record with six RBIs against N.C. Central and batting .533 with two home runs in the tournament. She also pitched seven innings for the Tigers in a win over Youngstown State, allowing one earned run. Hepner led the team with a 1.231 slugging percentage and finished the tournament with two home runs and eight RBIs.

Men's College Lacrosse

Towson's Seider named CAA Rookie of the Week

Towson attackman Joe Seider (Hereford) received CAA Rookie of the Week honors after recording four points during his college debut in the Tigers' 11-8 season-opening win over High Point. The rookie scored a hat trick and recorded one assist in the victory. Seider's three goals came on five shot attempts.

More Division I: No. 1 Syracuse blew out Siena, 19-7, at home in its season opener. Attackman Dylan Donahue's eight goals and attackman Kevin Rice's eight assists both fell one short of tying the school's all-time single-game records. Eleven other players scored for the Orange, while attackman Richie Hurley recorded four goals for the Saints.

Et Cetera

Doug Williams hired as Redskins front-office exec

The Washington Redskins have hired Doug Williams, the team's former Super Bowl-winning quarterback, as a front office personnel executive, franchise officials confirmed. Williams rejoins the franchise to work for general manager Bruce Allen, whom he had previously worked under with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Mark Maske, The Washington Post

Orioles: Mid-Atlantic Sports Network announced that a seventh game has been added to its Orioles spring training broadcast schedule: March 19 at 1 p.m. against the Tampa Bay Rays at Ed Smith Stadium on MASN HD.

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