Blast's Lookingland named MISL Player of the Week
Blast defender Mike Lookingland was named the Major Indoor Soccer League Player of the Week after he totaled five goals in road victories against the St. Louis Ambush and Missouri Comets. Lookingland was joined on the Team of the Week by Blast forward Tony Donatelli, who had a goal and three assists in the two victories. Baltimore's Lucas Roque and William Vanzela received honorable mention.
Morgan State's Kemp to enter MEAC Hall of Fame
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference will induct former Morgan State softball player Tanisha Kemp into its Hall of Fame. Kemp was a four-time All-MEAC first-team selection and twice was an All-American. She was the school's Female Athlete of the Year in 1998 and holds several school records, including career batting average (.444), home runs (31) and hits (171) and single-season batting average (.515), home runs (11) and hits (55).
Player of the week: Towson junior Missy McCormick was named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week.
Linebacker Petty leaving after 2 seasons
Maryland linebacker Shawn Petty, who started four games at quarterback in 2012, is leaving the program after two seasons, coach Randy Edsall said Tuesday via his Twitter account. Petty played in all 13 games last season and made 24 tackles and two sacks. Petty stepped in as a freshman in 2012 and played quarterback after injuries knocked out the four players ahead of him at the position. Petty was unavailable for comment and his father, Rayford — who coaches at Howard — did not immediately return a phone message. Edsall also said offensive lineman Dylan O'Connor will transfer after the semester and Ricardo Young, a quarterback-turned-receiver, will graduate in the spring.
Spring practice: Edsall said wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long won't be ready for spring practice, which begins early next month. Diggs and Long — who suffered leg fractures Oct. 19 — weren't expected to return in time for the spring but are expected to be ready for next season. Other players Edsall said will miss spring practice are defensive backs Milan Collins, Elvis Dennah and Jarrett Ross; defensive linemen Kingsley Opara and Ty Tucker; and offensive lineman Derwin Gray.
St. Mary's LaGuerre honored for off-court work
St. Mary's guard Nick LaGuerre (Lansdowne) was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Good Works Team — an off-the-court honor recognizing college basketball players for their community involvement. LaGuerre mentors and tutors students at an elementary school, raises diabetes awareness in the community and delivers turkey dinners and canned goods to families in need.
Women's basketball: Albany earned a 56-46 victory over UMBC as the Great Danes improved to 21-3 and 11-0 America East and the host Retrievers fell to 2-21 and 1-10 and extended their losing streak to 11games. The Great Danes' Megan Craig and UMBC's Sara Tarbert each scored 23 points.
Basketball schedule changes: Loyola Maryland, Navy and St. Mary's doubleheaders have moved up their start times because of the threat of snow. The Greyhounds women will host Lafaytte at 5 p.m. today and the men will face the host Leopards at the same time. The Mids men (away) and women (home) will play Bucknell at 6p.m. York's games at St. Mary's have been moved up 90 minutes, with the women playing at 4:30 p.m. and the men at 6:30 p.m.
Men's lacrosse: In a preseason poll of Landmark Conference head coaches, Goucher was picked to win the conference championship. The Gophers garnered 42 points to sit atop the poll for the fourth consecutive year.
Women's lacrosse: With two first-place votes in the Northeast Conference preseason coaches poll, Mount St. Mary's was selected to finish second. Bryant, picked first, received six of the possible eight first-place votes.
Women's tennis: Duke's Beatrice Capra of Ellicott City was named one of this week's Atlantic Coast Conference Tennis Players of the Week.
Engram named Ravens wide receivers coach
The Ravens have hired Bobby Engram as their wide receivers coach, head coach John Harbaugh announced. Engram spent the past two seasons as wide receivers coach at the University of Pittsburgh. He began his coaching career as an offensive assistant with the San Francisco 49ers in 2011. Before becoming a coach, Engram, 41, played for 14 years as a wideout with the Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs.
Triathlon: TriColumbia canceled the Rocky Gap Triathlon scheduled for May 31 at Rocky Gap State Park in Flintstone, citing problems with the course.