Maryland senior forward Alyssa Thomas was named Monday to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association's All-America Team for the third straight season. The Harrisburg, Pa., native was honored as an All-American in her sophomore and junior seasons. Thomas is Maryland's all-time leading scorer among both men and women. She leads the Terps this season in scoring (19.1 points per game), rebounds (11.0 per game), steals (50) and assists (140). Her 64 doubledoubles are a program record, and she leads the NCAA in triple doubles this season, with four.
Division I men: UMES junior forward Ishaq Pitt was named a finalist for the 2014 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award. Pitt is among a group of 16 finalists being considered for the award, as published in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
Men's college lacrosse
Runkel and Fletcher grab Patriot League honors
Loyola Maryland seniors Jack Runkel and Joe Fletcher were named the Patriot League Goalkeeper and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively for the fifth and fourth times this season. Runkel's fifth weekly award matches the most weekly awards any player in the conference has earned in a single season, tying Army goalkeepers Adam Fullerton and Tom Palesky in 2008 and 2011, respectively. No player has won any Patriot League weekly award six times. Fletcher's awards are more than any other player in league history for Defensive Player of the Week honors. Runkel made 12 saves on 20 shots on goal in a 10-8 win Saturday at Colgate to help the top-ranked Greyhounds move to 9-1 overall and 5-0 in the Patriot League. Over Loyola's past eight games, Runkel has a 5.93 goals-against average. He has a 60.7 save percentage this season coupled with a 7.24 goals-against average. Division III: Salisbury junior attackman Mike Kane earned Capital Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors. Kane scored a career-high five goals in the Sea Gulls' 10-7 victory over Mary Washington over the weekend.