Bobby Collins named men's coach at UMES
Bobby Collins left Winston-Salem State on Tuesday to become men's basketball coach at UMES, agreeing to a four-year contract with a base salary of $135,000. Collins, 48, spent eight seasons with the Rams, averaging nearly 20 wins per season the past four years and qualifying for the NCAA Division II tournament in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Previously, he coached Hampton, where he was the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2005. His team won the conference tournament the following season, earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I tournament. Collins teaches an offense that emphasizes fast-break scoring and uses man-to-man defense roughly two-thirds of the time.
Women: Marymount senior guard Katelyn Fischer (Seton Keough) was named the Virginia State Sports Information Directors College Division Women's Basketball Player of the Year. This is her third year receiving the honor.
Season-high 16 hits help Terps rout Geo. Mason, 11-0
Maryland (20-10) scored eight runs in the first four innings and totaled a season-high 16 hits in an 11-0 baseball victory over host George Mason (17-11). Ten Terps had hits and five had multi-hit games, led by Brandon Lowe, who finished 3-for-5 with two RBIs. The pitching staff posted its Atlantic Coast Conference-leading sixth shutout of the season behind five strong innings from starter Jake Drossner.
More baseball: Redshirt freshman Kevin Ross pitched six shutout innings, but visiting Towson (14-13) squandered a 3-0 lead and lost, 4-3, to Delaware State (15-10). ... Salisbury moved up three spots to No. 19 in the American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate Baseball Division III poll but dropped three spots to No. 17 in the D3baseball.com poll.
Men's lacrosse: Rosemont sophomore Steve Licata (Lutheran) was named the Colonial States Athletic Conference Player of the Week. He scored seven goals Saturday, tying his program record and helping the Ravens defeat Immaculata, 13-12.
Men's tennis: Salisbury junior Daniel Albers Steven Boslet was named Capital Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week.
Women's tennis: Salisbury sophomore Natalie Savage was named the CAC Player of the Week.
Men's track and field: UMBC swept the America East Performer of the Week awards for the second time this season with senior Trae Proctor and sophomore Vincent Rentzsch earning track and field honors, respectively. ... UMBC is ranked eighth in the Mid-Atlantic region in the first United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll of the outdoor season.
Women's track and field: Jessica McClelland Salisbury freshman Sarah Taylor (Chesapeake-Anne Arundel) was named CAC Field Athlete of the Week.
14 area high school athletes entered in Penn Relays
The Penn Relays high school individual event field includes 14 athletes from the Baltimore metropolitan area. The field includes 30 athletes from Maryland high schools, who will compete in events ranging from the mile run to the shot put. Four All-Metro Player of the Year winners from this academic year were included among the 14 local athletes who earned spots in the relays. Entrants include Mikey Singer (McDonogh), Ryan Forsyth (Severna Park), Tyler Spear (Loyola), Lawrence Cager III (Calvert Hall), Nick Neral (Century), Michael Francis (Digital Harbor), Landrie Hatcher (Mount St. Joseph), Andrew Robinson (McDonogh), Ellie Gonzalez (Catholic), Isabel Griffith (Dulaney), Isabella Laurel (South Carroll), Reilly Wagner (South River), Olivia Gruver (Franklin) and Bria Hill (Long Reach). The meet is April 24-26 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.
Ice skating: Nathan Birch and Tim Murphy will host a "Class Reunion" to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Next Ice Age, a local dance company on ice, Friday and Saturday. On Friday, there will be a cocktail reception from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hotel Monaco Baltimore (2 N. Charles St.) with appearances by skating legends Brian Boitano and JoJo Starbuck, among others. On Saturday, from 2 to 6 p.m., there will be a skating presentation, a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest on-ice skating class, and a patron skating session with tips from members of the Next Ice Age at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel (13800 Old Gunpowder Road). Tickets are $150 for the entire weekend and $50 for Saturday rink events only. For more information, go to thenexticeage.org/reunion.
NFL: The Washington Redskins have signed free-agent punter Blake Clingan, according to his agent, David Canter. Washington released Sav Rocca in March, and in January added free agent Robert Malone, a third-year pro. Clingan played for Central Florida and concluded his college career in 2010.
—Mike Jones, The Washington Post