Guard Marshall leaving Towson basketball program
Freshman guard Marquis Marshall, the son of former Connecticut star and NBA journeyman Donyell Marshall, is leaving the Towson men's basketball program, coach Pat Skerry announced. "Marquis informed me today that he is leaving the Towson basketball program and will be looking for another school to continue his college career," Skerry said. "Marquis is a hard-working kid that played an important role on us winning 25 games this year. We wish him the best of luck moving forward." After redshirting for the 2012-13 season, Marshall averaged 1.4points in 25 games this past year. The freshman scored a season-high nine points on 3-for-4 shooting with a pair of triples in a win over Coppin State on Jan. 4.
Men's lacrosse: Kodie Englehart scored 1:52 into overtime to lift visiting Washington College (10-1, 5-0 Centennial Conference) to a 9-8 win over Ursinus (6-5, 2-2). ... Pat Bivons (Loyola) had four goals to lead McDaniel (5-7, 2-3 Centennial Conference) to a 14-11 decision over Swarthmore (4-7, 1-3). ... Blake Grudzien had three goals and two assists to lead 22 players who had either a goal or an assist as host Frostburg State (11-3) won, 24-4, over Southern Vigrinia (0-13). ... Joseph McCulloh (Winters Mill) made a school-record and Division III season-high 34 saves for host Hood (3-9, 0-4 Commonwealth Conference), which fell, 15-1, to Stevenson (11-1, 4-0).
Baseball: Freshman Brady Policelli had four hits, including his first home run, as Towson (15-13) earned a 5-3 win over host George Washington. ... Five pitchers combined to hold Maryland (20-11) to five hits and stranded 17 base runners as the Terps lost, 3-2, to visiting Mount St. Mary's (9-11). ... UMBC (7-18) used 13 hits and 12 walks to earn a 17-5 win over visiting Delaware State (15-11).
Swimming: Mitchell Donovan (Centennial) has earned a Fulbright scholarship to continue his work in environmental science. Donovan, a 2011 graduate from UMBC, swam freestyle from 2007 to 2011, and has since continued his studies at UMBC, working toward a master of science in geography and environmental science. He will travel to Finland to study the effects of sediment as a contaminant from agricultural land to Finnish streams, as well as the Baltic Sea. He will conduct his research for one year at the University of Turku along with other scientists in the area. Donovan then plans to return back to the United States, to Utah, to pursue a Ph.D. in watershed sciences.
Softball: Salisbury junior Rachel Johnson earned pitched her fourth career perfect game in a 10-0, five-inning victory over host Wesley, the opener of a doubleheader sweep. Earlier in the day, she received her third career National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III Pitcher of the Week award. The Sea Gulls (27-1) moved from No. 2 to No. 1 in the NFCA Division III poll.
Gilman's Ethan Coherd wins snowboarding medals
A 14-year-old Gilman snowboarder won silver and bronze medals in the United States of America Snowboard Association National Championships this month. Ethan Coherd finished second in the parallel slalom and third in the parallel giant slalom in Copper Mountain, Colo. His twin brother, Christian, finished 14th in slalom and 15th in giant slalom. Both train with the Ski Roundtop Racing Club in Lewisberry, Pa.
For more of Alexander Pyles' blog post on the Coherds, go to baltimoresun.com/varsity
Paralympic swimming: 2012 Paralympic Games gold medalists Jessica Long, Ian Silverman and Brad Snyder, all of Baltimore, will be among the 45 athletes competing at the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships on Aug. 6-10 in Pasadena, Calif., based on performances at the U.S. Paralympics Swimming Spring National Championships/Spring CanAm on March 27-29 in Miami. The swimmers include Becca Meyers of Timonium, who, like Long and Silverman, were world champions last year. Meyers and Silverman set world records last month in Miami.