Former Terps basketball assistant Spinelli takes position at Boston College

No. 5 Johns Hopkins men blow out Mount St. Mary's, 17-2

April 15, 2014|Sports Digest

Scott Spinelli, formerly an assistant under Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon, has accepted an assistant coaching position at Boston College. Spinelli worked as an assistant under Turgeon at Wichita State (2006-07), Texas A&M (2007-11) and Maryland (2011-14). "Scott and I have known each other for a long time and have worked together for the last eight years," Turgeon said in a release. "He is an outstanding coach and recruiter and has been a great member of my staff while at Wichita State, Texas A&M and Maryland. This is a great personal and professional opportunity for Scott and it's a chance for his family to move back to the New England region. Scott's been a great friend and I wish him, his wife Lynn, and his family the very best."

College lacrosse

Johns Hopkins men blow out Mount St. Mary's, 17-2

No. 5 Johns Hopkins cruised by host Mount St. Mary's, 17-2, behind hat tricks from senior attacker Brandon Benn and freshman attacker Jack Grass. Junior attacker Wells Stanwick (Boys' Latin) had six assists for the Blue Jays (8-3). Hopkins led 8-0 at halftime and 12-0 before the Mountaineers (0-14) scored. Eleven different Blue Jays scored in the game, and they outshot the Mount 57-14.

More men: UMBC sophomore midfielder Pat Young was named America East Conference Co-Player of the Week. ... Loyola Maryland faceoff specialist Graham Savio was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week.

Women: Towson senior attacker Ashleigh Rohrback (Westminster) won Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week honors. Tigers freshman defender Michelle Gildea was named Rookie of the Week. ... Loyola Maryland senior midfielder Marlee Paton was named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week. … The College of Notre Dame fell to Rutgers-Camden, 20-14. Sophomore Brittany Peddicord (Dulaney) had four goals for the Gators.

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Gaithersburg native tabbed to gymnastics Hall of Fame

Former Olympic gymnast Courtney Kupets , a fwas selected to the 2014 USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame class. The Gaithersburg native was a member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic team, which won a silver medal. At the Athens Olympics, she won the bronze medal in uneven bars and was a finalist in all-around and balance beam. Kupets was a member of the 2003 U.S. World Championships team, which won the country's first women's team gold medal. Her gold medal on the uneven bars at the 2002 World Championships was the first for an American woman since Shannon Miller in 1993. Kupets was a two-time U.S. all-around champion, winning consecutive titles in 2003 and 2004. Kupets will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Aug. 22 in Pittsburgh.

College baseball: Towson freshman pitcher Bruce Zimmerman (Loyola High) was named Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week. Zimmerman held Northeastern to one run on three hits over seven innings as Towson topped the Huskies, 3-1, on Saturday. He had a career-high eight strikeouts and didn't issue a walk as he improved to 4-3 on the season and lowered his ERA to 4.20. ... UMBC freshman outfielder Andrew Casali was named America East Rookie of the Week.

College softball: Towson junior Missy McCormick was named CAA Co-Pitcher of the Week. McCormick pitched a perfect game in the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday against Temple, leading Towson (20-17, 2-4 ) to a 7-0 victory. ... UMBC sophomore Danielle O'Neill (Southern) was named America East Player of the Week.

Men's college track & field: Johns Hopkins senior Andrew Carey was named Division III National Athlete of the Week after a record-breaking performance at the Hopkins/Loyola Invitational last weekend. Carey Blue Jays freshman pole vaulter Andew Bartnett won his second consecutive Centennial Conference Athlete of the Week honor. ... Navy senior Zack Duncavage was named Patriot League Field Athlete of the Week.

Club lacrosse: The Baltimore Hawks will hold tryouts for high school juniors, sophomores and freshmen from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 27 at Mustang Stadium on Stevenson's Owings Mills campus. The cost for the tryout is a nonrefundable $40. For more information, contact Tim Puls at 443-352-4298 or

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