Maryland expected to promote Warren to vacant assistant position

May 19, 2014|Sports Digest

Maryland is expected to promote recently hired director of basketball operations Cliff Warren to assistant coach, with an official announcement to come later this week, according to media reports. Warren will replace Scott Spinelli, who left the Terps for Boston College last month. Dustin Clark, who had served as the team's previous director of operations, was named assistant coach after former assistant Dalonte Hill resigned in November following his second DUI charge while with the Terps. Warren, a former Georgia Tech assistant, spent nine seasons as head coach at Jacksonville.

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Salisbury advanced to the Division III College World Series with a win in Marietta, Ohio, over No. 20 Case Western, 3-2. Brett Collacchi allowed 10 hits and two earned runs with one strikeout and one walk in eight innings. Sea Gulls right fielder Kyle Hayman went 3-for-4 with one run scored, and designated hitter Pete Grasso and left fielder Jordan Gowe added runs as well. Salisbury advances to play Cortland State at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Appleton, Wis.

Table tennis: Charlene Xiaoying Liu of Germantown won the bronze medal in women's singles (ages 60-64) at the World Veterans Table Tennis Games. She defeated seven players before losing in the semifinals to Larisa Andreeva of Russia.

College women's lacrosse: Salisbury goalkeeper Ashton Wheatley, midfielder Bethany Baer (Westminster) and defender Laura Maskell (Marriotts Ridge) were named first-team Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Americans. Wheatley has allowed 13 goals through three games for a 4.76 goals-against average in the NCAA tournament. Baer has scored a team-high 11 goals with three assists and has won a team-high 12 draw controls. Maskell has forced two turnovers, picked up two ground balls and won nine draw controls. The defending NCAA champion Sea Gulls will take on No. 5 Amherst in the national semifinals at 4 p.m. Saturday in Gettysburg, Pa. … Franklin & Marshall attacker Caroline Krohn (Towson) earned third-team IWLCA All-America honors for the second straight year. Krohn led the Diplomats attack in goals (54), assists (24) and points (78). … Washington College midfielder Emily Hubley was named a first-team IWLCA All-American. Hubley led the Shorewomen with 51 goals, 60 points, 68 draw controls and 18 caused turnovers while tying for first in ground balls with 26.

WNBA: Alyssa Thomas (Maryland) scored 12 points on 5-for-14 shooting in the Connecticut Sun's overtime loss Sunday night to the Minnesota Lynx, 90-87. The forward had eight rebounds and two assists in 35 minutes as the Sun fell to 0-2.

Major League Lacrosse: New York Lizards defenseman Joe Fletcher (Loyola Maryland) was named Defensive Player of the Week. Fletcher collected two ground balls and helped hold the Ohio Machine to single digits in his MLL debut as the Lizards won, 11-9.

Minor league baseball: Bowie Baysox first baseman Christian Walker was named Eastern League Player of the Week after hitting .458 (11-for-24) for the week with three doubles, two home runs, six RBIs and five runs scored. … Frederick Keys right-hander Parker Bridwell was named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week. He allowed one hit and two walks while striking out a season-high eight batters in a career-high 81/3 1/3 innings last Tuesday as the Keys beat the Potomac Nationals, 7-0.

College football: Maryland senior offensive lineman Sal Conaboy was named to the 2014 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List. The award is presented annually to the most outstanding center in the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision. Conaboy anchored a unit that helped the Terps offense pass for 3,231 yards in 2013. … Hampton sophomore defensive lineman Miles Grooms was named to the 2014 College Football Performance Awards Football Championship Subdivision Awards Watch List. Grooms was named first-team All- Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference last season after ranking second in the conference in sacks and tackles for losses.

Patriot League: Navy finished with 148 points to win the league's Presidents' Cup for the second time in three years, finishing ahead of Boston University (144.75) in the overall standings.

Soccer: Two-time defending national champion Christos FC's Over-30 team (Baltimore) rallied from a 3-1 deficit to defeat United SC (Va.), 4-3, to reach its third straight Region 1 title game. The final will be played June 15 at the Ukrainian American Sports Center in North Wales, Pa.

College track and field: The UMES men's and women's teams placed 14th and 20th, respectively, at the Eastern College Athletic Conference/Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America championships at Princeton.

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