Former Boys' Latin and Oklahoma wrestler Jerome Featherstone… (Gene Sweeney Jr. / Baltimore…)
Featherstone on card May 31 at Myers Pavilion
A middleweight bout between Baltimore's Jerome Featherstone and Washington's Francisco Bustos will highlight the Olympic-style "Snap Crackle & Pop" boxing card May 31 at Myers Pavilion. Featherstone, a former wrestler at Boys' Latin and Oklahoma State, won the 2013 Golden Gloves championship in the Maryland-Virginia-Washington region only 15 months after becoming a boxer. Baltimoreans Joel Baker and "J Rock" Braggs will meet in the co-feature. The undercard will include Adrian Stedding, Kevin Bowen and Donald Wallace. Advance tickets for the card, which is being presented by Jake "The Snake" Smith and Baltimore Boxing Promotions, start at $25 and can be purchased by calling 410-375-9175. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the opening bell is scheduled for 8.
4 Terps among IWLCA 1st-team All-Americans
Maryland's Taylor Cummings, Brooke Griffin, Kelly McPartland and Megan Douty, along with Johns Hopkins' Taylor D'Amore and three others with local ties, were named first-team All-Americans on Tuesday by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association. Sophomore midfielder Cummings, a McDonogh graduate and Tewaaraton Award finalist, is on the first team for a second year, while junior attacker Griffin (South River), junior midfielder McPartland and junior defender Douty, also a Tewaaraton finalist, are first-time All-Americans. D'Amore, a senior midfielder, was a second-team selection last season. The No. 1 Terps landed six players on the three Division I All-America teams, with senior midfielder Beth Glaros (Wilde Lake) on the second team and sophomore defender Alice Mercer (Century) on the third team. Also named to the first team: Duke senior defender Taylor Virden (McDonogh), Notre Dame senior defender Margaret Smith (McDonogh) and Virginia senior goalie Liz Colgan (Notre Dame Prep). In addition to D'Amore, the Blue Jays had senior midfielder Sammy Cermak on the third team. Loyola Maryland senior midfielder Marlee Paton made the second team, with Greyhounds junior attacker Annie Thomas (John Carroll), junior midfielder Taryn VanThof and sophomore defender Maddy Lesher on the third team. Also chosen to the All-America second team were Boston University junior attacker Covie Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep) and Denver junior attacker Jill Remenapp (Century). Other locals named to the third team: Virginia junior attacker Liza Blue (Garrison Forest), Louisville junior attacker Faye Brust (John Carroll), Princeton junior attacker Erin McMunn (Winters Mill), Penn State midfielder Madison Cyr (Winters Mill) and Louisville senior defender Monica Negron (Patterson Mill). Rounding out the first team: Louisville senior attacker Nikki Boltja, North Carolina senior attacker Abbey Friend, Syracuse senior attacker Alyssa Murray, Syracuse sophomore midfielder Kayla Treanor, Florida junior midfielder Shannon Gilroy, Boston College junior midfielder Mikaela Rix, Penn junior defender Meg Markham and North Carolina senior defender Sloane Serpe. The players will be honored at the IWLCA All-American banquet on June 7 in King of Prussia, Pa.
Football: Maryland senior linebacker Cole Farrand has been named to the watch list for the 2014 Lott IMPACT Trophy, given by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation to honor the sport's Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year with equal weight to personal character and athletic performance.
Women's track and field: Johns Hopkins senior Maggie Shelton was named the DivisionIII Mideast Track Athlete of the Year and the Blue Jays' Bobby Van Allen was named the Mideast Women's Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Academics: Washington College swimming alumna Ellie Miskiel (Quince Orchard) was named the Division III recipient of the annual Maryland Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics postgraduate scholarship.
St. Mary's: The Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2014 of women's lacrosse players Gia Trionfo Hooper, Class of 1999 (Baltimore/Loch Raven) and Jen Chumley-Pfeiffer '04 (Bel Air/Bel Air) and women's swimmer Jaime Cheng Swanson '02 (Derwood/Good Counsel) will be inducted Oct. 3.
Isner, Bryan twins among Citi Open's early entrants
Top-ranked American John Isner and the world No. 1 doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan are among the early commitments for Washington's Citi Open, the annual hard-court classic at Rock Creek Park's William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center. They'll be joined by former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt and Richard Gasquet, the top-ranked Frenchman, with the rest of the field announced by mid-June. Formerly known as the Legg Mason Classic, the event has expanded to include a women's tournament that draws rising stars such as 16th-ranked Sloane Stephens, who plans to return this summer. Qualifying matches will be contested July 26-27, with the main-draw matches beginning July 28. The men's and women's finals are Aug. 3.
—Liz Clarke, The Washington Post
Golf: Joe LeFavor of the U.S. Naval Academy Golf Club shot a 76 and was low-gross champion at the Free State Seniors May Championship Tournament on Monday at Hollow Creek Golf Club in Middletown. Jim Horn of Piney Branch GC was the low-net champion with a 67.
National Women's Soccer League: Washington Spirit forward Jodie Taylor was voted Player of the Week after scoring two goals on her 28th birthday in a 3-2 home victory over the visiting Western New York Flash on Saturday night.
More soccer: The second annual U.S. Soccer National Amateur Championships will take place Thursday through Sunday at Arundel High School, the home of the WPSL's and NPSL's ASA Charge. Joining the men's competition this year will be a women's bracket. Go to usadultsoccer.com or facebook.com/USAdultSoccer for more information.