Navy lacrosse adds ex-Severn, Terps star Phipps to staff

August 26, 2014|Sports Digest

Former Severn and Maryland star Michael Phipps has joined Navy's coaching staff. A native of Annapolis, Phipps, who spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach at High Point, replaces former Midshipmen offensive coordinator J.L. Reppert, who left last week to take the same position at Maryland. While at High Point, Phipps helped oversee the offense and develop the team's goalkeepers. Austin Geisler Phipps also spent two seasons (2010-11) as the offensive coordinator at Severn, where he earned All-Metro first-team honors as a senior. Phipps was a starting attackman for three years at Maryland and was named an All-America honorable mention as a senior. Phipps went on to play professionally in Major League Lacrosse from 2008 to 2010 as a member of the Los Angeles Riptide and Chesapeake Bayhawks.

More: DeMatha will honor former Navy player Brendan Looney at 3 p.m. Saturday, dedicating its Convocation Center to the the 2014 Spirit of Tewaaraton Award winner and premiering "Honor Man," an hourlong documentary on the life of Looney, a former Navy SEAL who died in Afghanistan in 2010.

College football

Towson's Ambrose excited about ex-Wildecat Mynatt

Towson released its first depth chart Friday, and one of the notable developments was at free safety, where sophomore Jordan Mynatt was listed ahead of junior Christian Carpenter, a first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection last season. During his weekly conference call Monday afternoon, Tigers coach Rob Ambrose said Mynatt, a Columbia native and Wilde Lake graduate, has grown exponentially since training camp opened Aug. 4. "From where he was a year ago, he's a lot more skilled and knowledgeable at the position," Ambrose said. Mynatt could start in the team's season opener Saturday against visiting Central Connecticut, as Carpenter (Aberdeen) is still recovering from the aftereffects of a concussion.

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Maryland: Titus Till and Jeremiah Wilson left Maryland for James Madison after Randy Edsall's first year as Terps coach, in 2011. Both will return to College Park on Saturday when Maryland hosts the Dukes. Till, a four-star recruit out of Wise when he signed with the Terps in 2010, has started for the Dukes the past three years. He was a strong safety his first two seasons, but James Madison coach Everett Withers said Till will play linebacker this yearverett Withers. Wilson is a starting cornerback. He has missed eight games because of injuries the past two years, but he had 35 tackles and a fumble recovery in seven games as a safety last season.

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Et cetera

Sparks native Boston wins second ARCA race of year

Justin Boston of Sparks on Sunday won the Herr's Live Life with Flavor 200 at Madison International Speedway, his second victory of the Automobile Racing Club of America Racing Series season. Boston ran in the top five for most of the race, then grabbed the lead after previous leaders Grant Enfinger and Mason Mitchell ran into trouble in the last quarter of the race. Boston is now fifth in the series in points.

Orioles: The Oriole Advocates, a program that provides new and used baseball and softball equipment to underprivileged youth in developing countries, will conduct their 2014 Cardboard to Leather collection Saturday at Camden Yards. Fans are encouraged to bring new or gently used baseball equipment to the Orioles' game to be used in this year's distribution. Financial donations will be accepted to help with shipping costs. There also will be a silent auction of sports memorabilia at the game.

National Women's Soccer League: Megan Rapinoe scored in the 82nd minute Sunday as the host Seattle Reign beat Washington, 2-1, in the league semifinal, ending the Spirit's season. The Spirit (10-10-5) scored first in the 66th minute, when Veronica Perez scored on an 8-yard shot over Hope Solo. Six minutes later, defender Toni Pressley was called for a hand ball, which led to Seattle's Kim Little tying the game on a penalty shot. The Reign (17-2-6) broke the tie when Rapinoe scored from 12 yards.

Women's college soccer: Senior Taylor Knier and sophomore Natalia Pinkney each scored their first goals of the season as Towson defeated Xavier, 2-0, on Sunday in the JMU Invitational. The Tigers (1-0-1) scored the first goal against the Musketeers (0-2) in the 61st minute, when sophomore Emily Marshall sent in a corner that connected with Knier, who headed it in near the right post. Pinkney added the insurance goal with 59 seconds left in the game.

Women's college lacrosse: Ellicott City native Christina Sheridan has joined the Coastal Carolina coaching staff as an assistant, working primarily with the defense and handling the program's internal operations.

Women's field hockey: Johns Hopkins was picked to finish fifth in the Centennial Conference preseason coaches' poll.

Golf: Patriot Golf Day will be held this weekend at all five Classic Five courses: Pine Ridge, Mount Pleasant, Clifton Park, Forest Park and Carroll Park. From Friday to Monday, golfers are asked to add an extra dollar to their greens fees to support the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides postsecondary educational scholarships for the children and spouses of military men and women disabled or killed in service. Since its inception in 2007, Baltimore's Classic Five has raised more than $7,000 for the foundation.

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