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From Sun staff reports | November 21, 2013
The Washington Spirit acquired midfielder Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) from the Seattle Reign on Wednesday in exchange for the discovery rights to forward Kim Little. This trade is the final piece of a larger trade in which the Spirit acquired Nairn, forward Renae Cuellar and the discovery rights for forward Jodie Taylor. Seattle received the discovery rights to Kim Little, Nikki Marshall and Alina Garciamendez. Nairn, 23, was selected by the Reign with the seventh overall pick in the 2013 NWSL college draft.
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Sports Digest | September 3, 2014
Colleges Nichols earns first win as Loyola Maryland soccer coach Former McDonogh coach Steve Nichols earned his first career college win Tuesday night, as Loyola Maryland (1-1) outlasted a two-hour weather delay to earn a 1-0 victory over Howard (0-3) in its home opener Tuesday night at Ridley Athletic Complex. Senior Connor Thompson scored in the 22nd minute, and sophomore transfer Matt Sanchez (McDonogh) recorded his first shutout as a Greyhound. More men's soccer: Maryland senior midfielder Mikias Eticha was named Big Ten Player of the Week after he scored the game winning goal and added an assist in a 3-2 win over Coastal Carolina.
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By Brian Paxton, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2013
All athletes dream of reaching the big leagues, of playing under the lights in front of thousands of screaming fans. Skyy Anderson, 23, lived that dream. But then it was all taken from her. After a four-year career at Maryland, Anderson was offered a chance to try out for the Philadelphia Independence. But after leaving school and leaving everything behind to pursue that opportunity, the Women's Professional Soccer league collapsed, leaving Anderson with nowhere to go. "I was like, 'I took this year off and now I'm just sitting at home,'" Anderson said.
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Sports Digest | August 1, 2014
Et cetera Nairn scores game-winner as Spirit makes playoff push Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) scored the game-winner in the 67th minute as the host Washington Spirit defeated second-place FC Kansas City, 2-1, in the National Women's Soccer League on Wednesday night. Washington, playing without leading scorer Jodie Taylor , went down a goal in the 18th minute, but Kerstin Garefrekes tied the game in the 49th and Nairn put the team ahead to stay after that.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2013
Christine Nairn was 5 years old when she started going to the Maryland SoccerPlex in Montgomery County. She would sit on the hill that overlooks the SoccerPlex's Championship Stadium and watch intently as her two older brothers played. The same thought would continually cross her mind. "I remember thinking how much I wanted to be on that field one day," Nairn said, "because that's where all the good players played. " Nairn eventually played many games on that field, from Maryland State Cup championships with her Freestate Soccer Alliance club team to the Olympic Development Program with the Washington Freedom.
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Sports Digest | May 27, 2013
Et cetera Breakers blank Spirit, 2-0, in NWSL The Washington Spirit wrapped up a three-game road swing with a 3-0 loss to the host Boston Breakers on Saturday night in front of an announced 1,246 fans at a cold and rainy Dilboy Stadium in Somerville, Mass. From the opening of the match, Boston was on the offensive, dominating possession and generating more opportunities than the Spirit. U.S. international player Heather O'Reilly broke the deadlock in the 38th minute, receiving a deft flick-on from Lianne Sanderson and firing past Chantel Jones , who started her second straight game for the Spirit (1-4-3)
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Sports Digest | July 28, 2013
NBA Report: Bucks, guard Neal agree to deal Shooting guard Gary Neal reached an agreement Saturday to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to USA Today. A person close to the situation told USA Today that the deal between the Bucks and Neal, a Towson University alumnus who played at Aberdeen and Calvert Hall, will be worth nearly $3 million per season. The Bucks and Atlanta Hawks emerged as the top contenders to sign Neal after the San Antonio Spurs withdrew their qualifying offer to Neal this month, making him an unrestricted free agent.
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Sports Digest | May 17, 2014
Et cetera Ex- Terps assistant Ellis heads U.S. women's soccer team Jill Ellis , who was an assistant coach for the Maryland women's soccer team from 1994 to 1996 and helped the Terps to the NCAA quarterfinals in 1995, was named head coach of the U.S. women's national team. Ellis has been coaching the team on an interim basis for the past six weeks after the firing of Tom Sermanni . Ellis, 47, the eighth coach in team history, was an assistant on the 2008 and 2012 Olympic gold medal-winning squads.
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Sports Digest | June 15, 2013
Et cetera Duke extends John Danowski's contract through 2018 The contract of Duke men's lacrosse coach John Danowski has been extended through the 2018 season. Last month, Danowski guided the Blue Devils to the 2013 NCAA championship with a 16-10 victory over Syracuse in the title game. In seven seasons at Duke, Danowski has guided the Blue Devils to a 111-31 (.782) record with two NCAA titles, six Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championships and four ACC tournament crowns.
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Sports Digest | May 18, 2013
College baseball Butler's single in 9th sends Towson to win Sophomore Brendan Butler singled in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning as host Towson (25-27, 14-12 Colonial Athletic Association) edged Northeastern, 7-6, in the second game of their three-game weekend series Friday afternoon. The Huskies (27-24, 11-15), who were trying to clinch a berth in the CAA tournament, had overcome a 6-4 deficit in the ninth inning to tie the game. More Division I: Mount St. Mary's (10-35, 5-24 Northeast Conference)
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Sports Digest | July 14, 2014
Phoenix Suns center Alex Len (Maryland) fractured a finger on his right hand and will miss the remainder of the team's summer-league games. Len suffered the injury Saturday night against the Golden State Warriors when his pinky got stuck in an opponent's jersey. This is the second straight year Len has missed time during the summer league because of injury; he sat out last year while recovering from ankle surgeries. Len made only 42 appearances for the Suns as a rookie, averaging 8.6 minutes per game.
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Sports Digest | June 19, 2014
WNBA McCoughtry, Dream add to Mystics' misery, 83-73 Baltimore's Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) punished the Mystics for the second game in a row, scoring a game-high 27 points to power the host Atlanta Dream to an 83-73 win. McCoughtry, who also played a game-high 37 minutes, added six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Guard Bria Hartley (16 points) led the Mystics, who shot 47.1 percent from 3-point range but lost that advantage through deficits in turnovers, rebounding and overall field-goal percentage.
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Sports Digest | June 12, 2014
Colleges Interim tag removed from Cornell lacrosse's Kerwick Cornell announced that Matt Kerwick has been named full-time head coach. Kerwick, who served in the position on an interim basis during the 2014 season, led the Big Red to a national-best 9-0 start and an appearance in the NCAA tournament. Kerwick, a former associate head coach at Georgetown, played in the now-defunct Major Indoor Lacrosse League from 1991 through 1996, earning the Baltimore Thunder's Unsung Hero award twice More men's lacrosse: Massachusetts Lowell, which in 2015 will play its first season in Division I, announced that attackman Noah Ryan (Manchester Valley)
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Sports Digest | May 27, 2014
After splitting the first two games of a best-of-three series for the Division III national championship Sunday, Salisbury and defending national champion Tufts will face off in a decisive third game at noon today in Tyler, Texas. The Sea Gulls (44-4) won the opener, 2-1, behind sophomore designated player Paige Knussman 's 3-for-3 day at the plate, including a home run and a double. In the day's second meeting, neither team scored until the 14th inning, when the Jumbos (46-4) exploded for six runs in an eventual 6-0 win. Tufts outhit Salisbury 13-5 in the must-win game.
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Sports Digest | May 23, 2014
College baseball Wade helps Terps win ACC tourney opener Maryland first baseman LaMonte Wade (St. Paul's) hit two solo home runs and catcher Kevin Martir and center fielder Charlie White each added one to help the sixth-seeded Terps edge No. 3 seed Virginia, 7-6, in their Atlantic Coast Conference tournament pool-play opener Thursday in Greensboro, N.C. The Terps (35-19) had eight hits, six for extra bases, to win their school-record 35th game of the season.
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Sports Digest | May 17, 2014
Et cetera Ex- Terps assistant Ellis heads U.S. women's soccer team Jill Ellis , who was an assistant coach for the Maryland women's soccer team from 1994 to 1996 and helped the Terps to the NCAA quarterfinals in 1995, was named head coach of the U.S. women's national team. Ellis has been coaching the team on an interim basis for the past six weeks after the firing of Tom Sermanni . Ellis, 47, the eighth coach in team history, was an assistant on the 2008 and 2012 Olympic gold medal-winning squads.
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Sports Digest | June 12, 2014
Colleges Interim tag removed from Cornell lacrosse's Kerwick Cornell announced that Matt Kerwick has been named full-time head coach. Kerwick, who served in the position on an interim basis during the 2014 season, led the Big Red to a national-best 9-0 start and an appearance in the NCAA tournament. Kerwick, a former associate head coach at Georgetown, played in the now-defunct Major Indoor Lacrosse League from 1991 through 1996, earning the Baltimore Thunder's Unsung Hero award twice More men's lacrosse: Massachusetts Lowell, which in 2015 will play its first season in Division I, announced that attackman Noah Ryan (Manchester Valley)
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Sports Digest | May 23, 2014
College baseball Wade helps Terps win ACC tourney opener Maryland first baseman LaMonte Wade (St. Paul's) hit two solo home runs and catcher Kevin Martir and center fielder Charlie White each added one to help the sixth-seeded Terps edge No. 3 seed Virginia, 7-6, in their Atlantic Coast Conference tournament pool-play opener Thursday in Greensboro, N.C. The Terps (35-19) had eight hits, six for extra bases, to win their school-record 35th game of the season.
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From Sun staff reports | November 21, 2013
The Washington Spirit acquired midfielder Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) from the Seattle Reign on Wednesday in exchange for the discovery rights to forward Kim Little. This trade is the final piece of a larger trade in which the Spirit acquired Nairn, forward Renae Cuellar and the discovery rights for forward Jodie Taylor. Seattle received the discovery rights to Kim Little, Nikki Marshall and Alina Garciamendez. Nairn, 23, was selected by the Reign with the seventh overall pick in the 2013 NWSL college draft.
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Sports Digest | October 26, 2013
College field hockey No. 1 Terps clinch regular-season title Top-ranked Maryland clinched the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title Friday night with a 4-1 win over No. 5 Virginia in College Park. Sophomore Maxine Fluharty led the offense with two goals, while the Terps defense held the league's top scorer, Elly Buckley , scoreless. Maryland (16-1, 5-0) led 3-0 at halftime behind an early goal from senior Jill Witmer and Fluharty's two scores.
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