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Phelps wins 100 fly, takes 2nd in 100 free at Santa Clara Grand Prix

Five Terps to play in USA Field Hockey's junior championship

Sports Digest

June 18, 2011

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Swimming



Phelps wins 100 fly, takes 2nd in 100 free at Santa Clara

Michael Phelps won the gold in the 100-meter butterfly final Friday night at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix in Santa Clara, Calif., the seventh and final stop of the 2010-2011 USA Swimming Grand Prix Series. Phelps, of Fells Point, also took silver in the 100 freestyle final. Phelps recorded a time of 52.41 seconds in the butterfly final, touching the wall ahead of Australian Nicholas D'Arcy, who posted a 53.34. In the freestyle final, Phelps finished in 49.61 seconds, behind Park Tae Hwan of South Korea, who won in 48.92. Tae Hwan also won gold in the 400 freestyle, touching the wall in 3:49:99.



Women's college lacrosse



Michigan to begin fielding varsity team in 2013

Michigan announced that it will field its first women's varsity lacrosse team in 2013 and play in the American Lacrosse Conference, home to Johns Hopkins and six-time national champion Northwestern. In addition to the Blue Jays and Northwestern, which won the 2011 national title, the conference includes Florida, Vanderbilt, Penn State and Ohio State. Despite its youth, the conference regularly ranks among the top conferences in Division I. For seven of the past 10 seasons, the conference has had the top RPI. This year, all of the conference's teams were ranked in the national polls at some point during the season.Johns Hopkins coach Janine Tucker, who took the Blue Jays from Division III to Division I in 1999, welcomes the addition as Michigan elevates a club program already in place. "It's really a great program to add," Tucker said. "Our conference is very unique because we have such a different and interesting variety of schools and to have a school like Michigan that is going to really support the program and help it be good as quickly as possible is wonderful." In addition to Michigan, two other schools will add women's lacrosse in 2013. Marquette will begin play as an independent and then join the Big East, which also includes Loyola, in 2014. USC will play in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation league along with such teams as Stanford, Denver and Oregon.

Katherine Dunn



Field hockey



Five Terps to play in USA Field Hockey's junior championship

Five members of the 2010 NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference champion Maryland field hockey team will play in USA Field Hockey's Junior High Performance championships beginning today in Virginia Beach, Va. Kirstie Dennig of Pocomoke City, Natalie Hunter and Christine Knauss (Garrison Forest) will play on the Mid Atlantic team, while Janessa Pope and Tara Zollinger will compete for the Pennsylvania team in the weeklong tournament. Pope and Zollinger both played on the title-winning Pennsylvania team in last summer's championships as well. Six teams, made up of the nation's top 108 players under age 20 from USA Field Hockey's Junior High Performance Centers, will compete in the junior national championships, which have a round-robin format. Participants will have the opportunity to be selected to attend the Junior National Camp at Old Dominion University from July 12-15. The Junior National Camp serves as a selection opportunity on to the USA women's under-21, U-19 and U-17 national squads.



More colleges



CCBC-Dundalk's Sims wins NJCAA Gold Glove award

CCBC-Dundalk sophomore Kylin Sims (Dundalk) was awarded the Rawlings Gold Glove as the best defensive first baseman in the National Junior College Athletic Association's Division II. He was also named the Region XX Defensive Player of the Year.

More baseball: Maryland freshman infielder Kyle Convissar (Severna Park) was named to the All-ACC Academic team.

Softball:Maryland pitcher Kerry Hickey was named to the All-ACCAcademic team for the third time in her career. Hickey, the 2011 ACC Pitcher of the Year, graduated second in Maryland history in strikeouts (663) and appearances, and third in wins (55) and innings pitched (596).

Football: Lindy's College Football preseason magazine ranks Navy 57th out of 120 teams.



Et cetera



Local college players highlight D.C. United Under-23 roster

D.C. United's U-23 team begins its inaugural season against Fredericksburg Hotspur on Tuesday.

The team's roster includes players from local colleges including: Loyola's Daniel Ankrah, Phil Bannister, Mike Deasel; Maryland's Billy Cortes, Matt Oduaran and Paul Torres; and Towson's Chris Fenner and Marco Mangione.The squad's head coach is United legend Jaime Moreno, who spent 14 seasons with the club, and holds team records for games played (329), goals (131) and assists (103). The Bolivian also holds the all-time MLS goal record, having scored 133 times in his career.

Capitals: The team re-signed goaltender Dany Sabourin to a one-year, two-way contract extension. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

IronBirds:: Aberdeen beat Hudson Valley, 7-2, in its season opener Friday night. Left fielder Austin Knight (Boys' Latin) went 3-for-4 with an RBI, and designated hitter Joe Velleggia (Calvert Hall) had an RBI double.

Cheerleading:: UMES' Allyson Brinson was awarded the ECDC Cheerleading Scholarship by the Encore Cheer and Dance Championship LLC. Brinson has been named a captain for the 2011-2012 season.

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