The Rockville Express Baseball program looks to continue its winning ways as the playoffs are right around the corner. The Rockville Express has a 17-13 record and currently holds the No. 4 spot in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League (CRCBL).
Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs has been named to another preseason watch list.
The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced Tuesday that Diggs was among a group of 55 student-athletes named to the 2014 Biletnikoff Award Watch List.
The Gaithersburg Giants, midway through their second season in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League (CRCBL), are in contention for one of six playoff spots with 13 games left over the next 10 days of the season.
BOYDS - The Washington Spirit Reserves of the USL W-League ended their regular season as conference champions with a 3-2 win over the North Jersey Valkyries at the Maryland Soccerplex on Sunday.
The Reserves kept the Valkyries on their heels for the bulk of the game. Great field control by the Reserves midfielders forced the Valkyries into a nearly continuous defensive effort. The occasional successful Valkyrie attack into Reserves territory was quickly turned back, usually by Reserves defender Satara Murray or midfielder Maddie Huster.
Murray had the speed and ball control to handle anything the Valkyries brought to the pitch. At times during the game Murray’s masterful ball-handling skills gave the impression she was toying with the Valkyrie offense.
Primary Reserves keeper Adelaide Gay held the Valkyries to one goal during her time in the match before she was substituted out in the 75th minute. Adelaide is ranked as No. 1 in goalkeeper wins and shutouts in the W-League.
Coach German Peri said he was pleased with the win. Peri said the tempo of the game was slow.
For the overall successful season, Peri said a portion of the credit goes to his star keeper Adelaide and the rest to everyone’s team effort. Peri said one obvious asset of the team is they play together as a team, not a group of stars doing their own thing.
The Washington Spirit Reserves’ next game will be the Northeastern Conference championship game on July 18 at 7 p.m. They will be playing the No. 2 Braddock Road Stars Elite at the Maryland Soccerplex in Boyds. The winner of the game will advance to the National Championships in Bradenton, Fla.
One of the University of Maryland’s all-time greats has been honored by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) for the 2013-14 academic year.
Former Maryland women’s basketball All-American Alyssa Thomas has been named the ACC Female Athlete of the Year.
Georgia Tech head football coach Paul Johnson has hired former Maryland assistant Ray Rychleski.
The Pennsylvania native joins Georgia Tech after a one-year stint coaching in the Canadian Football League. Rychleski has also held collegiate coaching stints at Temple, Penn State, Wake Forest and South Carolina.
Former Good Counsel standout Kendall Fuller has been named to the 2014 Bednarik Award Watch List.
Fuller, the 2012 All-Sentinel Player of the Year, is among a group of 76 student-athletes nationwide that have been selected to the list that honors the best defensive player in college football.