Tow­son kicker named FCS Fresh­man of the Week

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Af­ter kick­ing the game-win­ning 55-yard field goal against Rhode Is­land on Sat­ur­day, Tow­son fresh­man kicker Ai­dan O’Neill was named STATS Foot­ball Cham­pi­onship Sub­di­vi­sion Na­tional Fresh­man of the Week and Colonial Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion Spe­cial Teams Player of the Week. The win­ner capped a day in which O’Neill tied the school record with four field goals, and is the sec­ond long­est in Tigers his­tory, be­hind the 57-yarder Sean Lan­deta kicked in 1980. MORE COL­LEGE FOOT­BALL: Tick­ets for the NCAADivi­sion III foot­ball tour­na­ment game be­tween Johns Hop­kins and Mount Union at noon Sat­ur­day will go on sale 90 min­utes be­fore kick­off at Home­wood Field. Tick­ets are $8 for adults and $4 for youth, Johns Hop­kins and Mount Union stu­dents and se­nior cit­i­zens. Ad­mis­sion for kids 2 and un­der is free. MEN’S COL­LEGE BASKETBALL: UMBC ju­nior guard Jairus Lyles and fresh­man for­ward Arkel La­mar were selected as Amer­ica East Con­fer­ence Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, re­spec­tively. Lyles, a pre­sea­son All-Amer­ica East Con­fer­ence hon­oree, scored 24 points against Delaware State and a sea­son-high 29 against Ken­ne­saw State, both vic­to­ries. La­mar posted a sea­son-high 15 points and tied his sea­son best with eight re­bounds in the 93-85 vic­tory over Ken­ne­saw State. … Drexel fresh­man guard Kurk Lee (St. Frances) was named Colonial Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion Rookie of the Week. The Bal­ti­more native av­er­aged 18 points and 3.5 as­sists in Drexel’s 2-0 week, in­clud­ing a ca­reer-high 24 points in the Dragons’ 87-73 vic­tory over Hart­ford. WOMEN’S COL­LEGE BASKETBALL: Mary­land guard Des­tiny Slocum was named Big Ten Con­fer­ence Fresh­man of the Week. The Merid­ian, Idaho, native av­er­aged 14.3 points and 4.7 as­sists per game while shooting 54.2 per­cent from the field last week in help­ing lead Mary­land to three wins. She scored a sea­son-high 25 points and had seven as­sists in a vic­tory Sun­day at Ni­a­gara. Terps se­nior cen­ter Bri­onna Jones (Aberdeen) made the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll af­ter post­ing 17 points and eight re­bounds per game. … Loy­ola Mary­land ju­nior Bri Betz-White was hon­ored as Pa­triot League Player of the Week. Betz-White fin­ished a 1-1 week for the Grey­hounds with a pair of 20-point per­for­mances and her first ca­reer dou­ble dou­ble. For the week, she av­er­aged 21.5 points, seven re­bounds, three as­sists, 1.5 turnovers and1.5 steals per game. … Tow­son se­nior guard Raven Bankston was rec­og­nized as Colonial Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion Player of the Week. Bankston is the first Tiger to earn CAA Player of the Week ac­co­lades since LaTorri Hines-Allen on March 3, 2014. Bankston av­er­aged 23 points, 6.5 re­bounds and five steals per game in a pair of wins. Her per­for­mance helped the Tigers start the sea­son 3-0, the pro­gram’s best start since the 2012-13 cam­paign. HORSE RAC­ING: Rose­croft Race­way’s $100,000 Po­tomac Pace tonight is the first race at the 67year- old stan­dard­bred fa­cil­ity that’s worth $100,000 or more in nearly a decade. Over its his­tory, the Fort Wash­ing­ton fa­cil­ity has hosted Breed­ers Crown races, the Mes­sen­ger Stakes and Wil­liam E. Miller Me­mo­rial, but it hasn’t been since the $122,170 Wayne Smullin Me­mo­rial in 2007 that a race of sig­nif­i­cance like the Po­tomac Pace’s has been held at Rose­croft. “It’s very ex­cit­ing,” said Thomas Cooke, pres­i­dent of the Clover­leaf Stan­dard­bred Own­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion, which rep­re­sents own­ers, train­ers, driv­ers and grooms in­volved in Mary­land’s stan­dard­bred in­dus­try. “I look at this as a re­birth. It’s op­por­tu­nity to show the track, the mar­ket and the prod­uct. I’m im­pressed by the cal­iber of driv­ers and horses com­ing in. It’s a win-win for ev­ery­body.” … Lau­rel Park will have live rac­ing Mon­day to make up for Sun­day’s can­celed pro­gram. Track of­fi­cials can­celed Sun­day’s pro­gram af­ter the first race be­cause of ex­tremely windy con­di­tions. Race con­di­tions for Mon­day’s pro­gram, which will fea­ture nine races and a 12:35 p.m. first-race post, will be avail­able to­day, and the rac­ing of­fice will take en­tries Fri­day. Live rac­ing re­sumes at Lau­rel on Thanks­giv­ing Day with a spe­cial 11:25 a.m. first-race post. Fans will re­ceive a free hol­i­day pie with the pur­chase of a pro­gram. —

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