Simp­son named CAA’s top of­fen­sive rookie in foot­ball

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Tow­son red­shirt fresh­man Shane Simp­son was named the Colo­nial Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion Of­fen­sive Rookie of the Year in a vote by the league’s coaches. Simp­son also was named to the Al­lCAA first team as a kick re­turner. He was joined on the first team by se­nior punter Jake Ry­der. Wide re­ceiver Chris­tian Sum­mers was se­lected to the sec­ond team, and wide re­ceiver An­dre Dessen­berg, de­fen­sive back Monty Fen­ner and kicker Ai­dan O’Neill were named to the third team. Simp­son, who rushed for 784 yards and three touch­downs on 141 car­ries, is the third Tiger to earn the top of­fen­sive rookie honor, join­ing fel­low run­ning backs Ter­rance West (2011), a North­west­ern High alum­nus now with the Ravens, and Dar­ius Vic­tor (2013). Simp­son av­er­aged 26.9 yards on 34 kick re­turns and led the CAA in all-pur­pose yards, with 166.8 a game. WOMEN’S CROSS COUN­TRY: El­iz­a­beth­town sopho­more Colleen Ker­nan (West­min­ster) made the All-Land­mark Con­fer­ence sec­ond team. BASE­BALL: Mount St. Mary’s se­nior pitcher­first base­man Jor­dan Law­son, se­nior first base­man Tyler Post, se­nior catcher Will En­rico and ju­nior out­fielder Mitch Sgrig­noli were named cap­tains. WRESTLING: Ohio State ju­nior Kyle Sny­der, an Olympic cham­pion from Wood­bine, was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week. MEN’S SWIM­MING: Frost­burg State ju­nior Chris­tian March (West­min­ster) was named Cap­i­tal Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Swim­mer of the Week. WOMEN’S SWIM­MING: Frost­burg State ju­nior Macey Nitchie (Bel Air) was named CAC Swim­mer of the Week. WOMEN’S FENC­ING: Johns Hop­kins won all four of its bouts and Austin Young be­came the win­ningest coach in pro­gram his­tory Satur­day at Haver­ford’s Dan Arn­stein ’09 In­vi­ta­tional. Young has 100 wins in eight sea­sons. James Mur­ray (2002-2009) held the pre­vi­ous record.

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