Ni­u­mat­alolo voted top AAC foot­ball coach

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Navy’s Ken Ni­u­mat­alolo was voted Amer­i­can Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Coach of the Year by his peers in bal­lot­ing an­nounced Wed­nes­day. Se­nior guard Adam West was named to the All-AAC first team by vote of the con­fer­ence’s 12 coaches. The Mid­ship­men (9-2, 7-1) had three se­cond-team choices — se­nior of­fen­sive tackle Blake Copeland, se­nior cen­ter Mau­rice Mor­ris and ju­nior in­side line­backer Micah Thomas — and three hon­or­able men­tions: se­nior slot­back Dis­han Romine, ju­nior guard Evan Martin and fresh­man safety Alohi Gil­man. Seven hon­orees seemed low for a team that won the West Divi­sion with a game to spare. Mem­phis (8-4, 5-3), which lost to the Mids, 42-28, had five first-team se­lec­tions, and SMU (5-7, 3-5), which fell to the Mids, 75-31, had four. “It is what it is,” Ni­u­mat­alolo said. “Ob­vi­ously, we’d like to have more guys rec­og­nized. That’s how we’ve been get­ting treated all year. It’s just un­for­tu­nate, but I think our kids are kind of used to it.” Ni­u­mat­alolo was par­tic­u­larly sur­prised that quar­ter­back Will Worth was over­looked de­spite lead­ing the en­tire Foot­ball Bowl Sub­di­vi­sion with 25 rush­ing touch­downs. Worth has 2,544 yards from scrim­mage — 1,363 pass­ing and 1,181 rush­ing. “I guess my big­gest gripe is to not have Will Worth any­where,” Ni­u­mat­alolo said. COL­LEGE FOOT­BALL: Mary­land se­nior of­fen­sive line­man Michael Dunn was named to the All-Big Ten hon­or­able-men­tion team for the se­cond straight year. A for­mer pre­ferred walk-on, he has started 11 games this sea­son, 10 at left tackle. ... Johns Hop­kins se­nior line­backer Jack Camp­bell and se­nior safety Jack Toner, Get­tys­burg se­nior of­fen­sive line­man Cordell Boggs (Fran­cis Scott Key) and Sal­is­bury ju­nior kicker Alex Po­tocko (River Hill) were named to the Divi­sion III CoSIDA Aca­demic All-Amer­ica first team. Hop­kins sopho­more of­fen­sive line­man Cameron Lit­tle made the se­cond team. WOMEN’S COL­LEGE SOC­CER: Johns Hop­kins se­nior de­fender Adri­enne John­son, se­nior mid­fielder Ana Ben­goechea and se­nior for­ward Meg Van de Loo and McDaniel ju­nior goalie Sarah McDon­ald and ju­nior de­fender Kris­ten Up­ton were named to the NSCAA NCAA Divi­sion III All-Mid-At­lantic team. McDaniel se­nior mid­fielder Christina Wrob­lewski and se­nior for­ward Nicole Hill and Le­banon Val­ley se­nior for­ward Sammy Bost (Lib­erty) made the se­cond team. The third team in­cluded Hop­kins se­nior goalie Clara Aran­guren. ... Van de Loo was named the ECAC Divi­sion III South Of­fen­sive Player of the Year and was joined on the first team by Ben­goechea, McDon­ald, Up­ton and Bost. MEN’S COL­LEGE BAS­KET­BALL: Cop­pin State se­nior guard Keith Shiv­ers, Tow­son ju­nior guard Ed­die Keith II, Navy se­nior guard Grant Ver­meer and Hood se­nior guard Tan­ner Ruths were among 278 nom­i­nees for the All­state Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Bas­ket­ball Coaches and Women’s Bas­ket­ball Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion Good Works Teams, which honor stu­dent-ath­letes who rep­re­sent the sport’s finest in the ar­eas of com­mu­nity ser­vice and lead­er­ship among their peers. WOMEN’S COL­LEGE BAS­KET­BALL: Mary­land se­nior guard Sha­tori Walker-Kim­brough and se­nior cen­ter Bri­onna Jones (Aberdeen) are among 50 play­ers on the Nai­smith Watch List. VAR­SITY BOYS BAS­KET­BALL: Jalen Smith scored 19 points to lead vis­it­ing Mount Saint Joseph (2-1) to a 67-42 vic­tory over An­napo­lis Area Chris­tian (1-1). Jor­dan John­son had 15 points for the Ea­gles. ... An­thony Long­pre scored 23 points and Jalen Gab­bidon added 22 to power host Glenelg Coun­try (2-1) to a 83-65 vic­tory over John Paul the Great (Va.) (0-1). The Drag­ons outscored the Wolf­pack 26-18 in the first quar­ter. ... Bran­don Brad­sher scored a game-high 15 points and host Boys’ Latin (2-0) won, 66-46, over Sev­ern (0-3). The Lak­ers opened with a 12-6 run. NHL: The Wash­ing­ton Cap­i­tals re­called for­wards Paul Carey and Jakub Vrana, their 2014 firstround draft pick, from the Her­shey Bears of the Amer­i­can Hockey League and re­as­signed Zach San­ford to Her­shey. NFL: The Wash­ing­ton Red­skins signed de­fen­sive line­man Trevon Co­ley to the prac­tice squad. —

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