Top 10 Maryland Sporting events of 2018

10.- Former Lackey, La Plata football coach set to coach Delaware State-
 One of the most decorated players in the history of the Delaware State University football program was appointed as head coach at his alma mater on Jan. 30. 2018.Rod Milstead was a standout offensive lineman for the Hornets from 1988 to ’91 before an eight-year career in the National Football League.


9.- La Plata High School takes first place at United Indoor Bocce Invitational-
Four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Unified Indoor Bocce teams competed at the Interscholastic Unified Sports State Invitational held Feb. 13 at Hagerstown Community College. A team from La Plata High School took first place in division four of the event, and a Maurice J. McDonough High School team earned third place in division three.


8. –CSM’s Michelle Ruble Named Under Armour AD of the Year-
College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Student Life and Athletics Executive Director Michelle Ruble of Cobb Island has been named Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year for Junior and Community Colleges for 2017-18. Ruble will receive the award during the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Conference in June in Washington, D.C.

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Student Life and Athletics Executive Director Michelle Ruble of Cobb Island has been named Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year for Junior and Community Colleges for 2017-18. It is the second time Ruble has been honored with the distinction, having also receiving the title in 2013-14.

7. –Charles BOE vote to change Freshmen eligibility policy-
Incoming ninth graders will automatically be eligible to participate in sports and extracurricular activities in the first quarter of high school if the Board of Education adopts proposed changes to its eligibility policy on Tuesday, April 17.


6.- CSM Golf Team Takes MD JUCO Championship-
The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Golf team captured the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (MD JUCO) title at the conference tournament in Hagerstown April 26, the team finished the regular season 12-2.


5.- St. Charles High School Athletic Director named MSADA AD of the Year-
Jennifer Smith, a longtime athletic director with Charles County Public Schools (CCPS), was recently honored with the Maryland State Athletic Directors Association (MSADA) Athletic Director of the Year award for District 4. Smith currently oversees the athletic programs at St. Charles High School, where she has been the athletic director since the school opened in 2014.

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4.- CSM Golf Team Earns Spot at National Tournament-
The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Golf Team will continue its notable season at the national level to compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) DII championship after taking first place at the NJCAA Region XX Tournament May 5 and 6 at the Cumberland Country Club.

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Golf Team took first at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XX Tournament May 5 and 6 at the Cumberland Country Club, earning the team the opportunity to compete at the National NJCAA DII Championship at GlenLakes Golf Course in Foley, Alabama, May 19-24.

3.- Valor top Brigade to win ArenaBowl XXXI-
The Washington Valor defeated the Baltimore Brigade, 69-55, to win ArenaBowl XXXI Saturday night at Royal Farms Arena, clinching the first championship in franchise history. Valor quarterback Arvell Nelson scored eight total touchdowns, including an ArenaBowl-record five rushing touchdowns, to earn the game’s Most Valuable Player award.


2.- CSM Welcomes Back Former Assistant Coach Becca Collins as Head Coach of Hawks’ Softball Program-
The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) welcomes back Becca Collins for the 2018-19 women’s softball season as the Hawks’ new head coach. Collins served as an assistant coach for three years from 2014-2017 under former head Coach Jim Cleary and she said she is ready to return and take the CSM Hawks’ softball team through its best season yet.


1.- Caps begin Stanley Cup defense, raise Championship Banner vs. Bruins tonight-
Lars Eller scored the winning goal in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals at 12:23(3rd period) to give the Washington Capitals their first Stanley Cup Championship.  Through 112 days, the Caps partied probably harder than any other Championship team. To the point that the National Hockey League made a rule of no more Keg Stands using the Cup( Apparently it got bent in the process). On day 101, the Caps players names were etched in history as players/coaches names were added to the rings around it. 

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