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Friday's multi-sport college and local roundup: CNU's Brown earns third consecutive All-American honor

COLLEGES:

Men's soccer:

Jalon Brown, Christopher Newport's all-time leading goal- and point-scorer, was named a Division III All-American for the third consecutive year. The Grafton High graduate was a second-team forward for the second year in a row.

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Brown, a three-time conference Player of the Year, joined Winston Mattheisen as the only Captains to earn three All-American honors.

Women's soccer:

Virginia senior midfielder Morgan Brian was named one of the three women's finalists for the 2014 Hermann Trophy, soccer's Heisman.

Brian, the reigning Hermann winner, had 10 goals and 14 assists in 18 games for the Cavaliers, the NCAA tournament runners-up. She joins Dagny Brynjarsdottir of NCAA champion Florida State and Sam Mewis of UCLA. The winner, along with the men's winner, will be announced Jan. 9.

Football:

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Per a source, Virginia offensive line coach Scott Wachenheim will interview for the VMI head-coaching job, according to the @coachingsearch Twitter feed. ...

Linebacker Kareem McDonald of Washington, D.C.'s Wilson High will not be able to sign with Virginia, the program to which he committed, because of "issues with my previous high school," he revealed via Twitter.

Men's basketball:

Northwood 93, Apprentice 75: The host Seahawks, coached by 1985 NCAA title-winning Villanova legend Rollie Massimino, pulled away late to beat Apprentice in West Palm Beach, Fla., despite 19 points from the Builders' Johnnie Ferebee and 18 apiece from Jay Melendez and Jamal Curry.

Apprentice is ranked seventh in the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association's first poll of the season.

Holy Cross 76, NJIT 66: Justin Burrell scored 18 points for Holy Cross, which pulled ahead with a late run to beat New Jersey Institute of Technology in Worcester, Mass.

NJIT gained plenty of publicity last weekend by stunning Michigan in Ann Arbor, but the Crusaders -- coached by Hampton native Milan Brown -- found their way past the only independent team in Division I.

Anthony Thompson's three-point play capped a 12-2 run that put Holy Cross (5-3) up 60-50 with 5:45 to play. The Crusaders made 14 of 17 free throws from there, and NJIT (4-6) got no closer than within seven points.

Burrell finished 2 of 3 from 3-point range and made all 10 of his free throws while, Malcolm Miller added 17 points and Malachi Alexander 13.

Former Gloucester High standout Christopher Morgan is on Holy Cross' team. The 6-foot-7 junior forward has six points and six rebounds in 27 minutes this season.

U.Va.: Virginia's game at noon Dec. 21 against Harvard at John Paul Jones Arena is sold out, marking the Cavaliers' fifth home sellout of the season.

Women's basketball:

USCAA: Like its men's team, Apprentice is ranked seventh in the first U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association poll.

No. 14 Maryland 94, American 50: Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds, leading the Terrapins past the Eagles (3-5) in College Park, Md.

Laurin Mincy had 16 points with eight boards, Brionna Jones and Kristen Confroy each added 11 points and Lexie Brown dished out eight assists for the Terrapins (8-2).

Wrestling:

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Apprentice School's team went 1-2 at the UMBC Retriever Duals in Baltimore. Outstanding Wrestler awards were given at each weight class, and the Builders' Thomas Payne won at 133 pounds.

The Builders took a 10-0 record into the evening but lost their opener to the U.S. Naval Academy Prep School 27-21.

Apprentice lost 27-11 to Rowan College at Gloucester County (N.J.) but beat Towson 49-9.

PRO HOCKEY:

Despite the presence of two NHL veterans whom the Anaheim Ducks sent to Norfolk on conditioning stints, the Admirals lost 3-1 to Springfield in the first of a two-game series before 4,565 at Scope Arena.

Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, who led Anaheim to the 2007 Stanley Cup, made 32 saves but took the loss to the Falcons (18-8-1-0), who lead the AHL's Eastern Conference and are the Columbus Blue Jackets' top affiliate. They have won 10 of their last 11 games.

Dany Heatley, 33, who has 791 points in 867 NHL games, played his first career minor-league contest but didn't register a point for the Admirals.

Max Friberg scored for Norfolk 16:37 into the first period, tying the game at 1. But the Falcons went ahead for good on a power play 10:55 into the second period, when Marko Dano scored his second goal of the night.

Emerson Etem got a penalty shot for the Admirals with 20.2 seconds left in the contest, but winning goalie Anton Forsberg stopped it. Sean Collins clinched the outcome with an empty-net goal just before the final horn.

The Admirals fell to 10-16-0-0 and are last in the 15-team conference.

GOLF:

The Eagle Classic, a summer tournament for budding LPGA players, will not return to Richmond Country Club after seven seasons.

Tournament and club officials said they were uneasy with the contract offered by the LPGA — a contract that would have required RCC to accept outright ownership of the 54-hole Symetra Tour tournament, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

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