Mount to halt three sports in 2013

November 12, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012


EMMITSBURG, Md. — Mount St. Mary’s University will discontinue three of its Division I teams in 2013 in an effort to reduce its athletics budget while growing its existing programs.

Men’s soccer, along with men’s and women’s golf, will cease following the 2012-13 academic year. As many as 30 Mount student-athletes will be affected by the elimination of the three sports, as well as one full-time and three part-time coaching positions.

The decision will save more than $400,000 annually.

The Mount continues to compete in 16 Northeast Conference sports — baseball, basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, tennis and track and field (indoor and outdoor) for men; and basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and track and field (indoor and outdoor) for women.

The University is honoring the athletic scholarships for each student-athlete and will assist the affected student-athletes in the coming months, whether they choose to remain at the Mount or transfer to another school offering their sport. Each sport will shift to club-level status in the fall of 2013.

All coaches remain on contract through June 2013.


WVIAC honors Shepherd’s Moore

PRINCETON, W. Va. — Chad Moore of Shepherd University has been named the WVIAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Moore led the Rams to a 1-1 week, averaging 27.5 points and 11 rebounds in the season-opening weekend.

He had 31 points and 12 rebounds in a win over Bowie State. He was 12 of 21 from the floor, had five steals, five offensive rebounds and three assists. Moore drained 9 of 17 shots, dished out four assists and had three steals against East Stroudsburg.


Washington Area Girls League


VSA Heat Blue 2, Hagerstown Freedom ‘99 1

Freedom: Taylor Neff goal; Kenzie Sarber assist; Ryleigh McKinnon 12 saves.

SYC Storm 1, Hagerstown Freedom ‘99 0

Freedom: Madison Foltz 11 saves.

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