Roundup: Felton-Harrington nips Milford 1-0 in District I 7-9 softball tourney opener

Felton-Harrington scored the game’s only run in posting a 1-0 win over Milford in the first game of the District I 7-9-year-old softball tournament on Friday evening.

Felton-Harrington plays again today at 6 p.m. against Smyrna-Clayton White in the single-elimination tourney being played at Smyrna-Clayton.

Katie Pierce doubled and scored the winning run on a hit by Shilee Ervin. Toni Joynes, Carley Rebuck and Anave Arendall also had hits for Felton-Harrington.

Alyssa Millman had a pair of hits for Milford with Khynn Tilghman, Briella Salisbury and Addison Sapp all adding one hit each.

Lacrosse

Tourney on tap at Del Turf: NXT Lacrosse is holding its Blue Hen First State Shootout Boys’ Lacrosse Tournament at Delaware Turf Sports Complex today and Sunday.

For the last five years, the event has been held at Caravel Academy. Sixty-four teams, made up primarily of fifth through ninth graders, from the Mid-Atlantic area are slated to take part in the tourney.

For information on NXT Lacrosse go to https://nxtlacrosse.com. For information on DE Turf Sports Complex go to http://www.deturf.com.

College field hockey

UD’s Nauck up for national award: University of Delaware field hockey junior Greta Nauck is one of 12 Honda Sport Award winners that is a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year award and the prestigious Honda Cup.

The winner will be announced live during the Collegiate Women Sports Awards Show on CBS Sports Network on Monday at 9 p.m. ET.

Nauck joined basketball All-American Elena Delle Donne ‘13 as the University of Delaware’s lone recipients of the Honda Sport Award. Delle Donne won the Honda Sport Award for women’s basketball following her senior season in 2012-13.

Nauck led the Blue Hens to their first NCAA Division I national championship this fall. The NFHCA All-Mid Atlantic Region Player of the Year and CAA Player of the Year finished the season first nationally with 3.04 points per game and 1.32 goals per game on a school-record 76 points and 33 goals.

College athletics

UD make changes: University of Delaware Director of Athletics Chrissi Rawak announced Friday several changes within her leadership team with the departure of Senior Associate AD Jake Olkkola, who has been named the AD at Colby College.

Olkkola has been at Delaware since 2010 in the areas of recreation and student health & wellness services as well as finance and administration. During his tenure, Olkkola also served as varsity sport administrator for numerous UD sport programs.

Delaware Senior Associate AD for Facilities, Operations, and Capital Projects Joe Shirley will now add oversight of the UD Ice Arena and Outdoor Aquatic Center to his responsibilities. Senior Associate AD for Health, Well Being, and Sport Performance Eric Laudano will now oversee the recreation services area.

An associate athletic director who will directly oversee the recreation services area and report to Laudano will be hired later this year.

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