Maryland School for the Deaf’s baseball and softball teams were named national champions by NDIAA (National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association).
It’s the fourth straight national crown in baseball for the Orioles, who went 8-8 and won their fourth straight Hoy Tournament title, going undefeated and defeating Model Secondary School for the Deaf 18-2 in the championship game.
Eric Long was named NDIAA Player of the Year. He was named most valuable player of the Hoy Tournament. His batting average was .463, with 18 RBIs and 20 stolen bases. His pitching record was 3-0.
Long, Miguel Pavao and Brody McAfee were named NDIAA First Team All-Americans.
It’s MSD’s fifth overall national championship in softball. The Orioles went 13-4, going undefeated at the Hoy Tournament. MSD edged Texas School for the Deaf 18-17 in the championship game. Crystal Salit was named MVP of the tournament.
MSD went 2-10 last year.
Cassidy Perry and Salit were named NDIAA First Team All-Americans.
Northern Virginia United FC 5, FC Frederick 0
FC Frederick gave up three first-half goals and never recovered.
FC Frederick falls to 0-1-1 on the season.
Connor Andrews started in goal and played the first half, making one save. Abiye Jack played the second half and made three saves.
Northern Virginia United scored on a free kick and two throw-ins and ended with a 13-10 edge in shots.
Northern Virginia keeper Chris Shutler made eight saves in the shutout.