Anderson's remarkable journey from stroke victim to Mitchell College lacrosse standout

Mitchell College freshman Jacob Anderson, left, takes off on a breakaway during a March 18 lacrosse match against Sage. Anderson suffered a stroke last Oct. 22 and underwent emergency brain surgery to remove a blod clot, but was cleared to play and has scored 14 goals this spring, including a game of game-winners. (Photo courtesy of Steve McLaughlin)

Mitchell College freshman Jacob Anderson, who suffered a stroke last October, was cleared to return to the men's lacrosse program this spring and turned in an inspiring performance for the Mariners.

Coast Guard's Lhotka attributes his success to his personal hitting coach

Coast Guard's Jeremy Lhotka prepares for his at bat during the sixth inning of Friday's game against Clark at New London.  (Tim Cook/The Day)

Ever since Jeremy started hitting baseballs off a tee in his backyard in Orange Park, Fla., his father has given him wise advice.

Local roundup: Potter leads New London past Old Lyme

New London put together an 18-hit attack and came away with a 14-6 win over Old Lyme in a nonleague softball game on Friday.

Black Wolves play Saturday night in Buffalo

All of this, the New England Black Wolves' road work against the top teams in the National Lacrosse League's Eastern Division, is in preparation for one thing: the playoffs.

Local roundup: Montville's Michon no-hits Killingly softball team

Less than 24 hours after suffering its first loss of the season, the Montville softball team bounced back in a big way as Alexis Michon pitched a no-hitter to lead the Indians to a 6-0 win over Killingly on Thursday.

COLUMNS

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MORE LOCAL SPORTS

Local roundup: Waterford edges East Lyme 1-0 in ECC D-I baseball game

Jared Burrows doubled and scored the winning run on a throwing error in the bottom of the seventh to give Waterford a 1-0 victory over East Lyme in an ECC Division I baseball game on Wednesday.

Montville's DelaCruz making an impact in first season at Mitchell

Dougie DelaCruz, a freshman from Montville, hit a solo home run in the eighth inning to help Mitchell College to a 5-2 baseball victory over Nichols College on Wednesday afternoon in New London. (Photo by Gavin Keefe/The Day)

Montville's Dougie DelaCruz has made the transition from high school to college look easy. The freshman hit his fifth home run on Wednesday as Mitchell College defeated Nichols College 5-2 for its ninth straight win.

Local college roundup: Coast Guard softball sweeps a doubleheader

Sarah Kemp and Maggie Perez drove in four runs each as Coast Guard swept St. Joseph of West Hartford in a nonleague softball doubleheader on Tuesday.

UCONN

Samuelson, Collier taken fourth and sixth overall at WNBA Draft

UConn's Katie Lou Samuelson, right, poses for a photo with COO Christy Hedgpeth after being selected by the Chicago Sky with the fourth overall pick in Wednesday's WNBA Draft in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

UConn's Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier were drafted fourth and sixth, respectively, by the Chicago Sky and Minnesota Lynx at Wednesday night's WNBA Draft.

UConn's season ends with 81-76 loss to Notre Dame in national semifinals

Notre Dame players celebrate their 81-76 victory over UConn in Friday night's NCAA Final Four women's national semifinals at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points, including four straight free throws in the final minute, as Notre Dame rallied from a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat UConn 81-76 in the national semifinals Friday night.

COLLEGES

UNC's Hatchell resigns after findings from program review

In this Feb. 1, 2018, file photo, North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell questions a call during a game against Notre Dame at South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall of Fame career over more than three decades with the Tar Heels, including a national championship and becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time winningest coach.

Minnesota Duluth wins 2nd straight NCAA hockey title

Minnesota-Duluth players celebrate a goal during the second period against Massachusetts in the NCAA Frozen Four championship game on Saturday at Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Parker Mackay had a goal and an assist, Hunter Shepard stopped 18 shots and Minnesota Duluth won its second straight college hockey title, beating Massachusetts 3-0 on Saturday night

CT SUN

Sun added depth in draft, but is it enough to contend for WNBA title?

California's Kristine Anigwe drives during a regular-season game against UCLA in Berkeley. The 6-foot-4 Anigwe will be switching coasts soon after being drafted by the Connecticut Sun with the ninth overall pick in Wednesday's WNBA Draft. (AP Photo/Tomas Ovalle, File)

There was a cheerful, rosy vibe around the Connecticut Sun Wednesday night, the usual optimism that can be expected after any draft. The question remains if the Sun can take the next step from playoff to championship contender.

Sun draft California's Anigwe with ninth pick at WNBA Draft

California's Kristine Anigwe poses with WNBA COO Christy Hedgpeth after being selected by the Connecticut Sun as the ninth overall pick in the WNBA Draft on Wednesday in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

The Connecticut Sun drafted 6-foot-4 California post Kristine Anigwe with the ninth overall pick in Wednesday night’s WNBA Draft, and Sun head coach and general manager Curt Miller was ecstatic she was still available.

PROFESSIONAL

Mets ace deGrom going on injured list, getting MRI on elbow

The Mets' Jacob deGrom pitches against the Braves during the first inning of Sunday's game in Atlanta. (John Amis/AP Photo)

Mets ace Jacob deGrom is being put on the injured list and returning to New York for an MRI on his elbow after the NL Cy Young Award winner reported a sore right arm

Giants have two first rounders: expect beef and maybe a QB

Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins runs a drill at the NFL scouting combine on March 2 in Indianapolis. Haskins is a possible first-round pick at next week's NFL Draft. (Michael Conroy/AP Photo)

After trading offensive catalyst Odell Beckham Jr. and sacks leader Olivier Vernon to Cleveland and losing perennial leading tackler Landon Collins to free agency, the New York Giants are rebuilding heading into the NFL draft

Patriots could be active in draft with several needs to fill

Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson rushes the ball into the end zone during the second half of a Oct. 13, 2018 game against Indiana in Bloomington, Ind. Hockenson is a possible pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. (Doug McSchooler/AP Photo)

The Patriots have lots of holes to fill in the upcoming draft and lots of picks to address them

College golfer in hijab out to blaze trail for Muslim girls

Noor Ahmed, a member of the Nebraska's golf team, watches her shot during a April 10 practice in Lincoln, Neb. Ahmed is the only golfer at the college level or higher known to wear a hijab while competing. She hopes Muslim girls are watching her and encouraged to chase their dreams in environments where they might encounter fear, uncertainty and hostility. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Nebraska's Noor Ahmed wears hijab on golf course, hopes to be role model for Muslim girls

ON THE AIR

Baseball

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs.

7 p.m., NESN Plus, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays.

7 p.m., WCCT, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees.

7:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Baylor at Texas Tech.

8 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals.

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN — NBA playoffs: Toronto Raptors at Orlando Magic.

8:30 p.m., NBCSB, Ch. 8 — NBA playoffs: Boston Celtics at Indiana Pacers.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA playoffs: Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder.

Golf

Noon, Golf Channel — Champions: Mitsubishi Electric Classic from Duluth, Ga.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: RBC Heritage from Hilton Head Island, S.C.

7 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: LOTTE Championship from Kapolei, Hawaii.

Gymnastics

1 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: NCAA Championship from Fort Worth, Texas.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: NCAA Championship from Fort Worth, Texas.

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: NCAA Championship from Fort Worth, Texas.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN, NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins.

10 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Colorado Avalanche at Calgary Flames.

Lacrosse

5 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: Penn State at Johns Hopkins.

Softball

5:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Alabama at Florida.

Tennis

5 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Monte Carlo Masters from Monaco.