The women’s college lacrosse season ended Sunday with the University of Maryland relinquishing its national title to Northwestern University. The game was a rematch of last year’s final in which Maryland upset Northwestern.
This year it was the other way, with Northwestern winning, 8-7.
Howard County was well represented on Maryland’s team. Coach Cathy (Nelson) Reese is an Ellicott City resident and graduate of Mt. Hebron.
Freshman Beth Glaros scored four of Maryland’s five first-half goals in the championship game. Those who watched her play four years at Wilde Lake often wondered how she would fare on a larger stage. Quite well, it appears.
Junior Kristy Black (Glenelg) had a goal and two assists. Black, like Glaros and Reese, are former Howard County Players of the Year in girls lacrosse.
Abbey Clipp, a freshman goalkeeper from Marriotts Ridge, and Sara Cooper, a senior defender from Centennial, are also on Maryland’s team.
The postseason honors are starting to be announced. Mt. Hebron graduate Jackie Doherty, a senior at the University of Notre Dame, made the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association All-America first team as a defender.
Alayna Markwordt (Glenelg), a junior at Ohio State, was named to the IWLCA second team at attack, and University of Florida sophomore Ashley Bruns (Mt. Hebron) was picked at attack for the third team. Bruns is also a former high school player of the year.
UMBC junior Alicia Krause (Mt. Hebron) was named to the IWLCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region second team.
An America East All-Conference first team selection, Krause led the Retrievers in ground balls (29), draw control (32) and caused turnoves (20). She ranked second on the team with 35 goals, 15 assists and 50 points.
She was among the league’s top 10 in scoring, and had six hat tricks this season.
UMBC freshman midfielder Kristen Bilney (Mt. Hebron) was a unanimous selection to the America East all-rookie team.
Gettysburg University’s Hannah Church (Mt. de Sales) was named to the IWLCA Division III second team. She finished third in the nation and school history with 86 goals, and she led the Bullets with 99 points this year.
Church, a first-team all-conference and all-region selection, was at her best in the NCAA tournament, as she set national records with 26 goals and 29 points en route to being named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. The junior attack had five goals and three assists in the national title game as Gettysburg defeated Bowdoin, 16-5.
Defender Lindsay Menton (Glenelg Country School) was also a member of the Division III national championship team.
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The Howard County public school baseball coaches got together on Wednesday afternoon to select the 2011 All-County team, and here are the results.
(The Howard County Times/Columbia Flier baseball All-County story will be published in June, and may or may not differ from the coaches’ team)
Player of the Year: T.J. Pipik, Reservoir senior, SS/RHP.
Pitcher of the Year: Paul Beers, Atholton senior, RHP/C.
Pitcher: Kyle Alexander, Reservoir senior
Pitcher: Josh Martin, Atholton junior
Catcher: Tim Benjamin, Glenelg senior
First base: David Menker, Marriotts Ridge junior
Middle infield: Kory Britton, Atholton senior
Middle infield: Evan Griffin, River Hill sophomore
Middle infield: Raul Shah, Mt. Hebron junior
Third base: Danny Caddigan, River Hill senior
Outfield: Ben Ferraro, Marriotts Ridge junior
Outfield: Andrew Giuliani, Mt. Hebron senior
Outfield: Jon Thews, Atholton senior
Utility: Thomas Mee, Wilde Lake sophomore catcher/outfielder
Pitcher: Lee Lawler, Reservoir junior
Pitcher: Patrick Watson, Marriotts Ridge senior
Catcher: Matt Shiflett, Hammond senior
First base: Garret Kurtz, Centennial junior
Middle infield: Colin Dyer, Howard junior
Middle infield: Shane Kellaher, Glenelg senior
Middle infield: Dillon Shaw, Hammond senior
Third base: Nick Russo, Glenelg senior
Outfield: Logan Dubbe, Glenelg sophomore
Outfield: Ryan Toland, Howard senior
Outfield: Jake True, Glenelg senior
Utility: Zach Hazzard, Hammond senior
As the 2011 NFL season is thrown further and further into doubt by the ongoing disagreement between owners and players, more and more fans might turn to the college football season as an unwavering source of entertainment.
Local fans, especially, can look forward to several former Howard County standouts who are excelling at the next level.
One example is Wake Forest rising redshirt sophomore Michael Campanaro, a former two-time player of the year while at River Hill (2008).
The article, written by Richard Cirminiello, refers to Campanaro, a 5-10 190 pound receiver, as the offense’s “Unsung star on the rise” and describes him as “Tough and extremely fast.”
In Campanaro’s debut campaign last year, he caught 10 passes for 107 yards, carried the ball 29 times for 123 yards and a touchdown and led the Demon Deacons in kick returns.
Know of any other local athletes poised to break out for a major Division I school this year? Drop us a line at email@example.com.
The county tennis tournament is underway at the Wilde Lake Tennis Club this week, with the championships set to take place on Saturday morning.
There have been plenty of shake-ups among the top players, so be sure to check the seeds below to catch up with who the favorites are in each bracket.
1. Biyik Akinshemoyin, Reservoir
2. Steven Lee, Atholton
3. Andrew Pagan, Howard
4. Scott Lee, Atholton
5. Byron Hung, Glenelg
6. Jimmy Zhan, River Hill
7. Collin Chase, Mount Hebron
8. Amir Shafique, Marriotts Ridge
1. Corinne Zahlis, Hammond
2. Mafalda Torres, Marriotts Ridge
3. Jenna Sweet, Atholton
4. Kiera Hanrahan, River Hill
5. Judy Li, Centennial
6. Kate Bailey, Oakland Mills
7. Arielle Kazlow, Howard
8. Emily Janczur, Atholton
1. Charles Mao and Zach Kim, Atholton
2. Seth Hoesman and Kyle Shope, Howard
3. Yusuke Asai and Oliver Zhao, River Hill
4. Chase Weinberg and Kevin Hsieh, Centennial
5. Dan Shaw and Robert Shaw, Glenelg
6. Sanjeeve Devamanoharan and Phillip Romano, Marriotts Ridge
7. Aryan Siahpoushan and John Zhu, Mount Hebron
8. Jackson Feroe and David Geery, River Hill
1. Rena Shi and Audrey Cheng, River Hill
2. Brianne Leaf and Nicole Leaf, Marriotts Ridge
3. Corinne Grob and Sarah Helman, Howard
4. Cat Cottrell and Rachel Hall, Glenelg
5. Rachel Sullivan and Shalini Ray, Mount Hebron
6. Megan Mishra and Isabel Yu, Centennial
7. Caitlin Stewart-Moore and Sydney Braithwaite, River Hill
8. Helen Luh and Carly Weickgenannt, Marriotts Ridge
1. Emmeline Zhu and Ningwei Li, Mount Hebron
2. Anastasia English and Andrew Baxley, Wilde Lake
3. Kanami Mori and Michael Baruch, Centennial
4. Esther Hwang and Jack Riley, Howard
5. Margaret Tatum and George Mao, Atholton
6. Sahini Pothireddy and Sam Weber, Mount Hebron
7. Emma Hoesman and Tim Crawford, Howard
8. Alyssa Schledwitz and Brent Weinberg, Centennial
With rain once again washing out a day of spring baseball games, I thought I would go back to the well for one more wrestling blog. (MAYBE this will be the last one…)
The nation’s top two postseason high school wrestling tournaments — the FloNationals in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and the National High School Coaches Association Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach — took place in late March and early April, and Howard County had some success stories to bring home.
At Flonationals, Reservoir senior Mark Colabucci, a two-time state champion, placed eighth in the 160-pound weight class to become an All-American. High school teammate Josh Hamilton (285) was 2-2 at Flonationals, as was Hammond’s Jonathan Goodwin (125), a junior. Hammond junior Raven Coleman-Brooks also traveled to Cuyahoga Falls, though he did not win a match.
In Virginia Beach, River Hill freshman Cory Daniel became the Hawks’ first ever finalist at 152 pounds of the freshman division. Daniel lost to a fellow Marylander, LaPlata state champion Josh Llopez, in the finals. Fellow Hawks freshman Logan Kirby (189) finished fifth, giving River Hill a pair of All-Americans for the first time at the event in the same year. River Hill’s Omar Messallam (189) and Jason Johnson (285) each won a pair of matches in the junior division, while senior Cameron Kirby (130) and freshman Casey Guthier (135) came home with a win in their respective divisions.
Archbishop Spalding freshman Matt Pente (119, three wins), a Howard County resident, Reservoir freshman Donovan Peek (145, two wins) and Wilde Lake seniors Alvin Harris (189) and Zathy Ndiang (189, two wins) also competed in Virginia Beach.
Finally as a little bonus for the faithful readers who have read this far, I’m also including the All-Freshman and All-Sophomore teams. Last week I posted my All-Star teams by class year, but combined the freshmen and sophomores into one group due to the smaller pool of wrestlers. I had a little more time on my hands, so after a little more digging, this is what I came up with. Please let me know if you think I missed someone…
All Freshman Team
103: Mason Kilcarr, Re
112: Joe Zoller, G
119: Paul Quattrone, Re
125: Austin Pagnotta, G
130: Malik Jackson, WL
135: Casey Guthier, RH
140: Donovan Peek, Re
145: Cory Daniel, RH
152: Chris McTauge, MR
160: Dylan Juskus, OM
171: Logan Kirby, RH
189: Michael Sullivan, Re
215: Ryan Hassan, MH
285: Scott Desaulte, MR
All Sophomore Team
103: Zach Hensley, OM
112: Taariq Mohammed, RH
119: Ryan Carter, G
125: Austin Pagnotta, G
130: Seth Rowell, Re
135: Shreif Shata, Ha
140: Tola Morakinyo, WL
145: Bryan Overton, Ha
152: Anthony Pagnotta, G
160: Michael Min, MR
171: Adam Satterfield, WL
189: Humphrey Anuh, Ha
215: Ryan Holcomb, MH
285: Sean Twigg, G
Andrew took his first job with the Howard County Times as an editorial assistant/obituary writer in 2001. He has written about an array of sports, from rugby to roller skate dancing. Andrew was a (mediocre) swimmer at Loyola College, but he enjoys playing many sports, including rec-league softball, kickball, basketball, football, soccer, and ultimate Frisbee. He would play rec-league unicycle badminton if he could find a league. He is a fan of all the Baltimore sports clubs, from the O’s to the Blast. When he’s not obsessing over the athletic endeavors of others, Andrew enjoys watching zombie movies from the 70s and 80s. He resides in Catonsville.