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1998 All-Met Softball Team

Thursday, June 4, 1998; Page J12

  • Player of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Honorable Mention

  • First Team
  • Second Team
  • Selection Process


  • SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    Clarisa Crowell
    McDonough
    — Repeat All-Met Player of the Year.
    — 23-2, 0.08 ERA. Also Batted .422 with 16 RBI.
    — Led Pomfret school to fourth consecutive Maryland state title.
    — Will attend Virginia Tech.

    SOFTBALL COACH OF THE YEAR
    Barb King
    Damascus
    — Maryland 3A semifinalists won ninth straight Montgomery County division championship.
    — Her teams have won six regional and two state championships.
    — Career record of 159-45 including six appearances in state tournament.

    SOFTBALL FIRST TEAM
    Pos. Player School Yr. Avg. HR RBI Highlights

    C Beth Radford Northern
    Sr. .438 5 24
    All-Met in volleyball. Ranked sixth out of 423 in her class. Will attend Maryland.

    1B Kiesha Pickeral Thomas Stone
    Sr. .450 3 30
    Team finished 15-4 after going 0-16 last season. Will attend Grambling. School's scholar athlete of the year in 1998.

    2B Kristen Costa Northern
    Sr. .312 1 26
    Member of state champion field hockey team in the fall. National Honor Society member will attend Maryland.

    SS Katy Shaughnessy Edison
    Jr. .471 1
    1033 stolen bases. Has 122 steals in first three years.

    3B Kelli Bankert Centreville
    Sr. .386 0 10
    Also played shortstop. Will attend Ohio University on the fall. Three-time first-team Virginia AAA Concorde District selection.

    OF Danielle Jenkins Madison
    Sr. .449 0 8
    Repeat All-Met. Three doubles, six triples and 15 SBs for Northern Region titlists. Scored 22 runs in first 23 games. .556 on-base percentage.

    OF Lisa Marcinkoski Watkins Mill
    Sr. .360 0
    1629 stolen bases in 20 games. Will attend Southeastern University (Fla.).

    OF Sara Young Jefferson
    Sr. .347 0 10
    23 runs scored. Only committed two errors (.989 fielding percentage). Will attend Virginia Tech. As a pitcher for Colonials, went 15-3-1 with 0.57 ERA.

    DH Amanda Blizzard O'Connell
    Sr. .403 0 22
    Catcher for top-ranked Knights also had six doubles and one triple. Will attend Mount St. Mary's.

    Pos. Player School
    Yr. W-L ERA SO
    Highlights

    P Allison Lane Springbrook
    Sr. 15-2 0.14 120
    Pitched 102 innings. Allowed only 16 hits and walked 15. Honors weighted grade-point average of 4.3. Will attend Florida.

    P Andi Miller Pallotti
    Sr. 17-3 0.29 243
    Pitched 141 innings. 12 shutouts, five no-hitters, one perfect game for WCAC runner-up. Signed to play for Hartford.

    P Lesley Palmer O'Connell
    Soph. 23-0 0.09 198
    Repeat All-Met began season with 106 scoreless innings. Gave up just five runs this season. Also a clean-up hitter, she batted .444 with seven 2Bs.

    P Samantha Russian Stonewall Jackson
    Sr. 17-3 0.61 179
    Pitched 131 innings. One of the top players in the country. Has signed with South Carolina. Also batted .382 with three triples and two HRs. Repeat All-Met.

    SOFTBALL SECOND TEAM
    Pos. Player School Yr.

    C Jenni Pfeiffer Springbrook Sr.

    1B Michelle Ogle Glen Burnie Sr.

    2B Valerie McDowell Arundel Jr.

    SS Maura Green Langley Jr.

    3B Kelli Leachman Pallotti Sr.

    OF Barbara Babulski Eleanor Roosevelt Sr.

    OF Terri Hendricks McDonough Sr.

    OF Courtney Whittington Fairfax Jr.

    DH Adrianna Baggetta Chantilly Sr.

    Pos. Player School Yr.

    P Shannon Courtney Gwynn Park Jr.

    P Maureen Flynn Mount Vernon Jr.

    P Cindy Livesay Calvert Sr.

    P Morgan Marr Madison Jr.

    SOFTBALL HONORABLE MENTION
    CATCHERS: Jamie Englehart, Brentsville; Jamie Gambordella, Fauquier; Molly Geissenhainer, Georgetown Visitation; Jaycee Gilewski, Gwynn Park; Cyndi Hanley, Mount Vernon; Brandee Laird, Seton (Va.); Kelly Lawson, Park View; Payton Nash, Gar-Field; Molly Palmer, Poolesville; Joey Reedy, Pallotti; Erin Stone, Stonewall Jackson.

    INFIELDERS: Tiffany Bolton, Oakton; Megan Clack, Wilson; Leah Evert, McLean; Shannon Franco, Bowie; Rita Horning, Pallotti; Kate Korwin, Georgetown Visitation; Jennifer Lee, Centreville; Becky Lentz, Edison; Tammy Masarick, Stonewall Jackson; Meredith McCallister, Severna Park; Rene Oursler, Northern; Jill Pearson, Loudoun County; Bethany Piazza, Woodbridge; Lesley Rhodes, Mount Vernon; Sabrina Ryals, Spalding; Selena Smart, Calvert; Mandy Welch, McDonough.

    OUTFIELDERS: Lindsay Bird, Stonewall Jackson; Melissa Coomer, O'Connell; Katie Fricke, Gar-Field; Chandi Padgett, St. Mary's-Ryken; Emma Terrell, Jefferson; Elizabeth Theoharis, Eleanor Roosevelt; Tasheka Westbury, Ballou.

    PITCHERS: Kara Brotemarkle Centreville; Sandy Chandler, Park View; Grete Christennsen, Lee; Amanda Donaldson, Severna Park; Candace Ginsburg, High Point; Natalie Hagan, Riverdale Baptist; Ann Hueberger, Good Counsel; Kristen Hiltner, Edison; Meredith Liu, Wilson; Stephanie Martin, Eleanor Roosevelt; Angie Murray, Ballou; Jen Rice, Holy Child; Candace Rice, Northern; Jessica Royal, Fauquier; Stacy Smith, Northeast; Mira-Kay Thompson, Georgetown Visitation; Lauren Yates, Brentsville; Heather Young, Wakefield.

    HOW THE TEAMS WERE SELECTED
    Coaches of all 240 Washington metropolitan area schools were invited to submit All-Met nominations. Selections were made by Washington Post scholastic staff members Mitch Rubin (baseball) and Chris Swezey (softball). Photographs by The Post's Gerald Martineau. The teams were photographed in front of the National Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery. The building, on which construction started in 1836 and was completed in 1867, was long-known as the Old Patent Office Bulding.

    © Copyright 1998 The Washington Post Company




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