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Softball & Baseball
Front row (left to right): Amanda Yanulevich, Glenelg; Kerry Hickey, Huntingtown; Jennifer Everhart, Loudoun Valley; Julia Dominguez, Park View; Will Naylor, Paul VI Catholic; Jessica Everhart, Loudoun Valley; Jenny Clohan, Broad Run; Stephanie Talarek, Langley; Brittany Lansdowne, Osbourn. Second row: Megan Elliott, Calvert; Michelle Davis, Glen Burnie; Dorian Shaw, Robinson; Jesse McCarrick, Oakton; Brett Garner, Lake Braddock; Will Krasne, St. Albans; Jimmy Saris, Langley; Sean Ryan, Stone Bridge; Kaila Jenkins, Severna Park; Lizzie Pegnato, Oakton; Cristi Ecks, Osbourn. Back row: Coach Dale Huting, Centennial; Brandon Snyder, Westfield; Jake Shibilsky, Chesapeake; Billy Gross, Frederick; Chris Crum, Severna Park; Ivor Hodgson Jr., St. John's; Mike Moss, Walter Johnson; Mike Bianucci , W.T. Woodson; Austin Hurd, Gaithersburg; Ed Bach, Atholton; Jon Weislow, O'Connell; Coach Ed Gibbs, St. John's. (John McDonnell -- The Washington Post)

Player of the Year
Coach of the Year
First Team
Second Team
Honorable Mention

Player of the Year
Brandon Snyder
Westfield, Sr.

If the 6-1, 180-pound shortstop-catcher is selected in the first round of next month's amateur draft (as expected), he will become the area's first position player taken that high out of high school in nearly a decade. Snyder batted .547 with 29 RBI, 29 runs, 3 home runs and 24 walks for the defending AAA Northern Region Bulldogs in the regular season.

Coach of the Year
Ed Gibbs
St. John's

Gibbs directed the Cadets to a 24-3 record and their second Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship in six years. In 13 seasons under Gibbs, St. John's has become an area power, posting 12 consecutive 20-win seasons while making nine conference championship appearances.

First Team
Mike Moss
Walter Johnson, Sr.

Batted .545 with five doubles, seven triples and four homers. Scored 26 runs and had 27 RBI, accounting for nearly half his team's runs. Holds eight school records. Signed with Maryland.

First Base
Jake Shibilsky
Chesapeake, Sr.

All-Met as a pitcher last season, then underwent elbow surgery in January that forced him off the mound for a season. At first, he excelled, hitting .424 with four triples and 10 home runs. Scored 28 runs and drove in 22.

Second Base
Chris Crum
Severna Park, Sr.

Batted .464 with 4 homers and 20 RBI. Hit game-winning homer in 11th inning of Anne Arundel title game. Entering the playoffs, had never lost a game as a high school pitcher, going 13-0. Will play for Virginia Tech.

Third Base
Brett Garner
Lake Braddock, Sr.

A versatile player who started at catcher, but also made appearances at third base and on the mound. Garner batted .475 with 24 RBI, 5 homers and was 1-0 with three saves as a pitcher. He will play for James Madison.

Mike Bianucci
W.T. Woodson, Sr.

The power hitting pitcher-shortstop batted .490, drove in 21 runs and blasted seven homers for the Cavaliers, who claimed AAA Liberty District regular season title. He was also 5-2 on the mound and will play for Auburn.

Ivor Hodgson
St. John's, Sr.

An outstanding centerfielder, Hodgson saved his best for the Cadets' most important games: he scored the game-winning run and earned the save in the WCAC semifinals, then drove in three runs in the Cadets' 4-0 win over Paul VI Catholic in the final.

Sean Ryan
Stone Bridge, Sr.

Batted over .460 for the second straight year, totaling 31 hits (14 for extra bases), 16 RBI and 24 runs scored. Will play for Virginia Tech.

Jon Weislow
Bishop O'Connell, Sr.

Considered one of the best defensive centerfielders in the area, Weislow also shined at the plate with a .460 average and 17 stolen bases for the WCAC semifinalists. He will play for George Mason.

Ed Bach
Atholton, Sr.

Left-hander went 6-2 with a 0.78 ERA with 93 strikeouts in 59 innings. At the plate, he hit .383 with a .617 slugging percentage and a .537 on-base percentage to go along with 14 RBI, 21 runs scored and 3 home runs.

Billy Gross
Frederick, Sr.

Was 7-0 with 0.86 ERA and stunning ratio of 79 strikeouts to six walks in 49 innings for MVAL Chesapeake champions. Also batted .459 with 10 doubles and 15 RBI. Signed with West Virginia.

Austin Hurd
Gaithersburg, Sr.

Dominat righthander was 7-0 with one save and 1.10 ERA. Struck out 69 in 44 innings. Held opponents to .117 batting average. Batting leadoff, has .450 average with 22 runs and 14 stolen bases.

Will Krasne
St. Albans, Jr.

Went 7-1 with 1.40 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 50 innings for Interstate Athletic Conference champions. Allowed more than one earned run only once. Batted .350 with seven doubles, 14 RBI and 19 runs.

Will Naylor
Paul VI, Sr.

One of the area's most feared pitchers, Naylor posted an 8-0 record with a 0.31 ERA and 59 strikeouts for the WCAC runner up Panthers. Also batted .413 with 19 RBI and 3 home runs. He will play for Radford.

Jimmy Saris
Langley, Sr.

The last pitcher opposing coaches want to see in the seventh inning, Saris went 4-0 with 5 saves, 79 strikeouts and 1.35 ERA. He also batted .462 with 19 RBI for the Saxons. He will play for Duke.

Second Team
Brad Kledzik
Robinson, Sr.

Ian Marshall
Gaithersburg, Sr.

Joe Mattes
Quince Orchard, Sr.

Jeremiah Meiners
St. Albans, Jr.

Wade Newman
St. John's, Jr.

Seth Williams
Edison, Soph.

First Base
Alex Gregory
Paul VI Catholic, Sr.

Brady Stouffer
Northwest; Sr.

David Walters
River Hill; Sr.

Ryan Wood
Hylton; Sr.

Alex Buchholz
Old Mill, Sr.

Chuck Eller
Langley, Sr.

Marcus Jones
Landon, Sr.

Brandon Short
Chopticon, Jr.

Designated Hitter
Kevin Keith

Honorable Mention
Ben Brawley, Loudoun County, Jr.
Colin Dunleavy, Osbourn, Sr.
Willie Greenberg, Wootton, Sr.
Rob Lamas, Paul VI, Sr.
Patrick Leslie, Gwynn Park, Sr
Sean McCauley, Potomac, Soph.
Chris Nehl, Herndon, Sr.
Richard Philips, Gaithersburg, Jr.
Jon Quigley, W.T. Woodson, Sr.
Dan Shillingburg, Centennial, Sr.
Ryan Smith, Westlake, Jr.
Charles Swenson, Jr., Mount Hebron

Derek Anderson, Flint Hill, Jr.
Brendan Clark, Richard Montgomery
Chad Eagerton, Mount Vernon, Jr.
Jordan Flasher, Osbourn Park, Sr.
Evan Frederickson, Oakton, Sr.
Tim Hammond, DeMatha, Sr.
Casey Hartman, Potomac Falls, Sr.
Steve Henry, Pallotti, Sr.
Keith Hessler, Springbrook, Soph.
Bryan Kidwell, Oakton, Sr.
Bobby Kim, Wootton, Jr.
Michael Lenox, Courtland, Sr.
Joe Murray, Pallotti, Sr.
Derrick Nason, Reservoir, Sr.
Tony Pasquariello, Osbourn, Jr.
Nick Pearce, DeMatha, Jr.
Ben Sobocinski, McDonough, Sr.
Sean Swetnam, E. Roosevelt, Soph.
Steve Ulaky, Good Counsel, Jr.
Tyler Vaughn, Millbrook, Sr.

Justin Bour, Westfield, Sr.
Paul Burch, Leonardtown, Sr.
Alex Cameron, St. Mary's-Annapolis, Sr.
Matt Campbell, DeMatha, Sr.
Kevin Clinton, McLean, Sr.
Gabe Feldman, Whitman, Soph.
Justin Handler, Quince Orchard, Sr.
L.J. Hoes, St. John's, Fr.
Mitch Levine, Magruder, Jr.
Mike Matta, Potomac, Jr.
Jensen Pupa, Northwest, Sr.
Mike Rozak, St. John's, Sr.
Dennis Schoonmaker, Wootton, Jr.
Matt Schrader Blake, Jr.
Travis Stewart, Pallotti, Jr.
Charles Swenson, Jr., Mount Hebron
Zach Terrell, Manassas Park, Sr.

Ryan Bottegal, Good Counsel, Jr.
Kevin Collins, Quince Orchard, Jr.
OF Andrew Johnson, Fauquier, Sr.
Derek Goughenour, Old Mill, Sr.
Troy Hamilton, Lee, Sr.
Tyler Martin, Mount Vernon, Sr.
Tyler O'Neill, Oakland Mills, Sr.
Tyler Redick, Walkersville, Sr.
Matt Townsend, Hayfield, Sr.
Raphael Turner, Wilson, Sr.
Shane Warren, Jefferson, Sr.
Spencer Wiggins, Robinson, Sr.

Player of the Year
Coach of the Year
First Team
Second Team
Honorable Mention

Player of the Year
Megan Elliott
Calvert, Jr.

Three-time All-Met was 20-1-1 with a 0.09 ERA and 291 strikeouts in 148 innings. Threw eight no-hitters, including three perfect games. On offense, led SMAC champions with .494 average, 34 hits, 6 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs and 18 RBI.

Coach of the Year
Dale Huting

In his 19th year, guided Eagles (20-0) to the best record in school history and their first Howard County title since 1996. Young team became only the second to go unbeaten in the regular season since the league expanded nine years ago.

First Team
Jenny Clohan
Broad Run, Sr.

Went 15-3 - including 11 shutouts, six no-hitters and two perfect games - totaling a career-high 241 strikeouts in 121 innings pitched with a 0.24 ERA. Also batted .492. Will play for James Madison.

Cristi Ecks
Osbourn, Sr.

Two-time All-Met went 20-0 - including five perfect games - with a 0.05 ERA and 285 strikeouts in 132 innings. Batted .354 with 5 doubles and 13 RBI. Will play for the University of South Florida.

Kerry Hickey
Huntingtown, Soph.

Former backup to Player of the Year Megan Elliott at Calvert went 10-1 for first-year school, striking out 168 and allowing just 23 hits in 75 innings. Batted .404 with 13 extra-base hits, 16 RBI and 21 runs scored.

Kaila Jenkins
Severna Park, Jr.

Two-time All-Met was 13-3 with 194 strikeouts and an 0.42 ERA in 116 innings for the Anne Arundel County champions. Team's offensive leader batted .542, with nine extra-base hits, 31 RBI and 18 runs scored.

Jesse McCarrick
Oakton, Jr.

The right-hander was 15-1 with a 0.26 ERA, striking out 217 and allowing 35 hits and six walks in 107 61/37 innings. She batted .508 with 32 hits, six doubles, 16 RBI and 12 runs scored. One error on defense.

Julia Dominguez
Park View, Sr.

Errorless behind the plate for the past two seasons. Batted .500 with 22 hits - seven for extra bases - 14 RBI and 13 runs scored. Was walked 11 times and struck out just twice in 44 at-bats. Will play for James Madison.

First Base
Dorian Shaw
Robinson, Soph.

Patriot District player of the year posted a .517 batting average and .948 slugging percentage, with 20 runs scored, seven doubles, six home runs - two were grand slams - and 24 RBI. Only two errors in 142 chances.

Second Base
Jessica Everhart
Loudoun Valley, Sr.

Batted .650, totaling 39 hits - 12 for extra bases - 31 RBI and 33 runs scored. Was walked 13 times, and struck out only once in 60 at-bats. Errorless in the field for the second straight season. Will play for Virginia Tech.

Third Base
Amanda Yanulevich
Glenelg, Sr.

Howard County's top player had a .554 batting average with a .929 slugging percentage, with 8 doubles, 3 triples, 21 RBI and 19 runs scored. Will play field hockey for the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Jennifer Everhart
Loudoun Valley, Sr.

Two-time All-Met batted .515 from the leadoff spot for the AA Dulles District champions with 34 hits - 13 for extra bases - 22 RBI, 31 runs scored and 11 walks. Recorded only one error the past two seasons. Will play for Radford.

Michelle Davis
Glen Burnie, Sr.

Speedy center fielder batted .513 and slugged .671, with 39 hits - nine for extra bases - 28 runs and 12 runs batted in. Leadoff batter had .633 on-base percentage and an Anne Arundel-best 19 stolen bases.

Brittany Lansdowne
Osbourn, Sr.

Center fielder had a .431 batting average, 25 hits, 19 runs, 6 doubles, 3 triples and a .690 slugging percentage -- all team highs -- for a squad that cracked the national rankings. No errors on defense.

Lizzie Pegnato
Oakton, Sr.

Leadoff hitter batted .369 with seven doubles, two triples, three home runs, 16 RBI and 13 runs scored. Held hitless once in 19 games. Eleven putouts, 10 assists and one error on defense. Saved four games as pitcher.

Stephanie Talarek
Langley, Sr.

Four-year starter batted .406 with three home runs and 30 RBI. Shortstop had only two errors in 122 innings, with 25 putouts and 55 assists. Will play for the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Second Team
Colleen Coffman
Gaithersburg, Sr.

Lauren Frankiewicz
Madison, Sr.

Christina Gosweiler
Bowie, Sr.

Beth Mullins
North County, Sr.

Morgan Simpson
Potomac School, Sr.

Kelly Haller
Heritage, Jr.

Sarah Himan
Hylton, Jr.

Michelle Bosserman
Centennial, Sr.

Jessie Green
Stonewall Jackson, Sr.

Sam Ingersoll
Stone Bridge, Jr.

Ciera Jones
Madison, Sr.

Ashley Romanias
Lake Braddock, Sr.

Jen Francis
Oakton, Jr.

Alyson Moler
Loudoun Valley, Sr.

Amber Salter
Lee, Sr.

Honorable Mention
Dawn Artman, Old Mill, Sr.
Jessie Battista, Broadneck, Sr.
Becky Boucher, West Potomac, Jr.
Kelley Engman, O'Connell, Soph.
Ashley Frederick, Patuxent, Jr.
Brittany Gardner, Park View, Jr.
Amy Guyton, Long Reach, Jr.
Sarah Isaac, Robinson, Sr.
Paige Miller, Langley, Sr.
Linda Pirro, Westfield, Soph.
Hillary Quade, Gwynn Park, Fr.
Kirsten Rowell, Mount Vernon, Sr.
Chrissy Sborz, Bishop Ireton, Soph.
Candace Thompson, Richard Montgomery, Jr.
Reba Tutt, Culpeper, Soph.
Dana Ward, Sherwood, Soph.
Stephanie Weigman, Spalding, Soph.

Sarah Brown, Edison, Jr.
Kelsea Bullock, Patuxent, Soph.
Caity Butler, Hayfield, Sr.
Jordan Degennaro, Huntingtown, Fr.
Alyssa Kemmerer, Osbourn, Sr.
Giorie Mahn, Potomac School, Sr.

Hannah Casserra, Damascus, Soph.
Mandy Conlon, Oakton, Sr.
Maggie Donaldson, Thomas Stone, Sr.
Cecile Egan, Georgetown Visitation, Jr.
Michelle Grap, Centennial, Soph.
Lindsey Gray, Northeast, Soph.
Jennifer Haag, Severna Park, Fr.
Briana Hanafin, Yorktown, Fr.
Carrie Higdon, La Plata, Sr.
Sayaka Hino, Sidwell Friends, Sr.
Becky Horesky, Gar-Field, Sr.
Amber Kirk, Loudoun County, Sr.
Becca Kirshner, Gaithersburg, Fr.
Jen Lacy, Seneca Valley, Sr.
Sarah Malene, Gar-Field, Sr.
Colleen Regis, Good Counsel, Sr.
Lauren Robison, Calvert, Soph.
Keirstynn Romero, Calvert, Sr.
Natalie Schmidt, Lake Braddock Sr. Kelli Seger, Huntingtown, Sr.
Kelly Smith, Pallotti, Soph.
Sha Tabor, Thomas Stone, Jr.
Brittany Tull, Paint Branch, Sr.
Amanda Whalen, Paul VI, Sr.
Jordyn Williams, Chesapeake, Soph.
Kristin Wojtowycz, Severna Park, Sr.
Mikki Zick, Fauquier, Sr.

Ashley Ahearn, Hylton, Jr.
Emily Bolling, Chesapeake, Sr.
Colleen Carty, O'Connell, Fr.
Nickie Cutrona, Robinson, Sr.
Brittany Dyson, Thomas Stone, Sr.
Hannah Karaskiewicz, North County, Sr.
Katelyn Noble, Damascus, Sr.
Karla Powell, Broad Run, Fr.
Alex Sita, Huntingtown, Jr.
Katie Speaks, Stonewall Jackson, Sr.

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