SPRING 2008 ALL-MET

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What Does It Take to Be an All-Met?
The Washington Post's scholastic sports staff asked, and All-Mets answered:
Caitlyn Delahaba, Melanie Mitchell, Courtney Liddle, Kourtney Salvarola, Karla Powell, Ashley Kramer and Dee Dee Fryer

Player of the Year / Coach of the Year

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
P Caitlyn Delahaba | Broad Run » Sr.
Three-time All-Met led Broad Run to 52 consecutive victories and its third straight Virginia AA Dulles District championship. This season she had 333 strikeouts, pitched 125 consecutive scoreless innings, and did not allow an earned run. She also had nine no-hitters and four perfect games. In three years as the starting pitcher, she has gone 75-1. Will play for Villanova.
» Favorite piece of equipment: Her ball
Delahaba uses several different balls in each game, and she said they are most central to her success. When she gets a new ball, she likes to rub dirt on it and throw it a few times to break it in. “My art would be the things I can do with the ball,” Delahaba said. “Since I’m a pitcher, I try and make the ball do different things and move different ways.”

COACH OF THE YEAR
Don Ellenberger | Chesapeake
Most teams are built around a strong pitcher and scant hitting, but Ellenberger assembled a team around a dominant lineup that challenges opponents to keep pace offensively. The Cougars averaged more than eight runs per game in highly competitive Anne Arundel County and have advanced to four of the past five Maryland 4A finals, winning the past two. His teams are 143-26 in seven seasons.


First Team

C Courtney Liddle 1B Karla Powell 2B Meghan Van Meter
Battlefield » Jr. Broad Run » Sr.Spalding » Sr.
Team’s infield leader batted .471 with 5 home runs, 14 RBI and 11 extra-base hits to lead Battlefield to its best season in school history. Also had 15 walks. Committed to Virginia Tech. Feared cleanup hitter and three-time All-Met batted .509 with 30 RBI, 11 extra-base hits and 24 walks. Also slugged .772. Will play for Wisconsin.Batted .405, scored 20 runs and committed only two errors for No. 4 Cavaliers, the IAAM A Division champions. Four-year varsity starter.


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SS Briana Hanafin 3B Devon Metcalf OF Dee Dee Fryer
Yorktown » Sr. O’Connell » Sr. Dominion » Sr.
National District Player of the Year batted .510 with 8 home runs, 25 RBI and 17 extra-base hits. Also had 17 walks. Will play for Baylor. Batted .511 and slugged .833 with 5 homers and 34 RBI — all team highs — in leading the Knights to their fifth straight WCAC championship. Will play for Drexel. Repeat All-Met made the most of the few good pitches she saw, batting .581 with 4 homers, 13 RBI and 13 extra-base hits. She had an OBP of .750 and drew 24 walks. Will play for Tennessee.


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OF Ashley KramerOF Chelsea Stern UT Kourtney Salvarola UT Kayla Lechler
Broad Run » Sr.Northern » Sr. Broadneck » So. Stone Bridge » Sr.
Ideal leadoff hitter batted .567 with 31 runs, 14 RBI, 3 home runs and 10 walks. Also stole 10 bases. Will play for Longwood. Dynamic leader of the Maryland 3A champion scored 22 runs and drove in 20 more — both team highs — while sparkling in center field. Will play for Delaware State. After hitting a Maryland-record 12 homers as a freshman, the repeat All-Met walked a state-record 30 times this season. Still batted .556 with nine homers and scored 41 runs. Went 12-3 and struck out 130 in 96 innings. Committed to South Florida. One of the most explosive hitters in the area, Lechler batted .506 with 10 home runs, 10 doubles and 28 RBI. Also scored 20 runs. Will play for Columbia.


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UT Taylor WyattP Lauren Gibson P Stephanie Speierman P Melanie Mitchell
Damascus » Jr.Chesapeake » Jr. Hammond » Jr. McDonough » Jr.
Shortstop is small in stature but packs plenty of punch at the plate. Batted .559 with 6 homers and 34 runs batted in for the Maryland 3A West champion. Three-time All-Met threw a no-hitter in the Maryland 4A final for the second straight season. Batted .500, with 8 homers, 29 runs batted in and 16 steals. Went 17-2 with 165 strikeouts in 120 innings. Committed to Tennessee. Repeat All-Met went 18-4 with a 0.48 ERA and 354 strikeouts. Only gave up 28 hits in 159 innings. Batted .418 despite being walked 26 times. Committed to Michigan. Struck out 384 and allowed 48 hits in 159.2 innings to lead the Rams to their first Maryland 2A final in a decade. Batted .506 with two homers and 15 RBI. Committed to Virginia.


Second Team

P - Colleen Carty O’Connell, Sr.
P - Julia Moore Paul VI Catholic, Sr.
P - Elaine Nescio Spalding, Jr.
P - Briana Pease Centreville, Sr.
P - Chelsey Dunham South County, So.
C - Allison Gost Poolesville, Sr.
1B - Lauren Wilson Yorktown, Sr.
2B - Michelle Clohan Broad Run, Sr.
SS - Kelsey Green Langley, Sr.
3B - Kathryn Naylor Paul VI Catholic, Sr.
OF - Emily Garcia Park View, Sr.
OF - Erika Stasch Chesapeake, Sr.
OF - Megan Sutphin Battlefield, Sr.
UT - Taylor Stockinger Sherwood, Jr.
UT - Jess Warner Huntingtown, So.

Honorable Mention

Pitchers: Nikki Black, North Stafford, Sr.; Heather Brown, Northeast, Jr.; Kristin Kelleher, Ireton, Sr.; Melissa Kirby, Stonewall Jackson, Sr.; Alie Kolbe, National Cathedral, Sr.; Katie Kolbe, Georgetown Visitation, Fr.; Kayla Martinez, Arundel, So.; Grace Nordan, Brentsville, So.; Chelsea Ponce, Atholton, So.; Casey Schmidt, Glenelg, So.; Brittany Therres, Thomas Stone, Sr.; Ashleigh Williams, Osbourn, Jr.; Caroline Williams, Loudoun Valley, Sr.; Riley Wilson, Clarksburg, So.
Catchers: Kaitlyn Barbour, Brentsville, Jr.; Alyssa Cook, Huntingtown, So.; Courtney Crews, North Stafford, Sr.; Michelle Gravdahl, Long Reach, Jr.; Kristin Schalk, Northern, Jr.; Kelsey Talbot, Hayfield, Sr.; Kelly Trimble, Pallotti, So., Lizzie Wedell, Northeast, Jr.
Infielders: Shannon Cleary, Battlefield, Jr.; Shrice Dillard, Gwynn Park, Sr.; Sharde Estep, Gwynn Park, Sr.; Jessica Grimshaw, Centennial, Sr.; Rachel Harvey, Loudoun Valley, Sr.; Autumn Herrin, Northeast, Sr.; Kelly Hickman, Chesapeake, Jr.; Amanda King, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.; Becca Kirshner, Gaithersburg, Sr.; Meg Krasne, National Cathedral, Sr.; Mo Lamon, Oakton, Sr.; Erin Leddy, St. Mary’s Ryken, Jr.; Nicole Mantheiy, Chesapeake, So.; Katie Nalley, Bowie, Sr.; Kathryn Naylor, Paul VI, Sr.; A.J. Ponce, Atholton, Sr.; Amanda Ray, Damascus, Sr.; Sam Staub, Linganore, Sr.; Rachel Stream, Poolesville, Sr.; Lauren Wolz, Stone Bridge, Sr.
Outfielders: Brittany Black, Battlefield, Jr.; Jessica Ferrick, Centreville, Sr.; Lindsey Holtz, Loudoun County, Jr.; Rochelle Latka, Loudoun County, Jr.; Chelsea Paprocki, Forest Park, Sr.; Corie Sietler, Broadneck, Sr.; Jessica Upright, La Plata, Sr.; Taylor Williams, Hylton, Jr.

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