Player Of the Year

SS Renee Oursler

Northern, Senior

First-team All-Met this season. Two-time all-SMAC performer is conference's 1999 most outstanding player.

Led Patriots (19-2) to SMAC championship with .523 batting average. Tied state record with eight home runs and also had four triples, 26 RBI and 15 stolen bases.

Excellent defensive shortstop has committed to play softball at South Florida.

Coach Of the Year

Linda Curry

Thomas Stone, Second Year

Led Cougars to Maryland 3A State semifinals with 17-6 overall record and third-place finish in SMAC.

Has compiled 31-11 record in her two years back as Thomas Stone's head coach. She had taken five years off following her father's death.

First Team

POS.

NAME

SCHOOL

YR.

HIGHLIGHTS

C

Kristie Pickeral

Thomas Stone

Soph.

Honorable mention All-Met and second-team all-SMAC pick is excellent defensive catcher. Led Thomas Stone with .471 batting average and 18 RBI. Had seven doubles and home run.

1B

Selena Smart

Calvert

Sr.

First-team All-Met and all-SMAC selection made just one error all season at first base in 20 games. Batted .362 with nine RBI and scored 15 runs. Committed to Western Maryland.

2B

Aimee Mason

Northern

Sr.

Honorable mention All-Met and first-team all-SMAC pick batted .409 for Patriots. Totaled six doubles, three triples and 22 RBI. Had three fielding errors all season. Committed to UMBC.

3B

Patty Brown

Westlake

Sr.

First-team All-Met and all-SMAC selection is also two-time All-Extra selection. Batted team-high .394 for Wolverines with three home runs, three triples and 21 RBI.

OF

Lisa Boone

Northern

Sr.

First-team All-Met and all-SMAC pick led Northern with 35 runs scored, 10 more than total of Patriot opponents this season. Batted .500 with four home runs and 18 RBI. Committed to UMBC.

OF

Tara Goodman

La Plata

Jr.

First-team all-SMAC pick was second on team with .442 batting average, including four dou-bles, two triples and eight RBI.

OF

Beth White

Thomas Stone

Sr.

Speedy center fielder was named first-team all-SMAC. Batted .330 for Cougars with three doubles, three triples, a home run and 10 RBI.

U

Andrea Brady

Thomas Stone

Sr.

Honorable mention All-Met can play any position but spent most of her time this year at first base. Batted .430 and hit five doubles and two triples. Led team with six stolen bases.

U

Kristin Tucker

Westlake

Sr.

Honorable mention All-Met had knack for getting big hits in key situations. Was second on team with .343 average, including three doubles, three triples, 14 RBI and 12 stolen bases.

P

Melissa Baldwin

Patuxent

Sr.

Honorable mention All-Met is precise pitcher with great ball movement. Had 133 strikeouts in 118 innings with 1.21 ERA and five shutouts. Batted .347 with team-high four home runs.

P

Devin Karcesky

Northern

Jr.

Named second-team All-Met and first-team all-SMAC. Went 18-2 on mound with eight shutouts and 0.57 earned-run average. Struck out 149 batters and walked 24 in 122 innings pitched.

Honorable Mention

P: January Balenger, Westlake; Erica Bates, McDonough; Jessica Fallica, Thomas Stone; Cindy Livesay, Calvert; Melissa Persons, La Plata; Erin Waltersdorff, Thomas Stone. C: Adrienne Draper, La Plata; April Kinney, McDonough. 1B: Jenny Owens, St. Mary's Ryken; Katie Radford, Northern. 2B: Ashley Blanford, Thomas Stone. 3B: Linda Stefko, St. Mary's Ryken. SS: Kathleen Borden, La Plata; Jen Peel, Calvert. OF: Amanda Kidwell, Thomas Stone; Heather Hall, Northern.

CAPTION: The 1999 All-Extra softball team. Standing, from left to right: Andrea Brady, Kristie Pickeral, Beth White, Coach Linda Curry, Patty Brown and Kristin Tucker. Front, left to right: Tara Goodman, Melissa Baldwin, Lisa Boone, Renee Oursler, Aimee Mason and Devin Karcesky. Not pictured: Selena Smart.