KATIE RADFORD

NORTHERN

Class: Senior in the fall

Sport: Volleyball

Highlights: All-Extra softball team's honorable mention first baseman is concentrating on volleyball this summer. In July, she will attend the Nike High Potential camp at Ohio University. Last fall, Radford -- an honorable mention All-Met outside hitter -- was a 94 percent server, and her percent-accuracy was 88.5. Last summer, participated in the Southern Maryland Juniors volleyball program's 16-and-under squad that advanced to the USA Volleyball National Championships.

Notable: Plays pick-up games twice-weekly at The Volleyball House in Columbia. Was a captain on the SMJ 18-and-under team that wrapped up its season Memorial Day weekend with a second-place finish in the bronze division at the Northeast Qualifier at Penn State.

Personal: Favorite classes are chemistry and math. Is a member of National Honor Society. Tomorrow, she will begin kickboxing three times a week to stay in shape.

KASEY RICHARDSON

NORTHERN

Class: 1994 Graduate

Sport: Baseball

Highlights: 22-year-old left-hander is 2-1 with a 4.71 earned-run average and 24 strikeouts in 28.2 innings. Opponents are batting just .194 against him. Picked up his second save of the season when he threw one inning, walking one, June 7 against Winston-Salem. His second victory of the season came after just 2/3 of an inning's work May 23 at Myrtle Beach.

Notable: In March 1998, Richardson was released by the Minnesota Twins after spending four seasons pitching for their Rookie League and Class A affiliates. The Baltimore Orioles claimed him shortly afterward.

Personal: In the off-season, Richardson cooks steaks and seafood at a restaurant near his parents' house in Huntington, although his father, Gary, said his son "is a much better baseball player than he is a cook." Gary Richardson runs several small businesses out of the home with his wife, Carol.

CAPTION: KATIE RADFORD, NORTHERN

CAPTION: KASEY RICHARDSON, NORTHERN