Player of the Year
P BETH MULLINS, North County, Sr.
Mullins pitched her best during the postseason, when she pushed North County to its third 4A state title in four seasons. In five playoff games Mullins gave up a total of two runs, only one of them earned. Her season ERA of 0.42 was a career best. She lost only two games. "When she gets in a groove, nobody can hit her," North County Coach Tommy Thompson said.
Coach of the Year
TOMMY THOMPSON, North County
In his first season as head coach, Thompson led North County to a state title. The Knights started only three seniors, but the rest of the team borrowed experience and composure from Thompson, a longtime softball assistant coach. "Whenever anybody got nervous, he helped us stay cool," Mullins said. "He had pretty much a perfect first year."
P KAILA JENKINS, Severna Park, Jr.
She led the county in strikeouts, and her 0.51 ERA was second behind Mullins's. She threw seven shutouts, batted .570 and helped Severna Park win the county championship game.
P JESSIE BATTISTA, Broadneck, Sr.
With a consistent 60 mph fastball, Battista helped the Bruins take over first place in the county in mid-April; the top ranking was a first for the program. She had very few walks per game.
P STEPHANIE WEIGMAN, Spalding, Soph.
Behind Weigman's 62 mph fastball, Spalding won the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference title. The pitcher maintained a 0.59 ERA and struck out seven batters per game.
C SAMANTHA DULSKI, Chesapeake, Soph.
She allowed only a handful of passed balls all season and emerged as one of the county's best hitters. She batted .480 and often hit for power.
C RACHELLE WEDELL, Northeast, Sr.
Wedell, a team captain, was a reliable hitter and fielder. Her on-base percentage of .512 and her fielding percentage of .960 led the Eagles.
IF JORDYN WILLIAMS, Chesapeake, Soph.
Her batting average hovered around .500 all season, and she drove in more runs than any other Chesapeake player. She had a fielding percentage of .970.
IF LINDSEY GRAY, Northeast, Soph.
Her .492 batting average made her one of the Eagles' most dangerous hitters. She had five game-winning hits and 15 extra-base hits.
IF JENNIFER HAAG, Severna Park, Fr.
The shortstop batted .430 in her first year of high school softball. "She adjusted to the high school game as fast as anyone I've seen," Severna Park Coach Jeff Shepherd said.
IF KRISTIN WOJTOWYCZ, Severna Park, Sr.
An excellent fielder, Wojtowycz rarely let a ground ball past her. She also batted .389 for the county champions.
OF MICHELLE DAVIS, Glen Burnie, Sr.
The All-Met outfielder made only one error all season and led Glen Burnie in almost every hitting category. She batted .513 and scored 29 runs.
OF HANNAH KARASKIEWICZ, North County, Sr.
She made only two errors all season and became known for her timely hitting. Three times she singled in North County's decisive run.
OF EMILY BOLLING, Chesapeake, Sr.
She batted .440 and played consistently well in the outfield. With good speed and anticipation, she made several jumping catches, and she committed only two errors.
OF ANNIE ROCHE, Severna Park, Sr.
One of the Falcons' most reliable fielders, Roche made just one error all season. She came up with three hits in the playoffs.
UT DAWN ARTMAN, Old Mill, Sr.
Artman compiled an ERA of 1.30 as a pitcher and was equally successful at the plate. She led the Patriots in doubles and batted .435.
P Joanna Allen, Chesapeake, Jr.
P Heather Enders, Old Mill, Sr.
P Lauren Hart, Northeast, Jr.
C Jessica Dembinski, North County, Soph.
C Megan MacNabb, Severna Park, Soph.
IF Jamie Buchheit, North County, Soph.
IF Kelly Leary, Glen Burnie, Soph.
IF Brittany McKenzie, North County, Jr.
IF Lauren O'Malley, Spalding, Jr.
IF Jessica Richards, Glen Burnie, Soph.
OF Kate Mitchell, Arundel, Soph.
OF Brooke Owen, Chesapeake, Soph.
OF Lisa Papsan, North County, Jr.
OF Lela Wedell, Northeast, Jr.