Player of the Year


Just a few months after she garnered All-County Player of the Year honors in field hockey, Yanulevich showed she is just as adept on the diamond. The third baseman and captain hit .559 this spring with an outstanding slugging percentage of .932. She led the team in RBI (22), hits (33), runs scored (21), doubles (9), triples (5) and on-base percentage (.561). Yanulevich will attend the University of Maryland Baltimore County on a field hockey scholarship in the fall.

Coach of the Year

DALE HUTING, Centennial

With a freshman and a sophomore as his starting pitchers and underclassmen starting at shortstop, third base and designated hitter, Huting's 19th season at Centennial might have been filled with ups and downs. Instead, the Eagles found a groove and went undefeated in league play (18-0), only the second team to do so since the league expanded in 1996. Centennial finished the season 20-1, with five players hitting more than .400.

First Team

MICHELLE BOSSERMAN, Centennial, Sr.: Captain and second baseman was the spark behind Centennial's 20-1 season. She hit a team-high .524 and led the team in hits. In 82 at-bats, Bosserman did not strike out. In four years on the team, she didn't hit below. 400.

ASHLEY FRANCIS, Mount Hebron, Sr.: Center fielder and shortstop hit .366 with 20 runs scored and 16 RBI. She also had the game-winning RBI single in Mount Hebron's 3A South Region championship victory over Centennial. Francis is also an All-County field hockey player.

JESSICA GRANEK, Long Reach, Sr.: Third baseman was the team's leading hitter with a .429 average. She also had a team-high slugging percentage (.531) and on-base percentage (.477). Granek had five doubles and six sacrifice bunts.

MICHELLE GRAP, Centennial, Soph.: Eagles shortstop made the tough plays look easy with her incredible range and strong arm. Hit .447 this spring and led the team in runs scored (33), doubles (11) and home runs (3).

MEGAN GRAYDON, Glenelg, Sr.: First baseman hit .462 with 24 hits, 16 RBI and 13 runs scored. She also had four doubles and two triples. In the field, she was equally impressive: Graydon made 144 putouts in 17 games played and had only 3 errors.

JESSICA GRIMSHAW, Centennial, Fr.: She was the Eagles' designated hitter in a big way, hitting .507 this season with a team-high 30 RBI. Grimshaw had 34 hits, scored 25 runs and had an on-base percentage of .692, tops on the team.

AMY GUYTON, Long Reach, Jr.: Repeat All-County right-hander struck out 153 batters in 136 innings pitched and had an ERA of 0.76. Recorded 17 victories this season. Led the team in runs scored (24) and stolen bases (26) and hit .375.

KATIE HOBSON, Centennial, Fr.: Alternating starts with Alona Lawson, the right-hander used four years of club softball experience to handcuff opponents. She went 10-1 with a 1.72 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 69 innings pitched.

ROBYN JACKSON, Mount Hebron, Sr.: Repeat All-County catcher hit .314 with 21 RBI and 17 runs scored as the Vikings advanced to the Maryland 3A state semifinals.

ALONA LAWSON, Centennial, Soph.: Alternating starts with Katie Hobson, the right-hander went 10-0 this season with a 1.61 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 65 innings pitched. Of the 253 batters she faced, Lawson walked only 16.

JESSICA OLEINIK, Centennial, Soph.: Sure-handed third baseman hit .443 with 14 RBI and 30 runs scored. She also had 10 doubles, second best on the team, and a team-high four triples. Oleinik made only three errors all season and had a .930 fielding percentage.

JESSIE O'NEILL, Howard, Sr.: O'Neill was the key component behind Howard's improved play this spring. She struck out a county-high 182 batters, averaging more than 10 per game, and went 12-6 with a 1.57 ERA. At the plate, O'Neill hit .321 with a team-high 18 RBI.

ALLIE SCOTT, Atholton, Sr.: First baseman hit .417 with 20 RBI and team-high 4 home runs. She also scored 18 runs and had four doubles. Scott had six RBI in a region playoff upset of Glenelg as the Raiders made a late-season charge to reach the 2A South Region final.

TRISHA SNIDER, River Hill, Jr.: Repeat All-County right-hander struck out 132 batters in 119 innings pitched and posted an ERA of 1.53. She was also the Hawks' leading hitter, with a .388 average and 13 RBI.

Honorable Mention

Pitchers: Lisa Alban, Mount Hebron, Soph.; Jeannette Driskell, Chapelgate Christian, Jr.; Nicole Massarelli, Atholton, Jr.; Becky Schmidt, Glenelg, Soph.; Katie Sheridan, Reservoir, Jr.

Infielders: Lauren Ahrens, Chapelgate Christian, Fr.; Sam Gajewski, Long Reach, Fr.; Kate O'Brien, Reservoir, Sr.; Adele Plazak, Hammond, Jr.; Nikki Roberts, Centennial, Sr.; Alison Schwartz, Centennial, Sr.; Emma Smith, Howard, Fr.

Outfielders: Alison Baitz, Reservoir, Sr. ; Rachel Heim, Chapelgate Christian, Soph; Caroline Peddicord, Long Reach, Soph.

Front row, from left: Amanda Yanulevich, Glenelg; Jessica Oleinik, Centennial; Ashley Francis, Mount Hebron; Jessica Granek, Long Reach; Robyn Jackson, Mount Hebron; Megan Graydon, Glenelg. Second row, from left: Katie Hobson, Centennial; Amy Guyton, Long Reach; Alona Lawson, Centennial; Jessica Grimshaw, Centennial; Michelle Grap, Centennial; Trisha Snider, River Hill; Michelle Bosserman, Centennial; Allie Scott, Atholton; Coach Dale Huting, Centennial.Jessie O'Neill, Howard. Player of the year Amanda Yanulevich.Coach of the Year Dale Huting.