All-Met softball player of the year Megan Elliott of Calvert orally committed to Arizona State last night.

The senior pitcher visited the school last weekend, and also took official visits to Oregon and Virginia last month. She had scholarship offers from more than a dozen other programs.

Elliott matched her state record with 21 shutouts last season, as she led Calvert to the Maryland 2A title.

Quince Orchard Wins

Sophomore forward Natalie Ellenberger scored unassisted with seven minutes left in regulation to lift No. 6 Quince Orchard to a 2-1 field hockey victory over visiting Poolesville, the 100th career win for Cougars Coach Jenna Ries.

Quince Orchard (10-1, 7-0) clinched the Montgomery Division 1 title for the fourth time in Ries's eight years. . . .

Senior left wing Christine Roth scored the only goal of the game to lead Spalding to a 1-0 field hockey win over IAAM "A" foe St. Paul's, one of the Baltimore area's top teams. Roth's goal, assisted by junior Trish DiGirolomo, came 4 minutes 46 seconds into the second half.

Senior goalie Marian Cassilly had seven saves for Spalding (9-2-2, 5-2-2) and recorded her seventh shutout of the season.

Mustangs Double Up

Bishop McNamara freshman Sakkara Turner and senior Rachel Mattos defeated Elizabeth Seton's Hillary Thompson and Egypt Johnson, 8-6, at No. 3 doubles to give the host Mustangs a 5-4 victory in WCAC girls' tennis at Watkins Park in Largo.

Gaithersburg Is 8-0

Junior outside hitter Kaitlin Straiter had 12 kills and six aces as Gaithersburg (8-0) stayed unbeaten with a 25-13, 25-7, 25-13 volleyball victory over Paint Branch.

-- Alan Goldenbach and

Jon Goldberg

For the Record

Lackey -- C Tayvon Jackson committed to play men's basketball at Mount St. Mary's.

Northwestern -- Seeks a boys' and girls' track and field coach for the indoor and outdoor seasons. Contact Athletic Director Addison Shepard, 301-985-1735 or To submit For the Record items, send an email to or a fax to 202-334-7685.