Local Seniors Litter Under Armour Lacrosse Classic
By Keith Mills
Once again, the Baltimore area will be well represented when some of the best high school senior lacrosse players in the country gather for the fifth Under Armor All-America Lacrosse Classic, July 3 at Johnny Unitas Stadium at Towson University.
Attackman Pat Powderly of the MIAA A Conference champion St. Paul's and Hereford High’s Rustin Bryant, who led the Bulls to their third-straight public school state championship, are two of 13 area players on the 23-man boys South team.
Locals Brooke Griffin of South River and undefeated McDonogh's Taylor Virden, Margaret Smith and Hannah Franklin are four of 22 players on the girls South team.
Powderly, who will attend Syracuse next year, scored three goals to help St. Paul's beat Boys' Latin, 17-7, last month to win the A Conference and finished his senior year with 30 goals. Bryant, who will play at Maryland for new coach John Tillman next year, led Hereford to a 13-9 win over River Hill in the Class 3A-2A state championship. Bryant finished his senior year with 72 goals and 44 assists, bringing his career total to a whopping 129 goals.
Patrick Foster, who scored four goals in Boys’ Latin's loss to St. Paul's and is headed to North Carolina, will join Powderly and Bryant on the South team attack, as well McDonogh's Tyler Frederick and Queen Anne’s Quinn Haley.
Frederick, a three-year starter headed to Ohio State, ran the Eagles offense this year and finished the season with 33 goals and 24 assists. McDonogh teammate Joe Meurer will also attend Ohio State after winning this year's C. Markland Kelly Award as the state's premier player. Haley will join Bryant next year at Maryland.
Loyola's Emmett Cahill, a rock-solid defender and three-year starter for Jack Crawford's Dons, and Brian Cooper of Archbishop Spalding will attend Maryland as well. Cooper was a three-year starter for departing Cavaliers coach Zack Burke as one of the area's best two-way midfielders.
Other local players joining Cooper and Cahill on the South midfield are Calvert Hall's Tony Rossi (Stevenson), St. Mary’s Mark McNeill (North Carolina), River Hill's Jimmy Marlatt (Notre Dame) and Centennial's Greg Edmonds (Johns Hopkins).
Greg Dutton of Calvert Hall will join Frederick and Meurer this fall at Ohio State and is one of the South's two goaltenders along with Andrew O'Connell of Malvern Prep.
The girls’ South team led McDonogh to a 17-8 win over Notre Dame Prep and the IAAM A Conference championship last month, finishing a perfect 20-0 season for coach Chris Robinson.
Griffin led South River to a 12-10 win over C. Milton Wright to win the Class 4A-3A state championship and finished her impressive high school career with 266 goals and 106 assists. The Seahawks finished 17-2; Griffin was named the Baltimore Sun's Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year, Field Hockey Player of the Year and Girls Athlete of the Year.
Natalie Glanell, who will play at Syracuse next year, anchored South River's defense, which allowed just six goals a game. Glanell will play next for coach Cathy Reese at national champion Maryland, joined at College Park and in next month's Under Armor game by two other locals -- midfielders Beth Glaros of Wilde Lake and Amalie Trentzsch of Winters Mill, the winner of this year's Class 2A-1A state championship. Winters Mill senior MacKenzie Cyr is headed to Penn State after scoring 65 goals and 71 assists this season to add to a career 202 goals and 223 assists.
Broadneck midfielder Courtney Tomchik will play at the University of Pennsylvania after leading the Bruins transition offense with 32 goals and 33 assists. Broadneck’s Taylor George is headed to North Carolina.
Severna Park's Sarah Lloyd (Princeton), the other Anne Arundel County representative and state championship swimmer, led the Falcons to the Class 4A-3A state title with 35 goals and seven assists.
Midfielder Adrienne Tarver, who led Park School to a 16-1 overall record and an 11-1 mark in the IAAM B Conference, is headed to Yale.
Goalie Barb Black of St. Paul's is headed to Georgetown, while Bryn Mawr's Paige Hanson is headed to ACC rival North Carolina. Hanson set a school record at Bryn Mawr with 70 career goals.
Salvarola Named To USA Softball Jr. Women’s National Team
Softball powerhouse Kourtney Salvarola of Annapolis earned herself a spot on the USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team after leading Broadneck High School to its second straight Class 4A state championship last month.
Salvarola also plays for the Wagner's Club softball team of Anne Arundel County, one of just seven of 17 players on the team selected from outside California. Along with Chelsea Zgrabik of Nokomis, Fla., she is one of two players named to the team from the East Coast.
A recent graduate, Salvarola just completed another remarkable season for Broadneck, hitting over .500 for head coach Reese Kiple and finishing 14-2 as a pitcher, including a 10 strikeout, complete game over Sherwood for the Bruins second-straight state title.
The team, which will be coached by Karen Johns, assistant at Mississippi State, will play in the III Pan American U18 Softball Championships in Bogota, Columbia Aug. 6-15. A win will lead the team to the Junior Women’s World Championship in December 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Salvarola will play for South Florida come fall.
Posted June 22, 2010