Zaks, who plays for the Baltimore Spirit club team, whichis made up of a lot of perennial MSA-power Calvert Hall athletes, credits Broadneck High coach Kevin McMullen with helping him.
"I only wish I could have played for Mr. McMullen," said Zaks. "He has beena lot of help to me, introducing me to college coaches, contacting and writing college coaches.
"We beat them both times this year, but his guys love him and have a great rapport with him. I can't say enough about the help he has given me."
Isn't that the highest form of flattery for a coach to have an opposing player think so highly ofhim? At the same time, doesn't it say a lot about the quality of thecoach to want to help as many kids as he can?
* If you saw "Sidelines" Sunday on the 15 Severn seniors who placed in college and who will play college lacrosse and were wondering if that topped what the St. Mary's senior class of a year ago did, wonder no more. St. Mary'sstick team had 14 seniors go on to college last year.
Shouldn't both schools be proud?
* Who is the best high school goalie? The first response is in: The top vote-getter was Steve Gorski of Northeastwith 10.
Should I count this vote?
"I think Steve Gorski is the best goalie in Anne Arundel County. Of course, I'm prejudiced because I am his mom," said Catherine Gorski. "Just wanted to let you knowthat he received a partial scholarship to UMBC."
* How's this compliment from Chesapeake coach Jim Buchan for Annapolis girls lacrossestar Cristi Samaras after she scored seven goals Monday to beat his Cougars, 13-12, in overtime?
"Cristi is one of the better players we've seen," said Buchan. Samaras is only a sophomore.