Fallston lacrosse players Tammy Kloiber and Cindy Jenkins were named High School All-Americans this month by the United States Women's Lacrosse Association.
Senior goalie Kloiber was named to the first team while high-scoring versatile junior Jenkins received honorable mention status.
They were among 14 girls honored in the Baltimore District, which includes Harford, Baltimore, Howard and Carroll counties and the Association of Independent Schools. Players were selected by a committee of local coaches from among nominees from USWLA member schools. A school must be a member of the USWLA to have its players considered for All-America status.
Last spring, Kloiber and Jenkins led the Cougars to a 14-1 season. The Harford champions made their second straight appearance in the state Class 1A/2A final four. Ranked as high as No. 4 in The Sun's Girls Lacrosse Poll, Fallston finished the season with a No. 6 ranking.
Kloiber has been the backbone of the Cougars' defense for the past four years. The Sun's first-team All-Metro goalie in lacrosse and field hockey last year, she was named All-Harford County four years. Kloiber made 167 saves last spring while allowing 93 goals in 15 games.
Her aggressive style and quick reflexes helped earn Kloiber a spot on every post-season all-star team in the area. She played for the South schoolgirl team at the USWLA national club championship at the University of Maryland last May and for the Maryland state team at the annual Lacrosse Classic at Johns Hopkins in June.
Kloiber's best post-season performance came in the Lacrosse for Leukemia game at Johns Hopkins in May. She won the Most Valuable Player trophy after tallying 16 saves including four in overtime to lead the East to a 14-13 victory over the West.
While Kloiber excelled at one position, Jenkins could play anywhere on the field. In her main role as the Cougars' playmaker, she set up her teammates for goals. But Jenkins was always a threat to score herself. She had 63 goals and 21 assists in 14 games last spring.
Despite her value to the Cougars as an attack player, Jenkins played just about every field position at one time or another. She spent a lot of time in the midfield where Coach Nancy Ferguson took advantage of her excellent defensive skills.
A three-time All-County selection, Jenkins missed the Cougars' state semifinal rematch against Loch Raven. She sprained her ++ ankle in practice the day before the game. Without their quarterback, the Cougars fell to Loch Raven, 12-3.
Also named USWLA high school first team All-Americans from the Baltimore District: senior Melissa Bristow, Roland Park; junior Michele DeJuliis, Loch Raven; junior Lori Pasquantonio, Mount Hebron; senior Emily Petrlick, Howard; senior Suzy Waire, Loch Raven; and senior Erin Welsh, Seton-Keough.
Given honorable mention were: senior Andrea Cuzmanes, Mount Hebron; sophomore Katie Lattik, St. Paul's; junior Jeanne Lekin, Roland Park; senior Caroline Rosenberg, Garrison Forest; and senior Beth Shugert, St. Paul's.