Wright's stuff shows through among county's top selections Gorrell helps Wright achieve best net results Player of the Year

November 29, 1992|By John W. Stewart

Carin Gorrell, the leading scorer for Harford County champion C. Milton Wright, is The Baltimore Sun's Harford County Girls Volleyball Player of the Year.

Gorrell, a captain and two-year starter, led the Mustangs with 150 points, as the team went undefeated in the regular season and earned the school's first regional victory in the sport.

A 5-foot-11 senior who has been playing volleyball for eight years, Gorrell was one of three players on her team with serve percentages higher than 85 percent and shared the lead in kills ** with 96.

"Before the season, we were pretty confident, but we took each match as an individual challenge," Gorrell said.

Of the season-ending regional loss at Catonsville, she said, "We were way too nervous and were overwhelmed. It was a letdown, but I was happy with the season."

The season was the culmination of several years of work. The top eight returning players were two-year, and in some instances three-year, veterans. Several had played at the Junior Olympics level.

C. Milton Wright and its closest challenger, Bel Air, each placed three players on the first team and another on the second.

Gorrell cited teammate Christine Savage, another senior veteran and a solid player, who earned a second-team position, saying, "She was a great influence on our team and kept us together."

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