Girls Scholar-athlete Team 1992-93 Scholar-athlete Teams

June 15, 1993|By Glenn P. Graham

Shelley Smith Francis Scott Key

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.71, SAT: 820

Sports: Volleyball, basketball, softball

Other activities: Key Club, French Club, Executive Board member, Paddle for People, Neighbors in Need, "hugger" with Special Olympics.

College: Western Maryland College

Snapshot: An All-Monocacy Valley Athletic League performer and team captain in all three sports, Smith brought the same kind of work ethic to the playing field as she did to the classroom.

" I think Shelley is the type of young lady and person that makes us want to work in education and coaching," said basketball coach Brian Hollingsworth.

Added volleyball coach Leo Totten: "She is a personable and enjoyable young lady who is admired and respected by her teachers, teammates and classmates."

@Nicole Robitaille South Carroll

Class: Senior

GPA: 4.00, SAT: 1180

Sports: Soccer and tennis

Other activities: Class president, student government, Class Executive Committee, Key Club, tennis instructor, recreation soccer referee

College: Virginia Tech

Snapshot: Robitaille earned seven varsity letters during her career, playing soccer and doubles tennis while maintaining a 4.00 GPA and being part of a number of other school activities.

She was a pivotal part of the Cavaliers' region championship soccer team this fall as a captain and attacker and also owns a county doubles tennis title won in her junior year and a third-place finish this season in district play.

"She is an academic success, a leader in school and community and a very good athlete. She is what South Carroll High School is all about," said Cavaliers soccer coach Jim Horn.

Said tennis coach and physical education teacher Jim Carnes: "It has been an honor to coach and teach such an outstanding individual. "

Kara Hedges Westminster

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.70, SAT: 1030

Sports: Soccer and lacrosse

Other activities: National Honor Society, Girls Athletic Board, editor-in-chief of the school's yearbook, member of the planning committee for Project Graduation 93, Drug and Alcohol Awareness Program.

College: Roanoke College

Snapshot: Hedges, an All-Metro goalie in soccer last fall, will attend Roanoke College this fall on an academic scholarship and play soccer. A four-year starter and captain in goal for the Westminster soccer team, Hedges set a number of county records, including fewest goals allowed in a season (eight in 1991 and 1992) and most shutouts in a season (eight in 1992).

"You could not ask for a player to be more dependable, more committed, more coachable, more of a leader or more willing to do what it takes to win than Kara," said Westminster soccer coach Greg Bright.

A three-year member and captain of the Westminster lacrosse ** team as a defender, Hedges was one of three female lacrosse players from Carroll County to participate in the Lacrosse for Leukemia All-Star Game.

Susan C. Head Western Maryland College eas

Class: Junior

GPA: 4.00

Sports: Basketball

Other activities: Works part-time at Carroll County YMCA, plays intramural volleyball and softball, Student Member-WMC Athletic Council.

Snapshot: A member of the dean's list throughout her career at Western Maryland, Head also is a 1992-93 Middle Atlantic Conference Southwest All-Star and was named to the MAC All-Academic Team this past year.

"Sue typifies the model student athlete, excelling both academically and athletically," said women's basketball coach Becky Martin.

A team captain as a junior, Head led the Green Terrors in scoring and assists this past season and was named the team's Most Valuable Player.

Honorable mention: Erin Murphey, senior, Christine Naurot, senior, Alissa Jones, freshman, Francis Scott Key; Patricia Duffy, senior, South Carroll; Susan Denise Bollinger, senior, Erin McKinney, senior, Sheril Schmitz, senior, Westminster; Kendra Weible, senior, Western Maryland College.

Note: There were no applicants from Liberty High and Carroll Christian School.

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