Oakland Mills' Naylor takes breather

April 12, 1994|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,Sun Staff Writer

A familiar face is missing from Oakland Mills' girls lacrosse team this season.

Veteran midfielder Kelly Naylor opted to skip lacrosse to concentrate on her top sport, field hockey. The All-Metro goalkeeper, who will attend Stanford next fall on a field hockey scholarship, competes on weekends with the Washington Wolves club team and in the United States Field Hockey Association's Olympic development-style Futures Program.

Naylor also had another reason to forgo lacrosse.

"I have a real sensitive ankle, and for the past three years, I've spent part of lacrosse season on crutches, so I decided I didn't need that. I've played three seasons of sports for three years, and I just thought in the spring of my senior year, I'm going to take a little time off," said Naylor, who also played ice hockey.

A 4.0 student planning to major in chemical engineering, Naylor spends much of her free time working on a solar energy project at school. She also finds time to pursue a new sport, rock climbing.

Later this month, Naylor will head to New York with seven other scholar athletes from around the nation for the presentation of the AAU/Mars Milky Way High School All-American Award. As a regional winner, Naylor already has picked up $10,000 in scholarship money. Two national winners -- one girl and one boy -- will receive $40,000 scholarships.

Naylor said the regional award makes up for all the time spent last fall filling out applications and writing essays. "We laughed and called it a part-time job," said Naylor, who applied for nearly every scholarship available to help pay for Stanford's $28,000-a-year tuition. "When you think about it, there isn't any part-time job I could have gotten that would have paid off as well."

Going away

The Baltimore Sun's Howard County Co-Players of the Year Carlyn Cangiano and Marisa Davidson have decided where they will play volleyball next fall. Both All-Metro first-team selections will receive substantial athletic scholarships at Division I schools.

Cangiano, who led Centennial to its third straight Class 3A title, will attend Delaware. A six-foot middle hitter with a powerful jump serve, Cangiano, is undecided on a major. Davidson, who guided Glenelg to its first championship in Class 2A, is headed for Villanova, where she plans to major in political science.

Staying close to home

Two All-Metro second-teamers have accepted full athletic scholarships to play their college basketball close to home. Mount Hebron's Rachel Cimmier is headed for Maryland, and Hammond's Sonia Keiner will play at Towson State.

Cimmier, a 6-2 French exchange student, dominated inside play in the county last season. She especially impressed coaches at last month's senior all-star game when she scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

The 24th player in Mount Hebron history to receive basketball-related college money , Cimmier is the second this season, joining Kristen Lloyd (Bucknell). The Vikings' only other starting senior, Emily Yanero, will play at the College of Notre Dame, but her scholarship is an academic one.

Keiner, a 5-8 forward/guard, helped the Vikings to the state Class 2A title. She hit the 1,000-point mark and is second on the Bears' all-time scoring list behind teammate Kacy Williams (Georgetown).

Record setter

Nicole Moree (Mount Hebron) tied a school record with 10 goals to lead her Gettysburg College women's lacrosse team past Bryn Mawr, 22-4. The senior attack wing leads the team in scoring with 22 goals and six assists after scoring five in Saturday's 16-11 win over Washington College.

Gettysburg's other attack wing, Kirsten Sadler (Centennial) scored four goals and added an assist.

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