Naylor and Shaivitz win scholar athlete awards

HOWARD SPORTS

May 04, 1994|By RICK BELZ

Kelly Naylor of Oakland Mills and Adam Shaivitz of Atholton each has won a $2,000 college scholarship from the Rotary Club of Columbia in its ninth annual Robert Davidson Scholar Athlete competition.

Alicia Adams of Glenelg and Bobby Van Allen of Centennial each won a $500 scholarship as runners-up.

The competition had a record 28 applicants. Students must have earned at least five varsity letters, have a combined verbal and math score of at least 1,000 on the Scholastic Assessment Test and a minimum 3.25 grade-point average to be eligible.

Naylor played goalkeeper in field hockey and lacrosse at Oakland Mills, is ranked first in her class with a 4.0 GPA and scored a combined 1,370 on the SAT. She was a two-time All-Metro pick in field hockey by The Baltimore Sun. She will attend Stanford University to study chemical engineering.

Shaivitz played soccer and lacrosse at Atholton, is ranked ninth in his class with a 3.88 GPA and scored a combined 1,230 on the

SAT. He is undecided about college.

Striders scholarships

The Howard County Striders have awarded 1994 John Scherer Scholarships to Adams of Glenelg, Amanda Beckenstein Oakland Mills and Van Allen of Centennial.

The annual $500 awards are given to high school seniors who compete in varsity cross country or track, excel academically and demonstrate leadership ability by their participation in community service and extracurricular activities.

Baseball playoffs

Through Monday's, games it appears that three county baseball teams will make the playoffs.

In the 3A East Region, Centennial is the No. 1 seed with a 10-1 record, 64 points and a 5.81 average.

The Eagles lead City (8-1), which has 52 points and a 5.77 average, Poly (10-4), which has 68 points and a 4.85 average, and Broadneck (7-4) with 53 points and a 4.81 average.

Fifth-place Mount Hebron could catch Broadneck but would need to get hot. The Vikings (6-4) have 40 points and a 4.0 average.

In the Class 2A South Region, Atholton and Glenelg look as if they will make the playoffs.

Surrattsville of Prince George's County (8-3) leads the region with 50 points and a 4.54 average. Lackey of Charles County HTC (8-5) is second with 54 points and a 4.15 average.

Atholton (7-4) holds third place with 44 points and a 4.00 average. Glenelg (6-4) is fourth with 38 points and a 3.80 average.

Hot bat

One reason Atholton is still in the county baseball title chase is junior Brandon Eierman's hot bat. He is hitting a team-high .458 (22-for-48).

Eierman has five doubles, two homers and 16 RBIs and has scored 16 runs. He has struck out once.

Mellendick shines

Joe Mellendick has played in the shadows of Dave Hudson and Kurt Weitzel this season, but he has made a major contribution to Centennial's baseball success.

Mellendick hit a home run and a single Monday against Hammond and entered that game hitting .364.

When Weitzel developed a sore arm 2 1/2 weeks ago, Mellendick stepped up and took Weitzel's spot in the pitching rotation.

Mellendick pitched and won games against Liberty and Wilde Lake. He struck out 11 in a complete-game effort against the Wildecats. He has struck out 21 batters in 13 innings. Mellendick also has replaced Weitzel at shortstop and has played well there.

"He's been dynamite at shortstop, and on the mound, he throws pretty hard," Centennial coach Ron Martin said. "His only problem has been with control because he hasn't pitched much."

Nestor pitching well

Joe Nestor (Hammond) has won three straight decisions for Campbell University in the Big South Conference. Nestor, a junior left-hander, is 3-1 and has started nine games. He is tied for the team lead in wins.

F: His only loss was to the University of North Carolina.

Good freshman season

Brent Grabill (Glenelg), a freshman attackman, was the third-leading scorer on Goucher College's men's lacrosse team. He had 27 goals and eight assists.

Peterson to Catawba

Tucker Peterson of Hammond High has won a partial soccer scholarship to Catawba College in North Carolina, a Division II school.

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