Bruins' Lenzi picks Chatham

SIDELINES

May 18, 1994|By PAT O'MALLEY

Broadneck's Rachel Lenzi, one of the 10 girls named to The Baltimore Sun's 12th annual Anne Arundel All-County Academic-Athletic Team, has accepted a half-academic scholarship to Chatham College in Pittsburgh, Pa.

"I'm excited that it's a 50 percent scholarship and that I will play softball there," said Lenzi, a 3.60 student who also played field hockey and ran indoor track at Broadneck.

Mary Jo Mahoney of Severna Park and Todd Singleton of Old Mill, who were chosen as the top overall student-athletes on the 20-member team, have been selected as models for On Track magazine.

On Track is a Marley Station Mall publication, and Roni Septoff, who is a member of the Anne Arundel Trade Council that provides a forum for the public introduction of the academic-athletic team, chose Mahoney and Singleton.

Mahoney, who will attend Washington and Lee, carries a 3.95 GPA, scored 1,350 on the Scholastic Assessment Test and plays field hockey, indoor track and lacrosse.

Singleton, a 4.0 student who had a 1,270 SAT score, played basketball, runs outdoor track and is extremely involved in school and community activities.

North County's Mike Wooden, an honorable-mention member of the academic-athletic team, has been asked to speak at the Brooklyn Park Elementary School graduation.

Wooden, a junior, has pitched three years of varsity baseball and threw a perfect game this spring. The Parent Teachers Association at the elementary school was impressed with Wooden's attitude toward alcohol and drugs.

Part of an essay Wooden wrote in applying for the academic-athletic team, was printed here and the parents at the school consider the young man to be an outstanding role model.

"I'm one of the few and far between high school students who doesn't drink, and I'm very proud of it," Wooden wrote.

Another shining Knight

Karen Wick, a North County senior lacrosse player, became a symbol of determination for her teammates this spring. Wick, who tore cartilage in a knee and missed the Knights' first 11 games, returned for the final two games.

Wick scored seven goals against South River in her first game back and had three more with two assists in last week's 10-6 region playoff loss to Dulaney.

"Karen could have written off the season, but she was determined to come back and did," said coach Tom Taylor. "She played very well for someone who missed all of that time, but it didn't surprise me."

Taylor is also proud of the fact that 23 of the 40 girls in his program made either the "A" or "B" honor roll.

Bruin lacrosse alumni game

North County boys lacrosse coaches Paul Shea and Jon Appelt have set Saturday, June 4 at 12:30 p.m. as the time for their annual alumni lacrosse game.

The game is not only for North County grads, but for those who attended Brooklyn Park and Andover high schools, which merged to form North County.

Proceeds from the get-together benefit the Knights' scholarship program. For more information you can call Shea at (410) 757-7892 or Appelt at (410) 788-6870.

Chesapeake gets top seed

Undefeated Northern (18-0) of Calvert County is unhappy that 16-2 Chesapeake got the top seed in the 4A East Region softball playoffs.

That means the region final would be at Chesapeake if both teams win their semifinals -- No. 3 Severna Park at No. 2 Northern, and No. 4 Glen Burnie at Chesapeake.

Instead of complaining about Chesapeake rightfully getting top seed, Northern ought to be glad it didn't have to play the grueling 4A schedule the Cougars do or it might not have gone unbeaten.

Northern can prove one of two things: (1) true champions win on the road or (2) it played a cupcake schedule.

Call a limo (not a cab)

Glen Burnie's Charley Eckman, who coined the expression, "you can call a cab," didn't need to yesterday.

Eckman and his wife, Wilma, were chauffeured by limo from their home to nearby Saw Mill Creek Park where a street was named after the colorful sports broadcaster.

The road adjacent to Saw Mill is named Charley Eckman Lane. The official name was presented by county officials at a brief ceremony at the park followed by a reception.

"It was very nice, very well done," said Wilma. "Charley is thrilled."

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