Frommelt gets appointment to Academy

SIDELINES

January 05, 1996|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

Chesapeake's All-County and second-team All-Metro soccer forward Ryan Frommelt has received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy.

Despite an injury-riddled season that kept him from being first-team All-Metro, Frommelt managed to score eight goals and had four assists in 10 games for the No. 2 Cougars (13-1).

"I had been thinking about the Academy since middle school, and I was really impressed with the summer seminar I attended there [last year]," said Frommelt. "They gave us an overview of 10 courses, and they also had an iron man competition that I competed in and did well.

"I received a letter of assurance a while back that I would be accepted if I obtained the appointment, which I did this week from Congressman [Robert] Ehrlich."

Frommelt carries a near 3.0 GPA and scored 1,200 on the Scholastic Assessment Test. He hopes to play soccer and run track at Navy. Last spring, he finished fourth in the half-mile (1 minute, 58 seconds) in the state championship meet.

Coach Earl Eckhardt said, "Ryan has natural, God-given ability and is relentless with a knack for making big plays."

Frommelt had the game-winning goal in a 3-2, double-overtime county championship victory over eventual region champion Severna Park. His goal nipped Severna Park, 2-1, in the regular-season meeting between the two.

All-County two years in a row, Frommelt scored 11 goals and six assists as a junior in leading the Cougars to a region title and a county co-championship (3-3 tie) with Severna Park.

Welcome back

After winning three in a row in boys basketball, No. 10 Broadneck (3-3) has dropped its last two, but things are looking up for the Bruins.

Broadneck, which plays host to No. 15 Arundel (6-2) at 7:30 tonight, simply ran out of gas in a 73-65 overtime loss to No. 6 Annapolis (7-2) Wednesday. That was the bad news.

The good news is that 6-foot-3 and 225-pound senior Renardo Walker played for the first time on Wednesday.

Walker, who had knee surgery after a football injury, scored only five points, but his overall play and presence created a more cohesive offense for the Bruins.

"Renardo does not need to score for us," said Bruins' coach Ken Kazmarek. "He does the intangibles that help us to win."

Despite his linebacker size and bit of a weight gain from the layoff, Walker appeared rather nimble against the Panthers. The Bruins' biggest body showed versatility.

Playing in the backcourt, Walker hit a three-pointer in the first period and scored off a feed inside from Jamaine Young to give the Bruins a short-lived 63-61 lead in overtime. He also grabbed 10 rebounds and had two steals.

Walker's presence only makes the talented Young even more of a force. Kazmarek called Young "the best post man in the county," after Young produced 27 points and 14 boards, nine on the offensive side, against Annapolis.

Free throws

Freshman point guard Emily Lipton, who scored 28 points and had 15 rebounds and 15 assists in No. 3 St. Mary's (11-0) three-game sweep of the Noel Classic, is the sister of Arundel's point guard, Erik Lipton, the All-County quarterback.

* Kristen Briggs of Northeast continues to lead the county in scoring (21.4) as the only girl averaging in the 20s.

* Glen Burnie's Desmond Dailey, last year's regular-season scoring champion, started the week as the boys leader at 21.1 per game.

* Boys and girls youth players, ages 10 to 14, can sign up for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championships to be contested Jan. 21 at Arundel High. Winners advance to district competition.

, Information: (410) 674-3008.

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