Oakland Mills' All-Metro Dye to attend Davidson

April 19, 1996|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

Ginny Dye, a two-time All-Metro and all-state soccer player who helped Oakland Mills to state titles her freshman and senior seasons, will attend Davidson (N.C.) College in the fall.

"I'm a little bit nervous. It's so definite," said Dye, who will receive a partial scholarship. "I definitely think I'll be happy there."

Davidson, 11-9-2 last season and the winner of the Southern Conference tournament the last two years, will graduate its two all-time leading scorers this year.

Scoring goals and setting up teammates is what Dye does best. A four-year starter with 47 goals, Dye scored the winning goal in double overtime to beat Loch Raven in the state class 1A-2A championship game her freshman year. She had 21 goals and 12 assists as a junior to lead the Scorpions to the state final. Dye had nine goals and eight assists last fall, including an assist in each of the last four playoff games.

Dye, whose GPA is 3.95 and SAT score is 1,430, hopes to continue that trend at Davidson.

Odell to coach at River Hill

Cynthia Odell has been named girls varsity soccer coach at River Hill, one of two new high schools opening in August.

Odell, who coached Oakland Mills girls soccer teams to several county and state championships before retiring after 12 seasons in 1990, will continue to teach Spanish at Wilde Lake Middle School.

"I'm nervous. I've been out of it for a while," said Odell, whose husband, Barry, is River Hill's vice principal.

While she has nothing against male coaches, one of the reasons she came back into coaching was her strong belief that "women should be coaching women."

The only other woman soccer coach in the county is Wilde Lake's Anita Andersch.

Younce to Longwood

Glenelg all-county basketball player Jill Younce has accepted a partial scholarship to Longwood College in Farmville, Va.

"I'm real excited. I can't wait," said Younce, who averaged 17.39 points this past season, fifth best in the county. "Everybody is so friendly there."

Younce, a 5-foot-10 guard, said she expects to play behind two senior guards next season. The school plays in the Carolina/Virginia Athletic Conference, and has made the NCAA Division II playoffs the last two seasons.

Younce will major in criminal justice.

Goetz out for season

Meghan Goetz, the Glenelg softball team's starting second baseman, is done for the season. Goetz, a sophomore, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right leg while practicing Sunday with the Damascus Flames, her travel team.

Goetz, who strained her ACL during the basketball season and wore a brace, plans to have surgery as soon as school ends on June 19. She plans to recover in time to play basketball and softball next season at her new school, River Hill.

"I'm disappointed," Goetz said, "but I'll be back."

Classifying schools

Don Disney, coordinator of athletics, will propose at today's State Classification Committee meeting in Greenbelt that Atholton and Howard move from 3A to 2A, that Glenelg move from 2A to 1A and that the county's new high schools, Long Reach and River Hill, enter at the 1A level.

The committee's recommendations are sent to the Board of Control, which votes on the matter next Friday.

Pub Date: 4/19/96

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