Eighteen Oakland Mills athletes will be inducted into the school's first Hall of Fame class during halftime of the homecoming game Saturday.
The inductees will be: Kevin Young (baseball), Melissa Singleton (volleyball), Greg Curtis (cross country), Alicia Brown (cross country), Susan Clanzy (tennis), Donna Neale (track), Arnold Sing (wrestling), Korey Singleton (football), Tara Everly (field hockey), Liz Sammons (girls lacrosse), Mia Dammen (soccer and basketball), Lori Jackson (gymnastics), Rodney Green (golf), Chris Merchant (boys lacrosse), Amy Meisinger (softball), Dante Washington (boys soccer), Charles Rattley (track), Marcus Lewis (basketball).
A couple of them are involved professionally in sports. Washington plays for Dallas in Major League Soccer, and Green is an assistant pro at Indian Spring Country Club.
Only two goals
Howard is still the only soccer team to have scored on Centennial this season. The Eagles and goalkeeper Christian Lewis have 10 shutouts in 11 games.
The Lions' Eric Folkemer scored the first of two Howard goals in the Oct. 9 game off a corner kick to the back post from about 8 yards out. Folkemer's goal, midway through the first half, put the Lions up, 1-0.
Howard appeared to be in command, since Centennial sweeper Ben Stephenson had been ejected with a "hard" red card, which meant the Eagles had to play a man down for approximately the game's final 60 minutes, and Stephenson was prohibited from playing in Centennial's next game.
But Ben's brother, Matt, scored two goals in the final five minutes of the first half.
The Lions tied it, 2-2, when a Centennial player accidentally scored for Howard in the second half. But Howard could not hold off the Eagles, and lost, 4-2.
"It was amazing that Centennial was able to score four goals even though they were a man down. Centennial is one of the top three teams ever to come through the county," Howard coach Brian Boussy said.
"Christian Lewis killed us, more than anything else. He made two great saves, fully extended. On any other goalkeeper in the state, they'd have been goals."
Boussy should know. He was one of the county all-time great goalkeepers when he played for Oakland Mills from 1986-1989, and he still holds the career shutout record of 47 games.
Howard (4-4 overall, 1-4 league) has had problems keeping its team healthy, and was missing two starters against Centennial. The Lions were missing goalkeeper Jason Henry, out two weeks with the chicken pox. And they have missed senior center-midfielder and captain Charlie Rajala (broken ankle) all season, but hope to have him for the playoffs.
Hamisi Amani-Dove (Wilde Lake, Rutgers) signed a professional soccer contract with AZ-Almaar in the Dutch First Division last week, and last Saturday against deGraafschap, in his first game, played all 90 minutes, assisting on his team's two goals in a 3-2 loss. His teammates named him Man of the Match. Amani-Dove had been playing for AZ-Alkmaar's reserve team since August.
Joe Russo, Hammond's head football coach, was named last week as the head coach for the Howard-Anne Arundel team that will play a Baltimore team in an inaugural All-Star football game Dec. 8 at Johns Hopkins University.
Ted Lawler (Oakland Mills) has been redshirted by UMBC's soccer team because of an injury, and the junior will have two more years of eligibility. Lawler led the team in scoring a year ago with 11 goals and 29 points and was a second-team All-Big South pick.
Jason Green of Atholton scored five goals Oct. 16 against Long Reach, doubling his season total to 10 goals.
Pub Date: 10/23/96