U.S. lacrosse team includes 12 from area, 10 from AIS


June 06, 1999|By Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield | Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Ten players from the Association of Independent Schools are among 16 selected to the U.S. Under-19 girls lacrosse team that will compete for the World Cup in Australia in September.

Notre Dame Prep's Lauren Aumiller will captain the team that was finalized last weekend at the U.S. Women's Lacrosse Association's national tournament in Dublin, Ohio. In Under-19 exhibition games, Aumiller earned the Heather Leigh Albert award as the national tournament's top schoolgirl player.

The Under-19 team includes Maryvale's Shannon Kron, Bryn Mawr's Theresa Sherry, Miles Whitman, Amy Price, Meredith Goodell and Katie Coyne and Roland Park's Betsy Gaines, Kelsey Twist and Meghan McInnes. Roland Park's Meghan Kelly is an alternate.

The only other Maryland players are Broadneck's Lauren Peck and Annapolis' Acacia Walker. Bryn Mawr's Wendy Kridel will coach the team, assisted by former Goucher star Courtney Crangi.

The 1999 team plans an exhibition vs. the 1995 Under-19 team later this month at the former Mount Washington Lacrosse Club field, now owned by Bryn Mawr.

In the 1995 Under-19 World Cup, the U.S. team finished second, falling by one goal to Australia in the championship game in Haverford, Pa.

Lakers vs. Lakers

Which Boys' Latin lacrosse team was the better? The Lakers' 1995 squad, which was runner-up to Gilman? Or was it 1997's team, which finished 17-0 and won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference crown?

The teams face off at 3 p.m. today at Boys' Latin in a fund-raiser for 1994 Boys' Latin graduate Brent Beever, who was paralyzed in a car accident after his freshman year at Roanoke College.

Members of the '95 team who will play include three-time University of Maryland All-American Scott Hochstadt, three-time Division III All-American John Fuller (Washington College), two-time All-Americans Chris Turner (UMBC) and Jason Quenzer (UMBC), and All-American goalie Andrew Hampson (UMBC).

The '97 contingent will feature former All-Metro Player of the Year John Glatzel (Syracuse) and former All-Metros Ian Shure (Virginia), Aaron Vercollone (Virginia), Greg Patchak (Duke), David Rose (Maryland) and James Watson-Galbraith (UMBC), along with second-team All-Metros Todd Ulrich (Notre Dame) and Ryan Mollett (Princeton).

Early interest

Hereford All-Metro football linemen Adam Hendrix and C.J. Feldheim will be part of an invitation-only Nike combine at Penn State on July 10.

The two 6-foot-4 players, only the second and third non-seniors from Hereford to earn first-team All-Metro honors -- Jason Wingeart (Western Maryland) was the first -- are A students who already are attracting interest from top-notch college programs.

The 225-pound Feldheim, a 3.85 student, is being heavily recruited by Virginia Tech and said he may attend a Hokies' camp this summer. The 260-pound Hendrix, a 3.5 student, likes Boston College, along with several of the Ivy League schools.

Among colleges interested in both are the University of Connecticut, Harvard, Yale, Virginia, Cornell and Dartmouth.

19th-year Crusaders

The appearances of Virginia freshman Conor Gill and senior Tucker Radebaugh in last weekend's NCAA Division I lacrosse title game made it 19 straight title games in which a St. Paul's alumnus has played. The streak began in 1980 with Hopkins' Jeff Cook.

Radebaugh also was on Virginia's runner-up squad in '96.

North Carolina's Billy Neff and Steve Stinnerson played against Cook in 1981, and also appeared in the 1982 game. Hopkins' Mike Morrill and Steve Mitchell played in title games from '83-through- '85, and again together in '87 with Hopkins teammate Larry LeDoyen. Virginia's Peter Sheehan saw action in '86.

Goalie Lee Hines played four straight seasons for Syracuse through '91, and keeper Scott Baccigalupo played for Princeton in '92, as did Kyle Durkie for North Carolina in '93.

Virginia's Michael Watson and Tim Whiteley played against former teammate Ben Strutt of Princeton in the '94 and '96 championship. Brian Reese, Billy Ruhl and Sean Keenan played for Maryland in '95 and '97, joined by Andrew "Bugs" Combs in '97. Strutt, in '97, joined Chris Berrier, who also played for Princeton in '98.

Baseball coaches' all-city

City public school coaches named the following players to their All-Baltimore City League first team:

Pitchers Nicholas Thompson (Walbrook) and Donald Arnold (Poly); catcher Dante Thaniel (City), designated hitter Ronald Jefferson (Lake Clifton); and utility player Tavon Somerville (Northwestern).

In the outfield, Maurice Travers (City), Brian McDonald (Patterson) and Pierre Jones (Mervo) got the nod, as did infielders David Hott (Patterson), Eddie Henry (Poly), Akil Aziz (Forest Park) and Darrick Coe (Mervo).

Coaches needed

Mercy High School needs a varsity cheerleading coach, as well as JV coaches for soccer, softball and cheerleading for the next school year. Call athletic director Mary Ella Marion, 410-433-8880.

Pub Date: 6/06/99

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