2 area lacrosse players pick college destinations

Kenworthy going to Yale

for McQuigg, Wash. & Lee


March 09, 2000|By Rick Belz and Stan Rappaport | Rick Belz and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

Two of the county's outstanding lacrosse players, Scott Kenworthy of River Hill and Zack McQuigg of Glenelg, have made decisions where they'll enroll in college next season.

Kenworthy, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound left-handed attackman, who scored 36 goals and had 61 assists to lead the county in scoring last season, will attend Yale in New Haven, Conn.

McQuigg, a 6-3, 185-pound attackman, who was the county's second-leading scorer with 41 goals and 42 assists, will attend Washington and Lee in Lexington, Va.

Kenworthy had narrowed his choices to Hopkins or Yale. "I'm excited that Yale is an up-and-coming program as opposed to one that's already established," said Kenworthy, who has also earned letters in wrestling, cross country and indoor track.

Kenworthy carries a 4.0 grade-point average and scored 1,470 on the SAT, including a perfect 800 on the math portion of the exam. He plans to major in business.

McQuigg, who set a new county football record for passing yardage, hopes to play lacrosse and football. The opportunity to play both sports served as the motivation for his decision.

Plus, Washington & Lee was ranked No. 5 in preseason among Division III lacrosse teams, he said.

"It's also a good academic school," said McQuigg, who plans to major in marketing or communications.

He has a 3.9 GPA and 1,280 SAT score. The drop-back-style quarterback had narrowed his choices to Washington & Lee or Randolph-Macon in Ashland, Va.

Female wrestler shines

Brittany Gormley, a junior who wrestled her second season for the Mount Hebron JV team, compiled a 15-5 record that included eight pins.

Gormley finished second at the county JV tournament to River Hill's Nick Shevland at 125 pounds. She also finished third at the Atholton Tournament and fourth at the Arundel Tournament.

Gormley won the 125-pound division for girls at the Colonial States Tournament in Boston last weekend.

She began her wrestling career as a freshman in Arizona.

College notes

University of South Carolina pole vaulter Patrick Tvarkunas, a 1996 Glenelg graduate, will compete this weekend in the NCAA Division I indoor track and field championships at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Tvarkunas, a perennial champion at Glenelg, qualified Feb. 12 at the Virginia Tech Invitational, where he cleared 17-7, a personal best and school record. Tvarkunas, a senior, is a biology major.

Patrick's sister, Lori, a county, regional and state champion pole vaulter while at Glenelg, is a freshman at South Carolina. Her top mark during the indoor season was 11-8.

Kena Hodges (Oakland Mills, 1997) helped Furman to the Southern Conference women's basketball tournament title and berth into the NCAA tournament. Hodges, a junior, scored 38 points in three games, and was named to the all-tournament first team. A starting forward, Hodges is averaging 10.8 points and 6.4 rebounds. She leads the team in field-goal percentage (56) and is second in blocks (23).

Rene Hines (Hammond, 1997), a redshirt sophomore at Georgia State, has played in 26 of 27 games and is averaging 4.3 points and 2.7 rebounds. Hines, a small forward, is averaging 10 minutes a game. She is playing behind junior Leslie McElrath, the Trans America Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

In her only start of the season against Campbell University on Feb. 26, Hines had 15 points, including a career-high three three-pointers, and 11 rebounds.

Georgia State (22-5, 15-3 TAAC) won the conference regular season and is the top seed in the conference tournament this weekend in Pelham, Ala.

Glenelg graduate Jill Younce finished her career at Longwood (Va.) College as the school's seventh all-time scorer (1,380 points) and No. 1 three-point shooter (225 made).

Younce led Longwood in scoring (16.1) this season and helped it to a 20-9 overall record and 14-4 in the Carolina-Virginia Athletic Conference. Longwood lost to Belmont Abbey for the third time this season in the conference tournament final, 98-92.

Younce, a second-team all-conference selection for the third straight season, had 84 three-pointers this season to tie the school record. She made eight three-pointers against Barton College on Feb. 7, also tying the school record. Younce also averaged 5.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists and had 50 steals.

Three other Howard County players also contributed at Longwood. Freshman Tia Richardson (Centennial) averaged 9.8 points and 7.3 rebounds. She had 13 points and a game-high 13 rebounds in the conference tournament final. Sophomore Jamie Beale (Oakland Mills) averaged 7.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists and had 68 steals, and Beale's roommate, sophomore Jessie Roy-Harrison (Wilde Lake), averaged 4.2 points and 2.6 rebounds.

Alisha Mosley (Mount Hebron, 1996) scored 16 points in Wake Forest's 72-47 loss to Virginia in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Mosley led Wake Forest (7-21) this season with a 11.5 average and had a team-high 35 three-point baskets. An ACC honorable mention pick this season, Mosley averaged 8.3 points over her career.

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