All - Howard County Lacrosse

High School

May 30, 2002

BOYS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kurt Nordhoff

Mount Hebron

The fourth-year varsity player, generally regarded as the best in the county, scored 52 goals, had 44 assists and led the Vikings to their third state championship. He scored six goals and had two assists in the state championship game against Annapolis, and led a comeback from five goals down in the state semifinals against Catonsville with a five-goal, three-assist effort. He'll attend Delaware on a lacrosse scholarship.

BOYS COACH OF THE YEAR

Dave Griffin

Hammond

Griffin, 33, coached the Bears to their best season ever at 12-4. Three of the losses were by one goal, including to Glenelg and to a pair of state champions, Centennial and Mount Hebron. The Bears lost by two goals to Mount Hebron in the playoffs. The Bears won the Atholton Tournament for the first time, and reached the regional final for the first time. Griffin's career record is 32-32. He was assisted by Jim Dietsch, who was offensive lacrosse coordinator at Maryland from 1972 to 1976.

FIRST TEAM

Evan Calvert

Centennial

The junior captain scored 27 goals and had 43 assists and was the key man on state-champion Centennial's offense. The midfielder is drawing interest from Virginia, Maryland and Towson.

Pat Davis

Centennial

The junior scored 33 goals and had 16 assists and has a cannon of a shot. He scored a crucial tying goal in an overtime win against Hammond. He had a big insurance goal against Mount Hebron.

Kevin Dietsch

Hammond

The senior attackman, a two-year captain, scored 20 goals, added 71 assists and had 52 ground balls. A fundamentally sound player who's willing to play despite injury, he'll attend Cortland College in New York.

Mike Down

Centennial

The junior attackman scored 47 goals, added 22 assists and had 100 ground balls. Injured most of the season, he played big in the big games. An excellent rider, he's strong at all facets of the game.

Matt Fallon

Mount Hebron

The senior defenseman cleared well and played his best games against Mount St. Joseph and Hammond. In his first season of close defense, he consistently shut down the other team's top scorer. He'll attend Salisbury.

Mike Glancey

Mount Hebron

The senior midfielder scored 29 goals, had 24 assists and scooped up 150 ground balls. He had four assists in the state final, and four goals against Centennial. A strong defensive player, and one of the county's finest all-around athletes, he'll attend Towson.

Jeff Hutcheson

Hammond

The senior defenseman was a two-year captain and four-year varsity player. An excellent athlete and highly coachable, he defended well against several of the county's top scorers. He'll attend Roanoke College in Virginia.

Sean McElroy

Oakland Mills

The senior attackman scored 59 goals and had 27 assists. He's a tremendous finisher who was also asked to create. McElroy scored three goals against Centennial. He'll attend Wingate University in North Carolina.

Matt Mullinix

Glenelg

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound senior defenseman guarded the other team's top scorer and guided his team's overall defensive efforts. A captain, he had 51 ground balls. He'll attend Towson.

P.C. Johnsen

Hammond

One of Hammond's best players ever, the senior midfielder scored 35 goals, had 14 assists, won 158 of 215 faceoffs (73 percent) and had 198 ground balls. A home-crowd favorite, he'll attend Randolph-Macon.

Jim Plank

Centennial

The senior was the best one-on-one defenseman in the county and shut down everyone he guarded with the exception of Sean McElroy of Oakland Mills. He'll attend McDaniel College.

Derek Superville

Wilde Lake

The senior defenseman drew widespread praise from county coaches. He is extremely athletic and threw some of the best checks of the season. He'll attend Towson.

Phil Thomas

Howard

The junior midfielder scored 27 goals, added 17 assists, had 164 ground balls and won 63 percent of his faceoffs. He scored three goals and had five assists in a 13-11 upset of South Carroll.

Dan Whitehurst

Centennial

The senior goalkeeper saved 62 percent of the shots against him, with 155 saves and 97 goals allowed. He was outstanding out of the cage and a team leader who coordinated the defense. He'll attend Mount St. Mary's on a lacrosse scholarship.

GIRLS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kristen Waagbo

Mount Hebron

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