All-carroll County

Softball

May 31, 2002

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Ashley Martin

North Carroll

In just her second year on the varsity team, the senior played a starring role in the Panthers' drive to the Class 3A state final. After spending last season as an All-Central Maryland Conference outfielder, she moved to third base this spring to fill a hole and didn't disappoint. She batted .427 with six triples, three doubles, a homer, 20 RBIs and 18 runs scored. At third, she showed her versatility with a .938 fielding percentage. She also has pitched, caught and played shortstop during her time at North Carroll. Together with teammate Allie Honkofsky, a fellow All-County choice, she gave the Panthers one of the area's most potent one-two punches in the middle of the lineup, and helped them win 18 of 23 games.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Lloyd Ford

North Carroll

The third-year coach helped guide his squad through early season fielding miseries to become a 3A state finalist. Already dealing with question marks at pitcher, the Panthers committed seven errors in a loss to Institute of Notre Dame in March, causing some to wonder how much their shaky defense, laden in the infield with sophomores, might limit their vast potential. But with Ford's help, North Carroll improved mightily and went on to win the county championship and a share of the CMC title before advancing to the playoffs. There, the Hampstead team topped Linganore, Blake and Richard Montgomery to win the West regional, then edged Severna Park, 2-1 in the state semifinals.

FIRST TEAM

Sharon Bowen

Westminster

The leadoff hitter also was the Owls' offensive catalyst. The senior shortstop hit 378 and scored 13 runs. Every time she scored a run, Westminster was victorious. She also had more than 60 assists at shortstop.

Casey Brengle

Westminster

The perennial All-County selection was the Owls' big stick all season with two homers and three triples. She batted .323 and led the Owls with 10 RBIs and 13 runs scored. It was her work as catcher, however, that truly distinguished the strong-armed senior.

Abby Cannistraci

South Carroll

The senior consistently displayed her talents as one of the best shortstops in the area. She also excelled as a switch-hitter, batting .320 with a .385 on-base percentage.

Kelly Fick

Liberty

In a season of little glory for the Lions, this three-year varsity player shined. The senior led the county by hitting .458, including .512 in the CMC, and had four doubles and three triples. She committed just one error at second base.

Kim Holland

Francis Scott Key

The two-year starter showed her versatility this season for the Eagles; she spent time at second base and catcher. She also played a key role on Francis Scott Key's offense, batting .333 with five doubles, a triple and a county-best four home runs. Her 22 RBIs led the county.

Allie Honkofsky

North Carroll

Just a sophomore, Honkofsky played with the skills and confidence of a senior. She batted .323 with 16 RBIs, 14 runs scored and two doubles and two triples. As a catcher, teams rarely ran on her.

Jamie Janowich

South Carroll

The leadoff hitter batted .355, with an on-base percentage of .383. Among her hits were three doubles a triple. She also excelled in the field, where the three-time All-CMC pick didn't commit an error in 17 chances. in center field.

Nichol Moeller

Westminster

Last year's county Player of the Year had another outstanding campaign. The pitcher went 13-6 with a 0.79 ERA and a county-best 102 strikeouts, and seemed to do her best work in pressure situations. She was also one of the Owls' most consistent hitters, batting .303 with three doubles.

Erin Pierorazio

South Carroll

She was the Cavaliers' jack of all trades as a pitcher, designated hitter and first baseman. On the mount, she was 4-1 with three saves, a county-best 0.42 ERA and 39 strikeouts. She hit .306, with an on-base percentage of .335. Her fielding percentage at first base was .982.

Katie Riley

North Carroll

The county's Top Performer for the winter indoor track season, Riley helped North Carroll sprint into the 3A state final. Batting out of the No. 2 hole, the senior hit .379 and scored 18 runs. She was voted first-team All-CMC for the second straight season.

Kristy Shaffer

North Carroll

After another stellar season at shortstop, Shaffer was voted first team All-CMC for the second straight year. The senior showed good range in the infield, fielding at a .923 clip. She was a spark plug on offense, batting .306 with a double, four triples, a home run and 23 runs scored.

Jessica Smith

North Carroll

The freshman's emergence on the mound was a key reason for North Carroll's run to the 3A state final. Using an outstanding drop ball and heater, the future Player of the Year candidate went 9-2 with a 0.79 ERA, struck out 47 and walking eight in 71 innings.

Shannon Storey

Francis Scott Key

This determined senior became one of the most improved hitters in the county this season. The two-year outfield starter batted .400 to lead the team, and scored 18 runs. She struck out just five times in 70 at-bats.

Lauren Wilder

Francis Scott Key

Wilder batted .388, scoring a team-leading 23 runs and driving in 20 more. She finished with seven doubles, a triple and two home runs for a slugging average of over .600. As a pitcher, her record was 8-4 with a save; she struck out 66 in 79 innings and held opposing hitters to a .199 average.

Lisa Worden

North Carroll

The first-team All-CMC selection was another key contributor for North Carroll. The senior batted .373 with 13 RBIs, 14 runs scored, three doubles, and a triple. She also put up a .940 fielding percentage in center field.

Team selection

The Sun 2002 All-Carroll County baseball and softball teams were selected by Rich Scherr after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

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