Baltimore All-county

December 14, 2005

VOLLEYBALL

Player of the Year

Marah Schmitz

Dulaney

The Lions' 5-foot-7 outside hitter packed a lot of power into her small frame. She pounded out 2.67 kills per game and unveiled a vicious jump serve in leading the Lions to the Baltimore County championship and the state Class 4A title match. Schmitz had 12 kills in the county title victory over Towson, a victory she also sparked with her jump serve and her digs. She had 13 kills in the regional title win over Thomas Johnson and 12 kills in the state title loss to Gaithersburg. For the season, she had 68 aces and 185 digs. The junior also was the best passer on the team.

Coach of the Year

Cary Lyon

Dulaney

Lyon brought an inexperienced team along quickly, as Dulaney won its first 18 games, took the Baltimore County championship and reached the state Class 4A title match before falling to Gaithersburg in three tight games. In his second season at Dulaney, Lyon fostered vast improvement in the No. 5 Lions (18-1), who believed him when he told them they had the potential to be a top team. Lyon credits his assistant coach, Phyllis May, a former Dulaney player. The 2001 Baltimore City-County Coach of the Year while at CHEN, Lyon coached CHEN for five years and Loch Raven for two before taking over the Lions.

First team

Name School Class Pos.

Liz Bond Towson Senior Hitter

Stacy McWilliams Dulaney Senior Hitter

Kristina Mercier Mount de Sales Senior Hitter

Marah Schmitz Dulaney Junior Hitter

Mallorie Clary Catonsville Senior Setter

Blake Hargest St. Paul's Senior Setter

Jess Gundel Towson Senior Libero

Second team

Name School Class Pos.

Kim Carr Woodlawn Senior Hitter

Becca Lanahan Franklin Soph. Hitter

Chelsea Manning Dulaney Junior Hitter

Kelly Nevin Mount de Sales Senior Hitter

Amanda Rhein CHEN Fresh. Hitter

Bailey Webster St. Paul's Fresh. Hitter

Caryn Just Towson Senior Setter

Note: Teams selected by Katherine Dunn after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

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