All-carroll County

Softball

June 07, 2006

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Megan Lahner

Westminster

After patiently biding her time behind 2005 Player of the Year Stacy Davis, Lahner took center stage this season and didn't disappoint, leading the Owls to the county championship.

Using a combination of off-speed pitches and risers, the senior overcame early-season arm problems to finish 12-3 with a 0.92 ERA, striking out 124 in 83 innings and walking just nine of the 298 batters she faced.

She also batted .296 with three home runs, four doubles and 14 RBIs. She is set to continue her career at York College.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Kristy Hinkle

Century

In her second year as varsity head coach, Hinkle, 25, led her team - which had never advanced past the regional quarterfinals - to within one game of the Class 2A state finals.

After a bumpy early season, the Knights came alive in the second half, topping eventual county champion Westminster and perennial contender North Carroll and defeating county power Francis Scott Key three times, including a 10-0 win in the Class 2A West regional finals.

The Chambersburg, Pa., native got the most out of her players when it counted, and feels the team's experience in the state playoffs will pay dividends down the road.

First team

Name School Class Position

Megan Johnson F. Scott Key Junior Pitcher

Megan Lahner Westminster Senior Pitcher

Kristy Witten Century Senior Pitcher

Amanda Buckel North Carroll Senior Catcher

Stephanie Gardner Liberty Senior Catcher

Allison Brambeck Liberty Senior Infield

Meagan Elfert Westminster Junior Infield

Joanna Gilford F. Scott Key Senior Infield

Allie Drechsler Winters Mill Senior Outfield

Marie Lindberg Century Junior Outfield

Megan McConnell Liberty Soph. Outfield

Melissa Axtell South Carroll Senior Utility

Second team

Name School Class Position

Megan Kauffman North Carroll Senior Pitcher

Sasha Overton Liberty Senior Pitcher

Kim Ruppert Winters Mill Junior Pitcher

Jenna Gabrielian Century Senior Catcher

Staci Taylor Winters Mill Senior Catcher

Mary Harshman South Carroll Fresh. Infield

Dannika Lewis Century Senior Infield

Amy McCormick Liberty Senior Infield

Liz Cullinane F. Scott Key Junior Outfield

Casie Mand Westminster Senior Outfield

Jessica Myers North Carroll Junior Outfield

Anna Struhar Century Soph. Outfield

Note -- Teams selected by Rich Scherr after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

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