All-anne Arundel County

Softball

June 07, 2006

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kaila Jenkins

Severna Park

A three-time Anne Arundel County Player of the Year and the metro's top player the past two seasons, Jenkins closed out a stellar four-year career with a 20-5 mark. This season, she led the Falcons to their second straight county title and a trip to the Class 3A state title game.

Jenkins posted an ERA under 0.50 for a fourth straight season, finishing at 0.42 this spring, and her 327 strikeouts are a program best. She hit .462 -- establishing a state mark in career hits with 142 -- and finished with 27 runs and 25 RBIs. Jenkins also established program career marks with 105 RBIs and 87 runs scored.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Don Ellenberger

Chesapeake

With dominating pitching from freshman Lauren Gibson; an aggressive lineup that featured four freshmen, two sophomores, two juniors and just one senior; and smarts beyond their years running the bases and playing defense, the Cougars went 23-3 and were the runners-up in Class 4A.

Ellenberger, 96-21 in five seasons, quickly got the young talent up to speed at the varsity level and was able to keep them focused throughout the season.

First team

Name School Class Position

Lauren Gibson Chesapeake Fresh. Pitcher

Kaila Jenkins Severna Park Senior Pitcher

Stephanie Weigman Spalding Junior Pitcher

Samantha Dulski Chesapeake Junior Catcher

Lauren O'Malley Spalding Senior First base

Lindsey Gray Northeast Junior Second base

Desirae Sullivan Severna Park Junior Third base

Angela Yannone Chesapeake Soph. Shortstop

Brooke Owen Chesapeake Junior Outfield

Amanda Santoni Chesapeake Senior Outfield

Sloane Van Meter Spalding Junior Outfield

Kelly Leary Glen Burnie Junior Utility

Second team

Name School Class Position

Heather Brown Northeast Fresh. Pitcher

Nicole Connor Broadneck Senior Pitcher

Ali Montgomery Old Mill Senior Catcher

Nicole Reeder A. Spalding Junior Catcher

Jessica Sewell Glen Burnie Junior First base

Brittany McKenzie North County Senior Second base

Jessica Richards Glen Burnie Junior Third base

Carolyn Jenkins Northeast Senior Shortstop

Katie Bollino Severna Park Soph. Outfield

Jill Mullan Northeast Junior Outfield

Holley Ross Glen Burnie Junior Outfield

Erika Stasch Chesapeake Soph. Outfield

Note -- Teams selected by Glenn Graham after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

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