All-baltimore City

December 12, 2007

GIRLS SOCCER

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Mara Hauf

Institute of Notre Dame

Hauf did it all for the Indians. The senior midfielder and team captain, who had three goals and nine assists, was active on defense and paced the offense. "She was everywhere," IND coach Lou Karko said. "She set everything up." Hauf, 4 feet 9, used phenomenal speed and an unstoppable motor to pace IND to a 14-5-1 record and No. 9 ranking. She was a Maryland Association of Coaches of Soccer honorable mention selection. Karko said that Hauf wants to pursue nursing as a career and is undecided as to whether she wants to continue her soccer career.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Lou Karko

Institute of Notre Dame

For Karko, coaching girls soccer was just a hobby. That is, until the head coach of Institute of Notre Dame, Dave Schaeffer, left at the beginning of the season and Karko was elevated from assistant. "I have been at IND for, like, 10 years as an assistant coach and it was my hobby," Karko said. "It went from my hobby to a job and that was a big change. I wouldn't have passed it up for the world, though." Karko guided the No. 9 Indians to a 14-5-1 record in his first year as coach, showing a knack for putting the right players in the right positions. Gabby Devaud was originally a sweeper, but she was moved to midfield and had nine goals and six assists. Sabrina Mullaney, originally an outside midfielder, was moved to forward and scored 15 goals and had three assists, and center midfielder Mara Hauf was the senior leader and captain of the team.

CITY PLAYERS ON IAAM TEAM: A Conference: IND: Sabrina Mullaney, Mara Hauf, Gabby Devaud. Mercy: Rebecca McQuay, Kelsey Donohue, Lindsey Jones. Cath olic: Julian Huff. B Conference: Friends: Flannery McAr dle, Liza Herzog. Bryn Mawr: Morgan Rubin, Sarah Matz. Roland Park: Amy Lowitt, Ashley Cahill. Note: Player and Coach of the Year were selected by Stefen Lovelace after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches. The IAAM team was selected through voting by league coaches. City coaches do not select all-city teams in any sport.

BOYS SOCCER

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Bash Kamara

Archbishop Curley

Only a sophomore, the Friars forward is already among the elite players in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association. Kamara led the league in scoring with 25 goals and added eight assists in leading Curley to a 20-6 record, the No. 2 ranking and the MIAA A Conference championship game. His greatest strength might have been consistency: He had a goal or assist in 22 of the team's 26 games. Kamara, a Maryland Association of Coaches of Soccer first-team selection, has 38 goals in his first two years of high school.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Nick Greer

Poly

Greer combined senior leadership with young goal scorers to lead the Engineers to another Baltimore City title. It was Greer's third city title, having won in 2004 and 2005, before Patterson took the title in 2006. Poly finished the season 11-2-1, getting to the Class 2A North semifinals before losing to state title runner-up Loch Raven. Greer's team shared the ball, with sophomore center midfielder Paul Kwenah leading the attack with 13 goals and sophomore forward Joe Mirabile netting seven. Center midfielder and captain Sam Johnston was a senior who "kept the flow of the game going" for the Engineers and was a main factor in Poly's success.

CITY PLAYERS ON MIAA TEAM: A Conference: Archbish op Curley: Bash Kamara, Oumar Bello, Mikias Teketele. Gilman: Greg McBride. Mount St. Joseph: Vince Garafa lo; Uche Ukoha; Adam Santiago; Geaton Caltabiano; Chris Quamina. B Conference: Cardinal Gibbons: Jason Preston. Friends: Ryan De- Smit, Justin Prushansky, Marrio Davis, Marshall Daly. Note: Player and Coach of the Year were selected by Stefen Lovelace after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches. The MIAA team was selected through voting by league coaches.

VOLLEYBALL

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Erin Cox

Poly

Cox, the city's premier player, stood out with her powerful, well-placed hits. The 5-foot-9 senior outside hitter averaged 2.1 kills a game in leading the Engineers to the city championship and the Class 3A state semifinals. She had seven kills and seven digs in the semifinal, a three-game loss to eventual champion Rising Sun. She also had 10 kills in the city title match, a three-game sweep of Digital Harbor. Cox, a four-year varsity player, grew into a leader this season, and her teammates responded to the momentum she built on the court. Focused and determined, Cox brought more than just a powerhouse spike. She also averaged two blocks per game and had 110 aces for the season. Cox plays club volleyball with Time Out for Sports. She plans to play in college and is considering a couple of schools.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Kendall Peace

Poly

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