Offensive Player of the Year
Alec Lemon, Arundel
Lemon set a state record for receiving yards (1,616) in a season and tied two others for receptions (103) and touchdowns (23). The senior is more than a record-setting receiver, however. This season, he also saw time at quarterback, returned punts, returned kickoffs and even kicked off. He also played defense. In addition to his 23 touchdown receptions, he scored touchdowns rushing (four), on fumble recoveries (one), on interceptions (one) and on kickoff and punt returns (two). Lemon made his first start three years ago as a quarterback, only to be moved aside when record-setting Nick Elko showed up, followed by record-setting Billy Cosh. But Arundel coach Chuck Markiewicz said the 6-foot-2, 185-pound senior who will play at Syracuse next season was too valuable to leave sitting on the bench as a backup.
Name School Year Position
Billy Cosh Arundel Junior QB
Ray Cotton Meade Senior QB
Dino Stevens, North County Senior RB
Ronnie Harris Arundel Junior WR
Alec Lemon Arundel Senior WR
Tyler Sousa Chesapeake Junior TE
Andrew Bishop Southern Senior OL
Beau Haworth Archbishop Spalding Senior OL
Rodney Johnson North County Junior OL
J.R. Lloyd Arundel Senior OL
John McKernan Old Mill Senior OL
Colby Erickson Broadneck Senior K
Defensive Player of the Year
Marvin Pinkney, Old Mill
Pinkney, the senior middle linebacker for Old Mill, has been making opposing teams suffer for three years now. And this season, as in the past two, he led Old Mill in interceptions (three) and tackles (89). He also made 17 tackles for losses this season and recorded four sacks. Pinkney, 6-1, 190 pounds, has also been a first team All-Coaches selection each of the past three years. "We had our hands full blocking him," Severna Park coach J.P. Hines said.
Name School Year Position
Jordan Moskal North County Senior DE
Mwanza Wambulumba Meade Junior DE
Billy Nichols Severna Park Senior DL
Hussam Ouri Broadneck Junior DL
Kyle Queen North County Junior DL
Jason Gonos St. Mary's Senior LB
Bobby Partilla Arundel Junior LB
Marvin Pinkney Old Mill Senior LB
Nick Whittles Archbishop Spalding Senior LB
Chris Bonomi Severna Park Senior DB
Blake Leathers Broadneck Senior DB
Joe Lippold Northeast Senior P
Note: Teams selected by Sandra McKee after consultation with The Baltimore Sun staff and area coaches.
Coach of the Year
J.P. Hines, Severna Park
The season didn't start the way Hines would have liked, but losses to Old Mill and North County didn't surprise him. The Falcons "flat out wouldn't quit," he said, and they wound up with an 8-4 record and a runner-up finish in the Class 4A East region. Credit Hines with keeping his team focused. "At 0-2 in high school sports, a season is usually not going to be very successful," North County coach Gary Liddick said. "But he never let them feel sorry for themselves. That's a sign of a good coach. And another sign is that as the season advanced, his team got better." Having lost 24 seniors off last season's 6-4 team, Hines, 47, went back to basics. He reduced his offensive playbook from 100 to 30 plays and condensed his defensive scheme, too.
Girls Player of the Year
Erica Page, Archbishop Spalding
The Maryland-bound forward closed a four-year career leading the No. 1 Cavaliers to the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship. The captain finished the season with 16 goals and 17 assists. Page totaled 56 goals and a program-best 42 assists in three years at forward. She played in 85 games and had a program-record 18 game-winning goals. Page was part of two IAAM A Conference championships.
Girls Coach of the Year
Bob Dieterle, Archbishop Spalding
The coach instilled early confidence and sound tactical play in a young team that reached its potential in coming away with the program's second IAAM A Conference championship in three years. The Cavaliers finished the season 19-1-3 . Dieterle quickly turned the program into a league power, compiling a 108-21-12 career mark. He is quick to credit assistant coach Bob Wagner and junior varsity coach Dave Buskowski for success.
Name School Class Position
Christine Flanagan South River Senior Forward
Maggie Morrison Archbishop Spalding Sophomore Forward Erica Page Archbishop Spalding Senior Forward
Jenny Thornton Severna Park Senior Forward
Spencer Larson South River Junior Midfielder
Courtney Lupinek Chesapeake Senior Midfielder
Francisca Okoko Arundel Junior Midfielder
Sam Adams Southern Senior Defender
Jamie Brentlinger Arundel Senior Defender
Kirsten Frank Archbishop Spalding Junior Defender
Lyndse Hokanson South River Junior Goalkeeper
Melissa Orgera Broadneck Senior Goalkeeper
Note: Team selected by Glenn Graham after consultation with The Baltimore Sun staff and area coaches.
Player of the Year
Brooke Griffin, South River