Varsity All-anne Arundel

December 11, 2008


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.

All-county offense

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.

All-county defense

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.

Girls team

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.

field hockey

Player of the Year

Brooke Griffin, South River

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