Led by senior midfield star Caroline Seats' monster year (47 goals, 31 assists), Roland Park's offense was a thing of beauty as it paved the way to a championship berth by stepping over nemesis Bryn Mawr.
The Reds came close to winning it all before bowing to McDonogh, 18-17, the nation's top-ranked team and three-year reigning conference champion.
Homer happy (May 9)
Boys' Latin's Zach Davis more than atoned for previously leaving runners stranded in the game against Lutheran in a battle to see which team would qualify for the MIAA B Conference baseball playoffs.
Trailing 11-8 in the 11th inning, the senior designated hitter crushed a one-out, 0-1 pitch well over the 16-foot-high fence in left-center field for a walk-off grand slam home run to give the Lakers a breathtaking 12-11 triumph over the Saints.
"I told coach (Bill Greenwell) I wanted to end the game right now," said Davis, a member of the Colgate University soccer team in the fall. "It was a great way to end it on senior day."
BL, which rallied for three runs in the ninth inning, did not prevail in the playoffs. But for one game, at least, it was great to be a Laker.
No second title (Feb. 17)
Bryn Mawr knocked off five-time champion Holton-Arms, of Bethesda, in February 2010, to claim the school's first ever Maryland Scholastic Hockey League title.
And the Mawrtians came close to winning another championship.
Bryn Mawr led early in the third period, 2-1.
Holton-Arms, however, got two goals 4:20 apart from then-freshmen Blair Greenwald to dash the Mawrtians' repeat bid.
"They have a lot of depth and high-quality players," said Maureen Walsh, who serves as coach of Bryn Mawr with Delbert Adams. "So we kept calling on the seniors. We kept rotating these kids in. For some of our players, the intensity of the game is almost overwhelming."
Caroline Doyle and Sam McGee scored for Bryn Mawr. Maggie Cashman and Anna Feiss were credited with assists.
But the best Mawrtian performance may have come from senior goalie Cecilia Depman, who recorded 25 saves.
"She played an extraordinary game and made some phenomenal saves," Walsh said.
For Bryn Mawr, it's a three-peat (Nov. 6)
Bryn Mawr became the only soccer team to ever capture three Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference championships when the Mawrtians edged Severn, 2-1, at Gerstell Academy in Finksburg.
"The girls did a great job of accomplishing it," Bryn Mawr coach Tina Steck said. "It's pretty special to do it. Rarely do teams get an opportunity to repeat three times."
It's no surprise who keyed the third title: University of Maryland recruit Riley Barger.