Prep Notebook: Top football, baseball players busy this weekend

Some of the county’s best athletes will be on display this weekend in all-star games in the area.

First, on Saturday, five football players from the county will represent the Maryland team in the Big 33 Football Classic against players made up of a team from Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. Eric Weaver and Anthony May from Meade, Jamari Jones and Julius Chestnut from Archbishop Spalding and Jamie Romo from St. Mary’s will suit up for Maryland, while Nick Good-Malloy (Annapolis) and Steve Erxleben (Southern) are on the coaching staff, which is led by Milford Mill’s Reggie White. Team Maryland is aiming to improve on its 1-4 series record since the rivalry resumed after a 20-year hiatus. Team Maryland fell, 44-33, last season and its only win came in 2014. The game will be broadcast live on WNUV CW 54 (54 over-the-air, Comcast 804, Verizon 514, Dish Network & DirecTV 54).

On Sunday, seven of the county’s top baseball players will participate in the Brooks Robinson All-Star Game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Tyler Green (Northeast), Joe Seidler (Chesapeake), P.J. Alvanos (North County), Cam Clark (Severna Park), Kody Milton (Severna Park), Brady Waters (Southern) and Peter Godrick (Archbishop Spalding) will represent the South team against the North following the Orioles game against the Miami Marlins. Arundel’s Will Schubert was selected as an alternate for the South, which trails in the all-time series, 19-14-2.

MORE HONORS FOR HERITAGE: Meade’s Erin Heritage, a girls lacrosse first-team All-County selection who led the county in scoring, was one of 14 statewide recipients for the 2018 Minds In Motion Scholar-Athlete Scholarships provided by The Allstate Foundation.

Heritage received a $1,000 scholarship at a luncheon held on May 31 inside the Ravens' locker room at M&T Bank Stadium.

This highly competitive scholarship program is in its eleventh year and is supported by the Allstate Foundation. Scholarship money is awarded toward post-secondary education to each of the female and male senior student-athletes chosen who attend an MPSSAA school and participate in MPSSAA recognized sports.

Heritage is a member of the National Spanish Honor Society, Key Club, and the Student-Athlete Advisory Council. She also found the time to volunteer for numerous charitable causes. She participated for 11 seasons in varsity field hockey, varsity swimming and varsity lacrosse where she was team captain as a junior and a senior in both field hockey and lacrosse and played in the State Senior All-Star field hockey game this past fall. She will attend the University of New Haven on a UNH Presidential Scholarship and UNH Honors College Scholarship.

PFUNDSTEIN HONORED: St. Mary’s High School honored Bryce Pfundstein with the newly established Kellie Thompson Shiley Leadership Award at the school’s spring athletics awards night on May 14.

Pfundstein was chosen by the committee for her leadership in the classroom and on the lacrosse field. The award is given to girls lacrosse players who maintain a GPA of at least 3.0, play multiple sports, demonstrate qualities and characteristics of a leader and volunteer in the community.

Kellie Thompson Shiley was an All-American lacrosse player at St. Mary’s and the University of North Carolina. She passed away in 2012 following complications from giving birth to her twin daughters.

Pfundstein was selected to the All-IAAM lacrosse team this spring.

DESTINATIONS: Severna Park boys soccer goalkeeper Sam Farrell signed with Radford University of the Big South Conference. Farrell was a first-team All-County selection this past fall and led the Falcons to a berth in the Class 4A state final.

COACH NEEDED: Northeast High School is looking for a varsity field hockey coach. Interested applicants can contact athletic director Ken Miller at kfmiller@aacps.org.

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