It was only a thumbnail-sizephoto, an accolade burieddeep in that week's Sports Illustrated. But to WebWright III of Annapolis,then a 21-year-old collegestudent, his photo in the"Faces in the Crowd" sectionseemed a way to drum up a date.
It was April 1988, and Wright was sittingin a bar in Morgantown, W.Va., tryingto impress a woman when he sawthe magazine on the counter.
"I turned to that page and laid it infront of her," said Wright, an All-Americarifleman.
"She was not impressed," he said."But I think I got a free beer from thebartender."
Wright was No. 228 of the 373 Marylanderswho have appeared in "Faces"since Sports Illustrated began -- fromJames McKinney, a running back atSevern School who was picked in themagazine's first year (1954), to EmilyRichards of Silver Spring, a field hockeygoalie at St. Mary's College who washonored in the Oct. 31 issue.
A standing feature, "Faces In TheCrowd" pays homage each week to sixaccomplished athletes, most in theirteens. It's a fleeting brush with celebrity:a 40-word blurb and a one-inchhead shot. Then, the next week, themagazine moves on to another batchof stamp-size wunderkinder.
What happened to those Baltimore areaathletes who've been singled out?A few reached the pros. Bryan "Moose"Haas, a pitcher from Franklin High,spent 12 years in the big leagues andwon 100 games, mostly for the MilwaukeeBrewers. Reggie Williams, askinny swingman out of Dunbar High,played 10 NBA seasons and averaged12.5 points a game. And tailback LouCarter (Arundel High) reached theNFL, lasting four years.
More often, however, those honoredsimply fade from sport's forefront,their exploits stowed in musty trunksand dresser drawers.
The Sun spoke with 35 people whohave appeared in "Faces." Some becamestandouts in other fields. GlennMeininger, goalie of Centennial High's1987 state championship soccer team,is a Baltimore cardiologist. Dick Voith,a long-haired basketball star at CalvertHall in 1973, is a nationally knowneconomist. Karen Stout played fieldhockey at Bel Air High when tabbedby SI in 1977; now she is president ofMontgomery County (Pa.) CommunityCollege.
All said they had maintained, in theirwork, the tenacity that won them successin sports and mention in the magazine.
"There's something within you --call it discipline or focus -- that comesout, whether you're in the businessworld or on the athletic field," saidStout. "If you're lucky, you find thatzone and stay in it."
Wrestling earned Ray Finch (WestminsterHigh) a plug in SI in 1977. Thetwo-time state champion now headsthe family's lawn equipment companyin Carroll County. His transition tobusiness was a smooth one, Finchsaid.
"The adrenaline rush I got on themat is the same one I get when weclose a big deal today," he said.
And what of Web Wright, therifleman at West Virginia Universitywho had used his prominence to try toget a date? He won a gold medal in the1995 Pan American Games, joined theArmy's Marksmanship Unit and madea career in the military. Now a major,Wright returned this summer fromIraq, where he served with the 10thMountain Division's 2nd Brigade CombatTeam.
"So far, I haven't had to use my shootingskills in combat," he said. "But I'mpretty sure that the soldiers I havetrained over the years have."
Colette Yarosh Benner
Jumping right in
Name a kids' game, from marblesto Monopoly, and Marylandyoungsters have riddenit into the magazine. In 1960, an 11-year-old from East Baltimore made"Faces" for her facility at jumpingrope -- 150 times in 30 seconds.
"That was my fame for a monthin sixth grade," said Colette YaroshBenner, 55, of Middle River. Then astudent at Holabird Elementary,she skipped rope three times fasterthan the U.S. average to win nationalacclaim. SI honored Benner who then landed on The Dave GarrowayShow and showed her stuffon network television.
"I could have been in theOlympics if I had kept at it," shesaid.
Nowadays, Benner works for acity florist and stays busy with hertwo children and five grandchildren.None of them jumps rope.
"Mom didn't pass those genes onto us," said her daughter Michele.
In the swim
Before Fear Factor, before Survivor, before The Amazing Race, aUniversity of Maryland student plunged into the murky EastRiver and swam around Manhattan Island. Three times.
Stacy Chanin's reward in 1984: a paragraph in SI and tendinitis inher right wrist.Was the 33-hour marathon worth it?
"I knew it was rare to get into that magazine," said the swimmer,since married and now known as Stacy Butler. "That was my momentin time."
No one had ever lapped Manhattan thrice before Butler did it. Thecollege sophomore trained by paddling around Baltimore's InnerHarbor.
"That was gross," she said. "I had black streaks on my face fromthe oil slicks."
But it prepared her for the Manhattan project. There, led by aguide boat, Butler tried to dodge sea nettles, dead chickens and othernasty stuff.
"A lot of [debris] got stuck between my fingers," she said. "I justshook it off."
Near the end, exhausted, she dozed off in the water and awoke ina panic. Another time, choppy water roiled by speedboats slappedher face.
"I ended up drinking it," she said.
Overall, Butler relished the experience.
"I liked being in the water,wearing my cap and goggles and tuningeverything else out," she said. "I have multiple learning disabilities,but I found that by swimming, I could shine."
At 44, she lives in California, where she teaches physical educationto disabled children. Given an issue of Sports Illustrated, she alwaysturns to her favorite page.
"As a kid, I never liked to read, but 'Faces' had those little blurbs,with pictures. I could handle that," she said. "It was inspiring to me."
It has been 24 years since SIsaluted his beady-eyed buddy,but Jeff Gorschboth remembersthe moment. Then 11,Gorschboth had entered Jackie,his pet turtle, in the ChesapeakeTurtle Derby. Jackie trampledthe field, literally, clamberingover her rivals in record time(16.32 seconds) on the 12-footcourse in War Memorial Plaza.
"She was a very fast turtle, ifthere is such a thing,"Gorschboth said.
The victory put Jackie's kisserin the magazine in 1981 and promotedher owner,who hadfound the 10-inch turtle in afield near his home in Hamilton.
"It was so neat -- I got a lettersigned by [then] Mayor [WilliamDonald] Schaefer, a red plasticcrown to wear on my head anda chance to meet [local televisionstar] Captain Chesapeake,"said Gorschboth, now a pharmacistin Bel Air.
That autumn, he gave Jackieher just reward. He took the turtleto Prettyboy Reservoir,placed her in the water andwatched her swim away.
"She seemed very happy to beout of captivity and not in someone'spot," he said.
Scissors, paste and the latestissue of Sports Illustrated.Phil Denkevitz spreadit all out before him on thedesk in his dorm room at theUniversity of Maryland.
It was March 1964, and Denkevitz-- who had set a national50-yard freestyle record -- wasnews. There, on page 73 of the76-page magazine, was a photoof the Terps swimmer. To thecollege freshman, this was biggereven than the Beatles.
He grabbed the scissors andwent to work.
"I cut out my picture from theother five in 'Faces,'" Denkevitzsaid. "Then I cut up the cover,saving the part that says Sports Illustrated, with the date and 30-cent price. Then I arranged andpasted it all on a sheet of typingpaper."
Forty-one years later, thetransformed SI "cover" survives,tucked away in an old suitcasein Denkevitz's home in Baldwin.
At 61, the retired gym teacherhas more hair now than whenhe swam at Maryland or, beforethat, at Poly. He still holds severalhigh school sprint records inthe Engineers' pool.
For a while, though, he wasBMOC around College Park,where classmates noted his pictureand gave him a nickname.
"They called me 'PhenomenalPhil.'"
Hooking up with Steve Sanduskyisn't easy. Hit thebeach at Ocean City, hanga right, take the Panama Canaland slide up the coast until youreach Dominical, a beachfronttown in Costa Rica.
See that charter boat, trolling fortuna? Sandusky, 45, has the helm.As a kid, he wormed his way intoSI by winning a fishing tournamenton the Chesapeake.Now,hetakes tourists 25 miles out in thePacific in search of sailfish,wahooand marlin.
It's as if his appearance in themagazine rigged his destiny, saidSandusky, who began runningfishing charters in Costa Rica in1996.
"Maybe all that [publicity] workson you subconsciously," he said.
Sandusky was 12 when hehooked a winning 30-pound, 10-ounce rockfish on the family'sboat near the Bay Bridge.
"It was evening, just before supper,when Steve caught it," said hisfather, Alex Sandusky, former All-Pro guard for the Baltimore Colts.The fish was weighed, certified,photographed -- and eaten.
"It tasted real good," the elderSandusky said.
Meanwhile, his son was savoringthe spotlight.
"It was really cool, braggingabout being in Sports Illustrated atSt. Mary's School [in Annapolis],"Steve Sandusky said.
Years later, he bragged about itin college, too.
"My roommate would bet peoplethat I'd once had my picturein the magazine," Sandusky said."Then we'd all march over to thelibrary [at Frostburg State], look itup on microfilm and collect onthe bet.
"I made a lot of money off ofthat."
On the fast break
Delano Meriwether was 26 when he appeared in "Faces," a tall,slender scholar with a degree in medicine and a devotion totrack.
A hematologist, Meriwether spent his days treating leukemia atthe Baltimore Cancer Research Center, near the Johns Hopkins University.The work weighed on him, so he lightened the load by runningsprints on the Hopkins track at night. In the dark. To train, hehad to scale a surrounding fence.
Why trespass? The year was 1970.
"It wouldn't have been smart for me torun the city streets," said Meriwether. "AndI was desperate to run."
Self-trained, he began entering races, includingthe 100-yard dash at the AmateurAthletic Union Junior Men's Nationals. Avictory there put him in the magazine.
"Getting into [Sports Illustrated] changedmy life," said Meriwether, now 61. "Minewas a very modest achievement, but it encouragedme to continue to train."
In 1971, he entered the AAU Nationals.Dressed in his customary attire -- goldswim trunks, gold-and-white suspendersand a white hospital shirt -- he ran the 100in 9.0 seconds, becoming the second man to do so. (John Carlos wasthe first.) This time, Meriwether made the cover of SI.
His Olympic bid dashed by a bum knee, the doctor returned tomedicine. In 1976, he headed the ill-fated national swine flu vaccinationprogram, then spent seven years in Africa, treating the poor.Today, Meriwether lives in Potomac and practices emergency medicinein rural areas of Maryland,West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
He still jogs, climbing the steps at the University of Maryland'sByrd Stadium at least twice a week.
"I'll run anyplace I can without scaling fences," he said.
Celebrity has its dark side. Ask Karen Sollanek,one-time basketball star at Parkville High. In1984, her appearance in SI triggered a disturbingresponse.
"I got a couple of weird letters, very sexual-driven,addressed to me at school," Sollanek recalled.
That wasn't all.
"My parents got a call from a man who said hewas a janitor who'd found the magazine whilethrowing out the trash," she said. "He read it andwanted to meet me."
Not until she enrolled at Drexel University inPhiladelphia did Sollanek realize the legacy of anappearance in SI.
"My friends were pretty affluent. I could nevercompete with them in conversations about wealthor cars or homes," she said. "Then one of them saw[Sollanek's issue of] Sports Illustrated in the studentunion and told me, 'That's an accomplishmentnone of us will ever have.'"
Now 38, she does financial work at the Johns HopkinsUniversity. A mother of three, Sollanek finallyshowed that magazine photo to her 10-year-old,who was taken aback.
"He tends not to think his athletic prowess comesfrom his mother," she said.
Some of those tapped by the magazine feela link with the star on the cover. For instance,Pete Maravich's death in 1988 saddenedCarole Gittings, a bowler who had appearedin "Faces" in a 1973 issue that featuredthe pro basketball star out front.
"I thought, 'What a shame that he's gone,'"said Gittings, of White Marsh. "We'd never met,but I felt a connection -- like [Maravich] was anotation in my history."
Gittings was noted for setting a world single-gameduckpin record for women (265), a markthat stands more than three decades later.
"At 22, I didn't understand the power of Sports Illustrated," she said. "Until I went shopping atSears, on North Avenue, and someone asked formy autograph. I was, like, in shock. 'Autographfor what?' I said. I couldn't comprehend that."
Leafing through that old yellowed magazinenow provides validation for Gittings, 54, a retiredpolice officer for the Maryland Departmentof Education.
"You reach a point where you think,whathave I done in my life?" she said.
"I didn't save the world, but at some point intime I was pretty good at what I did."
As were all of her fellow "Faces." And theyhave the pages to prove it.
In 1973, a drive to the beach ended up being an egotrip for Dee Curran, a 17-year-old lacrosse playerfrom McDonogh School.
It was there, as he thumbed through magazines ata newsstand on the Jersey shore, that Curran learnedhe had been plucked from the crowd.
"I yelled, 'Holy smoke! Look at this!'" Curran said."That first feeling [of seeing his picture] took mybreath away."
His next thought: Can I get a copy free?
"My buddies grabbed five magazines off the rack,showed my picture to the owner and said, 'See? Thisis him! Give them to him!'"
"Five bucks," the owner growled.
For Curran, an attackman who had scored nine goalsin one game for McDonogh, the selection was doublysweet. Sharing honors with him in "Faces" that weekwas his brother, Val, then a star at Duke and thatteam's Most Valuable Player.
The magazine award "brought us closer as brothers,"Dee Curran said. "Val was four years older andhad never given me the time of day. All of a sudden,we were in something together. I got more of a breakfrom him after that."
Now head of a paper distribution firm in Maryland,Curran still has the magazine, with tennis star BillieJean King on the cover. During that magical summerof '73, Curran ran into King at a tournament and hadher autograph his keepsake:
Dee -- Keep playing that Indian game of yours. All thebest, Billie Jean King.
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Sun researcher Paul McCardell contributed to this article.
More 'Faces' profilesSteve Hoff
The farmer had hay to bale, barley to cut and steers to feed. ButSteve Hoff, 47, took time out from working the family's 350-acre farm todig up the past.
Twenty-nine years ago, Hoff made it into "Faces" as the first highschool wrestler in Maryland history to win three state championships - thelast in 1976.
The plaudits brought colleges rushing to his doorstep on Bethel Road.
"My gosh, I had [scholarship] offers coming out of my ears," saidHoff, a graduate of Westminster High. He turned them all down to stay homeand work the farm with his father.
Regrets? He has none.
"When you're happy with what you're doing, you don't worry about ittoo much," he said.
But on rainy days, once the livestock have been fed and the otherchores are finished, Hoff might pull out his scrapbook with the dog-earedmagazine and read it one more time.
Water helped get Steve Martin into the magazine. It nearly wiped outhis souvenirs from it.
Martin, who won the intercollegiate single-handed sailingchampionship in 1964, feared he had lost his copies of SI last year whentwo hurricanes flooded his home in Vero Beach, Fla.
"We had to throw out a lot of stuff, but thank goodness the magazinesweren't part of it," he said.
A native of Bay Ridge, Martin attended Severn School and graduatedfrom the Coast Guard Academy, where he later taught. At 63, he still takesto the shallow waters nearby in his 21-foot sailboat.
"It's immensely satisfying to do something all by yourself and tomanipulate the forces of nature," he said.
When the phone rang in his family's home in Columbia, Arnold Singanswered it, as 15-year-olds are wont to do.
"Check out Sports Illustrated," a friend said. "You're in it."
That was in 1978. But Sing still recalls the satisfaction he felt inbeing tabbed for winning the U.S. Judo Federation junior championshipswhile he was a student at Oakland Mills High.
"Being chosen [for the magazine] helped me to continue in thatsport," he said. "And it helped to validate the martial arts, which reallyweren't a big thing then."
Sing is now a ship harbor pilot in Honolulu, Hawaii.
"I hop on the big oil tankers, filled with crude, and bring them intoport," he said. "You try to keep your stress level down."
The mind-set he adopted for judo, said Sing, "helps me through tensetimes."
Jim Born, star swimmer, stared at the pint-sized photo of himself inSI - and wanted more. Who could blame him? The year was 1985 and Born, ofEdgewood, had just set five NCAA Division III records in leading KenyonCollege to a national championship.
"I was excited to make 'Faces,' but I still had more to do," saidBorn. "I felt that I'd arrived, but that I was a thumbnail size in the back[of SI] rather than a featured athlete. I wanted to move forward in themagazine."
It wasn't to be. Born would make the top 10 internationally in the100-meter freestyle, but two Olympic bids fell short. Now 41, he is asecurity analyst for the state of North Carolina.
"No more practices at 5:30 a.m.," he said. "Nowadays, I swim just toget wet."
Ken Hill's football performance on that crisp September day in 1983was the stuff of legend. The Overlea High running back scored fivetouchdowns in a victory over rival Perry Hall. Among them were an 82-yardkickoff return, a 70-yard punt return, a 71-yard rushing touchdown and apass reception for a score.
Then came the clincher - Hill's mug shot made the magazine.
Let the ribbing begin.
"Once my picture appeared, everyone began calling me 'Hollywood,'"said Hill. "Kids in school stuck little stars all over my locker and myfootball gear.
"Oh yeah, I think I got a date or two."
Hill would play one year in the Canadian Football League beforeinjuring a knee. He still plays lacrosse, rides a motorcycle and lives inSudlersville (Queen Anne's County) where, at 39, he works as a supervisorfor a utility company.
"Every time I pick up an SI, I turn to 'Faces in the Crowd' to see ifthere's anyone from Maryland," he said. "It's like a little alumni thing."
Excuse Steve McDonald if he didn't whoop it up when he learned he hadappeared in SI.
"It was Thanksgiving 1974, when someone brought home the magazine,"said McDonald, then the soccer goalie at Loch Raven High. "I leafed throughit, saw my picture and - smiled."
"I couldn't tell anybody about it then," he said. "I was the middleof three brothers, and I probably would have gotten beat up."
His award capped a near-perfect senior year for the long-hairedMcDonald, who allowed one goal in 14 games for Loch Raven's statechampions.
"Kids called me 'Sports Illustrated' for a while," said McDonald,48. Co-owner of an insurance agency, he still coaches youth soccer near hishome in Lutherville.
The father of three, he has shared his write-up with his kids. Theirresponse?
"Nobody lingered over it," McDonald said. "They acted like, 'Hey, theold man really did something at some point in time.'"
Nancy Brown was 55 when she was made a "Face" for setting threenational age-group swimming records in 1991.
"They [SI] got me in my prime," the Pasadena woman said. "Prettycool, huh?"
Still active, Brown is gearing up to swim across the Chesapeake Baynext year, when she turns 70. The distance? Nearly 4 1/2 miles.
"I do this once every five years," said Brown, a grandmother of 12."I'll be fine, as long as the water temperature is OK and there's not a lotof current. I have no problem with the distance."
He was a 10-year-old soccer star when singled out by the magazine.All hail Tyler Gearhart, one-time scoring machine of the Ruxton Raccoonsrecreation team. His offensive prowess (13 goals in six games) won himhonors in 1969.
That, said Gearhart, was the height of his sporting career.
"It was great when it happened," he said. "But the reality is that myathletic ability peaked in elementary school."
By college, Gearhart had switched to playing ultimate Frisbee.
He is executive director of Preservation Maryland, the state's oldesthistoric preservation organization. His keepsakes include a framed copy ofhis SI photograph, which hangs in the office of his home in Roland Park.
"Nobody at work really knows about it," Gearhart said wryly. "Butwhen I try to get a little respect, I mention the fact that I was in SportsIllustrated."
He was the Annie Oakley of the Eastern District, a sharpshootingsergeant who kept racking up prizes in pistol competition. When he retiredin 1972 from the Baltimore City Police Department, Arthur H. Simonsen Jr.had won nearly 150 medals for marksmanship.
Well done, said the magazine, which acknowledged him in "Faces."
"I appreciated that, but I didn't go around bragging," said Simonsen,84, of Eastpoint. "My equipment was top-notch stuff - a $75 revolver fromBacharach-Rasin."
Though at home on the range, Simonsen also used his weapon on the job"once or twice," he said.
"In 24 years, I never fired at anybody to hurt them. Mostly, I'd firewarning shots in the air, so [suspects] would stop running."
Did it work?
"Oh yeah," he said. "I hope to tell."
Truth be told, Karen Class spent less time admiring her own photo in"Faces" than she did the hunk on the magazine's cover in November 1968.
"Jean-Claude Killy was on the front," said Class. "I loved him. Hewas one of my sports heroes at the time, and I thought, 'His picture is inthere, and mine is, too.'
"When you're 11 years old, you think those things."
A victory in the National Jousting Championships (novice class)clinched a spot in "Faces" for Class (nee Bands). It was a big deal for theskinny sixth-grader, who practiced jousting aboard her brown pony, Cocoa,on the family's 5-acre farm in Bel Air.
"I remember the school principal announced that I had won the SIaward, and that I would receive it on TV [Channel 2] and that everyoneshould watch," she said. "After that, it seemed like everyone in schoolwanted to come to my house and ride Cocoa."
The SI award is rarely mentioned now, said Class, a math teacher atMagnolia Middle School.
"It's always good to use in group discussions when someone says,'Tell us something about yourself that no one else might know,'" she said.
John Houska, 49, played soccer for much of his life, but the one-timepro can count on one hand the games that his father attended.
"My dad was a doctor in East Baltimore who made house calls," saidHouska. "He probably only got to see me play five times in my career."
Imagine the goaltender's delight on appearing in "Faces" in 1976 -after leading Loyola College to the NCAA Division II championship. Hescored a shutout in the title game.
"Seeing my picture in the magazine made my parents so proud," saidHouska, regional sales director for a food company in Lexington, S.C. "Myfather was a very humble man, but he loved having that picture around."
Front to back, cover to cover, Jack Thomas would read SportsIllustrated week after week. In 1970, the Towson High senior used to studythe people in "Faces," read their terse biographies and envy the whole lot.
Then Thomas, an attackman, exploded in a lacrosse game (four goalsand seven assists) and landed in the magazine himself.
There was just one hitch.
"They used my senior picture, with the white tux coat and the blackbow tie," he said. "Looking back, it was pretty silly."
The photo followed him to Johns Hopkins University, where Thomas madeAll-American and led the Blue Jays to the NCAA title. Even then, he said,"kids remembered the picture and made fun of my bow tie."
Today, Thomas teaches history at Centennial High and helps coach theboys lacrosse team.
H. Turney McKnight
"Faces" has been known to select multiple family members, but usuallyin the same issue of the magazine. H. Turney McKnight and his daughter werechosen 30 years apart.
McKnight, of Jarrettsville, earned his place in 1970 after winningfour consecutive steeplechase races. Three decades later, Anna McKnight,15, made the big time. An equestrian like her father, she also won fourstraight riding events in 2000.
"Did being in the magazine change my life? Not one bit," said TurneyMcKnight, 62, a retired attorney. "In my whole life, no one has everreferred to my being in SI.
"But it was really fun for my daughter. More people picked up on herbeing in ['Faces'] than back in my time. Of course, when she was picked, Itold people that I had been in the magazine, too."
"They all said, 'We don't care.'"
Mark Michael was a 12-year-old swim prodigy when he appeared on aback page of SI in 1976.
His mug might as well have been on the front of the magazine.
"My swim life sort of peaked right there, in eighth grade," saidMichael. "I felt like I got the Sports Illustrated [cover] jinx.'"
Then a student at Friends School, Michael ranked No. 1 in the countryin his age group in backstroke and butterfly sprints.
"Then SI came out with my picture, and it all kind of went to myhead," he said. "It was a badge of honor and an introduction line with thegirls. People would whisper and say, 'That's the guy.'
"In fact, I swam great in high school [Calvert Hall] and college[Stanford], but I was never a national champion again."
Now 41, Michael operates Occasions caterers, a business he startedwith his brother, Eric, in Washington.
The father of three, he is biding his time before sharing that oldmagazine with his children. The eldest is 9.
"When it means something to them, I will show it to them and havethem admire me for life," he said.
Roger Tuck has no idea as to the number of copies of the June 19,1972, Sports Illustrated there are in his mother's house in Dundalk. Exceptthat she must have squirreled away lots of them.
"Every time I turn around, I find another one stuck in a drawer,"said Tuck.
And every time he skims the pages, there is the picture of one ofDundalk High's favorite sons, a high-scoring lacrosse attackman and anAll-Stater in football.
That's Tuck beneath a massive mound of hair.
"I had this big, thick, black, curly hair that took up most of thepicture," he said. "I don't think they got all of my head in [the photo]."
Tuck made the magazine one more time, in 1975 when his University ofMaryland team defeated Navy for the NCAA lacrosse title.
A former All-American, Tuck, 50, now works for his brother, Michael,who owns a janitorial business in Catonsville.
Mary Beth Akre
Somewhere in her house in Parkton, buried beneath stacks of oldsketches and faded landscapes and crusty paint brushes and oils, there's ayellowed sports magazine from 1976 with Mary Beth Akre's photo inside.
"Give me a week and I'll find it," she said.
Akre, 46, is associate professor of fine arts at Loyola College andan accomplished painter. Twenty-nine years ago, she was something elseentirely - a fierce attackman who led Loch Raven High to an undefeatedlacrosse season and the Baltimore County championship.
Hence, her appearance in "Faces."
"That was pretty cool, but I played because I loved the game and notfor glory or honors," said Akre. Which is why she hasn't a clue where thatmagazine is.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun