Girls Athlete of the Week (March 27): Haley Simonds, Severna Park, softball

Girls Athlete of the Week (March 27): Haley Simonds, Severna Park, softball (Handout photo / March 25, 2013)

The freshman right-hander threw a no-hitter against then-No. 7 Reservoir in only her second varsity start and did not allow an earned run in nine innings pitched last week. In the No. 13 Falcons' 6-0 win over Reservoir on Saturday in the District V Showcase at Bachman Sports Complex, Simonds struck out eight batters and walked three. Earlier in the week, she pitched the first two innings as the Falcons took a 17-0 lead en route to an 18-6 win over Southern in five innings. Simonds, who also plays first base, is hitting .250 with one RBI and a .571 on-base percentage. She has played organized softball since she was 7 and currently plays for the Wagner's Sports 55 18 Gold ASA team. She has a 3.38 GPA.

Others considered: Leah Allen, Glenelg, softball; Katie Burgee, C. Milton Wright, lacrosse; Alex Puller, Archbishop Spalding, lacrosse; Rachel Steinberg, Severn, lacrosse; Shelby Wells, St. Paul's, lacrosse; Crystal White, Chesapeake-AA, softball


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