Girls Athlete of the Week (Nov. 21): Jamie Rickabaugh, Manchester Valley, soccer

Jamie Rickabaugh, Manchester Valley soccer player, is The Baltimore Sun's Girls Athlete of the Week for Nov. 21, 2012. (Handout photo)

The junior forward scored two goals, including the game-winner, to lead the No. 14 Mavericks (13-3-2) to a 3-1 wiin over Brunswick on Saturday to capture their second straight Class 1A state championship at UMBC Stadium. The Mavericks were down, 1-0, to the Railroaders late in the first half when Rickabaugh made her first big contribution, getting dragged down in the penalty area to set up a game-tying score on a penalty kick by Karlyn Warzinski with 2:50 reminaing until the break. A little more than a minute later, Rickabaugh sent Manchester Valley into halftime with a 2-1 lead when she finished off a chance from 10 yards. In the second half, she added an insurance goal — her Carroll County-leading 18th of the season — to secure the championship. Rickabaugh, who also plays club soccer and officiates, is a member of the National Honor Society and has been on the school's honor roll every marking period.

Others considered: Kacie Longo, South River, soccer; Trisha Mockapetris, Centennial, volleyball


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