AtholtonThe girls varsity soccer team posted only...


The girls varsity soccer team posted only a 3-9 record but started four freshmen and four sophomores, so it has high hopes for next season.


Top players included senior co-captains Chrissy Dibella and Alison Goodstadt, sophomore striker/fullback Stephanie Van Deusen, freshman striker Alika Crew and freshman midfielder Lisa Spilkia.



The Eagles junior varsity girls soccer team posted a 6-4-1 record and was led by sophomore striker Karen Garrity.

"She was quick, aggressive, tough, enthusiastic, hustled in every game and was one of our leading scorers," Eagles coach Jim Welsch said. "She was the type of player everyone would like to coach and the whole team looked up to her."


Dan Gaertner has been one of the boys soccer team's best players under pressure this season.

He proved it again Wednesday by scoring the winning goal on a penalty kick, as the Gladiators beat North Hagerstown in the Class 2A, Region I semifinal, 3-2.


The Bears have several standouts on their defending state champion girls varsity soccer team. But one of several unsung heroes is junior midfielder Katy Evans.

"She hasn't scored a goal yet, but has played consistently well in a supporting role," coach Dave Guetler said. "She's aggressive, hustles and has never missed a practice."



Jenny Haron, a senior outside hitter for the varsity volleyball team, is among county leaders with 194 kills.

Coach Rich Asendorf said she has been the best player on a team that posted a 4-11 record but has won at least one game against every school it played except for Centennial.

Mount Hebron

Kristina Hoffman, a senior right back, made the transition from role player to star player this season for the varsity field hockey team.

"She was vastly improved and her contribution was invaluable," coach Jeannette Ireland said. "Her job was to keep the other team's top scorer from getting the ball and then deliver it to our attack."


The Vikings (9-3-1, 5-1-1), the only team to beat Glenelg this season, finished second in the county. Three years ago they finished last.

Oakland Mills

Striker Teddy Lawler turned in a fine performance in the Scorpions' regional soccer semifinal at Towson on Wednesday. The speedy junior scored two goals and had one assist in the 3-1 victory.

Wilde Lake

Can varsity football player Nate Casella do it all? Before yesterday's game against Hammond, he lead the county in punting with a 40-yard average for 10 punts.

He had 465 yards rushing on 69 carries. He had caught six passes for 184 yards. And he had scored eight touchdowns. He also plays defense.