The Sun for Anne Arundel Academic-Athletic Team


1993 Girls Academic-Athletic Team

Kathryn Brady


Class: Senior

GPA: 3.44. SAT: 1,140

Sports: Volleyball and lacrosse.

Other activities: Senior Board Member, Key Club; chairwoman of Key Club MS Super Cities Walk; announcer, girls basketball games and morning announcements; SADD volunteer and Paddle for People group; volunteer elementary school reader.

College: UMBC

Capsule: Brady won the Miss Maryland National Teen-ager Pageant last year and is included in "Who's Who Among American High School Students."

Captain of the volleyball team, Brady is starting goalie on the Wildcats' lacrosse team while actively involved in many other school and community activities.

"Kathy is a very hard worker in class and a leader in her lab group," wrote Paul M. Yannuzzi, science department chairman. "She doesn't get by with just the minimum but strives to learn more about each area of science."

Anne Chicorelli

Old Mill

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.85. SAT: 1,150

Sports: Volleyball, basketball and track.

Other activities: National Honor Society; Student Government rep; treasurer, Varsity Club; math tutor; peer counselor; member CYO and church volunteer.

L College: Kent State University, full basketball scholarship.

Capsule: An integral member of the team that won an unprecedented three straight Class 4A state girls basketball titles and a first-team All-Metro player, Chicorelli is also an honorable-mention Maryland Distinguished Scholar and National Merit Scholar.

Ranked 15th in a class of 450, Chicorelli has "unquestionable leadership qualities," said social studies teacher Nadine O. Dow, who added, "she is a go-getter and has the ability to work exceptionally well alone and also with others."

Counselor Frank Rager said she "is imaginative, dynamic and conscientious. An avid reader, she has acquired an extensive vocabulary."

Christine Cole

Severn School

Class: Senior

GPA: 4.00. SAT: 1,360

Sports: Field hockey and lacrosse.

Other activities: National Honor and Cum Laude societies; head delegate, Model OAS Delegation; prefect; Admissions Tour guide; Spanish, Ceramics and Italian exchange clubs.

College: University of Virginia.

Capsule: Described as "an outstanding athlete, both physically and mentally," by lacrosse coach Catherine Carper, the same can be said of Cole as a student.

Norwood Johnston II, Severn's director of college counseling, said Cole has "exhausted Severn's curriculum in English,

mathematics, science and history," and will have five advanced placement courses on her resume by graduation.

"Because of her heightened level of responsibility, her diligence and her superior organizational skills, students and faculty look to her for leadership, whether on the playing fields or in student activities," wrote Johnston.

Melissa Holmes

St. Mary's

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.81. SAT: 1,080

Sports: Soccer, basketball and lacrosse.

Other activities: President, National Honor Society; Senior Class and Student Council rep; member of SADD; Music Ministry; sports reporter for the inter-school TV show.

College: University of Maryland.

Capsule: A talented three-sport athlete and captain all three teams, Holmes plays "with an intense, aggressive, almost reckless abandon, a real pleasure to watch," wrote soccer coach Jerry Tobin.

Tobin said Holmes' approach to academics is the same, and his feelings were echoed by Hank Gareis, chairman of the social studies department and the Saints' head boys basketball coach.

"As an A student, she is a true leader in the classroom, always willing to help others," Gareis wrote. "Her input day in and day out [in sociology and psychology] helped to make each class challenging and successful."

Kathryn Kemerer


Class: Junior.

GPA: 4.0. SAT: not taken.

Sports: Soccer, basketball and lacrosse.

Other activities: National Honor Society; member of SADD; Student Government.

Capsule: Kemerer, ranked No. 1 in her junior class and an All-County performer in soccer and starter in three sports, holds the distinction of being the only underclassman to be named to this team.

"Katy obviously sets high standards for herself and works steadily to reach her goals," wrote Broadneck guidance counselor Sharon Kolstad. "Of all the students I work with, Katy ++ is the one I consider the most well-balanced in all facets of her life."

History instructor and assistant athletic director Tim McMullen wrote, "Her creativity and tremendous desire to acquire new knowledge are the key factors in Katy's academic success."

Amy Langville

Archbishop Spalding

Class: Senior

GPA: 4.0. SAT: 1,340.

Sports: Volleyball and basketball.

Other activities: President, National Honor Society; organized Adopt-A-Family Collection and personally delivered goods to needy families; Olympics of the Mind and Leadership seminars; Bible school aide and volunteer; math tutor; youth sports referee.

College: Mount St. Mary's, full basketball scholarship.

Capsule: Recruited by more than 50 colleges, Langville settled on the Mount to continue her basketball and academic career. A Maryland Distinguished Scholar, Langville, the Anne Arundel Sun Basketball Player of the Year, was ranked No. 1 on the Academic All-Maryland women's basketball team.

With a strong load of honors courses, this exceptional student-athlete compiled a 4.70 GPA on the weighted scale and is ranked first in her class.

"Amy's influence on the school community has been far-reaching and will be long lasting," wrote girls basketball coach Paul Leimkuhler, who pointed to the positive media coverage she has brought the Cavaliers and added, "Amy Langville is the best salesperson in school history."

Kelly Mabe

Archbishop Spalding

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.80. SAT: 1,020.

Sports: Volleyball, basketball and softball.

Other activities: National Honor Society; St. Jane Frances Parish teachers aide; tutor at Sarah's House in Severn; community volunteer.

College: Georgian Court, academic/softball scholarship.

Capsule: It's interesting to note that Mabe, who received a scholarship for academics and her softball prowess, nearly became the first female baseball player at Spalding. The Maryland Scholastic Association supported her desire to play, but on the first day of tryouts her freshman year, Mabe, who had played Little League baseball, turned to softball.

"She doesn't believe physical attributes can stop you from pursuing a goal and she won't let it happen in the future," wrote girls basketball coach Paul Leimkuhler.

Softball coach Jim Nemeth said Mabe is a "quality young woman," and added, "athletically, Kelly is the consummate scholar-athlete, balancing an intense work load while achieving a high level of athletic success."

Megan O'Brien

Archbishop Spalding

Class: Senior.

GPA: 4.00. SAT: 1,450.

Sports: Field hockey and lacrosse.

Other activities: Secretary, National Honor Society; Student Government; Dean's Advisory Council; works part-time.

College: Georgetown, academic scholarship.

Capsule: Captain of both varsity teams she plays on, O'Brien possesses "a contagious and admirable work ethic," wrote Mary Pat Bozel, her coach in both sports.

That work ethic also applies to her academic performance where O'Brien earned a 4.3 GPA on the weighted scale. She is an honorable-mention Maryland Distinguished Scholar, National Merit Commended Scholar and has won awards in math, biology and in the community (Optimist and Elks Clubs).

Jim Nemeth of the social science department, wrote of O'Brien, "it is Megan's character that will determine the successes in her life."

Cory Samaras


Class: Senior

GPA: 3.88. SAT: 1,200.

Sports: Field hockey and lacrosse.

Other activities: National Honor Society; Senior Class vice president; Homecoming Court; founder and Vice president of the Varsity A Club; board member of the Octagon Club.

College: Princeton.

Capsule: Superlatives such as "outstanding individual" from girls lacrosse coach Dave Gehrdes and "gifted student-athlete" from Octagon Club sponsor Elizabeth Winegrad, follow Samaras.

An honorable-mention Maryland Distinguished Scholar who takes advanced placement courses and is ranked eighth in her class, Samaras is "what a student-athlete is all about -- an outstanding student involved in the school with an undying will to compete," wrote Gehrdes.

Lynn Kolarik, chairman of the foreign language department, said of Samaras: "Sports have played an important role in Cory's life, but while juggling this schedule and maintaining academic success, Cory has held part-time jobs since 1989.

"Cory has developed the skill to budget her time."

Allison Wentworth

Old Mill

Class: Senior.

GPA: 4.00. SAT: 1,260.

Sports: Volleyball and basketball.

Other activities: President, National Honor Society; Senior Class vice president; Student Government; Back to School Night committee; geometry tutor; works part-time in card shop and as babysitter; volunteer at Ruth P. Eason School for handicapped children.

College: Washington College, academic scholarship.

Capsule: Voted "Most Likely to Succeed" by her peers, Wentworth is ranked No. 1 in a class of 450 and is a Maryland Distinguished Scholar finalist and National Science Scholar semifinalist.

Wentworth, who made varsity as a freshman, played on a state championship basketball team the last three years. She was captain and second-team All-County in volleyball. She also keeps stats for the boys lacrosse team.

"Allison is highly gifted with critical thinking skills and analytical abilities that make her the ideal student," wrote Carol Evans Cross of the science staff and clinical master teacher at the University of Maryland.

A host of teachers and coaches at Old Mill wrote lavish recommendation letters on Wentworth's behalf. Math teacher Debra Ward's words, "there are very few people that can handle such a wide variety of responsibilities" was the theme of most of them.

1993 Boys Academic-Athletic Team

Brian Cha

Severn School

Class: Senior

GPA: 4.04. SAT: 1,410

Sports: Football, basketball and tennis.

Other activities: Cum Laude Society; National Honor Society; Latin Honor Society; Spanish Honor Society; Yale University Book Award; Prefect; yearbook, school newspaper and ping pong clubs; president, Key Club.

College: Princeton.

Snapshot: Severn's director of college counseling, Norwood Johnston II, wrote of Cha, "Teachers applaud Brian's high level of motivation and his remarkable insight."

His weighted GPA stands at 4.04, which earned him acceptance to the Ivy League school, Princeton. A first-generation American, Cha is the first of his family to attend college. Proud of his heritage, Cha works Saturday classes at his church into his busy schedule to study the Korean language.

Matt Criscimagna


Class: Senior

GPA: 3.50. SAT: 1,200

Sports: Football and baseball

Other activities: National Honor Society; baseball and football scholar-athlete junior and senior years; worked part-time at Annapolis Veterinary Hospital.

College: Salisbury State, academic scholarship.

Snapshot: An All-County tight end in football and second-team All-State by the Associated Press and second-team All-Metro, Criscimagna is also an outstanding student.

Called "one of Annapolis High's outstanding citizens" by football coach Roy Brown, Criscimagna accepted a full academic scholarship to Salisbury State after being accepted into the honors programs at Clemson, Delaware and James Madison, and being offered the West Virginia Wesleyan President's Merit Scholarship. Ranked fifth in a class of 350, Criscimagna "has achieved academic excellence in a rigorous honors and advanced placement program," wrote Annapolis principal Laura P. Webb.

Jason Fullmer

South River

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.25. SAT: 1,010.

Sports: Football, basketball and track.

Other activities: Student Government; organized tutoring system for athletes needing academic assistance; member, Chesapeake Bay Foundation; Homecoming Court; community volunteer.

College: Virginia Tech, full track scholarship.

Snapshot: This three-sport standout was captain of all three varsity teams he played on and was named "Mr. Superlative and Most Athletic" by his peers.

Ranked 26th in a class of 228, Fullmer is an honor-roll student who has found time to work part-time as a youth sports official and grocery store clerk. His prowess as a hurdler earned him honors as the 1992 Anne Arundel County Sun Track Athlete of the Year and a full college scholarship to pursue his goal of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. "Jason never takes the easy way out. He is always striving toward personal excellence demanding much of himself," wrote South River principal James B. Hamilton.

Ronald Grover


Class: Senior

GPA: 3.91. SAT: 1,190.

Sports: Indoor and outdoor track.

Other activities: Treasurer, National Honor Society; member, It's Academic and Math Teams; Unity Club; Student Government Association; Color guard, marching band; school orchestra; State and County Solo Ensemble Festival.

College: Howard University, National Competitive Scholarship.

Snapshot: Ranked fourth in a class of 350, Grover is active in track and other school activities. He still finds time to be president of the Young Men's Support Group at his church, Mount Moriah A.M.E.

Grover is one of 100 students nationwide to receive a National Competitive Scholarship, based on academic achievement, to Howard University in Washington.

Daryl M. Watson, adviser to the Unity Club, a group composed of outstanding minority students, said Grover has "earned the respect of his peers as well as his teachers, and is a fine example of the students that attend Annapolis High."

Jason Hull


Class: Senior.

GPA: 3.30. SAT: 1,130.

Sports: Football, basketball and lacrosse.

Other activities: Student Government Association; member of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, SADD and Model of the United Nations Club; was president of the Spanish Club; works part-time for the Southland Corp.

College: Navy Prep, Rhode Island.

Snapshot: A team captain in football and lacrosse, Hull is a

"leader by example," said Broadneck basketball coach and athletic director Ken Kazmarek.

Hull has been a consistent member of the honor roll for four years and is ranked 70th in a class of 325 while playing three sports. "Jason's strength is that he is a hard worker and accepts a challenge readily," wrote Broadneck guidance counselor Sharon Kolstad. "Jason is a joy to have around."

Chris LeCron


Class: Senior.

GPA: 3.50. SAT: 1,180

Sports: Soccer and basketball

Other activities: National Honor Society; chairman of the board, Varsity Club; sports editor of the school newspaper, the Chronicle; Maryland Save our Streams -- Sawmill Creek Clean-up committee.

College: Western Maryland, Army ROTC scholarship.

Snapshot: Voted "Most Likely to Succeed" by his classmates, LeCron was the Cougars' Scholar-Athlete in soccer and basketball after spending the first two years of high school at Mount St. Joseph in Baltimore.

A co-captain and MVP in soccer, LeCron was an All-County midfielder and second-team All-State and made the basketball team as a senior.

"Chris was the consummate team player: very supportive, extremely positive, 100 percent hustle and very coachable," said basketball coach Tom Kraning.

LeCron has made the Chesapeake honor roll every marking period the last two years. Faculty member Kathleen D. Pratko said he is "a conscientious student who takes great pride in his work."

Shawn Moyer

North County

Class: Senior

GPA: 4.0 SAT: 1,050

Sports: Soccer and lacrosse.

Other activities: Page for Maryland General Assembly; Senior Class rep; National Honor Society; Varsity, Drama, Spirit and Math clubs; vice-president Student Government; Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils; Maryland Association Student Councils; yearbook staff; school public address announcer; student tutor; Homecoming Decorating Committee; several community groups.

College: U.S. Naval Academy.

Snapshot: Moyer is the first three-time member in the 11-year history of this team and is completing an impeccable four years as a student-athlete. An All-County performer in soccer and lacrosse, Moyer is a 4.0 student, ranked No. 1 in a class of 418. He is the school's valedictorian, excelling in advanced-placement classes.

In his final year, Moyer's challenging schedule has included such advanced-placement and honors courses as modern European history, psychology, major British writers, calculus and physics.

Moyer, who is to become a Midshipman, is very involved in school and community affairs. His accomplishments and contributions are too long to list here.

"Few high school students can compare to Shawn in terms of dedication, hard work and character," wrote psychology teacher Sharon Stratton.

Kevin Reichardt

St. Mary's

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.90 SAT: 1,120.

Sports: Soccer, basketball and lacrosse.

Other activities: National Honor Society; president, Student Government; Back to School Dance, Spirit Week, Toys for Tots Drive, Open House and Christmas Dance committees; St. Mary's School Board Student Rep.

L College: University of North Carolina, lacrosse scholarship.

Snapshot: One of the top high school lacrosse players in the East and a rare four-year starter for the Saints, Reichardt will continue his athletic and academic excellence at North Carolina.

"Kevin has demonstrated a commitment to the total school program," wrote principal Sister Phyllis McNally.

Veteran lacrosse coach and assistant principal Jim Moorhead attributes Reichardt's success to his "outstanding work ethic."

Reichardt, the Saints' 1992 MVP in lacrosse, will graduate with eight varsity letters and an academic record to be proud of.

Steve Smith

Old Mill

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.50 SAT: 1,120

Sports: Soccer and basketball

Other activities: National Honor Society; Student Government Association rep; vice president, Varsity Club; Math Team.

College: UMBC.

Snapshot: Another student with outstanding leadership qualities, Smith is ranked 48th in a class of 450 and was captain of two varsity teams. His course load includes such honors subjects as physics, calculus and upper-level English.

"As a student, Steven demonstrates outstanding communication skills, for he is an effective speaker and good listener," wrote Charles E. Wilkerson, chairman of the Old Mill English department.

Smith also finds time to officiate youth soccer and basketball.

Tim Trotta

Mount St. Joseph

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.8. SAT: 1,180

Sports: Basketball and baseball

Other activities: National Honor Society; National French Honor Society; school concert and jazz bands; group leader and teacher for Our Lady of the Fields Catholic Church.

College: Mount St. Mary's, academic scholarship.

Snapshot: A Millersville resident, Trotta is the only member of this team who does not attend an Anne Arundel County high school. Ranked fourth in a class of 240 at Baltimore's Mount St. Joseph, Trotta will have completed four advanced placement courses by graduation.

"Tim has displayed an unusual competency and intuitive approach to mathematics with near-perfect scores," wrote Dave Norton, honors trigonometry instructor, director of students and head baseball coach.

An outstanding basketball player and a top pitcher on the baseball team, Trotta combines, in the words of Norton, "extreme intelligence" and "the gifts of an athlete."

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