Leann Shuck is returning to Broadneck High to join her sister Jennifer as a head coach of a Bruins team. Leann has been named head girls soccer coach, succeeding David Lord who resigned recently for personal reasons.
Jennifer Shuck took over as head girls lacrosse coach last spring, succeeding Leann, who left for a year to be an assistant women's lacrosse coach at William & Mary College in Williamsburg, Va.
The Shucks were standout soccer and lacrosse players at Broadneck before going on to the University of Maryland. Leann was an All-American in lacrosse at Maryland.
Their father, Jim, who once coached them in high school, is the head women's lacrosse coach at Anne Arundel Community College.
"We're excited about getting Leann back on our coaching staff," said Broadneck athletic director Ken Kazmarek in making the announcement yesterday.
"One may assist the other, but that has not been definitely worked out. We hated to lose Dave [Lord], but have replaced him with a quality person and coach in Leann."
If Jennifer, who graduated from the law school at St. Thomas University in Miami (Fla.), passes the Maryland Bar exam at the end of July, she will start practicing law and not serve as an assistant to Leann.
Leann is returning to Towson State to earn her teacher's certification in hopes of landing a teaching position in Anne Arundel County.
Campbell gets scholarship
Chesapeake's Amber Campbell has received an honors/academic scholarship to St. Andrew's College in North Carolina, an NCAA Division II school.
Campbell, a three-year soccer starter, led the Cougars to the state semifinals in her sophomore and senior years.
Hart tournament a success
Despite little participation from the county's girls basketball coaches, the Dick Hart Memorial Scholarship golf outing was a success last week and enough money was raised to present monetary scholarships next season.
In conjunction with the Anne Arundel County Coaches Association, the Dick Hart Memorial Committee will present financial scholarships to the boy and girl recipients of the annual Dick Hart Award. The awards go to the county athletes who best exemplify the character and competitive traits of the late Andover High boys basketball coach.
"It's for the boys and girls, and we are more than disappointed that Dave Griffith of Annapolis was the only girls basketball coach to participate," said committee chairman Ken Larson.
"Despite their poor response we had enough former players and good friends of Dick's take part to raise enough money to present to the worthy boy and girl next year."
The county boys and girls coaches vote on the Hart Award.
Pumphrey makes debut
Old Mill's Ken Pumphrey made an impressive pro debut last week with the New York Mets' rookie team at Port Lucie, Fla.
The 6-foot-5 right-hander, who was drafted on the fourth round by the Mets in June and signed a bonus contract recently, pitched four innings of scoreless, three-hit baseball against the Montreal Expos' rookie affiliate in the Gulf Coast League.
Pumphrey walked two, struck out two and did not give up a run.
"Kenny told me he can't get a fastball by anybody down there, but he was pretty happy with his first start," said his father, Mel, on the 24-hour Sportsline (410) 647-2499.
Call for fall baseball
An organizational meeting for the 12th annual Anne Arundel County High School Eligible Fall Baseball League is set for 7 p.m. July 24 at Saw Mill Creek Park in Glen Burnie.
Commissioner Frank "Jocko" Svoboda has announced that the 1994 fall league will open the weekend of Aug. 20-21 in order to end the schedule the final weekend of October.
Teams interested in playing should have a representative at the July 24 meeting and questions can be directed to Svoboda at (410) 761-0642.