While fall turned into a banner season for many local high school athletes, it also proved successful for last year's stars.
All four female Players of the Year from the fall of 1993 made impressive college debuts. Three helped their teams win conference championships.
Glenelg graduate Marisa Davidson had the greatest impact of any of last year's standouts playing volleyball for Villanova. Davidson was ranked as high as fourth in the country and first in the Big East in hitting percentage in September.
A powerful outside hitter, Davidson finished the season with 258 kills and a .345 hitting percentage playing in 30 matches for the 19-12 Wildecats. She helped the Wildecats finish fifth in hitting percentage in the Big East and 20th in the nation.
Co-Player of the Year in volleyball last fall, Carlyn Cangiano had 204 kills in 32 matches and helped Delaware (33-16) win the North Atlantic Conference title and a berth in the National Invitational Volleyball Championships.
The Centennial graduate earned NAC Rookie of the Week honors in October. She also finished the season with a .180 hitting percentage, 20 aces and 254 digs.
BLast year's top field hockey player, Katrina Wolfe, showed a flair for the dramatic at Temple. She scored only one goal, but it was a huge one. Wolfe came off the bench to score the game winner in the Atlantic 10 conference championship, leading the Owls to an upset victory over then sixth-ranked Massachusetts, 1-0.
A Centennial graduate, Wolfe played in all 20 games for the 10-10 Owls and started four times. Although she had played midfield for the Eagles, the versatile Wolfe saw all of her action this season on the line or on defense.
Oakland Mills soccer standout Tricia Witte also came up big in the clutch at Loyola. She scored five goals and three of them were game winners.
Witte finished fourth among the Greyhounds in scoring. She started six games as Loyola went 11-10 and won the Metro
Atlantic Athletic Conference title.
Boehm named All-America
Megan Boehm, a junior at Howard High, has been named an All-America goalkeeper by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Selections for the youth All-Americans, chosen from the nation's top club players, were made two weeks ago at an inter-regional tournament in Boca Raton, Fla.
A member of the Columbia Spirit under-17 team, Boehm is the under-17 national team keeper as well as an under-20 national team pool player. She will be honored at the NSCAA's All-America banquet Jan. 14 in Washington.
Four players from Glenelg Country School's field hockey team earned Association of Independent Schools All-Star status last month. Forwards Allison Hoke and Carrie Everett and defenders Robin Zimmerly and Jessica Brendel were honored after helping the Dragons to the runner-up spot in the AIS B Division tournament.
Finding two sisters on the same team is just about an every-day occurrence, but three is quite a rarity.
At Centennial, however, there were sets of three sisters on two different state championship teams -- volleyball and soccer.
The West sisters -- Kelly, Jen and Robyn -- helped the Eagles volleyball team win its fourth straight state title and hold down The Baltimore Sun's No. 1 ranking. The Garrity sisters -- Kelly, Katie and Karen -- helped the No. 3-ranked soccer team win its third state title in four years.