South wins Radebaugh MVP


...TC After coming up empty the opening day of the 13th annual Hall of Fame Classic at Johns Hopkins, the South All-Stars picked up their first victory during yesterday's National Interscholastic Lacrosse Association boys high school game.

Tucker Radebaugh of St. Paul's, who was given the Kevin Reichardt Award as the game's MVP, scored two goals and had two assists as the South downed the North, 16-10, at Homewood Field.

"This was like coaching a Dream Team," said McDonogh and South head coach Jake Reed. "I had a group of unselfish kids who are not only great athletes but know the game. They all know where to be, how to get open and how to finish."

Lorne Smith, who led Gilman to its second straight Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference title last month, had three goals for the South and Gary Stern and Scott Diggs (Loyola/Duke) each had two goals and one assist for the South.

"I've never played on the same team with Lorne [Smith] before and it was great. . . . I love playing with him," said Radebaugh, who is headed for Virginia. "He has an incredible shot and as long as you can drive to the goal and draw a man, he's going to light it up."

Towson goalie Mark Tamberino came up with 11 saves for the South and Gilman keeper Corey Popham (Princeton) had four.

"We survived the second quarter and then we came to life," said Dulaney coach Whit Morrill, an assistant coach for the South. "Our guys were standing around a little in the first half but once they started moving the ball, they have such excellent sticks that their skill level just took over the game."

Vice President Al Gore was on hand for the high school girls all-star game. His daughter, Kristin, didn't score but plenty of her teammates did as the South won, 15-13.

Danielle Vissers of Mount Hebron paced the South with three goals and an assist and fellow Viking Erin McGinnis had two goals and one assist. Megan Riley (South River) also contributed two goals and an assist and Lisa Banbury (Mount de Sales) and Tice Burke (St. Paul's) each had one goal and one assist.

"I had a great time today playing against players I've never seen before," said Banbury. "This was a no-pressure game and, after a long pressure-filled season, it was nice to be able to just play and have fun."

Mark Millon, a 1994 U.S. World Team member, led the South to a 13-10 triumph in the first-ever national club all-star game and was appropriately named MVP.

Millon had three goals and one assist and John Conley (Towson State/Greene Turtle LC) and Kevin Finneran had two goals each for the South.

Fueled by a four-goal effort from Herkimer attackman Dan Brennan, the North downed the South, 14-13, in overtime, in the NJCAA junior college game.

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