Kristen Nicolini, a distance runner who closed out her senior year at Annapolis High by sweeping three events at the state meet, recently was named the 1995 Gatorade Cirle of Champions Southern Regional High School Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
Nicolini, who like Mervo's James Carter had been selected as the Maryland Athlete of the Year, lost out to Joanna Hayes of Riverside, Calif., for the 10th annual Gatorade National Award.
Carter and Nicolini were named to The Sun's All-Metro track and field team last spring and were selected Performers of the Year.
Nicolini will take her 3.36 GPA to Auburn this fall on a full track scholarship. Carter will return to Mervo for his senior year.
Six on under-19 lacrosse team
Six area girls were selected to the U.S. Women's Lacrosse Association's Under-19 team that will play in next month's World Championships.
Tice Burke (St. Paul's), Melissa Coyne (Roland Park), Katie Loovis (Seton Keough), Megan Riley (South River), Jennie Voishan (Severna Park) and Jacque Weitzel (Garrison Forest) will join players from New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia in the inaugural event, scheduled for Aug. 6-12 in Haverford, Pa.
Teams from the U.S., Canada, England, Scotland, Wales, Australia and Japan will compete.
Four make all-region baseball
Andy Bair (Calvert Hall), Brian Burden (Arundel), Casey Trout (Arundel) and Matt Griswold (Severna Park) were named to the 1995 National High Schoool Baseball Coaches Association All-District 2, which includes players from Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Catholic's Harris is top coach
Catholic High athletic director Kathy Jo Harris was named the National Cheerleading Coach of the Year by the National Cheerleading Coaches Conference and Advisory Board and Selection Committee.
Harris, vice president for the Maryland State Athletic Directors Association, was chosen from 362 nominees for an award that recognizes the outstanding contributions and professional achievements in the sport of cheerleading.
This year, Catholic's cheerleading squad represented the United States at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin and was crowned Catholic Cheerleading Champions for the seventh straight year.
St. Paul's Newhall honored
Adair Newhall, a junior forward from St. Paul's, recently was named an All-Star at the prestigious Keystone State Invitational Basketball Camp at Gettysburg College.
Changes at Joppatowne
Joppatowne High will have new head coaches for three of its fall boys sports, said athletic director Stewart Palmer.
Greg Komondor, who coached cross country last fall after a stint as an assistant with the football program, moves back to football, succeeding John Kling.
Dan Gaughan, a longtime social studies teacher with previous coaching experience, replaces Komondor as cross country coach, and Lance Thompson, a new physical education teacher at the school, succeeds Tom Dove as soccer coach.