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Three-sport athletes Julie Watts (Western Tech) and Justin Coon (Hereford) are among 40 seniors nationwide who will receive $1,000 scholarships from the NFL Players' Association.

The MIT-bound Watts, class validictorian with a 3.96 GPA and a 1,400 SAT score, participated in four years each of soccer and softball and two years each of basketball and track.

The Maryland-bound Coon, who participated in football, basketball and track, will graduate in the top five percent of his class with a 4.0 and a 1,560 SAT.

Gilman golfer

A member of Rolling Road Golf Club, Gilman's Bart DeLuca shot a three-round total of 225 for last weekend's MIAA A Conference golf title. DeLuca was accepted early to attend Wake Forest, whose most notable golf alumnus is Arnold Palmer.

Labor Day soccer

McDonogh will play host to an invitational girls soccer tournament Labor Day weekend that includes eight top teams from the Baltimore and Washington suburbs.

The Eagles, who finished No. 2 in The Sun's final girls soccer poll last fall, will be joined by Severna Park (No. 5), C. Milton Wright (No. 10), Centennial and Oakland Mills, as well as Churchill, Bishop O'Connell (Va.) and Potomac (Va.). Each team will play three games.

Eisenhauer retires

Overlea's Doug Eisenhauer retired on Monday after 24 years coaching soccer, basketball and baseball, due to a chronic hip injury which -- after surgery on Feb. 24 -- still has him on crutches.

Eisenhauer, who expects to recover from the injury, coached former Orioles pitcher Dave Johnson and All-Metro basketball player and Virginia Commonwealth's Player of the Year Bernard Hopkins.

South marches on

South I will go after its third straight national schoolgirl championship at the U.S. Women's Lacrosse Association's National Tournament May 23 and 24 at McDonogh School.

The South I team, comprised of girls from Maryland, Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia, shared last year's title with Chesapeake after the championship game was rained out. The two previous years, South I defeated Chesapeake, made up primarily of girls from Anne Arundel and Howard counties, by one goal in the title game.

The following are the Baltimore City and Baltimore County players selected to the South schoolgirl teams:

South I -- Erin McInnes, Roland Park; Lauren Aumiller, Molly Cangemi, Kate Kaiser and Mary Beth LaVerghetta, Notre Dame Prep; Lindsay Buchanan, Katie Coyne and Jaimee Reynolds, Towson; Tricia Dabrowski, Dulaney; Elizabeth Knight, Kim Smith and Miles Whitman, Bryn Mawr; and Ella Masson, Friends.

South II -- Betsy Gaines, Meghan Kelly, and Kristin Raneri, Roland Park; Cantey Boyd, Garrison Forest; Katie Dolan, Towson; Meredith Goodell, Bryn Mawr; Hilary Polk-Williams; and Wick Stanwick, Notre Dame Prep.

South III -- Meghan McInnes, Roland Park; and Kelly Devlin and Shannon Kron, Maryvale.

Crunchtime Cougars

Fallston's boys' lacrosse team, under coach Joe Groskowski, takes an eight-game winning streak into tomorrow's Class 3A/4A North Region final

The Harford County champion Cougars (14-3), coming off Monday's win at previously unbeaten Sherwood, are led by Bob Evans (29 goals, 30 assists), Danny Velez (24, 24), Ed Wienecke (25, 18), Matt Bosse (24, 11), Freddy Trentzsche (21, 11) and Josh Warfield (20, 11).

Turnaround team

Chesapeake's girls lacrosse team enjoyed a turnaround season, improving from 2-11 last year to 9-3. The Bayhawks went unbeaten through Baltimore County's Division III and won the county's sportsmanship award for their division.

Nicole Mryncza led the team with 71 goals and 15 assists followed by Jenna Adle (40, 20) and Carla Thompson (54, 6). Christa Adle, Melissa Rose, Lashana Kinsey and goalie Becky Taormino (13 saves per game) were the defensive leaders.

"Most of this group of girls have been playing together for four years," said coach Lori Wojtkowiak. "They never quit. We played a lot of our games short, but they were determined. Just being successful, they knew what it was like and they liked the feeling."

The Bayhawks season ended with a 23-11 loss to Sparrows Point in the Class 1A/2A regional quarterfinals. They played that game with just 10 players -- two short of a full squad.

"We fell short on numbers, but never on dedication," said Wojtkowiak. "It was a wonderful season."

Woodlawn's wizard

Woodlawn junior track star Joel Brown won Baltimore County titles in the 110 hurdles (in 13.9 seconds), 300 intermediate hurdles (in 37.3) and was a member of the winning 800 and 1,600 relay teams.

Lax facts

In the past four games, Douglass sophomore Floyd Pompey has 25 goals and 10 assists. In the past two, St. Paul's freshman Jack deVilliers won 34 of 46 faceoffs and scored a goal.

Douglass plays Dulaney in today's 3A-4A South Region final, and St. Paul's meets Gilman in Friday's MIAA A Conference title game.

An expensive trim

Overlea students paid $1 each last Friday to watch Falcons wrestling coach Bruce Malinowski deliver on his promise to have all his hair shorn after his team won Baltimore County and region titles last winter. They raised $300 for the athletic department.

Pub Date: 5/13/98

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