Eastern Tech, third base
The second-team All-Metro pick hit .500 last season as a junior, driving in 24 runs including the game-winner on a ground ball in the Baltimore County championship game win over Franklin.
The talented junior can hit leadoff or cleanup, finishing last season with a .434 batting average, 22 runs and 17 RBIs while possessing a good arm and range defensively.
The senior center fielder gets the most of her speed: batting .508 with 36 steals and 24 runs last season while covering plenty of ground in the field.
The talented senior did it all for the Class 3A North region champs last season, going 12-1 with an 0.39 ERA and also hitting .348.
Struck out 127 and walked only 10 in 128 2/3 innings last year, leading to a 16-2 mark in her second varsity season.
The junior transfer from Institute of Notre Dame, who went 19-7 with an 0.51 ERA last spring, helps put the Eagles right in the mix in tough Anne Arundel County play.
A whopping 1.001 slugging percentage last season was only one of a number of staggering statistics posted by the Lions cleanup hitter, who drove in 38 runs.
In hitting .452 with 17 RBIs and 24 runs scored last season, Smith struck out only three times in 81 plate appearances.
North Carroll, pitcher
A nasty drop ball and plenty of heat had batters baffled, producing a 9-0 freshman season that included two saves.
Mount de Sales, pitcher/1B
With limited work on the mound due to injuries, Taylor contributed at first base for the Sailors last season - hitting .361 with 21 RBIs and not committing an error in 72 tries at first.
Other notable players
Krystal Buckingham, Long Reach; Amy Bush, Broadneck: Laura Canton, C. Milton Wright; Christina Chang, Centennial; Amanda Conley, Glen Burnie; Sarah Cullison, Glenelg; Stacy Davis, Century; Danielle Dietzel, Mount de Sales; Tee Dronenburg, Howard; Caitlin Fisher, Spalding; Ashley Fowler, Glenelg; Lauren Haag, Severna Park; Lauren Hart, Northeast; Nicole Hays, C. Milton Wright; Allie Honkofsky, North Carroll; Beth Mullins, North County; Erin O'Keefe, Severna Park; Danielle Martinez, North County; Kim Proctor, Institute of Notre Dame; Sarah Schmidt, Glen Burnie; Stephanie Schultz, Fallston; Jessica Sinkule, Arundel; Kristen Siskey, Chesapeake-AA; Beth Slater, Glen Burnie; Bethany Sloat, Western; Rhiannon Staub, Franklin; Danielle Thacker, River Hill; Marissa Wentzler, Spalding; Megan Wesley, Pallotti; Danielle Ziegler, Old Mill.