A two-time All-Metro basketball player and a basketball coach nearing the 300-win mark headline inductees into the Howard County Women's Athletics Hall of Fame at Glenelg High School on Saturday.
Rayna DuBose, a star at Oakland Mills and Virginia Tech whose hands and feet were amputated because of complications from meningococcal meningitis, and Teresa Waters, the River Hill coach who is in her 22nd year of coaching, are two of the four women who will be inducted.
Former Atholton basketball coach Shirley Cohee and former Glenelg lacrosse standout Julie Stone Radnoff are the other honorees.
DuBose was a four-year star with the Scorpions and finished her high school career in 2001 with 1,591 points and 1,215 rebounds. She averaged 4.8 points with 31 rebounds in 13 games during her freshman season at Virginia Tech before meningitis, a disease that caused swelling in her brain and spinal cord, forced her to slip into a three-week coma and suffer near total organ failure. She returned to Virginia Tech last year and is a student assistant on the basketball team.
Waters has compiled 270 victories and guided the 1997-98 Oakland Mills team to a Class 1A state championship. Since the 1998-99 season - her first at River Hill - the Hawks have registered 111 wins against 27 losses and taken three of the last four county titles.
The induction ceremony will take place after an alumnae game at 5 p.m. and before the Atholton-Glenelg varsity game at 7 p.m.
Back with Glenelg Country
After missing five games because of illness, junior midfielder Kate McGlaughlin returned to the Glenelg Country indoor soccer team yesterday.
McGlaughlin, who had scored 19 goals in the Dragons' first six games, recorded another in the team's 7-1 victory over St. Timothy's at the Perring Athletic Club in Baltimore.
Coach Craig Shale said McGlaughlin played most of the game to regain her conditioning.
"It was a good game for her to get the rust out," said Shale, whose program has advanced to the last three Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland's B Conference championship games. "She should be in good shape when the playoffs start [today]."
Despite McGlaughlin's absence, the Dragons rolled through their regular-season schedule, compiling an 11-1 record and securing a No. 1 seed in the IAAM tournament.
Nine of Glenelg Country's 12 players are seniors and juniors who have played together since their freshman years. Only two players graduated from last season's squad.
"It's pretty much the same team," Shale said. "The team pretty much takes care of itself. To tell you the truth, there's little coaching to do."
It helps when you have a pair of forwards such as Courtney Hoke and Greer Huffman. Hoke, a senior, leads the Dragons with 33 goals, and Huffman, a freshman, has 21.
Mix those two with junior defenders Ahn Hee Strain and Jackie DesRoche and senior goalkeeper Annie Shippen, and there's a reason the Dragons have outscored opponents, 98-39.
The only bump has come from Friends, the reigning IAAM champion. The Quakers, who play in the IAAM's B Conference in the fall, defeated Glenelg Country, 9-6, on Jan. 7.
"They have a deeper bench," Shale said of Friends. "They have 12 to 13 girls who could start anywhere. I think a lot of it came down to fitness at the end. They had fresher legs."
But that won't deter Shale from sticking to the game plan.
"We pretty much take it to the other team," he said. "Our emphasis is attacking and getting the ball to the other half of the field."