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Player of the Year

Michelle Barwick


The senior shortstop was a catalyst in helping the No. 14 Lions (16-4) capture their first Baltimore County title since 1995. She provided leadership as a captain; good range and field sense; and a spark on offense as the leadoff batter. A three-year starter, Barwick batted .453 with a team-high 26 RBIs and 24 runs scored, hitting six homers and striking out only twice in 75 plate appearances. Defensively, she was a steadying influence as she finished with 35 putouts and 31 assists with five errors. Barwick plans to play softball at York (Pa.) College next year.

Coach of the Year

Tim Messina Maryvale Prep

The seven-year coach guided the Lions (15-3) to their third straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference championship with a come-from-behind, 4-3 win over McDonogh that epitomized the program's success. Messina took over in 2001 and led the team to the C Conference crown in 2002. Maryvale made the jump to the B Conference the following season and started its title run later in 2005. Trailing 3-0 in this year's title game, the Lions scored three runs in the sixth inning and then won the game with a run in the eighth.

First team

Name School Class Pos.

Katie Moelter Dulaney Senior Pitcher

Julianne Roper West. Tech Senior Pitcher

Lauren Scrivener Eastern Tech Junior Catcher

Brittany Falls Dulaney Senior First base

Lindsey Pysic Mt. de Sales Senior Second base

Jessica Stumpf Perry Hall Senior Third base

Michelle Barwick Dulaney Senior Shortstop

Christine Wallick Hereford Senior Shortstop

Katie Cole Dulaney Senior Outfield

Lauryn Singer Loch Raven Junior Outfield

Kelsea Zeglin Perry Hall Junior Outfield

Kara Malvaso Sparrows Pt. Junior Des. hitter

Second team

Name School Class Pos.

Jessica Butler Tow. Cath. Fresh. Pitcher

Jordan Eades Franklin Soph. Pitcher

Michelle January Eastern Tech Senior Pitcher

Katie Blackston West. Tech Junior Catcher

Katelyn Mangerie McDonogh Senior First base

Melanie Raffel Franklin Senior Second base

Erica Ballistri Loch Raven Junior Third base

Jackie Markel Mt. de Sales Junior Shortstop

Stephanie Schell Maryvale Soph. Shortstop

Caitlin McCleary Catonsville Senior Outfield

Casey Perry West. Tech Senior Outfield

Abby Wilson Catonsville Soph. Outfield

Note -- Team selected by Glenn Graham after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

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