Player of the Year
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.
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
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.