Player of the Year
The sophomore pitcher saved her best for last this season, throwing a no-hitter in a 2-0 win over Damascus to lead the No. 1 Cougars (23-3) to the Class 4A state championship. Gibson was 18-3 for the season with an 0.51 ERA and 179 strikeouts in 137 innings. She was just as important at the plate, batting a team-high .471 with 24 RBIs and 24 runs. Among her 33 hits were five homers, five doubles and three triples. One of Gibson's best efforts came in the Cougars' 2-1 win over county rival Broadneck in the East regional title game, a win that avenged two 2-1 losses during the season.
Coach of the Year
With graduation losses at key spots, Shultz shuffled some players to get the most from each, leading the No. 8 Eagles (19-7) to the Class 3A state title game. The 4-0 loss to three-time defending state champion Huntingtown didn't diminish the fine season, which included a 3-1 win over Centennial to capture the East regional crown. Shultz, who was 228-79 with one state championship in 14 seasons, has stepped down to concentrate on her position as the school's athletic director.
Name School Class Pos. Lauren Gibson Chesapeake Soph. Pitcher
Kourtney Salvarola Broadneck Fresh. Pitcher Stephanie Weigman Arch. Spalding Senior Pitcher
Sam Dulski Chesapeake Senior Catcher Jessica Sewell Glen Burnie Senior First base
Marybeth Herrick Arch. Spalding Senior Second base Desirae Sullivan Severna Park Senior Third base
Lindsey Gray Northeast Senior Shortstop Angela Yannone Chesapeake Junior Shortstop
Jill Mullan Northeast Senior Outfield Brooke Owen Chesapeake Senior Outfield
Sloane Van Meter Arch. Spalding Senior Outfield
Name School Class Pos. Heather Brown Northeast Soph. Pitcher
Heather Karasek North County Senior Pitcher Kelly Leary Glen Burnie Senior Pitcher
Lizzie Wedell Northeast Soph. Catcher Jordyn Williams Chesapeake Senior First base
Autumn Herrin Northeast Junior Second base Jessica Richards Glen Burnie Senior Third base
Jen Haag Severna Park Junior Shortstop Kayla Dice Broadneck Senior Outfield
Erika Stasch Chesapeake Junior Outfield Brittany Willingham Glen Burnie Soph. Outfield
Ashley Thomas Broadneck Fresh. Utility
Note -- Team selected by Glenn Graham after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.