40 years of Sun athletic standouts

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1960s DON RUSSELL, Southern-Baltimore, 1967

Why he won: Starredin football, baseball andbasketball, where heled MSA in scoring.

Where he has been: An infielder at Clemson,he spent two yearsin the minors and thenquit the pros. He's a contractsmanager for NorthropGrumman who playedsandlot ball until twoyears ago. Says Russell,57: "My biggest kickwas playing with myson. He was in centerfield and I was atsecond base. What athrill for the old man."


Why he won: Parademagazine All-Americateam and an All-MSAtight end.

Where he has been: At 56, he shows no signof slowing. Theformer Notre DameAll-American owns anad specialty firm anda TV productioncompany. Havingchanged the spellingof his first name, he hasworked behind -- or infront of -- the camerasfor everything fromcollege football to probowling. A grandfather,he also teaches tennisnear his New Jerseyhome.

MIKE CREANEY, Loyola, 1969

Why he won: All-Metrofootball lineman, alsostarred in baseballand basketball.

Where he has been: The Notre Dame gradis chief operatingofficer of Creaney& Smith, a localcommercial real estatefirm. A former tightend, he will send hisyoungest son, Casey,to Maryland this fall."I can still beat himin arm wrestling,"says Creaney, 54."Tell me that doesn'ttick him off."

1970sJEFF BRADFORD, Dundalk, 1970

Why he won: Starred in soccer,basketball and baseball.

Where he has been: Bradfordblew out his arm as ahigh school junior, butearned four letters pitchingfor Clemson. He lived andworked in the area until1999, when he relocated hisfamily to Texas, where heworks for FedEx. He hasbeen married for 35 yearsto his wife, Connie, a formerDundalk High cheerleader.They have four grown childrenand one grandchild.

JACK THOMAS, Towson, 1970

Why he won: Quarterback,point guard; area-record102 points in lacrosse.

Where he has been: In1974, Thomas led JohnsHopkins to the NCAAlacrosse title and was thetop player at the World Games.He also quarterbacked theBlue Jays in football.Thomas became a historyteacher and coach, guidingWilde Lake to four straightstate titles in boys soccer.He's an assistant in twosports at Centennial High.

BARRY SCROGGINS, Mount St. Joseph, 1971

Why he won: Area's top basketball player; wide receiver in football.

Where he has been: Scroggins played for a junior college in Floridaand briefly for Morgan State, did a stint in the armed forces and worked as apolice officer in the Baltimore City schools. He now drives a delivery truckfor Phillips Seafood, lives in Baltimore and is the father of two grown sons.

JEFF GRANTZ, Bel Air, 1972

Why he won: All-statequarterback; averaged 13.6points in basketball; shortstop-pitcher.

Where he has been: At SouthCarolina, Grantz was a three-yearstarter at quarterbackand the shortstop on a team thatlost in the final game of the1975 College World Series.He has been a wholesalebeverage distributor and ispresident of the GamecocksLettermen's Association. Helives in Columbia, S.C., withhis wife, Jill.

KURT SEIBERT, Mount St. Joseph, 1973

Why he won: Two-time All-Metro shortstop; All-Metro in football; basketball scorer.

Where he has been: Seibert was a third-team All-American shortstop for Clemson, and played for the Chicago Cubs in 1979. He went into teaching and coaching, and started the baseball program at Georgia State. Seibert has two children, lives near Columbia, S.C., with his wife Jena, and is vice president of Welcome To The Big Leagues Baseball Academy.

DAVID TICKNER, Gilman, 1973

Why he won: All-Metro inlacrosse, All-State footballrunning back and two-timeMSA wrestling champion.

Where he has been: A businessdevelopment executivefor IBM, Tickner, 51, lives inRockville and still playslacrosse "in the geezers division."Next up for thePrinceton All-American: theWorld Games in Ontario.Tickner is married with threedaughters, the oldest ofwhom just graduated fromSouthern Methodist.

VINCE KINNEY, Calvert Hall, 1974

Why he won: All-Metrorunning back, also starred inbaseball and basketball.

Where he has been:A truck driver for DiamondAuto Glass, Kinney ismoving from Pennsylvaniato Baltimore next weekto be with his teenagedaughter. A one-time widereceiver, he had kneeproblems at Maryland andin the NFL (Denver) andUSFL (Washington). Kinneyalso spent 13 years in the Army, mostly overseas.

DAVID CORNWELL, Hereford, 1975

Why he won: State's first three-time champion in cross country.

Where he has been: Cornwell was a member of eight Atlantic Coast Conferencechampionship teams at Maryland and established Terps records in track's5,000 and 10,000. He owns 28 acres in White Hall, near the family farmwhere he was raised. An independent tool distributor, he jogs every other dayand coaches his son Ben's middle school track team. He and his wife, Dawn, havefour children.

MIKE AUSTIN, Gilman, 1976

Why he won: All-Metrofootball, star wrestler andschool-record holder in 100dash and shot put.

Where he has been: Arunning back, he wasslowed by injuries at Yale.Austin majored in economicsand became an independentstockbroker "one monthbefore 9/11 -- when the marketfell out." Now residing inParkville, he's a training adviserfor UPS "while Ifigure out what to do withthe next 20 years of my life."

RAY FINCH, Westminster, 1977

Why he won: First-teamAll-Metro in football andtwo-time state wrestlingchampion.

Where he has been: Injurieskept him from wrestling atPenn State, but Finch graduatedand is now presidentof the family's outdoorequipment firm in CarrollCounty. A son, Ryan, ofWestminster, was Athlete ofthe Week this year. Finch stillbicycles but says "it'samazing what [adding] 40pounds will do to your knees."

CALVIN MADDOX, Dunbar, 1978

Why he won: All-Metroin basketball and MSA longjump champion.

Where he has been:Maddox led Elizabeth City(N.C.) State to a title in thenation's premier Division IIbasketball conference.He earned a physicaleducation degree, but since1984 has been a correctionalofficer at a detentioncenter in Washington.Maddox lives in Baltimore,and has two daughters andtwo grandchildren.

KAREN STOUT, Bel Air, 1978

Why she won: First-teamAll-Metro in field hockey,basketball and softball.

Where she has been: Stoutis in her sixth year as presidentof Montgomery CountyCommunity College, acampus of 16,000 nearPhiladelphia. She attendedDelaware, where she playedhockey and softball and laterearned her Ph.D. Now45, she played competitivehockey until deciding "a collegepresident shouldn't cometo work with a black eye."

JIM TRABER, Wilde Lake, 1979

Why he won: All-Metroin football and baseball.

Where he has been: Asa college sophomore, Traberstarted at quarterbackfor Oklahoma State.A year later he triedbaseball and took OSU totwo College World Series.He spent parts of four seasonswith the Orioles andtwo years in Japan beforebecoming a sports talk radiohost in Oklahoma Cityin 1993. He starts a localTV talk show in August.

JIM WILKERSON, Gilman, 1979

Why he won: First-teamAll-Metro in both lacrosseand football.

Where he has been: TheNo. 6 all-time lacrossescorer at Maryland, Wilkersonis an account executivefor a printing firm in D.C. At45, he's the father of a 1-year-old who has his ownstick. Says Wilkerson: "I'mafraid that when I show up atmy son's schoolfor Parents Day, they'll sayGrandparents Day isnext weekend."


Why she won: Record-setting distance runner.

Where she has been: Taylor was an All-American at Abilene Christian, whereshe ran the 800 in 2:09 and the 1,500 in 4:24. She earned her master's inphysical therapy and settled in Montgomery, Ala., where she and her husband,Gerry, are raising their three children. Taylor is a pediatric physical therapist,making home visits to young children with birth defects.

1980s RACHEL CLARY, Sparrows Point, 1980

Why she won: Track starwho won 10 state titles andset five Maryland records.

Where she has been: Claryattended the Universityof Houston, where she wasSouthwest Conferencehurdles champion and madethe semifinals at the Olympictrials in 1988. At 44, sheworks as a grocery tellernear Houston and hopesto return to college to completeher bachelor's degreeand get into coaching.

DARRYL GEE, Oakland Mills, 1980

Why he won: Elite soccerplayer.

Where he has been: In1980, Gee was drafted bythe New York Cosmos andhelped the U.S. qualify forthe Olympics. A pelvic injuryslowed his development,but he played on sixcontinents and for severalchampionship teams beforeretiring in 1992. The DarrylGee Soccer Academytrains players and coachesin Maryland and Virginia.

RICHARD BOSLEY, McDonogh, 1981

Why he won: All-Metro inbaseball and football; twiceMSA wrestling champion.

Where he has been: Bosleypitched at AppalachianState and played three yearsin the Milwaukee farm systemalongside Gary Sheffield and Greg Vaughnbefore retiring with a bumelbow. An insurance salesman,he golfs and coachesbaseball and football in theReisterstown Rec program,where his son Patrick plays.

DEBBIE PALADINO, Centennial, 1981

Why she won: First-teamAll-Metro in cross country,softball and basketball.

Where she has been: Shewas a three-year starter inbasketball at Rutgers, majoringin sports management.A tough job market spurredPaladino to change fields.With no computer training,she took an entry-level job atIBM and, 21 years later, she'sa project manager in thecompany's software divisionin West Palm Beach, Fla.

LARRY LEDOYEN, St. Paul's, 1982

Why he won: All-Metroin lacrosse and soccer;basketball scorer.

Where he has been:LeDoyen was an honorablemention lacrosse All-Americanas a Virginia freshman,then transferred to JohnsHopkins and was the topmidfielder on the 1987NCAA champions. He runsa company that creates promotionalproducts. LeDoyenlives in Alexandria, Va., andis the father of two.

DONNA NEALE, Oakland Mills, 1982

Why she won: Top soccerplayer; 2:11.0 in track's 800is still a state meet record.

Where she has been: Nealeplayed soccer and set trackrecords at Brown, where shestudied pre-med. She is anassistant professor of gynecologyand obstetrics atJohns Hopkins School ofMedicine, specializing inhigh-risk pregnancies.Neale lives in Virginia withher husband, Kevyn, and infantson, Kevyn II.

ZIZ ABDUR-RA'OOF, Northeast, 1983

Why he won: All-Metro quarterback, state champion sprinter, basketball standout.

Where he has been: Abdur-Ra'oof tore an Achilles' tendon one month into his junior year at Maryland,where he nonetheless left his mark as a wide receiver, as he established Terps career records for receptions(108) and receiving yards (1,895) that have since been eclipsed. The father of three school-agedchildren, Abdur-Ra'oof lives in Laurel and is a real estate salesman.

SANDY WILSON, Liberty, 1983

Why she won: All-Metroin softball and field hockey;led team to two state titles.

Where she has been: A first-teamhockey All-Americanat James Madison, she ledthe nation in scoring as a senior.Her Ph.D. came next,and today Dr. Wilson teachesat Winthrop University(S.C.), training others to teachphysical education. "I neveraspired to be a coach," shesays. "I found my niche in theclassroom."

TED BROWN, Gilman, 1984

Why he won: First-team All-Metro in football andwrestling, where he won twoMSA titles, and third-teamAll-Metro in lacrosse.

Where he has been: Brownplayed lacrosse at NorthCarolina, which won a nationaltitle his sophomoreyear. He earned a master'sin civil engineering at Virginiaand now works as a waterresources engineer for a localenvironmental firm.

PAT WELSH, Loyola, 1984

Why he won: Area'spremier lacrosse player,All-Metro defensive back.

Where he has been: Welshplayed lacrosse at NorthCarolina and in 1986 was asecond-team All-Americanfor the NCAA champions.He played indoor lacrosse forthe Baltimore Thunder andhas spent the past 10 yearsas a real estate developer inJupiter, Fla. In his spare time,he's a youth lacrosse coach.


Why she won: All-Metroin basketball; excelledin volleyball and trackand field.

Where she has been:Governor left Richmond asthe Spiders' No. 3 all-timescorer and No. 2 all-timerebounder in basketball.Since 1992, she has been amanager for Kaplan, aneducational service. Shelives in Columbia with herhusband and two children.

ANTOINE HARRIS, Randallstown, 1985

Why he won: First-team All-Metro in track, also in footballfor state 4A champions.

Where he has been: Hestarred at Central State(Ohio), then signed with theLos Angeles Rams but wascut. At 22, Harris returned tocollege, earned an MBA andnow works as a collectionsrepresentative for Toyota inOwings Mills. Through hischurch, he mentors waywardyouths "to show them theright way to do things."

LORI AMOS ROBINSON, Milford Mill, 1985

Why she won: Made historyat both state indoor and outdoortrack and field meets.

Where she has been: Amosran for Brown until her junioryear, when she decided thatOlympic aspirations didn't mixwith her double major in businessand engineering. Sheearned her MBA fromMichigan and has been agroup marketing director forMcCormick since 2001. Sheand her husband, Anthony, arethe parents of 7-year-old twins.

MARK CARPER, Atholton, 1986

Why he won: All-Metropitcher in baseball; starred asquarterback in football.

Where he has been: At 37,Carper's goal in life is simple:"To be the best father I canbe." A Stanford grad and formerminor leaguer, he worksas a project manager for asheet metal contractor andlives in Frederick with his wifeand three daughters. An ex-Orioles farmhand, he wasonce dealt to the Yankees forAlan Mills.

MISSY SPICER, South River, 1986

Why she won: All-Metroshortstop, third team involleyball and basketball.

Where she has been: Spicerwent to the University ofLouisiana-Monroe to playvolleyball. Despite a series ofshoulder surgeries, she alsoplayed softball. For the pastdecade, she has taught physicaleducation at the LouisianaMethodist Children's Homein Ruston. "I've got 106 kids,"says Spicer, who still playsslo-pitch softball.

BRETT MCGONNIGAL, Loch Raven, 1987

Why he won: First-team All-Metro in baseball and football;top basketball scorer.

Where he has been:McGonnigal lettered infootball as a freshman atMaryland, but switched tobaseball. He spent threeyears in the San Francisco Giants' system, reachingDouble-A ball. He negotiatesstructured settlementsin personal injury cases. Helives in Timonium with hiswife, Michelle, and daughterEmma,

JEN ACHZIGER GOSSELIN, Francis Scott Key, 1987

Why she won: Field hockey Player of the Year;All-Metro honors in basketball and track.

Where she has been: Achziger was a field hockeyMVP and ran track at Mount St. Mary's. She earneda psychology degree and has spent the past fiveyears as the dropout prevention coordinator at herprep alma mater. The F.S. Key staff includes her husband,Tom. They have a daughter, 10, and a son, 8.


Why she won: First-teamAll-Metro in soccer,basketball and softball.

Where she has been: In1992, Kosiorek took WestVirginia to the Sweet 16 inbasketball, established aschool record for scoringaverage and was voted thenation's best player 5-6 orshorter. She's a partner withKPMG LLP, a publicaccounting firm. She andhusband, Doug, have a6-year-old daughter.

JILL MOORE BOCHNIAK, Severna Park, 1988

Why she won: Three-sportAll-Metro performer in volleyball,basketball and softball.

Where she has been: Anacademic All-American atGeorgia, she studied mathand captained the volleyballteam. She stayed, earned amaster's and taught in Atlantabefore stopping to start afamily. Her three daughtersleave her little time for volleyball,she says: "We set up anet in the backyard, and atornado hit the next day."

JERRY RONEY, Woodlawn, 1988

Why he won: Performer of the Year in track; his 13.6 in the 110hurdles remains the state record.

Where he has been: Jerry went to James Madison University ona football scholarship but turned his attention to track and field,where he won Eastern titles in both hurdles events and finished fifthin the 110s at the 1992 Olympic trials. He has been a BaltimoreCity police officer since 1998, patrolling the Southern District,where his wife, Dena, is also an officer. Roney is the father of three.

DERRICK LOVE, Meade, 1989

Why he won: Top nationalsprinter, All-Metro infootball.

Where he has been: Love played football andran track for a juniorcollege in California butnever participated incollege sports afterpleading guilty in 1990 toselling fake crack cocaineto an undercover policeofficer. Efforts to contactLove were unsuccessful.

JENNY PARSONS, Glen Burnie, 1989

Why she won: Co-Playerof the Year in softball, shepitched a perfect game inthe state championship.

Where she has been: Parsonswent to East Carolina,where she pitched two no-hittersand won 102 games,and went south. She landedin Thibodaux, La., as softballcoach at tiny Nicholls State,where she does everythingfrom fundraising to fieldmaintenance.

1990sBETSY GIVEN ECONOMOU, Broadneck, 1990

Why she won: Area's toplacrosse player; All-Metro insoccer and basketball.

Where she has been: At LoyolaCollege, Given set thesoccer career scoring recordand led the lacrosse team tothe final four. She went intolacrosse coaching andopened her own business,training young players.Given and her husbandGreg, an NBA executive,have three sons, ages7, 4 and 2.


Why he won: All-Metro inbaseball and football, wherehe was Offensive Player ofthe Year.

Where he has been: Laffermanenrolled at Towson Universityfor baseball, but academicskept him off the team.He transferred and led EssexCommunity College to the titlein the 1992 National JuniorCollege World Series.Lafferman never returned toEssex and his whereaboutstoday are unknown.

LARRY WASHINGTON, Randallstown, 1991

Why he won: First statefootball rusher over 2,000yards; hit .529 in baseball.

Where he has been: Off-fieldproblems and a tornknee ligament slowedWashington at Maryland.He transferred to Towsonand ran for 1,101 yards in1995. Washington lives inLaurel and is the director ofa company that runs adultsports leagues. He is an assistantbasketball coach atNew Town and has a son, 13.

DANA JOHNSON, Western, 1991

Why she won: All-Americain basketball, where she wastwice Player of the Year. Alsocity-wide shot put champ.

Where she has been: Astandout for Tennessee,Johnson graduated to playpro basketball for threeyears in France and Hungarybefore retiring. At SouthsideAcademy, she is athletic directoras well as coach ofthe boys team -- the onlywoman to hold such a job inthe metro area.


Why he won: Standout infootball, basketball and trackand field, where he set MSAshot put mark.

Where he has been: Carter-Bey got his MBA from New York University and nowworks in management for afirm that does electronictesting services. A graduateof Johns Hopkins, where hewas All-Conference in footballand track and field, helives in Lutherville and keepstrim just "being a dad."

MANDY WHITE PAGON, Dulaney, 1992-1993

Why she won: Nationalcross country champion;first area girl to win at PennRelays.

Where she has been: AtStanford, White was onNCAA title teams in crosscountry and swimming. Shebecame a professionaltriathlete and was on fivenational teams. White andher husband, Garrett, live inVirginia and have threesons, 7, 4 and 1. She has herown photography business.

MICHAEL WATSON, St. Paul's, 1993

Why he won: Lacrosse Playerof the Year and top footballscorer on school's unbeatenMSA champs.

Where he has been: Real estatedevelopment is his job,but lacrosse is the hub ofWatson's life. A six-year pro,he plays for the Los AngelesRiptide, which made theVirginia All-American itsfirst pick in this year's MajorLacrosse League expansiondraft. He lives in San Diego,where he fishes and surfs.

STEVE WOJCIECHOWSKI, Cardinal Gibbons, 1994

Why he won: First-team All-Metro inbasketball and soccer.

Where he has been: "Wojo" becamethe starting point guard at Duke as ajunior and was on the cover of SportsIllustrated's college basketball previewbefore his senior season, whenhe was voted the national DefensivePlayer of the Year. He recently concludedhis sixth season as a Blue Devils assistant coach, where hetutors the big men and helpedShelden Williams become a first-teamAll-American.


Why she won: Led basketballteam to two state titles.

Where she has been: Shestarted four years atGeorgetown, majored inEnglish and taught for fouryears in Baltimore City beforereturning to HowardCounty. She teaches seventhgrade at CradlerockSchool and runs 10-K races"to stay in shape so I cankeep up with the kids -- thoseI teach and two of my own."

JASON SMITH, Broadneck, 1995

Why he won: Set staterecord for career footballcatches; two-time All-Metroin basketball; state trackchamp in 100 and 200.

Where he has been: Smithwent to Rutgers to playfootball but transferred andnever played sports at theNCAA level. He is theco-owner of a powerwashing business, takescourses at Anne ArundelCommunity College andstill plays flag football.

AMBER CLUTTER HUNTER, South Carroll, 1995

Why she won: All-Americanin soccer and playmaker of22-2 basketball team.

Where she has been: Shecaptained the soccer teamat Campbell (N.C.) University,made all-conferenceand earned a business degree.She is a budget analystwith the Department ofCommerce in Gaithersburgand the mother of a 1-year-old:"The first word Brookesaid was 'ball.'"

TOMMY POLLEY, Dunbar, 1996

Why he won: All-Metro in football andbasketball.

Where he has been:Polley was a two-timeAll-ACC linebackerat Florida State. As anNFL rookie, he wasthe St. Louis Rams'second-leading tacklerand started in theJanuary 2002 Super Bowl. Last season hejoined the Ravens andled them in tackles. Asan unrestricted freeagent, Polley is uncertainwhere he'll spendthe 2006 season.

LAURIE SCHWOY, McDonogh, 1996

Why she won: Four-timeAll-State selection in soccerand 1995 National HighSchool Player of the Year.

Where she has been:Schwoy led North Carolinato four national titles, thenleft school to turn pro.Hindered by hamstringinjuries, she retired to runher own soccer camps here.At 28, she also coaches thestate's entry in the U.S.Olympic DevelopmentProgram in Rockville.

TONY JACKSON, Wilde Lake, 1997

Why he won: First-team All-Metro in football and baseball.

Where he has been: Jacksonwas an All-ACC defensiveback for Maryland in2001, when he had a team-highsix interceptions andthe ACC champion Terpswent to the Orange Bowl.Drafted by the Cleveland Indians out of high school,Jackson hit .353 forMaryland in 1999. He has acriminal justice degree andis a federal police officer.

ALISHA MCCLINTON, Perry Hall, 1997

Why she won: Twice All-Metro in track, her 10 titles area Baltimore County record.

Where she has been: Theone-time ACC 60-meterchampion graduated fromGeorgia Tech in electricalengineering. A project engineerfor Johnson & Johnson,she's helping build abiotechnology plant in Cork,Ireland. McClinton alsoplays in an Irish basketballleague and coaches ayouth team.


Why she won: All-Metroin volleyball, basketballand lacrosse.

Where she has been:Reynolds played volleyball andstarred in lacrosse at Cornell,where she set 11 schoolrecords and was the third BigRed athlete to be a four-timeAll-American. Reynolds iscompleting her doctoralwork in biomedical engineeringat the University ofRochester, where she's researchingpostural reflexes.

DAMIEN DAVIS, Gilman, 1998-1999

Why he won: All-Metro infootball, wrestling andlacrosse.

Where he has been: Davisworks for a local asset managementfirm and travelsweekends to play for bothChicago of the MajorLacrosse League and Portland(Ore.) of the NationalLacrosse League. ThePrinceton All-Americansays he'll continue "as longas I have a willing employer-- and my body agrees."

BETSY GAINES, Roland Park, 1999

Why she won: First-teamAll-Metro in field hockey,basketball and lacrosse.

Where she has been: Gaines went to NorthCarolina on a lacrossescholarship, was theACC Rookie of the Yearin 2000 and played in the2002 final four. Efforts tocontact Gaines wereunsuccessful.

2000sMIKE FAUST, Gilman, 2000

Why he won: All-Metro infootball and wrestling,where he won three stateprivate school titles andwent 43-0 as a senior.

Where he has been: Aheavyweight, Faust hasmoved to the OlympicTraining Center in ColoradoSprings, Colo. He graduatedfrom Virginia Tech,where he won two conferencetitles and earnedACC Wrestler of the Year.Faust was also a three-timeacademic All-American,majoring in business.

THERESA SHERRY, Bryn Mawr, 2000

Why she won: All-Metroin soccer, basketball andlacrosse.

Where she has been:Sherry went to Princeton,leading two NCAAchampionship lacrosseteams and playing in fourNCAA soccer tournaments.She is an auctionmanager for a wholesalegrocer in western Massachusetts.Sherry is playingsoccer in a premier women'sleague and preparing totry out for the US Lacrosseelite women's team.

MICHAEL PHELPS, Towson, 2001

Why he won: Youngest U.S. male Olympiansince 1952; youngest male swimmer everto set a world record.

Where he has been: Phelps won six gold medalsat the 2004 Olympics and became the first in anon-boycotted Games to collect eight medalsoverall. He is the world-record holder in the 200butterfly, 200 individual medley and 400 IM. InBeijing in 2008, he can become the firstOlympian with 10 career gold medals. Phelpsis a student and volunteer assistant coach atthe University of Michigan and swims forClub Wolverine.

KELSEY TWIST, Roland Park, 2001

Why she won: All-Metroin field hockey, basketballand lacrosse.

Where she has been: Sheattended Stanford Universityon a lacrossescholarship and stayed toearn a postgraduate degreein education policyand leadership, Twist, whois Stanford's career leaderin assists, will teach atRoland Park next year enroute to what she hopes isa career in public schooladministration.

SHANE STROUP, River Hill, 2002

Why he won: Track aceset state record in 1,600meters (4:07.11).

Where he has been: Asenior at Florida, Stroupgoes to this week'sNCAA championshipsoff an East Region title inthe 1,500. He won the800 at the SoutheasternConference championships.Stroup wants torepresent the U.S. in internationalcompetitionand teach high schoolgeography.

KRISTEN WAAGBO, Mount Hebron, 2002-2003

Why she won: All-Metroin basketball and lacrosse,where she made the U.S.under-19 team.

Where she has been: Ajunior, Waagbo brokeDuke's single-season assistrecord this year forthe NCAA Division Isemifinalists, and finishedsecond on the team inboth goals and total points.A three-year starter, sheis a two-time ACC honorroll selection majoring incultural anthropology.

AMBROSE WOODEN, Gilman, 2003

Why he won: All-Metroin track and football,where he was OffensivePlayer of the Year.

Where he has been: Hestarted every footballgame for Notre Dame atcornerback as a juniorand intercepted two passes.Third on the team intackles, he was coachCharlie Weis' "biggestsurprise." Says Wooden:"It's been a great ride. I'vehad my ups and downs,but I'm loving it."

LAUREN CENTROWITZ, Broadneck, 2004

Why she won: All-MetroRunner of the Year incross country; won eightstate track titles.

Where she has been: Centrowitz was part ofthe first father-daughterduo to become NCAAcross country champions;she was the fourth finisherfor Stanford last fall. Aftera solid Penn Relays, shesuffered a back injury thatended her track season.Centrowitz is a politicalscience major.

JEREMY NAVARRE, Joppatowne, 2004

Why he won: All-Metroin football and wrestling.

Where he has been: Navarre walked awayfrom the prospect of athird state wrestling titleto graduate from highschool early and enroll atMaryland in time for2005 spring footballpractice. A defensive end,he started 10 games,making 25 tackles, all asan 18-year-old freshman.Navarre says he'll majorin kinesiology.

DESHAWN BARRETT, Patterson, 2005

Why he won: All-MetroWrestler of the Year, stateand national wrestlingchampion and All-Metroin football.

Where he has been: Barrett enrolled last fall atNassau (N.Y.) CommunityCollege but "wasn't comfortablethere" and left aftera month. He plans toattend Delaware State inthe fall, for football andwrestling. Meanwhile, heis working as a shoe salesmanat Eastpoint Mall.

DEVON WILLIAMS, Towson Catholic, 2005

Why she won: National-caliber runner.

Where she has been: Thenation's top prep trackand field female as afreshman off a 2:06.48800, Williams becamethe only female sophomoreto win The Sunhonor, then spent herjunior year in Eugene,Ore. A stress fractureended her outdoor season.Williams plans to returnto the Baltimore areafor her senior year.

The name of Laurie Taylor Rodgers was spelled incorrectly when this article was published in the print edition. The Sun regrets the error.

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