Congrats to SMR All-St. Mary's County Spring Sports Teams
Posted 06/15/2018 10:43AM

Excerpt from The Enterprise Published on June 15, 2018



Coach of the Year - Bryan Towers - St. Mary's Ryken (first season)

Résumé: Led the Knights to a 14-14 overall record (7-9 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference), a 10-win overall improvement and three-win WCAC improvement over the previous season; defeated Gonzaga 3-2 in a WCAC tournament quarterfinal game; fell in three-game semifinal series to eventual tournament champion St. John's; had early three-game win streak and won 5 of 7 late in the year; 5-3 in one-run games; placed seven players on the All-WCAC team, including three on the second team; voted All-WCAC Coach of the Year

Infielder: Drew Farrell, St. Mary's Ryken junior

.349 batting average; team-high 29 hits and 20 RBIs; 1 home run; named team's Most Valuable Player; All-WCAC second-team selection

Infielder: Austin Watts, St. Mary's Ryken junior

.280 batting average; team-high 7 doubles; 16 RBIs, second on team; All-WCAC second-team selection

Outfielder: Brendan Dziekiewicz, St. Mary's Ryken senior

.319 batting average; team-high 15 runs; 20 hits, second on team; All-WCAC honorable mention selection

Honorable mentions

IF Michael Guy, St. Mary's Ryken sophomore; OF Nick Jaffurs, St. Mary's Ryken senior; P Jake Kost, St. Mary's Ryken senior; IF Austin Luther, St. Mary's Ryken sophomore; P Kristian Marks, St. Mary's Ryken senior; P Devin Mattingly, St. Mary's Ryken senior; P Brandon Samuels, St. Mary's Ryken junior.


Athlete of the Year - Melody Coombs, St. Mary's Ryken sophomore

Résumé: Led or tied for the team lead in batting average, at-bats, runs, hits, RBIs, doubles, triples and home runs; hit safely in 15 of 18 games; had season-high 2 home runs and 9 RBIs April 12 against Holy Cross helped Knights to 9-game win streak, berth in WCAC championship game and overall record of 15-4.

Infielder: Melody Coombs, St. Mary's Ryken sophomore

.421 batting average; 1.271 slugging percentage; .897 fielding percentage; .625 on-base percentage; 37 RBIs; 34 runs; 30 hits; 7 doubles; 4 triples; 10 home runs; 23 RBIs; 18 walks; 12 of 12 stolen bases; named team's Most Valuable Player; All-WCAC first-team selection

Outfielder: Mykayla Hayden, St. Mary's Ryken freshman

.286 batting average; 14 hits, including 3 for extra bases; 12 runs; 10 RBIs; .667 fielding percentage; 4 of 4 in stolen bases; All-WCAC second-team selection

Utility: Cassie Aud, St. Mary's Ryken junior

Played infield and pitched; .447 batting average; 3 home runs; 25 RBIs; 5 of 5 stolen bases; .966 fielding percentage; as a pitcher, was 8-1 with 1.85 ERA and 87 strikeouts; All-WCAC first-team selection

Honorable mentions

OF Kayla Kern, St. Mary's Ryken sophomore; OF Jessica Limerick, St. Mary's Ryken junior; OF Ahmira Miller, St. Mary's Ryken junior; C Alexis Ridgell, St. Mary's Ryken sophomore; IF Reagan Sutton, St. Mary's Ryken freshman; IF Reagan Towers, St. Mary's Ryken junior

Boys Lacrosse
Athlete of the Year - Tanner Donaldson, St. Mary's Ryken senior

Résumé: Helped the Knights to an overall record of 6-13 (2-5 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference) in what head coach Chris Perkinson said was "one of the toughest schedules in school history"; won 4 of 5 games late in the season, including victories over The Calverton School (10-4) and Good Counsel (12-11 in overtime) April 27 and 29, respectively.

Attack: Peter Behrens, St. Mary's Ryken junior

6 goals; 21 assists; 16 groundballs

Midfield: Tanner Donaldson, St. Mary's Ryken senior

Team-high 30 goals; 12 assists; 24 groundballs; team captain; Markland C. Kelly award finalist; All-WCAC honorable mention selection

Defense: Brandon Pierpont, St. Mary's Ryken junior

4 goals; 4 assists; 40 groundballs; 27 caused turnovers; All-WCAC honorable mention selection

Utility: Gunnar Brodfuehrer, St. Mary’s Ryken junior

7 goals; 1 assist; 122 groundballs; 59 face-off winning percentage; All-WCAC honorable mention selection

Honorable mentions

A Ben Ferrell, St. Mary's Ryken junior; M Ty Oehlerking, St. Mary's Ryken senior; M Matthew Sharkey, St. Mary's Ryken senior; M Ryan Summy, St. Mary's Ryken junior

Girls Lacrosse

First team - Attack: Mia Creighton, St. Mary's Ryken senior

County-best 80 goals; scored 42 goals in 9 WCAC games; 7 assists; team-best 50 draw controls; captain; named team's Most Valuable Player; All-WCAC second-team selection; will play at NCAA Division I Winthrop

Midfield: Allison Brown, St. Mary's Ryken senior

26 goals, second-most on team; third on team in draw controls, fourth in points; captain; received team's Ryken Award; will play at the University of Oregon

Defense: Orianna Eldridge, St. Mary's Ryken sophomore

15 caused turnovers, second on team; All-WCAC second-team selection

Honorable mentions

A Riley Love, St. Mary's Ryken junior; M Teresa Matthias, St. Mary's Ryken senior; G Holly McGarvey, St. Mary's Ryken senior

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