Standout lacrosse players honored
Last week, U.S. Lacrosse released the first round of names on its boys’ lacrosse All-American, All-Academic and Bob Scott awards lists and five athletes from Montgomery County were recognized.
Bullis senior Kylor Bellistri, Landon senior Hank Brown and Georgetown Prep senior Liam Giblin were named All-Americans by U.S. Lacrosse.
Bellistri, the Gazette’s Player of the Year, scored 40 goals and assisted 18 more for the Bears, while Brown scored 24 and assisted 14 and Giblin finished his career at Georgetown Prep with 166 points.
Named to the All-Academic team was Landon defender Mark Strabo, one of two players from the Potomac region to make the All-Academic team.
Good Counsel midfielder Luke Poulos was the only player from the region to earn the Bob Scott Award. According to uslacrosse.org, the Bob Scott Award “recognizes a player in each area who goes above and beyond in service to his team, school and community. This player exemplifies the fundamentals of the game of lacrosse, is always working hard to improve his game and is a leader amongst his teammates both on and off the field.”
The second and third groups of U.S. Lacrosse award winners are expected to be announced later this month.
Finucane wins ESPN award
Tori Finucane, a Germantown resident who pitches for Bishop O'Connell in Arlington, Va., was named ESPN's softball Player of the Year for Virginia — an award given for “athletic production and impact in the 2011-12 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.” The rising senior, who has verbally committed to the University of Missouri, went 27-1, posted an 0.09 earned run average and struck out 332 batters in 161 innings. She also hit .363.
Montgomery County basketball reunion on deck
Former Montgomery County high school basketball players who played between 1986 and 1994 will hold a 20th reunion basketball tournament July 7. The event, hosted at the Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Center, is scheduled to run from noon to 5 p.m. and be followed by an after party.