Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

<b>Yorktown Softball Falls in Regionals</b>

The Yorktown softball team entered the 2011 season with two goals: win a National District championship and win a regional tournament game.

The Patriots finished 1 for 2.

Yorktown defeated Mount Vernon 4-0 in the district championship game on May 23, one year after the Patriots had their streak of district titles snapped by Hayfield. On May 27, Yorktown lost to Oakton 4-0 in the opening round of the regional tournament.

"We're proud of our girls because one of our two goals was to bring back the banner, which we did," head coach Julie Fetter said. "We didn't quite get past the first game of regionals."

Kate Bauman, Rachel Leonard, Kelly John and Charlotte Batdorf each earned first-team all-district honors for Yorktown, and Katie Kaufman received second-team honors.

Bauman (pitcher) and Batdorf (first base/pitcher), third baseman Lindsay Irving and catcher Katie Spaeth will be Yorktown's top returning players next season.

"We have high expectations," assistant coach Deb Litman said. "We're really excited."

<b>Yorktown Baseball Loses to Madison</b>

The Yorktown baseball team ended its season with an 11-8 loss to Madison in the regional quarterfinals on May 30. The Patriots defeated Chantilly 7-1 in the opening round on May 27, and finished runner-up in the National District.

<b>All-National District Boys Soccer Team<b>

Washington-Lee defender Alex Salguero was named co-National District boys soccer Player of the Year and Generals head coach Jimmy Carrasquillo was named Coach of the Year.

W-L forwards Luis Torres and Eric Schmidt, midfielder Keith Ricks, goalkeeper Robert Dewald and Salguero earned first-team honors.

Yorktown midfielders Chris Dunn and Alex Mitchell and defender Sam Sgroi were also named to the first team.

Wakefield forward Firaol Tamire and midfielder Kevin Vargas earned second-team honors.

<b>All-National District Girls Soccer Team</b>

Washington-Lee defender Molly Ramey earned co-National District girls soccer Player of the Year honors and Generals head coach Ann Cernicek was named Coach of the Year.

Washington-Lee forwards Emilia Sens and Izzy Siemon-Corome, midfielders Karina Irizarry and Enisa Turko and defenders Vasthy Delgado and Ramey earned first-team honors. Midfielder Nikki Nicholas and defender Lindsey Treweek were named to the second team.

Yorktown forward Isabel Arnold, midfielder Innis Hitt, defender Rachel Brook and goalkeeper Sophie Frank (wild card) earned first-team honors and midfielder Liz Oden and defender Ashley Stevens made the second team.