Several athletes from Severna Park and the Broadneck peninsula made their mark at the college level this spring.
Ethan Grieb, Mount Saint Joseph (Arnold) – Anne Arundel Community College
A sophomore infielder and relief pitcher, Grieb was a second-team All-Region 20 selection for the Riverhawks. He batted .327 on the season and led the team in all extra-base hit categories (14 doubles, four triples and five home runs), as well as in RBIs (40). On the mound, he tossed 23 1/3 innings, striking out 26 batters and posting a 5.01 ERA, fourth-best on the staff.
Taylor Bohanon, St. Mary's (Arnold) – UMBC
A fifth-year senior midfielder, Bohanon started eight of the Retrievers’ 13 games, scoring 16 goals, third-best on the squad.
Chase Cope, Severna Park – Maryland
A senior midfielder for the Terrapins, Cope played in five games for Maryland, which reached the NCAA Tournament.
Joshua Coffman, Severna Park – Maryland
A fifth-year senior midfielder for the Terrapins, Coffman sat out the entire season due to injury.
Vinny Facciponti, Broadneck - York College
A senior midfielder and faceoff man for the Spartans, Facciponti played in 21 games. He scored 14 goals, grabbed 205 ground balls, and won 306 of his 481 faceoffs (63.6% win rate) to help York to the third round of the NCAA Division III tournament. Facciponti was an honorable mention USILA All-American.
Davis Fisher, Broadneck - York College
A freshman midfielder for the Spartans, Fisher played in 21 games, starting once, and scoring 10 goals.
Keegan Houser, Broadneck – Navy
A junior midfielder, Houser played in 12 games for the Midshipmen, scoring once and tracking down five ground balls.
Paul Isenberg, Severna Park – Hampden Sydney College
A freshman defender, Isenberg played in three games, grabbed three ground balls and caused two turnovers.
Brendan Kennedy, Broadneck – UMBC
A junior attacker, Kennedy played in 10 games for the Retrievers, logging one assist.
Ryan McDaniel, Archbishop Spalding (Severna Park) – Marist College
A senior defender for the Red Foxes, McDaniel played in 17 games, picking up 26 ground balls and forcing 16 turnovers.
Russell Melendez, Archbishop Spalding (Severna Park) - Johns Hopkins
After transferring from Marquette, Melendez was one of the statistical leaders in the Blue Jays’ run to the national quarterfinals, where they lost to eventual champions Notre Dame. The junior scored 37 goals for Hopkins, including 20 in his last six games, and he broke the school’s postseason single-game points record with a nine-point haul (five goals, four assists) against Bryant in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Melendez was an honorable mention honoree for the 2023 Blatant Lacrosse USILA All-America Team.
Jackson Roberts, Archbishop Spalding (Arnold) – Navy
A freshman defender, Roberts did not record any statistics for the Midshipmen this season.
Colin Shadowens, Severna Park – Navy
A freshman faceoff specialist, Shadowens played in nine games for the Midshipmen, winning 16 of his 26 faceoffs (61.5% win rate).
Dan Shea, Broadneck - York College
A junior midfielder for the Spartans, Shea played in 15 games, securing four ground balls.
Will Sherwood, Archbishop Spalding (Severna Park) – Loyola (Maryland)
A senior short-stick defender, Sherwood played in 17 games for the Greyhounds, picking up four ground balls and causing three turnovers. He scored his second career goal in a Patriot League game at Navy in May.
Bryce Stevenson, Severna Park – Salisbury University
A freshman defender, Stevenson played in nine games for the Seagulls, grabbing one ground ball and forcing two turnovers as Salisbury won the NCAA Division III championship for the 13th time.
Rory Sullivan, Severna Park – UMBC
A sophomore defender, Sullivan played in two games for the Retrievers.
Alexis Abe, Broadneck – UMBC
A sophomore attacker for the Retrievers, Abe did not record any statistics this season.
Olivia Abe, Broadneck – Wofford University
A senior attacker for the Terriers, Abe helped lead the sixth-year program to a program-record seven wins. Abe’s 31 assists and 49 points are both program single-season records, and her 69 career assists is also a program record.
Camryn Chew, Severna Park - Loyola (Maryland)
A junior defender for the Greyhounds, Chew played in 10 games as Loyola reached the national quarterfinals.
Sammy Dupcak, Broadneck - Penn State
A junior defender for the Nittany Lions, Dupcak played in 18 games, starting 17 of them. She won 54 ground balls and caused 29 turnovers, and also scored her first collegiate goal in a February game against Drexel as Penn State made the NCAA tournament.
Nellie Gownley, Broadneck - Anne Arundel Community College
A sophomore two-way midfielder on AACC’s championship-winning squad, Gownley earned NJCAA All-American honors. Gownley was a force on draw controls and on defense for the Riverhawks, who were the nation’s second-most prolific team in turnovers forced. She upped her offensive game down the stretch, scoring eight goals in the national playoffs.
Ella Killian, Broadneck – UMBC
A freshman defender for the Retrievers, Killian played in eight games, starting twice.
Mallory Martel, Severna Park – Clemson
Upon graduating from Arizona State, Martel transferred to Clemson for her final season. The defender was named as a team captain and played in all 18 games for the Tigers. Martel was named to the 2023 IWLCA Senior All-Star Team.
Ela Simpson, Broadneck - Anne Arundel Community College
A freshman attacker on AACC’s championship-winning squad, Simpson started five games and scored once.
Julia Sokolowski, Broadneck – Anne Arundel Community College
A freshman midfielder on AACC’s championship-winning squad, Sokolowski earned NJCAA All-American honors. She was second nationally in both goals (60) and points (83), while anchoring the team’s draw control. Over the course of the season, Sokolowski scooped up two NJCAA Player of the Week nods and the Player of the Month award for April.
Rachel Spilker, Severna Park - Penn State
A senior defender for the Nittany Lions, Spilker started all 18 games this season, picking up 23 ground balls and causing 18 turnovers. Spilker closed out her Penn Sate career by starting in 44 straight games.
Marissa Heuer, Severna Park – Stevenson University
A graduate player, Heuer pitched and played first base for the Mustangs. In the circle, she went 11-8 in her 24 appearances, pitching 122 1/3 innings, striking out 133, and posting a 2.69 ERA. The highlight of her season was pitching a five-inning no-hitter against Notre Dame (Maryland) on March 8. At the plate, Heuer batted .338 with a team-best four home runs and 24 RBIs. Heuer was a third-team All-Region player, as named by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, and was named Stevenson’s female athlete of the year. The first-team All-MAC Commonwealth honoree leaves Stevenson owning seven of the program’s pitching records.
Campbell Kline, Severna Park – Maryland
A senior outfielder for the Terrapins, Kline played in 52 games, starting 23 of them. She batted .200 with two doubles and nine RBIs and posted a .973 fielding percentage.
Finn Garner, Broadneck – Navy
A senior, Garner went 10-2 in doubles matches during spring dual play.
Luke Garner, Broadneck – Navy
A sophomore, Garner went 13-10 in singles and 25-1 in doubles during spring dual play.
Garrison Clark, Severna Park – Navy
A senior distance runner for the Midshipmen, Clark ran the 5,000 and 10,000 meters. His top result came in the Virginia Grand Prix, where he finished fifth in the 5,000.
Carson Sloat, Severna Park – Navy
A sophomore distance runner, Sloat ran the 800 and 1,500 meters, also participating in the 4x800 and distance medley relays. He helped the 4x800 relay team finish second at the Patriot League championship meet in early May.
Sophia Zell, Severna Park – Maryland
A junior distance runner for the Terrapins, Zell qualified for the Big Ten Championships in the 1,500 meters, finishing 32nd.
Ryan Wahba, Severn School (Severna Park) – Navy
A sophomore intercollegiate sailor, Wahba helped Navy finish 18th in at the ICSA Fleet Race Nationals and ninth at the ICSA Team Race Nationals. Wahba was named first-team All-MAISA Crew and honorable mention All-America Crew.