Cumberland Times-News

Mike Mathews - Sports

January 26, 2009

Graham, Dayton, McGinnis, Hegman head of the class


An aggressive player with solid all-around skills, Evans led a defense that allowed only five goals in four City games, was also named to the All-City team.

• Meneghini, a senior forward and team captain, repeated on the first team after leading Fort Hill to a 6-8-1 season.

The team’s defensive player of the year as a junior, Meneghini made a smooth transition to offense this year, leading the Sentinels in scoring and placing 12th in the area with eight goals, two assists and a 1.20 average.

Meneghini was also first-team All-AMAC and All-City. She had two goals and an assist in the AMAC, helping Fort Hill to fourth place with a 3-3-1 record. The Sentinels were runners-up in a tight City League battle with Allegany, going 2-1-1 in league play.

• Ellsworth, a sophomore, earned a spot on the All-Area team after her second year as a starter at sweeper at Allegany.

A quick defender with strong all-around skills, her smart and consistent play helped lead Allegany to the City League title. The Campers went 2-0-2 in the league and allowed just two goals in the four games.

Ellsworth, also first-team All-City and All-AMAC, was Allegany’s second-leading scorer with three goals.

• Derryberry, a junior, is a three-year starter at Keyser. She was a standout defensive player from the sweeper position her first two seasons, then moved to midfield this year.

A speedy player with a strong leg and shot, she led the Golden Tornado offense this season in both goals and assists.

She was also first-team All-AMAC, and had a goal and an assist in conference play.

• Haines, a senior goalkeeper at Hampshire, was the busiest goalie in the area, making an area-high 236 saves. She had a .753 save percentage.

Second-team All-Area as a junior, Haines recorded 479 saves in her final two seasons.

Mike Mathews is a Cumberland Times-News sportswriter. He can be reached at

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