Sam Miller, Atholton, volleyball
The senior outside hitter was the dominating player in Saturday’s Class 3A state title match as No. 3 Atholton defeated Damascus to win its first crown since 1989. In the Raiders’ 17-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-22 victory, Miller finished with18 kills and12 digs at Maryland’s Ritchie Coliseum. In the state semifinal Nov. 14, a three-game sweep against Towson, she had 11 kills, eight digs and five aces as the Raiders won, 26-24, 25-19, 25-19. A four-year varsity player, Miller and the Raiders have come a long way since the team went 2-13 during her freshman year. This season, Miller, a captain, finished with 296 kills, 183 digs and 61 aces to lead the Raiders to a 15-4 mark. She has committed to play at Millersville (Pa.) University.
OTHERS CONSIDERED: Julie Lynch, Sparrows Point, soccer; Brigette Wang, River Hill, soccer