Who's Got Next Greater DC

Updated: May 14, 2009, 1:42 PM ET
ESPN RISE Magazine

KAITLYN SCHMEISER


NORTHERN  SOFTBALL


Last year, Schmeiser's clutch pitching was crucial to Northern's run to the Maryland Class 3A championship. As a freshman in 2008, Schmeiser, who didn't take over the ace's role until regional play, turned in a brilliant three-hitter in a 7-0 win over Atholton in the state championship. Schmeiser has continued her electric play in '09, fanning 14 hitters  including 11 straight in the middle innings  and drilling a two-RBI double to propel the Patriots to a 7-1 win over Leonardtown on April 1.