Sheridan Snow debuted on the Whitman High girls soccer team as a role player last season. Graduation and injuries left an opportunity for Snow to shine and she made the most of it, delivering in several clutch moments.
With the pressure to perform peaking after another teammate was injured prior to the Maryland 4A championship game this past Saturday, the junior again came through and helped the Vikings capture their second consecutive state title.
Seven minutes into the second half, Snow headed in a cross for the game’s first goal and Whitman went on for a 2-0 victory over Quince Orchard in an all-Montgomery County championship game.
For her efforts, Snow was named the Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame High School Athlete of the Week.
Each week throughout the school year, the Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame is partnering with Montgomery Community Media to honor an Athlete of the Week from the county’s more than 40 public and private high schools.
“Sheridan is a very strong player on the ball physically,” Whitman Coach Greg Herbert said. “She’s also very calm and probably has the strongest shot on the team. She is able the hit the ball hard and accurately. And she is active and excels heading the ball into the back of the net as well.”
Snow led the Vikings with 12 goals this season. She also assisted on one of the team’s biggest goals, flicking a header to teammate Gemma Davitian for the overtime winner in a 2-1 victory over Walter Johnson in the regional final.
Davitian, though, suffered a serious knee injury in a club soccer match just days before the state final. Already without Riley DeMartino, who broke her collarbone and missed the season, and already needing to replace last season’s All-Met Player of the Year Delaney DeMartino (now playing at Loyola University in Baltimore), Whitman needed someone to step up.
“There was even more pressure for Sheridan to perform,” Herbert said. “And she came through in a clutch situation for us.”
Photos by Norma Beasley