Riviera Beach Spirit Gold: Welcome

Riviera Beach Spirit Gold



Mike Hyson, Head Coach


Congratulations  to

Riviera Beach Spirit Gold in qualifying in the

PGF National Championship in Huntington Beach, CA

July 31 - Aug 6


Melanie Gunning verbally commits to UMBC

Please join the Riviera Beach Spirit Gold organization in congratulating Melanie Gunning for her verbal commitment to play Division 1 softball at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  Melanie is currently a senior at Archbishop Spalding (Anne Arundel County).  This three year varsity starter, All-County player, brings out an outstanding defense and can play multiple positions.  UMBC is led by long-time coach Joe French; the Retrievers play in the American East Conference.  On behalf of your teammates, coaches, and families, congratulations.   Go Retrievers!

Jordan Sganga verbally commits to UMBC

Please join the Riviera Beach Spirit Gold organization in congratulating Jordan Sganga for her verbal commitment to play Division 1 softball at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  Jordan is currently a senior at South River High School (Anne Arundel County).  This All-County varsity start brings power to any line up and proves to dominate behind the plate.  UMBC is led by long time coach Joe French; the Retrievers play in the American East Conference.  On behalf of you teammates, coaches and families, congratulations.  Go Retrievers!


Congratulations on an Excellent SAT score

Camille has a Weighted/Unweighted GPA of 4.46/3.86 and is a Member of the National Honor Society.  Camille recently scored a 2100 on her SAT exam which breaks down as follows: Math (700) Reading (710) Writing (690).

Way to Go Camille!






Baltimore Sun 2011 Softball Player of the Year:  
Megan Hyson 

Chesapeake, senior  pitcher

June 2011

Hyson is regarded as one of the most dominant pitchers ever in Maryland high school softball.

"She showed that she is a team player and has the desire to compete and play at the highest level," Chesapeake coach Don Ellenberger said.

Hyson went 22-1 this season and was one pitch away from a perfect game in the Class 4A state semifinal. She led the team in batting average, runs scored and hits, and she tied for the lead in doubles. She had seven shutouts in a row and 13 overall. Hyson finished with an ERA of 0.82 and 276strikeouts.

She won several games against top competition in the state and threw four no-hitters and one combined no-hitter. She defeated the following ranked teams: Glen Burnie (three times), North County (twice), Severna Park (twice), Northeast (twice), Broadneck, Glenelg and Howard (for the District V championship).

Hyson will play softball for Georgetown.

June 2011

Baltimore Sun All-Metro Softball Teams 


Three Riviera Beach Spirit Gold team members have been named to The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro teams following the 2011 High School season.  

Congratulations to First Team All-Metro honoree:  Melanie Gunning jr (Archbishop Spalding- AA county); Andrienne Gebele sr (Broadneck-AA County); Emily Weiman sr (Archbishop Spalding-AA County)


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June 2011

Four RB'ers Earn Washington Post All-Met Honors

The Riviera Beach Spirit Gold organization is proud to be well-represented on The Washington Post's annual All-Met team!  Three RB'ers were named to The Washington Post All-Met First Team for the 2011 High School season. 

Congratulations to All-Met  Adrienne Gebele (Sr.-C-Broadneck-AA), Megan Hyson (Sr.-P-Chesapeake-AA) and Emily Weiman (Sr.-P-Archbishop Spalding.   Honorable mention;  Bridget Hawvermale (Sr-INF-Blake )



Four RB'ers Earn Coaches 2011 All-Anne Arundel County First Team


Congratulations to Adrienne Gebele, Megan Hyson, Danielle O'Neill and Jordan Sganga on their selection by the Anne Arundel County coaches to the  All-County First Team!  With AACo's stature as a softball strong-hold in the state, RB extends congratulations to  all these athletes on their selection to the Coaches All-County First Team:

First Team

Pitcher: Megan Hyson, Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, Senior

Catcher: Adrienne Gebele, Broadneck, Senior

Shortstop: Danielle O’Neill, Southern, Junior

Second team

Utility: Jordan Sganga, South River, Junior




 2011 All - IAAM Softball

Diamond standouts are announced for A, B and C conferences

A Conference

Melanie Gunning, Archbishop Spalding

Emily Weiman, Archbishop Spalding






                   PG All County 2011 Softball Picks 

                               1st team - Brittany Marbury


                          Gazette - Montgomery All County

                             1st team - Bridget Hawvermale




High School Pic

May 2011

As our girls wind up their high school seasons, the team is gathered for its first practice.   As we look forward to our summer schedule, we took a moment to acknowledge the high shool teams our girls play for around the state of Maryland.     

Back row, L-R:  Mary Hartman-Century High (Carroll Co); Bridget Hawvermale-James Hubert Blake (Montgomery Co.); Adrienne Gebele-Broadneck HS (Anne Arundel Co); Emily Weiman-Archbishop Spalding (IAAM “A” Conference); Megan Hyson-Chesapeake-AA (Anne Arundel Co.);   Danielle O’Neill-Southern-AA (Anne Arundel Co.)

Front row, L-R:  Robin Heironimus-Park View (Loudon Co., VA); Melanie Gunning-Archbishop Spalding (IAAM "A" Conference);  Amanda Irving-Westminster (Carroll Co.); Brittany Marbury-Gwynn Park (PG County); Jordan Sganga-South River (Anne Arundel Co)

Thursday, June 9
Brittany Marbury Signs NLI with Howard University

March 2011 

Please join the Riviera Beach Spirit Gold organization in congratulating one of our members, Brittany Marbury, who has signed to play Division 1 softball for Howard University for coach McCoy.  Brittany graduated from Gwynn Park High school May, 2011 where she received P.G. All County Gazette 1st team in 2010 and 2011. 
Brittany brings speed, a strong bat from either side of the plate and has the abilities to play the middle infielders positions and in the outfield. While at Howard she wants to become an accountant and will be pursuing a business degree.  On behalf of your teammates, coaches, and families, congratulations Brittany!  We know you are excited to play for Howard, and we are proud you have earned this commitment!  
Go Bison’s


Danielle O'Neill Verbally Commits to UMBC

January 25, 2011 

Please join the Riviera Beach Spirit Gold organization in congratulating one of our original members, DANIELLE O'NEILL, on her verbal commitment to play Division 1 softball at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  Danielle is currently a junior at Southern High School in Anne Arundel County, where she is a top-notch Honors and AP student.  UMBC is led by long-time coach Joe French; the Retrievers play in the America East Conference.         

A strong and versatile player with a high "softball IQ" -- Danielle is equally effective in playing second- and third-base as she is in the outfield.  And as an explosive hitter, Dani is a game-changer with a single swing of her bat.  In the summer of 2009, she led RB with a team-high 9 homeruns,  and in her 2010 high school season, she batted .571 with 9 homers, 5 triples, 6 doubles, and 36 RBI.  She has earned an impressive slate of honors, including Southern's 2010 MVP, 2010 Coaches All-County First Team, and 2010 Captial Gazette All-County Second Team.  Danielle is Coach Hyson's second player to commit to UMBC; she will join former RB teammate Kayla Martinez, who is beginning her first season with the Retrievers in 2011. 

On behalf of your teammates, coaches, and families, congratulations Danielle!  We know you are excited to play for UMBC, and we are proud you have earned this commitment!  Go Retrievers!

Bridget Hawvermale Verbally Commits to Maryland

September 14, 2010

Riviera Beach Spirit Gold is proud to announce that BRIDGET HAWVERMALE will play Division 1 softball for the University of Maryland next year.  Bridget is a senior at James Hubert Blake High School in Montgomery County and will graduate in June, 2011.  An outstanding student, Bridget plans to major in engineering.  Maryland's head coach is Laura Watten; the Terps play in the Atlantic Coast Conference.   

A three-year starter at Blake, Bridget earned Washington Post All-County and Gazette All-County First Team honors in her junior and sophomore seasons.  As effective at the plate as she is anchoring second base or centerfield, Bridget's speed, intensity, and determination make her the ultimate all-around player.  Bridget has played for RB since the Fall of 2008; she is the second RB'er to commit to Maryland.

On behalf of your teammates, coaches, and RB families, congratulations Bridget!  We are proud of your accomplishments!  Go Terps!

Megan Hyson Verbally Commits to Georgetown University


January 25, 2010

Congratulations to RBG junior pitcher MEGAN HYSON who has verbally committed to play Division 1 softball for Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  Megan attends Chesapeake High School in Anne Arundel County, and will graduate in the spring of 2011.  Her pitching coach is Joe Cunningham.  Georgetown's head coach is Pat Conlon; the Hoyas play in the Big East Conference. 

Among an impressive collection of honors and awards last season, Megan, as a sophomore, was the 2009 DigitalSports "Player of the Year," Baltimore Sun All-Metro (first team), and Baltimore Sun "Baltimore City Player of the Year."  Megan was named a 2009 IAAM "A" Conference All-Star pitcher for a stellar 2009 season in which she went 14-0 with a 0.00 ERA, allowing just nine hits on the season.  Her sophomore season included five no-hitters and two perfect games; she hit .390, with a team high 4 HR's and 15 RBI's. 

Your teammates, coaches, and families are very proud of you Megan!  Go Hoyas!

Emily Weiman Verbally Commits to NC State


February 23, 2010

Congratulations to RBG Pitcher EMILY WEIMAN for verbally commiting to attend North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.  Emily is a junior at Archbishop Spalding High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society.  The Wolfpack are coached by Lisa Navas; they play in the Division 1 Atlantic Coast Conference.  Emily's pitching coach is Al Sheridan.

On the softball field, Emily has won many accodades, including being named as a 2009 IAAM "A" Conference All-Star.  Among her other awards last season, she achieved:  Washington Post All-Metro 1st Team; DigitalSports All-Baltimore Metro 1st Team; Baltimore Sun All-Anne Arundel County 1st Team; the Capital-Gazette All Anne Arundel County 1st Team; and the Baltimore Sun All-Metro 2nd Team.  

We are all so proud of you Emily!   Go Wolfpack!

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Amanda Irving Verbally Commits to Rider

August 11, 2010

Congratulations to RB Spirit Gold rising senior AMANDA IRVING who has verbally committed to play Division 1 softball for Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ.  Amanda will graduate from Westminster High School in Carroll County in May, 2011.  Rider's Head Coach is Tricia Carroll; the Broncos play in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).

A fierce competitor, Amanda is versatile and plays both outfield and middle infield.  With her aggressive nature and effective bat, she can be counted on to generate offense in more ways than one.  Amanda is a three-year letter winner at Westminster, and earned 2010 first team All-Carroll County honors.  She has also been tabbed three times for Monocacy Valley Athletic League honors.  

Amanda, we are proud of your efforts and know you will be an asset to Rider.  Congratulations to you and your family!  Go Broncs!