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Front (left to right): Coach Jenna Siegel (Quince Orchard), Shannon Karl (Centreville), Kristin Cousin (South River, Katie Field (Quince Orchard), Emily Swartz (Severna Park) Michelle LaForce (Centreville), Shawn Sullivan (McLean). Back: Paula Faherty (Lake Braddock), Erin Burns (Broadneck) Meg Palisoul (Whitman); Kathleen Miller, (St. Stephen's/St. Agnes), Tyler Leachman (Holton-Arms), Corey Samperton, (St. Stpehen's/St. Agnes).
(John McDonnell - The Washington Post)

First Team |  Player of the Year |  Coach of the Year
Second Team |  Honorable Mention

Player of the Year
MF Shannon Karl, Centreville, Sr.
Had eight goals and 17 assists to lead the fourth-ranked Wildcats to a 17-3 record and an appearance in the Virginia AAA quarterfinals. The state's co-player of the year finished her career with 30 goals and 56 assists. Will play for William & Mary next fall.

Coach of the Year
Jenna Siegel, , Quince Orchard
Took a team that went 5-8 in 1997 and transformed it into a Maryland 4A champion, guiding the Cougars to a 12-2-1 record and a share of their first state title. The Cougars have won 50 games and appeared in four consecutive state tournaments under Siegel, a 1989 Bethesda-Chevy Chase graduate and the first All-Met field hockey player to be named Coach of the Year.

First Team
GK Kristin Cousin, South River, Sr.
Had nine shutouts, 92 saves and a 0.85 goals-against average in leading the Seahawks to an 8-3-2 mark.

D Erin Burns, Broadneck, Sr.
An All-Met honorable mention pick last season, Burns anchored a defense that shut out six opponents -- keeping five from even taking a shot -- and registered a 0.92 goals-against average.

D Michelle LaForce, Centreville, Sr.
Led the Wildacts' defense to 12 shutouts and a 0.55 goals-against average. She also joined the attack to contribute 12 goals and six assists. Unofficially committed to play for Richmond.

D Meg Palisoul, Whitman, Sr.
An All-Met second-team pick last season, Palisoul led the eighth-ranked Vikings to 11 shutouts and an appearance in the Maryland 4A semifinals. She also had 11 assists.

MF Kathleen Miller, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Jr.
The two-time all-Independent School League midfielder notched 18 goals and 10 assists to lead the top-ranked Saints to an 18-1-2 mark and the league championship.

MF Corey Samperton, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Sr.
A year after transferring from Georgetown Visitation, Samperton dished out 14 assists as the top playmaker on one of the area's most explosive offenses. Will play lacrosse at Notre Dame.

F Paula Faherty, Lake Braddock, Sr.
Produced 21 assists and four goals to lead the sixth-ranked Bruins to a 12-1 mark. Career: 62 assists (school record) and 19 goals. All-Met defender will play soccer for Illinois.

F Katie Field, Quince Orchard, Sr.
Scored 15 goals -- two short of the school record -- and had 12 assists to lead the Cougars to a share of the Maryland 4A championship. Honorable mention All-Met last season.

F Tyler Leachman, Holton-Arms, Sr.
Team captain had an area-leading 26 goals and 10 assists to lead Panthers to a 15-4-1 record and an appearance in the ISL championship game. Will play lacrosse for Virginia.

F Shawn Sullivan, McLean, Sr.
Sullivan had 11 goals and eight assists to lead the Highlanders to a 12-2 record and an appearance in the Virginia AAA quarterfinals. Two-time all-Northern Region selection.

F Emily Swartz, Severna Park, Sr.
Notched 16 goals and 12 assists to lead the third-ranked Falcons to a 14-1-1 mark. Had 23 goals and six assists and was named second-team All-Met as a junior.

Second Team
GK Elizabeth Schlossberg, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Jr.

D Kelli Bowerman, Severna Park, Sr.

D Julie Hauser, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Sr.

D Rachel Mesa, Quince Orchard, Sr.

MF Julia Cardozo, Holton-Arms, Sr.

MF Ashley Dowling, Stafford, Sr.

MF Ashley Holden, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Sr.

MF Annie Hun, Georgetown Visitation, Jr.

F Aislinn Connolly, Langley, Sr.

F Amy Gallivan, Stafford, Sr.

F Shannon Goans, River Hill, Sr.

F Nikki Saucier, Lake Braddock, Jr.

Honorable Mention
Goalkeepers: Jenny Beam, Annandale, Sr.; Meghann Bush, Chesapeake, Sr.; Rachel Clagget, Calvert, Sr.; Kara Fagan, Holy Child, Sr.; Katherine Keeley, Holton-Arms, Jr.; Robyn Lankford, Fairfax, Sr.; Elisabeth Lawrence, National Cathedral, Sr.; Christy Morgan, Westfield, Sr.; Michelle Swartz, Severna Park, Sr.

Defenders: Sarah Bailey, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Sr.; Maggie Culyba, Jefferson, Sr.; Brittanie Long, Leonardtown, Sr.; Amy Marino, Foxcroft, Sr.; Jen Gens, Severn, Sr.; Nicole Mele, River Hill, Sr.; Lindsey Petersen, Oakland Mills, Sr.; Kristen Sondermann, North Stafford; Stephanie Wesley, Glenelg Country Day, Jr.; Christine West, Severna Park, Sr.

Midfielders: Chase Bacon, Urbana, Sr.; Kristen Collins, Quince Orchard, Sr.; Rebecca Danker, Bullis, Sr.; Megan Crum, Walkersville, Sr.; Janice Flynn, Georgetown Visitation, Sr.; Lisa Furst, Walter Johnson, Sr.; Courtney Horan, Poolesville, Soph.; Carrie Johnson, Herndon, Sr.; Katie Keener, McLean, Sr.; Katie Lee, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Jr.; Deb Low, Sidwell Friends, Sr.; Laura Massie, Annandale, Sr.; Cindy Nicolaus, Mount Hebron, Sr.; Anna Oberlander, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Sr.; Eileen Piwowarczyk, Magruder, Jr.; Jennifer Slough, Holy Cross, Jr.; Lindsay Tingley, Walter Johnson, Sr.

Forwards: Jamie Abbaticchio, Poolesville, Jr.; Charlotte Baptiste, Foxcroft, Sr.; Rashmi Bhanot, Long Reach, Jr.; Maria Bosica, Mount Hebron, Jr.; Brooke Dieringer, St. Mary's-Annapolis, Sr.; Kate Goznell, Centreville, Sr.; Pam Greenwell, Northern, Sr.; Lauren Grossman, Wootton, Sr.; Lily Jefferds, Severna Park, Sr.; Erin Kelly, Spalding, Soph.; Natalie Kopack, Broadneck, Sr.; Deanna Lentz, Richard Montgomery, Sr.; Maureen Pfahler, Chancellor, Sr.; Hanna Stubbs, Yorktown, Sr.

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