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All-Met All-Mets
Front (l to r): Danielle MacDonald (Paul VI Catholic), Danielle Malagari (Good Counsel), Julie Napolitano (Mount Hebron), Amy Franciscovich (Thomas Johnson), Meggie Currran (Good Counsel). Back: Noelle Keselica (Watkins Mill), Carolyn Ford (St. Andrew's), Tory Dunnan (National Cathedral), Coach Joan Kelso Smedley (River Hill), Megan Buescher (River Hill), Phela Townsend (National Cathedral) Jenna Linden (Potomac School). (John McDonnell - The Washington Post)

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


Player of the Year
MF Kelly Hammond - St. Mary's-Annapolis, Sr.
Hammond's 17 goals and seven assists helped propel the top-ranked Saints to a 21-1-1 record and their second straight IAAM championship. Her skills consistently draw two and three defenders. Will play at Virginia alongside All-Mets Noelle Keselica and Julie Napolitano.



Coach of the Year
Joan Kelso Smedley - River Hill
Coached the Hawks to a third consecutive Maryland 3A championship despite starting just one senior and having her first-team sweeper move out of the area at midseason. Smedley moved sophomore Shelly McDuff to sweeper and the Hawks rolled through five games of the state tournament without allowing a single goal.



First Team
GK, Amy Franciscovich, Thomas Johnson, Sr.
Had 13 shutouts and allowed seven goals for Maryland 4A champion Patriots. In four-year career, had a school-record 47 shutouts, 0.35 goals against average and 63-8-3 record.

D, Megan Buescher, River Hill, Jr.
Hawks' 6-foot defender uses size and strength to produce one of the area's most dangerous throws-ins. Scored seven goals and had six assists for Maryland 3A champion.

D, Phela Townsend, National Cathedral, Sr.
Three-time All-Met is dominant in the air and uses great strength to keep opponents off the ball. Scored three goals and added two assists for ISL regular season champion Eagles.

D-MF, Carolyn Ford, St. Andrew's, Sr.
Scored seven goals and added seven assists this season, and tallied 70 goals and 47 assists in her career. Also starts for Lions' girls' basketball team. Will attend Duke.

MF, Meggie Curran, Good Counsel, Sr.
Uses incredible speed to consistently beat opponents to the ball. True playmaker. Had 15 goals and eight assists for Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champions.

MF, Tory Dunnan, National Cathedral, Sr.
Unselfish playmaker was the force behind 11-2 Eagles, with 17 goals and 23 assists. Repeat All-Met scored 67 goals in past three seasons. Committed to play for Brown next fall.

MF, Noelle Keselica, Watkins Mill, Sr.
Had 14 goals and six assists for Maryland 4A semifinalist. Four-time All-Met scored 85 career goals. Member of the under-19 U.S. national team. Will attend Virginia.

MF, Julie Napolitano, Mount Hebron, Sr.
Skillful shooter who is also a creative passer from midfield spot. Has excellent speed with the ball. Had 18 goals and 12 assists this season. Will attend Virginia.

F, Jenna Linden, Potomac School, Sr.
Overcame painful midseason leg injury to finish with 14 goals and seven assists. Three-time All-Met was offensive force behind Panthers' ISL tournament championship. Will attend Penn.

F, Danielle MacDonald, Paul VI Catholic, Sr.
Scored WCAC-best 24 goals and set school career record for goals with 67. Had 10 assists this season for 11-5-2 Panthers, lifting her career total to 43. Will attend George Mason.

F, Danielle Malagari, Good Counsel, Sr.
Combines toughness with a great shot and excellent ball skills. Repeat All-Met scored 18 goals this season and finished with 69 in four-year career. Will attend Maryland.

Second Team
GK, Kelly Paolucci, Good Counsel, Sr.

GK, Carly Rosin, Wootton, Jr.

D, Michelle Brady, Paul VI Catholic, Sr.

D, Mary Hearin, Watkins Mill, Sr.

MF, Erin Dubina, Severna Park, Sr.

MF, Heather Jones, Westlake, Sr.

F, Nataly Arias, O'Connell, Soph.

F, Kelly Campbell, Gaithersburg, Sr.

F, Mary Key, St. Mary's-Annapolis, Jr.

F, Kristin McHugh, Quince Orchard, Sr.

F, Kathleen Vistica, Urbana, Jr.

F, Melissa Workman, Hammond Sr.

Honorable Mention
Goalkeepers: Chloe Beizer, Maret, Jr.; Ginger Miles, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.; Luisa Miller, National Cathedral, Sr.; Melanie Moreland, Quince Orchard, Sr.; Katy Owings, St. Mary's-Annapolis, Sr.; Cashel Scanlon, Georgetown Visitation, Soph.; Jacque Sutphin, South River, Jr.; Tara Zammichieli, Hammond, Sr.

Defenders: Liz Cheek, Potomac School, Sr.; Crystal Curry, South River, Soph.; Jessica Golibart, Good Counsel, Sr.; Kelly Hanns, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jr.; Julie Hill, Wilde Lake, Sr.; Christina Huang, Sidwell Friends, Jr.; Emily Hurwitz, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Sr.; Ashly Kennedy, St. Mary's-Annapolis, Jr.; Lindsay Lewis, Glenelg, Sr.; Lauren Maloney, Leonardtown, Sr.; Heather Pallett, Severna Park, Sr.; Ashley Pietryka, Hammond, Sr.; Morgan Pleasant, Wilson, Sr.; Karen Waskowich, Holy Cross, Soph.; Brittany Wilson, Thomas Johnson, Jr.

Midfielders: Kristin Anderson, St. Mary's-Annapolis, Sr.; Rachel Boyer, Old Mill, Soph.; Trista Choksi, National Cathedral, Jr.; Jamie Goertler, River Hill, Jr.; Megan Gregory, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jr.; Emily Haddad, Whitman, Jr.; Melissa Hornfeck, Arundel, Jr.; Colleen Kelly, Georgetown Visitation, Jr.; Claire Linden, Potomac School, Soph.; April Lockley, Leonardtown, Sr.; Leslie McDermott, Paul VI Catholic, Sr.; Lauren Mitchell, Severna Park, Sr.; Meghan Morris, Bowie, Sr.; Liz Specht, Thomas Johnson, Sr.; Sam Test, Centennial, Sr.

Forwards: Desi Colon, Broadneck, Sr.; Jamie Craft, Northern, Jr.; Tara Goss, Sandy Spring, Jr.; Lindsay Hoffman, Thomas Johnson, Jr.; Mick Imgram, O'Connell, Fr.; Megan Moore, Douglass, Sr.; Melissa Penney, Damascus, Sr.; Julie Richter, Centennial, Sr.; Sarah Sample, St. Mary's-Annapolis, Jr.; Jessica Seedyke, Walter Johnson, Jr.; Kelly Thomas, Wilde Lake, Sr.; Melissa Whitley, Good Counsel, Soph.; Alli Wilkerson, Arundel, Soph.

Note: Public school soccer teams in Virginia play during the Spring.

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