Field Hockey

Front (left to right): Mercedes Tully, Bethesda-Chevy Chase; Carter Foote, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes., Middle: Emily Tiernan, Holton-Arms; Emily Ellenberger, Quince Orchard; Marian Cassilly, Spalding; Kelly Patterson, South River; Lizl Gericke, W.T. Woodson. Back: Coach Robin Woodie, Stafford; Sam Mills, Marshall; Katie Moran, Oakton; Hayley Rausch, Severna Park; Tara Gardner, Severna Park; Lindsay Shacklette, Stafford. (Preston Keres - The Washington Post)

Player of the Year

D Katie Moran, Oakton, Sr.
The Virginia AAA Northern Region player of the year and repeat All-Met led a young team to a second straight Concorde District championship. She possesses a lightning-quick shot, stellar stick-handling and a great passing touch. She tallied four goals and nine assists. She will play for Penn.

Coach of the Year

Robin Woodie, Stafford
The eighth-year coach guided the Indians to a 24-0 record and their first Virginia AAA state championship. Stafford's perfect run marked the first time a Virginia public school went unbeaten and untied since 1999 and the first championship won by a Northwestern Region team since 1988. Woodie's overall record at Stafford is 133-25-1.

Star Performance

In the Anne Arundel County championship game, Hayley Rausch scored three goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to give Severna Park its 11th straight county title.

First Team

GK Marian Cassilly, Spalding, Sr.
Finished with 144 saves, 8 shutouts and a .911 save percentage in 21 games. Three-year starter ended her career with a .908 save percentage and 25 shutouts.

D Sam Mills, Marshall, Sr.
An All-Northern Region player and linchpin of Statesmen team that won the region for the first time since 1972 and made its first trip to the state semifinals.

D Kelly Patterson, South River, Sr.
The Seahawks' field leader keyed her team to a second straight Maryland 4A title by anchoring a defense that allowed only two goals during the playoffs. Will play lacrosse for Towson.

D Mercedes Tully, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Sr.
Headed a defense that yielded only seven goals, 87 shots and posted 11 shutouts in 16 games this season. Finished with a goal and five assists and is garnering interest from several Division I schools.

MF Carter Foote, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Sr.
The Virginia Independent Schools player of the year led the Saints to their fourth consecutive ISL crown with four goals and eight assists.

MF Lizl Gericke, W.T. Woodson, Sr.
The three-year starter and All-Northern Region player notched 14 goals and 10 assists for the state semifinalist Cavaliers. She scored in five straight playoff games from first round of regionals through state quarterfinals.

MF Lindsay Shacklette, Stafford, Sr.
The Northwestern Region player of the year scored 12 goals and had 31 assists for the state champion Indians, including the winning goal in Stafford's 2-1 state quarterfinal victory over Cox.

F Emily Ellenberger, Quince Orchard, Jr.
Led Montgomery County with 26 goals and added 10 assists. Set the school's single-season scoring record.

F Tara Gardner, Severna Park, Sr.
The backbone of the Falcons' offense scored 14 goals and added 10 assists in leading Severna Park to its 15th state title. She scored 45 goals over a two-year period. Will play lacrosse for Loyola.

F Hayley Rausch, Severna Park, Soph.
A constant threat around the cage, Rausch scored an area-best 34 goals this season and had nine assists for the Maryland 3A champions.

F Emily Tiernan, Holton-Arms, Sr.
A unanimous All-Independent Schools League selection, Tiernan, also a two-time All-Met ice hockey player, scored seven goals and had six assists for the Panthers.

Second Team
GK Janelle Barth, W.T. Woodson, Sr.
GK Corinne Manuel, Severna Park, Jr.
D Leah Arthur, Springbrook, Sr.
D Lauren Elstein, Stafford, Sr.
MF Nina Bruno, Bethesda-CC, Sr.
MF Leslie Cabe, Lake Braddock, Sr.
MF Amanda Himmelheber, Severna Park, Jr.
MF Toni Lee, South River, Sr.
MF Erin Majerowicz, Chesapeake, Sr.
MF Rebecca Sullivan, Stafford, Sr.
F Kelly Filipowicz, Long Reach, Sr.
F Amy Novak, Annandale, Sr.

Honorable Mention
Goalkeepers: Amanda Crider, Marshall, Fr.; Chelsea Farley, Centennial, Sr.; Louise Gericke, W.T. Woodson, Jr.; Sam Nelson, Holton-Arms, Jr.; Whitney Thomas, Patuxent, Sr.

Defenders: Jess Addis, Bethesda-CC, Sr.; Catherine Gotwald, St. Stephen's/SA, Sr.; Brittany Grainer, Westfield, Sr.; Anna Cate Mersereau, Potomac School, Sr.; Melissa Minshall, Stone Ridge, Sr.; Hillary Nebhut, W.T. Woodson, Sr.; Dana Russell, Stafford, Sr.; Rachel Schexnayder, Blake, Sr.; Shayna Stearns, Severna Park, Jr.

Midfielders: Lauren Byrne, Marshall, Jr.; Jessi Coil, Foxcroft, Sr.; Kate Effland, Middletown, Sr.; Natalie Ellenberger, Quince Orchard, Soph.; Natalie Gilbert, Annandale, Sr.; Molly Gregoire, South River, Jr.; Bailey Gronbeck, Northern, Sr.; Brooke Hollingsworth, Bullis, Sr.; Tasha Klares, Patuxent, Sr.; Hilary Lambert, National Cathedral, Sr.; Ariel Leon, Whitman, Sr.; Sara Kate Moore, River Hill, Sr.; Christina Pybus, Forest Park, Sr.; Amanda Saber, Churchill, Sr.; Shay Smith, Bethesda-CC, Jr.; Kayleigh Todd, Courtland; Sr.; Minnie Wodatch, Falls Church, Jr.

Forwards: Gina Cappiello, Marshall, Jr.; Sarah Cates, Mt. Hebron, Sr.; Victoria Chapa, Good Counsel, Sr.; Jenna Cinalli, Chancellor, Jr.; Rachel Geisler, Culpeper, Jr.; Danielle Girard, Westfield, Jr.; Lauren Gottlieb, Chesapeake, Soph.; Megan Hollerbach, Broadneck, Jr.; Ruth Isenstadt, Jefferson, Sr.; Monica Jenkins, Culpeper, Jr.; Lauren Kessler, Springbrook, Jr.; Tiffani Le, Fairfax, Sr.; Abigail McNair, South River, Jr.; Jill Puffenbarger, Severna Park, Sr.; Lizzie Rupp, St. Stephen's/SA, Sr.; Natalie Smotkin, Churchill, Sr.; Lauren Sterner, Mt. Hebron, Sr.; Mary Strain, Patuxent, Sr.; Kimmy Sullivan, Stafford, Jr.; Monica Wynn, Calvert, Sr.

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