Field Hockey

Back row (left to right): Missy Woodie, Chancellor; Amanda Himmelheber, Severna Park; Hope Battista, South River; Shayna Stearns, Severna Park; Lauren Byrne, Marshall; Nikki McElwee, Broadneck; Terri Towle, Westfield. Front row: Danielle Girard, Westfield; Emily Ellenberger, Quince Orchard; Micaela O'Toole, St. Stephen's/ St. Agnes; Louise Gericke, W.T. Woodson; Katelyn Randes, Arundel; Kimmy Sullivan, Stafford.

First Team   Second Team   Honorable Mention
Player of the Year   Coach of the Year   Final Rankings


Player of the Year

F Emily Ellenberger | Quince Orchard | Sr.
The repeat All-Met saved her best for when it mattered most. She scored three goals in the Maryland 4A West Region final, scored the winner in overtime of the state semifinal and shuffled between offense and defense in the No. 2 Cougars' state final victory over South River. She finished the season with a team-high 17 goals and set a school career scoring record with 61 goals. Will play for Maryland.

Coach of the Year

Terri Towle | Westfield
Towle started the field hockey program in 2000 and guided the Bulldogs to their first state playoffs this season, finishing 17-6. Westfield upset 2005 state semifinalist Marshall to clinch a spot in the playoffs and then upset W.T. Woodson - which had won three of the last four region titles - to win the Northern Region championship.

First Team

D Missy Woodie | Chancellor | Sr.
The Region I player of the year scored 16 goals and dished out 30 assists for the AA/A Virginia champions. Will play for Delaware.

M Amanda Himmelheber | Severna Park | Sr.
The binding force behind The Post's top-ranked team, her field sense helped the Falcons to their second straight Maryland 3A title. She finished with nine goals and five assists. Will play for Maryland.

D Hope Battista | South River | Jr.
The speedy three-year starter led the team with five defensive saves. She played a major role in South River not allowing a postseason goal until the second overtime of the state final.

D Shayna Stearns | Severna Park | Sr.
The aggressive left-side defender jump-started the offense and anchored a unit that allowed five goals all season. Severna Park goalies touched the ball just 62 times in 18 games.

M Lauren Byrne | Marshall | Sr.
The all-Northern Region pick scored eight goals, had 14 assists and was the critical playmaker for Marshall this season. Will play for Columbia.

M Nikki McElwee | Broadneck | Sr.
An integral player on every part of the field, she finished with three goals and eight assists, and buoyed a defense that yielded just four goals.

F Danielle Girard | Westfield | Sr.
F Danielle Girard | Westfield | Sr. The feisty Concorde District player of the year and all-Northern Region pick scored seven goals and had 20 assists for the Bulldogs, leading them to their first state playoff appearance.

F Micaela O'Toole | St. Stephen's/ St. Agnes | Sr.
Scored 13 goals and had 10 assists for the six-time defending Independent School League regular-season champs and five-time defending ISL tournament champs.

G Louise Gericke | W.T. Woodson | Sr.
Considered by some the best player to come out of Northern Virginia in the last 10 years, Gericke recorded 12 shutouts in 22 games. Will play for Central Michigan.

F Katelyn Randes | Arundel | Sr.
Always a threat to score near the post, she led Anne Arundel in scoring with a school-record 27 goals. The three-year starter also dished out seven assists.

F Kimmy Sullivan | Stafford | Sr.
Northwestern Region player of the year scored 22 goals and had 19 assists for the Virginia powerhouse, which advanced to the state AAA semifinals.

Second Team
F Faith Adams, Langley, Jr.
F Melissa Bierley, South River, Sr.
F Kristen Girouard, Oakton, Sr.
F Amanda Lowery, Stafford, Jr.
F Rachel Stream, Poolesville, Jr.
M Katherine Denkler, St. Stephen's/SA, Sr.
M Kellie Dress, South River, Sr.
M Shay Smith, Bethesda-CC, Sr.
D Chelsy Coil, Foxcroft, Jr.
D Natalie Ellenberger, Quince Orchard, Jr.
G Corinne Manuel, Severna Park, Sr.

Honorable Mention
Goalies: Laura Block, Foxcroft, Sr.; Alyssa Cranska, Broadneck, Sr.; Kelsey Flickinger, Quince Orchard, Sr.; Lauren Kessler, Springbrook, Sr.; Regan Stark, Osbourn Park, Sr.; Jennifer Wisniewski, Westfield, Sr.; Stephanie Wisniewski, Westfield, Sr.; Kara Zimmerman, Arundel, Sr.

Forwards: Jenna Cinalli, Chancellor, Sr.; Mia Hurrin, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Sr.; Monica Jenkins, Culpeper, Sr.; Abby Lynch, Spalding, Jr.; Abigail McNair, South River, Sr.; Ashby Nickerson, Forest Park, Sr.; Sarah Parks, Centennial, Jr.; Alissa Peterson, Quince Orchard, Soph.; Mikala Savaides, Lake Braddock, Sr.; Ashley Stodter, Good Counsel, Sr.; Brigitte Strother, Broadneck, Jr.; Amy Thompson, Glenelg, Jr.

Defense: Lyndsey Butler, W.T. Woodson, Jr.; Annie Culvahouse, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Sr.; Shannon Hanratty, Broadneck, Jr.; Allie Heon, Westfi eld, Sr.; Sarah Masek, Severn, Sr.; Kristina Morris, Mountain View, Jr.; Lauren Roper, Osbourn Park, Sr.; Tara White, Edison, Jr.; Brittany Zorn, Severna Park, Sr.

Midfielders: Kristy Blumer, Magruder, Sr.; April Cahill, Bethesda- CC, Jr.; Lara Cariker, Chancellor, Sr.; Julie Gardner, Severna Park, Jr.; Katie Germain, Chantilly, Sr.; Julie Goodwin, Whitman, Sr.; Ashley Kimener, Oakton, Jr.; Megan McFadden, Notre Dame, Jr.; Kaylee Pohlmeyer, Severna Park, Jr.; Kaylee Rattie, Poolesville, Sr.; Krista Silano, Annandale, Sr.

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