Field Hockey

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Player of the Year
MF Ashley Hunter
St. Stepehen's/St. Agnes Sr.
Despite frequent double teams, Hunter was the Saints' catalyst, controlling the midfield and keeping their talented offense on the attack. The Independent School League tournament MVP helped the Saints (22-0-1) win the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association championship. Will play lacrosse at Georgetown.
When did you know you were good at your sport?
"Probably not until last year. I didn't really start in field hockey, but we went into overtime with T.C. Williams. [My coach] usually just puts the seniors in for [the seven-on-seven overtime format], and when she called my name, that's when I thought maybe I do have a chance at actually being good at this sport. It changed my whole mind-set."

Coach of the Year

Jim Brown
A year after guiding the Raiders to their first winning season of the decade, the third-year coach continued to build on that success by leading Atholton to the Maryland 3A East Region title and the program's first state championship game since 1980.

First Team

F Hannah Belleza G Amanda Crider MF Kim Goh MF Brooke Griffin
Severna Park Jr. Marshall Sr. Stone Ridge Sr. South River Jr.
Belleza was the Falcons' most dangerous offensive threat, recording 13 goals and 13 assists for the Maryland 4A champions. The two-time All-Met recorded seven shutouts and saved 88 percent of the shots she faced. Will play at Virginia. Excellent dribbler helped Stone Ridge (12-2-2) to its best season in five years. Will play at Harvard. One of the most well-rounded and talented players in the area, Griffin recorded 15 goals and 24 assist.


MF Rachel Hannon MF Heather Hartman F Hayley Katzenberger D Katie Matteo
Spalding Sr. Mountainview Jr. Holy Cross Sr. Broad Neck Sr.
Recorded nine goals and three assists in leading the Cavaliers (14-6-1) to the IAAM-A championship game. The co-Commonwealth District player of the year scored 11 goals to lead the Wildcats to district, region championships. The WCAC player of the year used her speed to record 11 goals, two in league's title game. Will play lacrosse at Florida. Frequent takeaways and powerful drives helped the Bruins (15-2-1) win their second straight Anne Arundel County title.


MF Shelly Montgomery F Lauriann Parker MF Annie Stephens
W.T. Woodson Sr. Glenelg Sr. Lake Braddock Sr.
Intense and intelligent, the co-Northern Region player of the year had six goals and six assists for the Liberty District champion. The Howard County player of the year had 19 goals and 24 assists, giving her the most career points (143) in team history. The co-Northern Region player of the year scored 12 goals and had 10 assists to lead the Bruins to Patriot District and Northern Region titles.

Second Team

Position Name School Year
F Maya Herm Whitman Sr.
F Megan Kowalski Severna Park Sr.
MF Kelly Brown Atholton Sr.
MF Christina Clark Georgetown Visitation Sr.
MF Catherine Mirsky Bethesda-Chevy Chase Sr.
MF Katelyn Nolan Patuxtent Sr.
MF Alissa Peterson Quince Orchard Sr.
MF Vicky Arthur Holy Child Sr.
D Morgan Curry North Stafford Sr.
D Emily Slear St. Mary's-Annapolis Sr.
G Sarah Fisher James Monroe Sr.
G Paula Trahons St. Stephen's/St. Agnes Sr.

Honorable Mention

Kelly Austin, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Sr.; Lelan Bailey, Severna Park, Sr.; Taylor Bailey, Stafford, So.; Clare Becker, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Sr.; Brooke Blue, Stone Ridge, Sr.; Lisa Charney, Fairfax, Sr.; Emily Conner, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Sr.; Alexis Gay, Mountain View, Sr.; Haydon Judge, St. Mary's-Annapolis, Sr.; Audrey King, Woodbridge, Sr.; Kaitlin Maloy, South River, Jr.; Kim Markovitz, Atholton, So.; Sharon Metzger, Blake, Sr.; Katie Rogers, Elizabeth Seton, Sr.; Madison Thomas, Severna Park, So.; Courtney Tomchick, Broadneck, Jr.; Callie Wetzelberger, North Stafford, Sr.
Mary Beth Barham, W.T. Woodson, Sr.; Ellie Barrett, Fauquier, Sr.; Reagan Beasley, Great Mills, Sr.; Avery Burns, Severn, Jr.; Stephanie Cox, Brooke Point, Sr.; Maddy Curry, Westfield, Sr.; Meghan Eshleman, Broadneck, Jr.; Kat Gartner, Spalding, Sr.; Annabelle Gilbride, Georgetown Visitation, Jr.; Kate Heineman, Centennial, Sr.; Katie Klatt, Lake Braddock, Sr.; Leah Koznarsky, Middletown, Sr.; Kelly McIntyre, River Hill, Sr.; Meaghan Neylon, Chancellor, Sr.; Alyssa Parker, Glenelg, Fr.; Megan Rea, South County, Sr.; Courtenay Sullivan, Bullis, Sr.
Virginia Caldeira, South River, Sr.; Kelly Crider, Marshall, Jr.; Emily Kleinburd, Walter Johnson, Sr.; Megan Lusby, Sr.; Severna Park, Sr.; Morgan McNeeley, Arundel, Sr.; Rachel Merritt, Sr.; Chesapeake, Sr.; Mikki Offit, Holton-Arms, So.; Jordan Riddick, Riverbend, Sr.; Alex Schovee, River Hill, Sr.; Kirsten Wilburn, Forest Park, Sr.; Phoebe Willis, James Monroe, Sr.
Vivian Butali, National Cathedral, Sr.; Megan Foy, Poolesville, Sr.; Jill Genovese, Holy Cross, Fr.; Hilary Kee, Foxcroft, Jr.; Maddie Koch, Broadneck, Jr.; Liz Snyder, Centennial, Sr.; Ashley Stennett, Springbrook, Jr.
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