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  1998 All-Met Field Hockey Teams

All-Met Field Hockey Team
The 1998 All-Met field hockey team. In front: Katie Andes, Kristen Johnson, Sara Zuckerman, Summer Crabtree. Second row: Sarah Wright, Kate Finn, Molly McManus, Coach of the Year Starr Karl. Back row: Kalyna Malm, Shelby Samperton, Maggie Hayes, Cara Unterkofler, Amy Haak.
(Tyler Mallory - For The Washington Post)

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

Player of the Year Sarah Wright
Sarah Wright
Bethesda-CC, Midfielder
 Senior. Had 17 goals and 11 assists for Maryland 2A state championship team, scoring two goals in a 4-0 win over Easton in the final game.
 Started on three and has been a member of four state championship teams, playing defense as sophomore, right midfielder last year and center midfielder this year.
 Has committed to Duke.

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Coach of the Year
Starr Karl Starr Karl, Centreville
 In her first year at Centreville, Karl took a team that went 3-12-1 in 1997 and had not made the Northern Region tournament in four years and turned it into a 13-4-2 region semifinalist.
 Had coached Fairfax for previous 15 years, winning 12 district titles and two region titles.
 Career record of 198-43-7.

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First Team
F Katie Andes, Northern
32 points, 8 assits; The area's leading scorer led the Owings school to a SMAC title, a second consecutive 3A South Region title and a berth in the state finals.

F Kristen Johnson, McLean
13 goals, 4 assists; Scored in overtime in the Northern Region semifinals to lead her team to a trip to the state tournament. Committed to Kent State.

F Amy Haak, Lake Braddock
11 goals, 8 assists; The leading scorer for the state finalist Bruins scored in overtime of state semifinal game and assisted on Sara Meriwether's goal in Northern Region final.

F Cara Unterkofler, Centreville
7 goals, 7 assists; Played three positions for No. 10 Wildcats. After switching to forward early in season, scored two goals in a game twice.

MF Kate Finn, Magruder
6 goals, 9 assists; Scored team's only goal in state final loss to Severna Park. Tallied three goals and one assist in 4-2 Maryland state senior all-star game win.

MF Molly McManus, Oakton
7 goals, 2 assists; The four-year starter was the focal point of Cougar team both offensively and defensively. Committed to Virginia.

MF Shelby Samperton G'town Visitation
15 goals, 7 assists; Scored in opening round of ISL tournament for runner-up Visitation. Had a hat trick in 4-0 victory over Potomac School.

MF Sarah Wright, Bethesda-CC
17 goals, 11 assists; Three-year starter led the five-time defending 2A state champion to a 17-2 record.

MF Sara Zuckerman, Severna Park
Started on two state championship teams, which also earned consecutive No. 1 rankings. Committed to James Madison.

B Summer Crabtree, St. Stephen's/SA
8 goals, 6 assists; Three year starter on three ISL championship teams. The center back anchored a defense that allowed just three goals all season and was the first option on penalty corners. Will go to Princeton.

B Maggie Hayes, Holton-Arms
2 goals, 5 assists; Two-year starter scored tying goal against National Cathedral in the regular season. Anchored a defense that allowed only nine goals in league play.

GK Kalyna Malm, Jefferson
Two year starter averaged eight saves per game, allowing 12 goals in 19 games. Allowed only one goal (in overtime) in three Northern Region tournament games.

Second Team

Pos. Player           School              Yr.
F    Katie Bergman    Bethesda-CC         Sr.
F    Alison Douglass  Lee                 Sr.
F    Sara Meriwether  Lake Braddock       Sr.
F    Katie Palisol    Whitman             Sr.
MF   Melissa Biles    St. Stephen's/SA    Sr.
MF   Bobbi Decatur    Stafford            Jr.
MF   Jess Gaither     Severna Park        Sr.
MF   Mina Pell        National Cathedral  Jr.
MF   Erin Moslener    Annandale           Jr.
MF   Samantha Sybert  South Lakes         Sr.
B    Neala El-Hinnawy Wootton             Sr.
B    Cay Miller       Churchill           Sr.
B    Ellen VandeLoo   Walter Johnson      Sr.
Honorable Mentions
Forwards: Tara Abbaticchio, Poolesville; Katie Beal, West Potomac; Melanie Esders, Magruder; Nancy Ferguson, Mount Vernon; Katie Jesche, Mount Hebron; Danielle Lemmon, Quince Orchard; Ellen McGovern, Georgetown Visitation; Carissa Mirasol, Fairfax; Anna Mitchell, T.C. Williams; Margaret Pulvermann, Holton-Arms; Lisa Rasmussen, National Cathedral; Diana Rusk, Churchill; Becky Schatzkin, Bethesda-CC; Erin Shaklee, Severna Park; Amy Smithberger, Watkins Mill; Anna Starkey, Calvert; Julia Vinyard, St. Stephen's/SA; Lauren Weiner, Sidwell Friends.

Midfielders: Kathryn Allen, Chantilly; Kate Bellenger, Richard Montgomery; Liz Kurpe, Centennial; Jana Lookingbill, Churchill; Charity Pearson, Stuart; Sarah Perkins, Whitman; Amanda Sidman, McLean.

Defenders: Lea Adams, Potomac School; Keri Campbell, Gaithersburg; Gina DelTatto, Quince Orchard; Becky Doyal, Stafford; Carrie Hance, Northern; Molly Jenkins, St. Stephen's/SA; Kalyn Lee, Churchill; Ashley Mays, Annapolis; Sarah Rosenbaum, Bethesda-CC; Julie Shank, Severna Park; Heather Wodatch, Falls Church.

Goalkeepers: Susie Dunham, Lake Braddock; Jackie Lann, Walter Johnson; Jennifer Tilbury, Woodbridge.

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