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1997 Fall All-Met Girls Soccer Team

1997 Fall All-Met Soccer Teams
The 1997 All-Met boys and girls fall soccer teams show talent of huge proportions around The Green Chair. In front: Katie Moore. Sitting, left to right: David Altehurtua, James Ryan, Erin Coppedge, Caitlin Bair, Kathy Gaertner and Colleen Knight. Kneeling: Scott Buete, Sam Salganik, Reb Beatty, Peter Finn, Kenneth owens, Michael Goldman, Kelly Jordan and Erika Webster. Leaning on chair legs: Boys Coach of the Year Dave Green, left, and Girls Coach of the Year Cynthia Odell. Sitting on Chair: Melissa Deland, Meaghan Kelly and Amanda Berman. Back of chair: Lindsey Mitchell, Lars Berg, Brian Lavin, Sanjee Weliwitigoda, Chris Schwartz and Kerry Jozefczyk.

Player of the Year
Coach of the Year
Season Highlights
First Team
Second Team
Honorable Mentions
How the Selections Were Made

Player of the Year

Katie Moore

Katie Moore, Good Counsel

  • Senior
  • Forward
  • Repeat All-Met
  • Prolific goal scorer with 33 goals and 14 assists this season for No. 3 Good Counsel
  • Has 95 goals and 48 assists in her career

    Coach of the Year

    Cynthia Odell

    Cynthia Odell, River Hill

  • Directed second-year school to 15-2-1 record and first co-Maryland 3A/2A championship
  • Career record of 148-35-11
  • Won Howard County championship five times (four with Oakland Mills, one with River Hill)


  • Good Counsel's Katie Moore (95 goals, 48 assists) and Potomac School's Melissa Deland (77 goals, 44 assists) finished as two of the Washington area's all-time leading career scorers.

  • O'Connell repeated as WCAC champion with a 2-0 victory over Good Counsel to finish No. 1 in the area. Freshman Elizabeth Leiser scored both goals for the Knights in the title game.

  • South River tied for a second straight Maryland 3A/2A championship with River Hill in a physical final. The Seahawks picked up six yellow cards and had two ejections.

  • Glenelg's Jamie Epperlein recorded four of her six shut outs this season in the Maryland 2A/1A tournament, helping the Gladiators win their first girls state title.

  • Georgetown Day tied Holton-Arms for the Independent School League regular season title, giving the Northwest Washington school its first ISL title in any sport.

    First Team

    F Amanda Berman, Wilde Lake
    Senior, 19 goals, 13 assists
    Repeat All-Met. Earned MVP honors for all-state senior game

    F Melissa Deland, Potomac School
    Senior, 17 goals, 9 assists
    Repeat All-Met. Two-year captain for McLean school. Career 77 goals, 44 assists

    F Kelly Jordan, Arundel
    Junior, 18 goals, 13 assists
    Repeat All-Met. Top scorer in Anne Arundel County the past two seasons

    MF Caitlin Bair, River Hill
    Senior, 13 goals, 8 assists
    Repeat All-Met. Career 38 goals for 15-2-1 Maryland 3A/2A co-champions

    MF Erin Coppedge, St. Mary's-Annapolis
    Senior, 13 goals 7 assists
    Three-time all-Maryland player helped 13-4-4 Saints to Baltimore Catholic semifinals

    MF Kathy Gaertner, River Hill
    Senior, 9 goals 15 assists
    Howard County co-Player of the Year. Career 16 goals, 25 assists

    MF Kerry Jozefczyk, Ireton
    Senior, 15 goals, 12 assists
    All-WCAC selection helped 13-5 Ireton to league semifinals

    MF Colleen Knight, O'Connell
    Junior, 20 goals, 5 assists
    Helped Knights to second straight WCAC championship and area's No. 1 ranking

    D Erika Webster, Paul VI
    Senior, 3 goals, 9 assists
    Sweeper is three-time All-Met and all-WCAC selection. 30 career assists

    D Meaghan Kelly, Georgetown Visitation
    Junior, 15 goals, 6 assists
    Team's leading scorer split time between forward and marking back.

    GK Lindsey Mitchell, Hammond
    Junior, 1.0 goals against average, 4 shutouts
    Made save on penalty kick to help defeat River Hill. Maryland Olympic Developmental player

    Second Team

    Pos. Athlete School Yr.
    F Kelly Schneider Good Counsel Jr.
    F Leslie Miller Oakland Mills Sr.
    MF Maria Smear St. Mary's-Annapolis Sr.
    MF Amanda Gallen O'Connell Sr.
    MF Lauren Highsmith Bowie Sr.
    MF Kathleen Gallagher Paul VI Sr.
    MF Valerie Raby Westlake Jr.
    D Leigh Anne Emrich Severna Park Sr.
    D Kate Anderson Oakland Mills Jr.
    D Natalie Klisas River Hill Soph.
    GK Jamie Epperlein Glenelg Jr.
    GK Anne-Marie Lock O'Connell Sr.

    Honorable Mention

    FORWARDS: Brooke Clyde, Chesapeake; Natalie Cox, River Hill; Anna Edney, Riverdale Baptist, KristIn English, Old Mill; Amy Herndon, Leonardtown, Krista Killian, River Hill; Valerie Lawrence, Good Counsel; Kristina McGuire, Douglass; Laura Spero, Georgetown Day; Liza Taylor, St. Andrew; Lauren Thaler, Georgetown Day; Sarah Krygowski, Holton-Arms; Emily Van Coverden, Bowie; Jane Williams, Centennial.

    MIDFIELDERS: Richelle Baker, Calvert; Christene Banda, Stone Ridge; Jessica Bauman, Parkdale; Becky Beardsley, Arundel; Beth Hendricks, Holton-Arms; Robyn Kenney, O'Connell; Meg Miller, Severna Park; Kim Peterson, Eleanor Roosevelt; Braeden Rogers, Stone Ridge; Katie Rowles, Severna Park; Claire Sullivan, National Cathedral; Stacy Tokasz, Centennial; Ashley Weranie, Southern; Polly Williams, Arundel; Mandy Zachman, Centennial.

    DEFENDERS: Tracey Bounds, Mount Hebron; Elaine Chun, Leonardtown; Wanda Elledge, Howard; Rachel Hootan, Thomas Stone; Carrie Johnson, Potomac School; Lindsey Nauman, Severna Park; Lindsay Ries, Chesapeake; Kelly Tinsley, Holy Cross.

    GOALKEEPERS: Lizzy Estevez, Westlake; Erin Graham, South River; Lindsey Nail, Ireton; Keagen Resler, Holy Child; Jen Seligmann, St. Andrew.

    How the Selections Were Made: Coaches of all Washington area teams that play high school soccer in fall were invited to submit nominations. All-Met selections were made by Bryan Tucker of The Post's scholastic staff.

    Photographs: Photos were taken by Gerald Martineau of The Post at The Green Chair on the grounds of the Duke Ellington School for the Arts in Northwest Washington. The Gren Chair was built by 10 students under the direction of Joel Sisson of The Green Chair Project of St. Paul, Minn.

    © Copyright 1997 The Washington Post Company

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