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Coach of the Year

Jill MarksStone Ridge, 11th year

Led program to finest season ever. Set a school record for wins in a season (16), and guided Gators to a second-place finish in the ultra-competitive AA Division of the Independent School League and a first-ever appearance in the AA tournament championship game.

Player of the Year

Kaitlin DuffStone Ridge, Sr., Midfield

Set a school record for goals in a season with 101, ending her brilliant high-school career with 253 goals. Will play at the University of Virginia next year.

First team

Michele Abbott, Sherwood, Sr., Attack

Led the Warriors in goals with 56. Added 24 assists and corralled 74 groundballs for regional finalists.

Sammy Allen, Blake, Jr., Attack

Led Bengals to first state tournament. Scored 56 goals and also involved teammates, picking up 43 assists.

Erica Baumgartner, Good Counsel, Sr., Attack

Boston University-bound attacker scored 64 goals this season. Also tallied 68 assists to lead team with 132 points..

Lauren Boyle, Damascus, Sr., Goalie

Came back from an off-season injury to regain form, allowing just 4.4 goals per game.

MacKenzie Costello, Good Counsel, Sr., Defense

Leader of a stingy Falcons defense. Gathered 35 groundballs and caused 23 turnovers for WCAC champions.

Natalie Ellenberger, Quince Orchard, Soph., Midfield/Attack

Cougars’ young talent was also their leading scorer and helped them to the 4A-3A North Region final.

Jamie Grossman, Churchill, Sr., Attack

Team’s leading scorer totaled 47 goals, 11 of which came in its playoff run to the regional semifinals.

Kaitlin Keena, Stone Ridge, Jr., Midfield

Provided Gators with a potent second scoring option, scoring 57 goals. Was also second on team in draw controls.

Kiki Manners, Quince Orchard, Sr., Midfield

Versatile Cougars captain led team in groundballs, played tough defense and set the tone for relentless attack.

Dana McCreary, Holton-Arms, Sr., Defense

Lock-down defender marked opponents’ top scorer all season, causing 31 turnovers. Will play at North Carolina.

Aubrey Mirkin, Sherwood, Jr., Defense

Defensive wizard led team with 95 groundballs and forced 26 turnovers. Also showed offensive skills, scoring 27 goals.

Jacqueline Orona, Poolesville, Jr., Attack

Helped Falcons to first regional final by scoring 63 goals this season. Added 24 assists to Poolesville’s potent attack.

Hayden Solomon, Bullis, Sr., Midlfield

All-around player scored 52 goals, made 21 assists, caused 10 turnovers and picked up 47 groundballs for Bulldogs.

Ashley Stodter, Good Counsel, Jr., Attack

Led team with 75 goals, including four in WCAC championship game, cementing Falcons’ third straight title.

Second team

April Cahill, B-CC, Soph., A

Set program’s single-season scoring record with 56 goals.

Chrisi Casey, Holton-Arms, Sr., M/D

Duke-bound senior was all over field, scoring 17 goals and fielding 31 groundballs.

Victoria Chapa, Good Counsel, Sr., A

Had late-season resurgence, scoring 44 goals. Will play at George Washington.

Kristin Coleman, Holy Cross, Jr., A

Leading scorer for a young Tartans squad that should be on the rise.

Emily Ellenberger, Quince Orchard, Jr., A/M

Part of Cougars’ scoring trio, which kept defenses stretched thin all season.

Kelsey Flickinger, Quince Orchard, Jr., G

Set a school record with a .760 save percentage.

Lauren Kessler, Springbrook, Jr., A

Led the Blue Devils in scoring this season. Has 105 career goals.

Maggie Langan, Churchill, Jr., G

Three-year starter saved 63 percent of shots taken against her.

Meghan Rose, Poolesville, Jr., M

Versatile player scored 32 goals, dished out 17 assists and gathered 51 groundballs..

Kiki Saeckett, Magruder, Soph., A

Colonels’ leading scorer foreshadows a promising future for young squad..

Rachel Schexnayder, Blake, Sr., M

Senior captain was second on team in goals (41) and groundballs (54).

Anna Schmidt, Rockville, Jr., A

Scored 74 goals in helping resurgent Rams earn No. 2 seed in 3A-2A West Region.

Alex Tickner, Holton-Arms, Sr., D

Caused 23 turnovers, grabbed 27 groundballs and scored 21 goals.

Kristin Tippett, Damascus, Jr., D

Hornets’ most experienced defender made the unit very difficult to score on.

Molly Wannen, Blake, Jr., M

Was Bengals’ all-around ace. Third-leading scorer led regional champs in draw controls and groundballs.

Honorable mention

Leah Arthur, Springbrook, Sr., M

Alex Aust, Bullis, Fr., D

Lindsey Colferai, Seneca Valley, Sr., A

Samantha Debow, Sherwood, Sr., G

Jessica Egly, Poolesville, Sr., A

Jocelyn Keshishian, Holton-Arms, Sr., G

Blair Mills, Wootton, Jr., A/M

Shay Smith, B-CC, Jr., A

Chelsea Shaut, Whitman, Sr., A

Alex Tydings, Stone Ridge, Jr., D

Molly Zametkin, Walter Johnson, Sr., A