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Player of the Year

Ashley Stodter, Good Counsel, Senior, Midfield/Attack; UMBC-bound midfielder and attacker led most dynamic offense in Montgomery County this season. Her 60 goals gave her 135 in the past two seasons. Also showed ability to involve teammates, adding 47 assists.

Coach of the Year

Michael Haight, Good Counsel, 6th year; For fourth straight season, Haight guided Falcons to Washington Catholic Athletic Conference crown. In that same span, has built Good Counsel into national power, and this year, it finished in Laxpower.comís top 25 nationally.

First team

*Sammy Allen, Blake, Jr., A/M; Led Bengals in points for second straight year, with 57 goals and 40 assists. Also for second straight year, led Bengals to regional championship.

*Kristen Coleman, Holy Cross, Sr., A; In 20 games, scored 85 times. A major reason first-year coach Susan Decker was able to guide Tartans to 18-2 season and berth in WCAC finals, a year after going 4-11.

*Lauren Fenlon, Good Counsel, Sr., D; One of countyís best defenders, U-19 national team member heads to Notre Dame next year. Caused 36 turnovers and scored 24 goals in finale to high-school career.

*Kelsey Flickinger, Quince Orchard, Sr., G; On team beset by injuries, rock in net while younger players up front found footing. Four-year varsity player will walk on at Virginia Tech next season.

*Bailey Fogarty, Holton-Arms, Jr., M; Helped ISL AA Division finalist Panthers to control midfield. Gathered 98 ground balls, scored 28 times.

*Lucy Hayes, Holton-Arms, Jr., M; Panthersí most dangerous attacker scored three times against national power St. Stephenís/St. Agnes in ISL AA final, raising season total to 36 goals. Also corralled 88 ground balls and added 13 assists.

*Hayley Katzenberger, Holy Cross, Jr., A/M; Playing alongside Coleman, an excellent second option for Tartans, scoring 60 goals. Will return next year as teamís top scoring threat.

*Kaitlin Keena, Stone Ridge, Sr., A/M; Ran offense for Gator team in transition, and despite drawing double coverage, led team in scoring. Will play at Notre Dame next season.

*Claire Leonard, Holton-Arms, Sr., M; Vanderbilt University-bound defender menaced opposition, causing 16 turnovers to lead team. Also gathered 59 ground balls.

*Aubrey Mirkin, Sherwood, Sr., M/D; Showed value at midpoint of season, when struggling Warriors moved her into defense. From then on, team won eight straight, making it to third straight regional final.

*Jacqueline Orona, Poolesville, Sr., A; Led Falconsí attack, scoring more than 60 goals for second straight year. Will play at Ohio State next season.

*Meghan Rose, Poolesville, Sr., M; Speedy midfielder was big reason why Falcons made it back to regional final this season. Will join Leonard at Vanderbilt next year.

*Courtney Saunders, Wootton, Sr., A; Top attacker on team that won nine regular-season games and secured No. 2 seed in 4A-3A West Region playoffs.

*Molly Wannen, Blake, Sr., M; Defensive-minded midfielder caused 38 turnovers and scored 27 goals for regional champs, including two scores in state semifinals against eventual champion Dulaney. Will play at William & Mary next year.

Second team

*Kelly Arguero, Blake, Sr., G; Stopped 57 percent of shots, helping team to state semis.

*Alex Aust, Bullis, Soph., M; Marked oppositionís best attacker and second on team in scoring.

*Sheelagh Bates, Sherwood, Sr., A; Teamís leading scorer helped spur midseason turnaround.

*April Cahill, B-CC, Jr., M; Scored 38 goals and gathered 44 ground balls to lead Barons.

*Catherine Colliate, Holton-Arms, Sr., M; Virginia Tech signee scored 26 goals, gathered 47 ground balls.

*Sammy Howell, Gaithersburg, Sr., A; Led Trojans to excellent season with 50 goals, 11 assists.

*Dina Jackson, Bullis, Soph., M; Part of Bulldogsí youth movement was teamís leading scorer.

*Lauren Kessler, Springbrook, Sr., A; Led team in scoring for second straight season with 54 goals.

*Blair Mills, Wootton, Sr., M; Helped control midfield and was spur to transition attack.

*Elaina Ponchione, Good Counsel, Jr., G; Saved 66 percent of shots faced, turned ball over just four times.

*Grace Reinhalter, Einstein, Sr., A; Scored 45 goals to lead team. Finished career with 97 goals.

*Anna Schmidt, Rockville, Sr., A; Led Rams in scoring with 74 goals, after scoring 76 a year ago.

*Shay Smith, B-CC, Sr., A; Scored 48 goals, passing 100 for career, adding 65 ground balls.

*Mary Swarthout, Good Counsel, Soph., M; Had 19 goals, 14 assists, 44 ground balls, won 31 draws.

*Kristen Tippett, Damascus, Sr., D; Experienced defender helped young team to regional semis.

Honorable mention

*Giselle Agnew, Poolesville, Sr., A

*Brooke Blue, Stone Ridge, Soph., M

*Kelly Brady, Holy Cross, Jr., G

*Grace Dinn, Holy Cross, Jr., D

*Stephanie Hilton, Poolesville, Sr., D

*Meghan Johnsey, Rockville, Sr., M

*Maggie Langan, Churchill, Sr., G

*Han Nguyen, Springbrook, Sr., M

*Christina Roa, Bullis, Jr., G

*Chelsea Shaut, Whitman, Sr.