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Player of the Year

Heather Jenney

Paint Branch

Senior, forward

This Towson University-bound playmaker punished opponents for 21 goals and assisted on 12 others to power the Panthers to a 14-2 record and a county division crown.

Coach of the Year

Amy Wood

Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 19th year

Wood guided an inexperienced squad that struggled all year to find a consistent practice field to the 4A state final, including knocking off the top two teams in the 4A West Region.

First team

Udeme Akpaete


Senior, midfielder

Extremely athletic midfielder-defender posted nine goals and 16 assists and bolstered her team’s defense in the circle late in victories.

Kelly Baick

Quince Orchard

Senior, midfielder-forward

A favorite of many county coaches, Baick is headed to Kent State University next year after a four-year varsity career.

Colleen Connolly


Junior, defender

Connolly anchored a defense that allowed 16 goals in 15 matches and she was a special playmaker in the circle with five goals and 12 assists.

Jill Genovese

Academy of the Holy Cross

Senior, goalkeeper

This U-19 U.S. National Team member and University of Maryland signee allowed one goal in Washington Catholic Athletic Conference play to lead Tartans to fourth-straight league crown.

Alex Fox

Winston Churchill

Senior, midfielder

Fox keyed Churchill’s turnaround season (from 4 wins to 12) with her versatile offensive skills that helped her produce eight goals and 23 assists for the region finalist.

Alexandra Jamison

Quince Orchard

Senior, midfielder-forward

A talented ball-handler and finisher, Jamison guided the Cougars with 11 goals and 10 assists.

Lindsay Janoskie

Paint Branch

Senior, defender

Janoskie was to the Paint Branch defense what Jenney was to the team’s offense while also producing 18 assists and six goals. She had one of the most powerful hits in the county.

Anna Rowthorn-Apel

Walter Johnson

Sophomore, midfielder

This highly-skilled Wildcat followed an appearance in the Junior Olympics last summer with one of the best seasons in the county, including posting 17 goals and 14 assists.

Piper Spiller


Senior, forward

Spiller was a furious attacker inside the circle with an intimidating stroke that allowed her to produce 18 goals and 22 assists for her region championship squad.

Caroline Wannen

James H. Blake

Junior, forward

Not too many players were more intense or active than Wannen, who beat constant double and triple teams for 14 goals and 11 assists.

Second team

Allyson Dahlen, Poolesville, senior, midfielder

Amy Defnet, Poolesville, senior, goalkeeper

Hannah Flesch, Walter Johnson, senior, midfielder

Lane Flynn, James H. Blake, senior, defensive midfielder

Emily Kenul, Sherwood, sophomore, midfielder

Mary Plotas, Our Lady of Good Counsel, senior, forward

Grace Reingruber, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, senior, defensive midfielder

Jennifer Shim, Winston Churchill, junior, forward

Hannah Suttle, Academy of the Holy Cross, senior, midfielder

Madisson Tully, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, junior, midfielder

Idrienne Walker, Bullis, junior, midfielder

Honorable mention

Jennifer Finley, Walt Whitman, defender; Lizzie Orr, B-CC, forward; Kallie Drewyer, Stone Ridge, midfielder; Sarah Hagan, Blake, forward; Cassidy O’Hearn, Springbrook, midfielder; Hannah Fann, Clarksburg, forward; Kelly Kuzma, Holy Cross, Kelsey D’Ascoli, Damascus, midfielder; Maddy Flax, Churchill, midfielder; Emily Sperling, Watkins Mill, forward; Michelle Davidson, Richard Montgomery, goalkeeper; Krishna Jaitly, Whitman, midfielder; Kara Mata, Walter Johnson, defender; Kellie Hughes, Poolesville, defender; Kelsey Carnahan, Poolesville, forward; Anna Smith, Holy Child, midfielder; Molly Flannagan, Blair, goalkeeper; Chloe Morakis, Wootton, defender; Mia Lee, Wootton, midfielder.