Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007

All-Gazette Field Hockey

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J. Adam Fenster⁄The Gazette
(Front row, from left) Maya Herm, Helena Nannes, Megan Foy, Alicia Vincenty, Monica Baick. (Second row, from left) Shannon Connolly, Elana Dietsel, Lucy Hayes, Katie Kauffman, Shannon Lechner, Kelly Merkl, Catherine Mirsky, Annie Cohen, April Cahill. (Back row, from left) Co-Coach of the Year Kristin Ramsay, Player of the Year Rachel Stream, Co-Coach of the Year Kelly Stodter.
Player of the Year
Rachel Stream
Poolesville, Senior, Forward
Old Dominion University-bound powerhouse guided Falcons (14-2) to Class 1A state final by producing county-best 26 goals, nine assists.

Co-Coaches of the Year
Kelly Stodter and Kristin Ramsey
Good Counsel, Third year
Pair led Falcons (14-4) to team’s third WCAC title in last four years. Also upended county public-school powerhouses Quince Orchard and Magruder.

First Team
Monica Baick, Quince Orchard, Sr. F⁄M
Smooth ball-handler, playmaker led Cougars (14-4) back to Class 4A state final with 12 goals, six assists.

April Cahill, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Sr. M
Division I college prospect, adept ball-handler supplied Class 3A state finalist Barons (15-4) with 13 goals, six assists.

Annie Cohen, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Jr. F
Explosive scorer paced high-octane B-CC offense (84 goals in 19 games) with 17 goals, seven assists.

Shannon Connolly, Springbrook, Sr. M
Guided young squad to 10 wins through scoring (11 goals), playmaking (8 assists), defensive stops on corners.

Elana Diestel, Magruder, Jr., D
Key defender for Colonels (12-4) broke up 14 penalty corners with standout speed, skills.

Megan Foy, Poolesville, Jr. G
Stingy stopper produced 10 shutouts, allowed just three goals in four postseason matches.

Lucy Hayes, Holton-Arms, Sr., M
One of county’s most skilled players and ‘‘quarterback” of Panthers logged nearly every minute of every match.

Maya Herm, Whitman, Jr., F⁄M
Ability to find cage (14 goals) or set up others (seven assists) helped lead Vikings back to 4A South Region final.

Katie Kauffman, Sherwood, Sr., F
Sparked Warriors (8-5) to one of best seasons in many years, producing 12 goals, 11 assists.

Shannon Lechner, Good Counsel, Soph. F
Scored two goals in WCAC championship-game win, led explosive Falcons (14-4) with 18 goals, nine assists.

Kelly Merkl, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Sr. F
Provided Barons with yet another dangerous offensive threat with 11 goals and county-best 14 assists.

Catherine Mirsky, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Jr. D
Spearheaded B-CC defense that produced 10 shutouts while also adding eight goals, five assists.

Helena Nannes, Whitman, Sr. M
Highly skilled midfielder helped Vikings punch in 61 goals, scoring eight while assisting on five others.

Alicia Vincenty, Quince Orchard, Sr., D
Towson-bound prospect anchored defense that allowed just two goals in four postseason matches, none in regional playoffs.

Honorable Mention
Michele Abbaticchio (Poolesville, Sr., M); Rachel Baron (Wootton, Jr., M); Christina Benedetti (Holy Cross, Sr., F); Erin Borg (Northwest, Sr., F); Tabby Eisig (Magruder, Sr., F); Kim Goh (Stone Ridge, Jr., M); Emily Kleinburd (Walter Johnson, Jr., M); Mary Kuzma (Good Counsel, Sr., F⁄M); Alissa Peterson (Quince Orchard, Jr., F⁄M); Rachel Segal (Whitman, Sr., F)