Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007

All-Gazette Girlsı soccer

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Chris Rossi⁄The Gazette
(Front row, from left) Pam Vranis, Katie Duncan, Allison Yeager, Player of the Year Caroline Miller, Catherine Swanson, Casey Ellerman, Moriah Van Vlerah, Jill Zdenek. (Back row, from left) Daria Borowski, Christie Shell, Ariel Nehemiah, Coach of the Year Peg Keiller, Sarah Chapman, Kim Byrnes, Terryn Marette, Hannah Cooper.
Player of the Year
Caroline Miller Walter Johnson, Junior, Forward
Catalyst in Walter Johnson's best season since 2002, matured into a complete player in 2007 to lead Wildcats in scoring (25 goals) and assists (13). Just as fast with the ball at her feet, intricate ball skills helped her snap the school's all-time scoring record this fall. She has 62 career goals in three years, the previous record was 48.

Coach of the Year
Peg Keiller Quince Orchard, 9th year
Many experts feel communication is the key to coaching. Keiller, even-tempered and endlessly supportive of her charges, builds solid and trusting reltionships with her players, and is able to get the best from them when it matters most. Led Cougars to third consecutive regional final and second state tournament title, first since 2002.

First team
Daria Borowski, Clarksburg, Jr. D
Fast, powerful, tenacious, shutdown defender scored three goals and had four assists from the back line.

Kim Byrnes , Good Counsel, Sr. F
Speedy and crafty in the final third, her knack for scoring enabled her to knock in a team-high 20 goals and 10 assists.

Sarah Chapman, Good Counsel, Sr. MF
Sparkplug of team’s attack used grit and power to total 9 goals and 10 assists.

Hannah Cooper, B-CC, Jr. F
Impeccable ball skills helped her lead Barons with 13 goals despite missing five games with an ankle injury.

Katie Duncan, Wootton, Sr. D
Stalwart defender seemingly impossible to get around. Tallied 4 goals and 2 assists too.

Casey Ellerman, Holton-Arms, Sr. MF
Most of the Panthers’ offensive runs could be traced to this Miami-Ohio-bound midfielder, who tallied 5 goals, 10 assists.

Terryn Marette, B-CC, Sr. D
Anchored the backfield for a team that allowed just 5 goals in 15 games. Contributed 4 goals and 15 assists of her own.

Ariel Nehemiah, Quince Orchard, Sr. F
Smart and technically sound, led team to second straight state final with 15 goals and 7 assists.

Christie Shell, Quince Orchard, Sr. F
Backbone of state champion impacted team with both soccer prowess and leadership qualities. Tallied 11 goals, 5 assists.

Catherine Swanson, Holton-Arms, Sr. F
Stanford-bound women’s lacrosse player scored 17 goals to break the program’s all-time scoring record.

Moriah Van Vlerah, Northwest, Sr. G
Feisty and fearless, racked up 60 saves and had 2 assists.

Pam Vranis, Churchill, So. F
Scored 6 goals and tallied 18 assists to contribute to 24 of team’s 35 goals in leading team to state semifinals.

Allison Yeager, Wootton, Soph. M
Skilled and unafraid to challenge, scored 9 goals in helping team to second straight regional final.

Jill Zdenek, Whitman, Sr. D

Speedster in backfield scored 3 goals and 2 assists in addition to staunch defending.

Second team
Leilani Halkiotis (Sherwood, Sr., MF)
Led team with 5 goals, 7 assists.

Alex Doll (B-CC, Fr., F)
Youngster scored six goals.

Sonia Rada (B-CC, Sr., MF)
Midfield stalwart scored 10 goals.

Anna Madden (Paint Branch, Fr., F)
Newcomer notched 10 goals.

Taylor Goss (Sandy Spring, Sr., MF)
Second in county with 24 goals.

Annie Worden (Blair, Jr., F)
Speedster racked up 17 goals.

Hannah Von Rautenfeld (Northwood, Sr., MF)
Anchored Gladiatorsı midfield.

Emily DıItalia (Quince Orchard, Soph., MF)
Relentless defensive midfielder.

Kayla Clarke (Quince Orchard, Soph., MF)
Great feet led to 5 goals, 7 assists.

Katie Pecoraro (Good Counsel, Sr., MF)
Tallied 16 goals, eight assists.

Lauren Kelly (Good Counsel, Sr., F)
Gardner-Webb-bound leader scored 10 goals and had 10 assists.

Shayna Stern (Richard Montgomery, Sr., F)
Rocketsı top threat scored 10 goals.

Mitra Ebrahimi (Walter Johnson, Jr., D)
Led one of stingiest defenses.

Amanda Whitney (Quince Orchard, Jr., GK)
Averaged six saves per game.

Rachel Karanian (Holy Child, Sr., F)
Set school record with 19 goals.

Honorable mention
Schuyler Cosby, Wootton, Sr., D
Sara Ferrari, Poolesville, Jr., M
Colleen Din, Holy Cross, Soph., M
Caitlin Cadigan, Holy Cross, Sr., M
Jess Feimberg, Churchill, Sr., G
Jen Daly, Good Counsel, Sr., D
Maureen McMeekin, Q.O., Sr., D
Naisha Silva, Blake, Sr., F
Kim Ramirez, Wheaton, Sr., D
Julia Cosmos, Rockville, Soph., G