BETSY ANDERSON, Severna Park, Sr., midfielder
This four-year starter (career 62 goals, 25 assists) is one of Anne Arundel County's top all-time scorers. This year, Anderson was alternated between forward and midfield on a team that was hit hard by graduation. She responded with 16 goals and 9 assists for the three-time state 3A-4A champion. "Betsy is a very aggressive kid with good ball sense and is a student of the game," coach Joyce Stefancik said. Anderson has her choice of top-level college Division I programs.
LINDA BAUER, Patapsco, Sr., forward
Bauer totaled 53 goals for this year's state 1A-2A finalist. The metro area's top offensive threat, Bauer "takes just as much pleasure in assists  as she does in scoring," said coach Pat Poletynski. "She is without question the best player in Baltimore County and one of the top five in the state." Bauer probably will attend UMBC on scholarship.
MEG CARO, Centennial, Sr., midfielder
A natural stopper -- the position she is most likely to play in college -- Caro was transferred to center-midfield this year. Her defensive skills and timely scoring (5 goals, 7 assists) were big factors in the Eagles' 10-3 season. "She is a tremendous personality, and her knowledge of the game and her skills are absolutely outstanding," said coach Ray Mayrovitz. Caro will play at William & Mary.
LAURA COAKLEY, St. Mary's, Sr., defender
Coakley graded out as the top player in the Catholic League. "Almost any superlative you would care to use describes Laura Coakley," said Saints coach Jerry Tobin. "She is a tremendous competitor and a tremendous soccer talent." Coakley displayed superb field presence and anticipation "and the best outlet passes by any defender I've seen in my six years of coaching," Tobin said.
MIA DAMMEN, Oakland Mills, Sr., midfielder
Arguably the best player ever from Howard County, Dammen is fast, rugged and durable. This year, she had 11 goals and 9 assists (career 40-31). Dammen carries a 3.89 grade-point average in advanced course work and will decide among Brown, Princeton, Duke and Harvard.
DAWN FREDERICK, Broadneck, Jr., defender
Frederick's ability to mark and to neutralize the top opposing scorers sparked a 10-3 season for the youthful Bruins. "Dawn is a very physical player and a dominant player, one who can take over and control a game at any time," said coach David Lord. An extremely strong player in the air, Frederick had 3 goals and 1 assist.
STEPHANIE MAGRO, Oakland Mills, Sr., forward
Intelligent and highly skilled, Magro's field sense and finesse highlighted the Scorpions' state 3A-4A runners-up season. Magro totaled 14 goals and 7 assists to push her career totals to 52-28. "She is a gifted athlete and one who has the touch," said coach Cindy Odell. Equally adept in the classroom, Magro will continue her education at Princeton, Villanova or Dartmouth.
JULIA MALINOWSKI, John Carroll, Sr., defender
Four-year starter Malinowski threatened to break the Patriots' record for career scoring before switching to sweeper midway ++ through the season. "She sacrificed a personal goal to give us a championship year, and everybody's play improved. It was remarkable," said coach Joe Rehrmann, whose team outscored the opposition, 22-4, in the last six games to win the Catholic League title. Malinowski dominated the length of the field and finished with 9 goals and 6 assists for career totals of 60-25.
TAMI RILEY, Severna Park, Sr., goalie
Severna Park never lost (46-0-1) during Riley's three years in goal. She used speed, agility and intelligence to record shutouts in 37 of her 45 starts -- 11 this year -- and missed only one game due to injury. Reilly allowed a total of 11 goals in three years. She only once gave up more than one score in a game, and she had a combined 21 saves in two 2-1 victories over Oakland Mills this year, the lastfor the state 3A-4A title. "She is definitely the best goalie in the state," said coach Joyce Stefancik.
TINA RILEY, Severna Park, Sr., defender
"Tina is one of our most overlooked players, simply because there are no stats kept on the times she's stopped the other's leading scorer," coach Joyce Stefancik said. "She's our best header and completely controls the air. She's also a strong tackler who reads plays well." Riley also headed in 3 corner kicks this season, including the winning goal in the 3A-4A Region IV championship game. "And as for leadership, the other kids depend on her to take charge out there. It doesn't bode well for us next year," Stefancik said.
AMANDA SIMMONS, Meade, Jr., forward
Simmons combined blazing speed and top-level skills to lead Anne Arundel County in scoring with 29 goals and 6 assists in 12 games. Simmons, who also carries a near-perfect grade-point average in advanced courses, played every minute of Meade's games. "Her speed is definitely a tool, but Amanda's knowledge of the game is like a second nature to her," said coach John O'Neill.