The first team 1992 ALL-HOWARD COUNTY FIELD HOCKEY TEAM Three from Glenelg, three from Mount Hebron are named

November 18, 1992|By Gary Lambrecht

* Heather Inkman, Glenelg, forward, sr. -- Inkman was the county's leading scorer with 12 goals and four assists. She accounted for nearly a third of the Gladiators' scoring, and she did it mainly with the best penalty corner stop shot the county has seen in years. "She took care of that dimension better than anyone in the county," said Glenelg coach Ginger Kincaid.

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* Katie Anders, Mount Hebron, forward, sr. -- One of the league'more relentless hustlers, Anders scored four goals and added four assists to account for more than 20 percent of the Vikings' offense. "Even when she wasn't scoring, she put tremendous pressure on the goalkeeper," Hebron coach Jeanette Ireland said. "She made things happen."

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* Amber Saunders, Centennial, forward, sr. -- On a team in whicthe scoring was spread among five players, Saunders gets the call because of her team-high six assists. She also scored four goals. Thanks largely to her ability to make excellent crossing passes in the circle, Saunders was a key reason the Eagles went 9-4 and advanced to the playoffs.

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* Becky Snyder, Hammond, forward, sr. -- Although Snyder onlscored one goal, it was a huge one. She handed Centennial a 1-0 defeat that snapped the Eagles' five-game winning streak against the county and helped the Golden Bears to a 7-4 finish. After losing several key starters from last year's playoff team, Snyder anchored the Bears with a team-high 221 steals. She also had three assists.

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* Katrina Wolfe, Centennial, link, jr. -- Eagles coach Gail Purcelthinks Wolfe will emerge as a Player of the Year candidate next year, and she is probably right. She scored five goals, had four assists and controlled the middle of the field much like Tierney Clark did for Mount Hebron and Charlotte Cockrell did for Glenelg. "She has the ability to be physical and to play with finesse, and she does it all with such poise," Purcell said.

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* Charlotte Cockrell, Glenelg, link, sr. -- On a team loaded witsenior stars, Cockrell went unnoticed at times, although coach Ginger Kincaid didn't miss her. "What a sure stick. She made people look silly all season long, and she was so quiet about it," Kincaid said. "She was my most consistent, complete player." Cockrell always got the ball cleanly to the Glenelg attack, which produced 40 goals.

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* Katie Walter, Atholton, back, sr. -- The Raiders (4-4-4) managemerely 10 goals, but great defense kept them competitive. They surrendered just seven goals, and Walter was a big reason for that. "When she approaches an opponent, 98 percent of the time she comes away with the ball," said Atholton coach Carol Stevens. "I never worried when she was back on defense."

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* Erica Fry, Mount Hebron, back, sr. -- Like Cockrell, Frsometimes got lost in her team's success. Anders and Clark may have come up with the most noteworthy plays in the box score, but Fry was the team's most disruptive force on defense. "She really knew how to break down a fast break. She has tremendous tackling ability, and she was very strong throughout the second half of the season," said Ireland.

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* Dana Hoffman, Glenelg, back, sr. -- Kincaid's decision to movHoffman from sweeper to center halfback worked out fine, as Hoffman frustrated offenses constantly with great stick control and one of the harder drives in the county. No wonder the Gladiators only gave up seven goals. Opponents could hardly get a good shot on goal.

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* Jill Sammons, Oakland Mills, sweeper, sr. -- Sammons, a three-year starter who never missed a game for the Scorpions, led a defense that gave up only eight goals in 12 games. The

Scorpions' 5-5-2 record would have been better had they scored more. "She always has a good game, and you really need that at the sweeper position," said Oakland Mills coach Chris Marsiglia.

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* Kelly Naylor, Oakland Mills, goalkeeper, jr. -- Last year's All-County goalie came back with another strong season. Naylor averaged 10 saves and saved 93 percent of her opponent's shots. Her highlights included 14 saves in a 1-0 loss to Glenelg and 20 saves in a scoreless tie against Atholton.

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