1992 All-Howard County girls soccer team THE FIRST TEAM

November 24, 1992

* Laura Ellestad, Oakland Mills, Sr., fullback -- As the Scorpions' sweeper she was instrumental in holding the league's leading scorer, Hammond's Kisha Jett, scoreless twice. She was especially outstanding in the regional championship victory over Hammond.

* Carrie Chao, Wilde Lake, Jr., fullback -- She played stopper and shut down Hammond's Samantha Andersch, among others. "She's our best player and the smartest player I've ever coached," Wilde Lake coach Rick Wilson said.

* Paige Nettelbladt, Centennial, Sr., fullback -- Her speed enabled her to cover a lot of ground at sweeper as she led the Eagles' defense to eight shutouts.

* Kacy Williams, Hammond, Jr., fullback -- She led a defense that allowed only 10 goals in 14 games. The Bears gave up two goals only once. She also pushed up offensively at times, scoring three goals and getting seven assists.

* Stephanie Otto, Mount Hebron, Sr., fullback -- A stopper, Otto led the Vikings to the regional final by playing almost every minute of every game. She scored six goals and had nine assists. She took the Vikings' direct kicks and corners, and covered some of the top players.

* Mandy Kolste, Oakland Mills, Sr., fullback/halfback -- The Scorpions won their last five games by shutouts -- four of them by 1-0. Her ability to play well under pressure was a key to Oakland Mills' success. She scored six goals and had five assists.

* Samantha Andersch, Hammond, Sr., halfback -- The most skilled all-around player in the county, Andersch scored 15 goals and had six assists leading the county's best midfield. A four-year starter, she had career marks of 61 goals and 48 assists.

* Kelly Butler, Centennial, Sr., halfback -- The best tackler in the county, Butler scored seven goals and had five assists playing on one of the county's top midfields.

* Natalie Rich, Centennial, Sr., halfback -- Strong in the air, Rich was a physical player who was feared by opposing coaches. She had two assists and scored 10 goals, including the game-winners in the state semifinal and final.

* Kisha Jett, Hammond, Jr., striker -- She led the county with 23 goals and has four assists. Jett scored in every game but three, and had seven multiple-goal games including three hat tricks. She had one four-goal game.

* Lauren McHargue, Oakland Mills, Soph., goalkeeper -- In the regional championship game against Hammond that ended in a shootout, she had one of the greatest games ever by a county goalkeeper, making saves on six of Hammond's eight shots. She was a key to Oakland Mills' state title.

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