The first team


November 24, 1992

* Amber Clutter, South Carroll, Soph., forward -- This talented sophomore had a phenomenal freshman year in 1991 and didn't let up this season. Her presence on the field can alter a game as she draws so much attention from opposing defenders.

This season, she finished with 18 goals and six assists. In the region playoff opener against Western, she scored three goals in the game's first three minutes.

* Ashlee Douglas, North Carroll, Sr., forward -- The county's leading scorer with 15 goals and seven assists, coach Phil Myers actually had to encourage Douglas to shoot.

Brought up to varsity with three games left in her sophomore season, Douglas made an immediate impact, scoring in her first game and also scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 upset win over Franklin in a region playoff game that year.

* Heather Mauritz, Westminster, Sr., forward -- Mauritz was the go-to player for the Owls and finished with a team-high eight goals and four assists.

A leader on Westminster's young front line, she can score with both feet.

* Nikki Robitaille, South Carroll, Sr., forward -- Robitaille wreaked havoc on the left side for three years at South Carroll, particularly this season when she finished with 12 goals and five assists.

Nicknamed "Cannon" for her shot, she teamed with Clutter for a potent one-two punch.

In the regional finals against Franklin, she scored the game's only two goals -- the second a memorable header at the far post.

* Jaimee Isaacs, South Carroll, Jr., midfielder -- Rarely do you find a wing halfback who can dominate the midfield, but Isaacs often did for the Cavaliers.

Her ball-handling skills led to three goals and two assists for the Cavs. Working on the same side with Robitaille, coach Jim Horn said the two were "interchangeable parts."

* Erin Murphey, Francis Scott Key, Sr., midfielder -- This three-year letterman is one of few players in the county with the ability to dominate a game.

Murphey finished the season with seven goals and two assists.

* Jessica Farinholt, Westminster, Sr., defender -- The Owls marking back, Farinholt had the speed, strength and consistency to often shut down the opponents' top scoring threat and was known for her mental toughness.

* Tammy Giffi, North Carroll, Sr., defender -- Coach Phil Myers called her the "quarterback of the defense" at sweeper. A two-year varsity starter, Giffi was tough to get around and had great recovery time with her speed and quickness.

* Katie Kelbaugh, Liberty, Sr., defender -- Kelbaugh was coach Lynn Stone's leader in the middle at her stopper position. A strong defender with a great ability to distribute the ball, she proved to be an offensive threat with through balls and direct kicks.

* Sara Wachter, South Carroll, Frosh., defender -- One of three freshmen starting on defense for the Cavaliers, Wachter stood out with her size, speed and physical play.

A very skilled player out of the back, Wachter had the ability to turn the ball upfield and often start the offensive rush.

* Kara Hedges, Westminster, Sr., goalkeeper -- Coach Greg Bright moved Hedges into the net after she was a field player before high school and she put in the time necessary to become a four-year starter. This year, she broke her own shutout record with eight. A "take-charge" player, Hedges made good decisions and distributed the ball well.

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