Players to watch 1993 high school field hockey preview

September 09, 1993|By Doug Brown

Christy Atchison, Old Mill, Jr., D -- She is the playmaker of the defense, getting the ball upfield to the front line. Few opponents slip by her.

Kate Brew, Annapolis, Sr., D -- After taking a year off from the game, Brew came back with the same good defensive touch. Teammates were sufficiently impressed to elect her captain.

Tressa Campbell, Severna Park, Sr., F -- She gives the team speed on the right wing. She is adept at passing the ball in front of the goal so a teammate can tap it in. Last year, she had six goals and five assists.

Monica Donahue, South River, Sr., M -- She is a good dodger and gets up the field quickly. She cuts well to the ball.

Heather Donaldson, St. Mary's, Sr., G -- She is the quickest goalie Lisa Howe has had in her eight seasons as coach. In five games as the No. 2 goalie last year, Donaldson allowed no goals and made 10 saves.

Colleen Gately, Severna Park, Sr., F -- Excellent at knocking in shots on rebounds in front of the goal, she had 12 goals and six assists last year and made All-State. She has a hard shot.

Leslie Knowles, Arundel, Sr., A -- She led Arundel in goals and assists last year. The Wildcats are counting on her for even more production to reach their goal of winning the regional championship.

Jaime Leavy, Old Mill, Sr., A -- In her third varsity season, she figures to be more aggressive and productive than ever. She is not afraid to shoot, which pleases coach Jo Funk.

Sara Madden, Southern, Sr., D -- The team's defensive leader, she has been a starter since she was a freshman. She heads a defensive unit that returns intact.

Becky Paul, Severn, Sr., M -- She has a knack of being in the right spot at the right time. Opponents marvel that she plays the game so fluidly.

fTC Ann Rodriguez, Broadneck, Jr., F -- She is blessed with speed and an ability to control the ball and to score. She could be one of the top five players in the county.

Jaimie Schlick, Chesapeake, Sr., D -- She anchors a defense that lost key players from last year. A former soccer player, she is quick and tenacious.

Marie Swartwood, Archbishop Spalding, Sr., M -- Spalding's Mary Pat Bozel, in her seventh year as a coach, calls Swartwood "the best midfielder I've ever coached." Swartwood was good enough to be invited to a camp designed to identify potential Olympians.

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