1994 All-metro Girls Lacrosse Team

June 06, 1994|By Katherine Dunn

FIRST TEAM AT A GLANCE

* Lisa Banbury, Mount de Sales, Jr., midfield -- The catalyst for the 19-2 Sailors dominated at center and set the offense moving. The Association of Independent Schools All-Star led the Sailors in scoring with 85 goals and 11 assists, and her speed made her a threat to score every time she had the ball. Her powerful shot and ability to find the net from any angle made her one of the area's top finishers.

* Peggy Boutilier, Roland Park, Sr., midfield -- The Baltimore City/County Player of the Year, Boutilier led the Reds to a record-setting fourth straight AIS A Division title, an undefeated season and their first No. 1 ranking. The perfect blend of individual standout and team player, Boutilier always made things happen. A natural defender, she also came up with some big goals, scoring 29 and adding 13 assists. Her speed, positioning and tenacity allowed her to play great denial defense and come up with interceptions and ground balls. A two-time first-team All-American and All-Metro, Boutilier sparked the South I Schoolgirl team to third place at the U.S. Women's Lacrosse Association's national tournament. She is headed for Virginia.

* Heather Castle, Notre Dame Prep, Sr., goalie -- The area's best all-around keeper, Caslte made 171 saves and allowed 88 goals. A natural athlete with good quickness and solid technique, she could dominate play outside the crease, too. With 23 ground balls and 30 interceptions, she wasn't afraid to step out and challenge. Named a first-team All-American and selected for the South I Schoolgirl team, the AIS All-Star is headed to Virginia.

* Melissa Cully, Roland Park, Sr., midfield -- This attack wing led the four-time AIS champion Reds in scoring with 50 points, including 27 goals. With incredible vision, she could pass the ball through the smallest spaces, setting up some amazing goals. A strong player, Cully could catch about anything with a long, one-handed reach. A first-team All-American and an AIS All-Star chosen for the South I Schoolgirl team, she is bound for NCAA champion Princeton.

* Robyn Harry, Loch Raven, Jr., midfield -- The fastest player on this team, Harry used her speed and excellent stick skills to lead the Baltimore County champion Raiders to an unbeaten season and the state Class 1A/2A title. She had five goals and three assists in the Raiders' 19-7 title-game win over Liberty, bringing her season totals to 32 goals and 26 assists. The defense wing could overtake anyone, get the clean stick check and get the ball.

* Katy Kemerer, Broadneck, Sr., defense -- Kemerer concluded an outstanding career at Broadneck with 11 goals, six assists, 96 ground balls, 19 blocks, 15 interceptions and 109 checks. She also controlled 16 draws and was named Broadneck's Most Valuable Player. A strong all-around player, Kemerer was named to the All-America team and will attend William and Mary.

* Katie Loovis, Seton Keough, Jr., defense -- This AIS All-Star had the quickness and defensive positioning to force the opposition weak or into the double-team. A smart checker, Loovis also came up with a lot of turnovers. With excellent stick skills, she was a key to the midfield transition and often dominated the draws. Also an offensive threat, she had 12 goals and seven assists. An honorable-mention All-American, Loovis also played for South I.

* Aubin McCarthy, Friends, Sr., defense -- This cover point used her deceptive quickness and game sense to keep the opposition off-balance. Always thinking a couple steps ahead of the attack, McCarthy seemed to come out of nowhere to make the interceptions. A strong crease defender, she could use her good positioning to draw the charge. A first-team All-American, AIS All-Star and South I selection, McCarthy will play at Cornell next year.

* Cristi Samaras, Annapolis, Sr., attack -- The Anne Arundel County Player of the Year, Samaras led the county in scoring for the third straight year with 78 goals and 38 assists. But this season she also led Annapolis to the state playoffs. She always has been able to score, but this season she showed she was a complete player who also could distribute the ball and get back on defense to help with double-teams and clearing. A first-team All-American chosen to the Chesapeake Schoolgirl team, Samaras is headed for Princeton, where she will be reunited with her sister, Cory, an All-Metro defender last year.

* Liza Shoemaker, Garrison Forest, Sr., defense -- An intimidating defender, Shoemaker has an excellent stick check. Although she played point and cover point much of the season, she also spent time at center, where she marked some of the area's top offensive midfielders, dominated the draw and sparked the Grizzlies' transition. Shoemaker also could finish, contributing nine goals and an assist. She was named first-team All-American for the second straight year and played for South I. She is bound for Delaware.

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