1995 All-Anne Arundel County field hockey teams

November 21, 1995

Sarah Horn, a senior attack from Severna Park High, was mistakenly left off the All-Anne Arundel County field hockey second team that appeared in Tuesday's editions.

The teams

Player of the Year: Amy Noble, Severna Park

Coach of the Year: Lil Shelton, Severna Park

First team

Name, School, Year, Position

Ryane Bellarin, Chesapeake-AA, Junior, Defense


Kristen Bonk Chesapeake-AA Senior Midfield

Amy Brew Annapolis Senior Attack

Katie Busik St. Mary's Senior Midfield

Jen Dunham Severna Park Junior Defense

Bess Freedlander Severn Junior Midfield

Kim Gonski Arundel Senior Defense

Athena Mahoney Severna Park Senior Attack

Jen Miller Arundel Senior Attack

Amy Noble Severna Park Junior Attack

Stephanie Paxson Spalding Senior Attack

Melissa Reynolds Severna Park Senior Defense

Jenn Snelson Meade Junior Goalie

Laura Snider Severna Park Junior Goalie

Second team

Name School Year Position

Krista Bowerman Severna Park Sophomore Defense

Natalie Brookman St. Mary's Junior Attack

Shannon Cashour Spalding Senior Defense

Meghan Cornwall Annapolis Senior Attack

Chryssy Edwards Meade Senior Midfield

Kristen Hancock Severna Park Senior Midfield

Wendy Isom Chesapeake-AA Sophomore Midfield

Kristy King Southern Senior Attack

Trish Kircher Spalding Senior Goalie

Katie Lengyel Broadneck Senior Midfield

Ani Mason Severna Park Senior Midfield

Kate McMahon Annapolis Senior Defense

Kerri Tindall Old Mill Senior Midfield

Honorable mention: Becky Shank, Severna Park, Sr., defense; Carla Navarro, Arundel, Sr., forward; Amanda Gibbony, Spalding, defense; Meghan Bauer, Severn, Sr., forward; Lisa Foertsch, Broadneck, Sr., forward

Player of the Year

Amy Noble, Severna Park: Every time she stepped on the field, this 5-foot-11 center forward drew defenders in bunches. There were cries of "Watch No. 19" in every game, but no one stopped Noble until the state 4A championships at Goucher College. By that time, she had scored 19 goals and had eight assists in 16 games. So what happened when Noble got stopped? "She deflected the ball to her teammates and they scored and we won the state championship," said Severna Park coach Lil Shelton. "Amy was an unselfish player. She had nine assists." The ninth assist came in the state 4A semifinals, a 4-0 victory over Chesapeake. It was that same Chesapeake team that Noble scored three goals against in a 4-1 victory for the Anne Arundel County championship. "Amy's a complete field player," Shelton said of the girl who led the Falcons to a fourth straight state 4A championship and 18-0 record, running the unbeaten streak to 54 in a row.

Coach of the Year

Lil Shelton, Severna Park: "If I put a player on the varsity, she's ready to play and I'll use her any time," said the woman who has one of the longest winning streaks in any sport at any level -- 54 straight dating to November 1992. That philosophy gives Shelton one of the deepest high school field hockey teams in the nation every year. She used everybody on the team -- 23 players -- in the state semifinals against Chesapeake and regularly uses two players at each of the 11 positions, including goalkeeper. Her coaching achievements in the state are unparalleled: four straight 4A championships and nine overall. She has built an impressive program that has incredible camaraderie among the players, and a sister act (five sets of two and one set of three) that numbers 13 this season on the varsity and junior varsity. Girls wait in line to play for Shelton because they have fun and win and win.

First team at a glance

Ryane Bellarin, Chesapeake: Bellarin draws raves from coaches and dismay from opposing top scorers after they have been shut down. She shut off high-scoring Severna Park forward Amy Noble before she could get close to the goal in the state 4A semis, holding her to one assist. The defensive standout also had one goal and three assists this season for 11-6 Chesapeake.

Kristen Bonk, Chesapeake: A three-year varsity starter, Bonk was a big-game player for the Cougars, who made a surprise run to the 4A state tournament. She led the team in scoring with seven goals and one assist, was its best penalty stroker, received the ball off penalty corners and scored two goals in a 3-2 win over Annapolis.

Amy Brew, Annapolis: She is an outstanding athlete who baffles opponents with her stickwork. In a 2-1 loss to Spalding, Brew showed all her skills when she went nearly the length of the field to score. She had nine goals and nine assists this season.

Katie Busik, St. Mary's: This gifted midfielder led the Saints to their best field hockey record ever (13-2-2). Her job was to get the ball to the scorers and she did it exceptionally well while controlling the midfield with aggressiveness and quickness. Busik took all the free hits, was the receiver on penalty corners, took the hitter when the other team had a corner, was team captain and had one goal and two assists.

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