1995 All-Carroll County field hockey teams

November 21, 1995

The teams

Player of the Year: Ann Brennan, Westminster

Coaches of the Year: Brenda Baker and Sue Hooper, Westminster

First team

Name, School, Year, Position

Becky Bosley, North Carroll, Junior, Goalie

Ann Brennan, Westminster, Senior, Forward

Heather Carter, Liberty, Senior, Goalie

Jackie Chase, North Carroll, Senior, Link

Nikki Cornell, Westminster, Senior, Defense

Shelly Dinterman, Westminster, Senior, Defense

Stacey Greene, F. Scott Key, Senior, Forward

Megan Magee, Westminster, Senior, Link

Jen Medura, Westminster, Senior, Forward

Ashley Meehan, Liberty, Junior, Defense

Jen Parrish, F. Scott Key, Junior, Forward

Diana Vaughan, North Carroll, Junior, Defense

Second team

Name, School, Year, Position

Heather Arnold, F. Scott Key, Junior, Link

Corrina Batten, Westminster, Senior, Link

Allison Cain, South Carroll, Senior, Forward

Annie Eggers, North Carroll, Junior, Forward

Jessica Etzler, South Carroll, Senior, Defense

Kelly Grammes, Liberty, Senior, Forward

Jessica Horneman, Liberty, Senior, Defense

Netia Little, Westminster, Senior, Defense

Becky Towns, Westminster, Sophomore, Forward

Jen Wildesen, F. Scott Key, Senior, Defense

Player of the Year

Ann Brennan, Westminster, senior, forward: Brennan had a way of puzzling defenders with her crafty stickwork and relentless work ethic, owning the left side of the field for the Owls the past three years. The first-team all-state selection finished the season with nine goals and six assists, leading the Owls to a perfect 12-0 regular season and another state playoff appearance. "She definitely provided the spark for our offense," said Westminster co-coach Brenda Baker. "She's a very unselfish player and that can be attributed by the fact she nearly had as many assists as goals. She loves the game, and it shows when she's out there playing." Brennan was a team player who was willing to do whatever it took to get a Westminster win. "She just couldn't do anything wrong," said Westminster co-coach Sue Hooper. "She always gave it her all and will be hard to replace, big-time hard to replace. They don't make many like her." As a three-year starter, Brennan finished with 21 goals and 19 assists.

Coaches of the Year

Brenda Baker and Sue Hooper, Westminster: The Owls were flawless through the regular season and region playoffs before a tough 2-0 loss to Walt Whitman in the state semifinals. There have been many great teams produced at Westminster, but none, except the 1995 squad, can stake claim to a perfect 12-0 regular season. The Owls, with 12 seniors on the roster, were more than an incredible field hockey team. "The main thing was they were always willing to give up time to get better and were always there to help each other out -- it was like a family," said Hooper. The makings of this team began three years ago when Hooper and Baker brought up a few sophomores to the varsity level. The rest of the strong senior group followed the next season and by their senior year, they were a group that played as one. "It was a rewarding year," Baker said. "We won 14 straight games to get to that last one and that one was tough, but you have to put it aside and appreciate what they accomplished. They did it with hard work."

First team at a glance

Becky Bosley, North Carroll, Jr., goalie: There were times when the Panthers were simply overmatched, but Bosley's all-around athleticism in goal was their equalizer. Some of her best work came in a 1-0 loss against Westminster in which she came up with 12 saves. The Panthers reached the region finals and finished 11-4 with Bosley recording 72 saves and allowing just four goals the entire way.

Heather Carter, Liberty, Sr., goalie: Carter brought athleticism to the goal and was a sound technician, covering angles well to keep opponents frustrated. She finished the season with nine shutouts, allowing just six goals with 79 saves. An honorable mention all-state selection, Carter finished her high school career with 21 shutouts.

Jackie Chase, North Carroll, Sr., link: Chase was North Carroll's presence in the middle of the field and also provided much-needed leadership for a young team that had only one other senior on the roster. "She had an outstanding senior year," said North Carroll coach Denean Koontz. "She dominated at midfield and contributed offensively and defensively. She was the kind of kid that was just everywhere."

Nikki Cornell, Westminster, Sr., defense: It's difficult to stand out playing defense, but Cornell did just that this season. The three-year starter took control of the Westminster defense with exceptional skills and aggressive play. "Nikki was our coordinator on defense," said Westminster co-coach Brenda Baker. "She had excellent ball handling skills that are usually more prevalent with offensive players. She has good game sense and was always able to put herself in position where she could get the ball."

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