Soccer

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Girls

November 26, 2003

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Hayley Siegel

Centennial

The three-year starter had another spectacular season with seven goals and 10 assists, finishing as the team's top scorer with 17 points.

Siegel was the co-Howard County Player of the Year last season and a first-team All-Metro pick. As the lone under-19 national pool player in the county, she made other teams respectful of her talents. She drew constant double teams but still found ways to cause trouble.

She made the players around her better, mainly with her strong passing skills that often made the double teams useless. Of course, Siegel also could take the ball herself and dribble through several players and shoot. The only question left for next year is how much better she could become.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Dave Procida

Wilde Lake

Procida improved a good Wilde Lake team in his first year there as coach.

The longtime SAC coach helped the Wildecats go from seven wins last year to an 11-5 mark this season and a spot in the regional final. There, they suffered a 1-0 loss to River Hill in a game where they outplayed the Hawks for long stretches. Procida emphasized defense first, last and always, and got the team to buy into the concept.

The tough defense the team played helped the Wildecats control many games. Procida also made a clever switch to a 4-5-1 format that helped Ali McDonough and Ashley Myrick run wild and beat Centennial, 3-0, in the regional semifinal.

FIRST TEAM

Jessica Basso

Hammond

Basso kept busy during games, playing tough defense and helping on offense. Her consistent play this season never wavered, and Hammond benefited from her hard work.

Kelly Glacken

Glenelg

She had a solid season in her fourth year on varsity. Glacken bounced back from missing most of three games midway through the season with an illness and finished strong as the Gladiators posted a 14-3-1 mark.

Emma Gormley

Mount Hebron

Gormley is a solid player who can help at both ends of the field. She sparked the offense and defense throughout the season and constantly made big plays to help the Vikings.

Stacy Grenier

Atholton

The four-year varsity starter truly anchored the Atholton defense and was one of the county's top defenders. She never got caught out of position and helped the Raiders shut down many opponents this season.

Meghan Haspert

Glenelg

The team's leading scorer with 14 goals and five assists, Haspert had quite a third varsity season as the Gladiators made it to the state finals. Even more impressive: She scored all of these points after playing defense her first two years.

Katy Hudson

River Hill

Hudson nearly had a perfect season. She had 14 straight shutouts before giving up two goals in the team's state semifinal loss to Severna Park. Hudson constantly made big plays in every game, and she especially delivered in a 1-0 victory over Wilde Lake in the regional final.

Kara Lewis

River Hill

She was one of the most feared offensive threats in the county this season. A first-team All-Metro pick last year, she finished with 10 goals and nine assists and was a big reason the Hawks qualified for the state final four.

Ali McDonough

Wilde Lake

She tied with Ashley Myrick as the team's scoring leader with 20 points - finishing with 10 goals and 10 assists. In her best game, McDonough had two goals and one assist in the 3-0 regional semifinal victory over Centennial. She had three game-winning goals this season.

Shelley McDuff

River Hill

McDuff helped anchor a strong River Hill defense once more. The Hawks didn't give up a goal for 14 straight games - and didn't allow a goal at all to a Howard County team this year - with McDuff being a major reason. She finished with three goals and four assists.

Ashley Myrick

Wilde Lake

The sophomore played a big role in the team's turnaround this year as the Wildecats advanced to the regional finals. She had 11 goals and nine assists this season, including a goal and two assists in the 3-0 victory over Centennial in the region semifinal victory.

Mandy Paizs

Centennial

A three-year starter, Paizs led the team with 10 goals. She also added six assists and combined with Hayley Siegel to give the Eagles plenty of scoring punch.

Brooke Ratcliffe

Wilde Lake

The three-year varsity starter was the team captain and the backbone of a very tough defense that gave up less than a goal a game. She scored her first goal at the right time, in a regional quarterfinal victory.

Megan Shea

Oakland Mills

Soccer is definitely in her blood - dad (Don) is the longtime Oakland Mills boys coach - but this Shea is a talented player. She anchored the Scorpions' defense again this season.

Jackie Stromberg

River Hill

She was one of River Hill's group of solid offensive threats. Stromberg finished with seven goals and 10 assists and did a little bit of everything this season to help the Hawks win the regional title.

THE GIRLS TEAMS

Player of the Year: Hayley Siegel, Centennial

Coach of the Year: Dave Procida, Wilde Lake

First team

Name School Class Position

Kara Lewis River Hill Senior Forward

Ashley Myrick Wilde Lake Sophomore Forward

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