Coach Of The Year

Field Hockey

High School Sports

December 15, 2003

Annie Morse

St. Paul's

In her third season as the Gators' head coach, Morse has become an expert at rebuilding quickly.

This fall's effort, after graduating 13 seniors, brought St. Paul's a rare double championship - the regular season and tournament titles in the area's most competitive league, the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference.

The two-time Baltimore City/County Coach of the Year and former Gators player guided St. Paul's to a 15-1-2 record and the No. 2 ranking. The Gators went unbeaten in their final 15 games.

In Morse's first two seasons, the Gators shared the tournament titles, with Bryn Mawr in 2001 and Roland Park in 2002, but this season they finally won outright, 2-1 over No. 4 Archbishop Spalding.

"Having girls like Lizzie Schwarcz, Jackie Blucher, Caitlin Sloane and Megan Del Monte, who were on the team as freshmen, and having other girls who started this year but weren't always the best kids out there, but who knew what it takes to get to that final game and who knew the work I expected of them, that really helped," said Morse, 27.

Her career record stands at 41-8-8.

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