Harford All-county

December 14, 2005

FIELD HOCKEY

Player of the Year

Liz DiNunno

Fallston

The senior played center back and anchored the defense as Fallston made it to the Class 3A state finals. DiNunno started for two years and played on the varsity for three. She was a clever defensive player who knew how to break up an offensive rush. DiNunno had good stickwork and wasn't afraid to go for loose balls, especially in the midfield where Fallston could quickly turn it around. DiNunno hasn't decided where she will attend college next fall, but she wants to play field hockey wherever she goes.

Coach of the Year

Alice Puckett

Fallston

Puckett's teams are no strangers to the state finals, but she might have outdone herself this season, as she led a young team to the Class 3A title game. The Cougars suffered a 2-0 loss to Severna Park there, but they pushed the Falcons. Fallston was just 8-6 last season, but Puckett helped it improve to 15-5 this year. The Cougars could be even better next season, as four of Fallston's five All-County first-team picks will return. This was the 12th time Puckett has taken a team to the finals, where she has won nine titles.

First team

Name School Class Position

Lindsey Puckett Fallston Fresh. Forward

Kathleen Tress Fallston Junior Forward

Courtney Aburn John Carroll Senior Midfield

Corey Donohoo North Harford Junior Midfield

Caitlin Walker Fallston Soph. Midfield

Mary Waller C.M. Wright Junior Midfield

Alana Burrough C.M. Wright Senior Defense

Liz DiNunno Fallston Senior Defense

Natalie Rau Fallston Junior Defense

Sara Reich North Harford Senior Defense

Courtney Carnaggio John Carroll Senior Goalie

Jen Vogt Bel Air Senior Goalie

Second team

Name School Class Position

Erika Braerman Fallston Junior Forward

Erin Flaherty C.M. Wright Senior Forward

Chelsea Ford John Carroll Senior Forward

Meagan Linkous North Harford Junior Forward

Kelly Taylor Bel Air Junior Forward

Caroline Volker John Carroll Junior Forward

Ali Fogarty Fallston Senior Midfield

Kim Schnell C.M. Wright Soph. Midfield

Krista Bupp Bel Air Senior Defense

Anna Erickson Fallston Junior Defense

Erin Lolley C.M. Wright Junior Defense

Amber Smith Aberdeen Senior Goalie

Note: Teams selected by Jeff Seidel after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

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