All-baltimore County

Girls Lacrosse

June 07, 2006

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Lidia Sanza

St. Paul's

The Gators goalie saved her best performances for last, as she closed out a stellar career by leading No. 2 St. Paul's to the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship. She made 11 saves in the 10-7 title victory over a potent McDonogh team.

She also made seven saves in a 9-3 semifinal victory over St. Mary's and eight in the 9-8 regular-season win over the Saints to preserve the second-seeded spot in the tournament. Despite an unorthodox style, Sanza came up with the big saves and posted a season save rate of .557 as well as a 5.1 goals-against average.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Mitch Whiteley

St. Paul's

In his first year coaching high school girls, Whiteley deftly handled a balanced Gators team that included two of his daughters, attacker Caity and backup goalie Julie. Coming from the St. Paul's boys team, with whom he earned All-Metro Coach of the Year honors in 2004, Whiteley fashioned a quietly competitive squad that steadily rose through the top 10 to settle at No. 2.

The Gators won 17 of their last 18 games and upset McDonogh in the final. Their title was built on teamwork, boasting a lot of scorers, a well-oiled defense and excellent ball control.

First Team

Name School Class Pos.

Molly Ford NDP Senior Attack

Meghan Frederick Dulaney Senior Attack

Caity Whiteley St. Paul's Senior Attack

Kim Dubansky McDonogh Senior Midfield

Mary Heneberry Dulaney Junior Midfield

Kaitlyn Horsman Dulaney Junior Midfield

Marye Kellerman Maryvale Senior Midfield

Brittany Mallory McDonogh Junior Midfield

Caitlyn McFadden NDP Senior Midfield

Maggie Dunbar St. Paul's Junior Defense

Melanie Hilbush McDonogh Senior Defense

Kristen Horsman Dulaney Junior Defense

Caroline Spearman McDonogh Junior Defense

Lidia Sanza St. Paul's Senior Goal

Second Team

Name School Class Pos.

Corrine Drost Hereford Junior Attack

Sarah Gold Park Senior Attack

Blake Hargest St. Paul's Senior Attack

Hollis Burman Dulaney Junior Midfield

Emily Franke Towson Junior Midfield

Kirsten Goldberg St. Paul's Soph. Midfield

Claire Hubbard Towson Senior Midfield

Ali Libertini Mt. de Sales Junior Midfield

Mary Lenoir Maryvale Senior Midfield

Katie Rees Catonsville Senior Midfield

Kira Paterakis McDonogh Soph. Midfield

Maggie Stout NDP Senior Defense

Jill Whitty St. Paul's Senior Defense

Kate Quick Maryvale Senior Goal

Note -- Teams selected by Katherine Dunn after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

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