Girls Lacrosse

Varsity Spring Preview

March 14, 2007

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Allyson Carey

John Carroll, midfield

The Harford County Player of the Year last season as a sophomore, Carey showed off precocious skills and savvy all over the field, making big plays, controlling the draws and scoring 44 goals with 23 assists.

Caroline Cochran

St. Mary's, attack

Look for the hot-shooting junior left-hander to be the Saints' main weapon after finishing second on their scoring chart with 62 goals and 20 assists in last season's exceptionally talented attack.

Jackie Doherty

Mount Hebron, defense

A two-time All-Metro line defender, the senior has every asset of a complete stopper: a keen understanding of defense, good positioning, a quick stick and an intimidating presence.

Corey Donohoe

North Harford, midfield

A physically strong player who can dominate any facet of the game, the senior proved especially tough to stop offensively, contributing 42 goals along with 39 assists.

Jacqueline Giles

Mount Hebron, attack

The top line attacker on the area's most prolific team, the All-Metro senior used superb stick skills and a quick dodge to score many of her goals against the top competition, amassing 51 goals and six assists.

Kristen Horsman

Dulaney, defense

While the two-time All-Metro senior stands out on the defensive end, she also runs the field, contributing to the Class 4A-3A state champions' success on offense with 54 goals and 31 assists.

Karri Ellen Johnson

Broadneck, midfield

A versatile center with superior stick skills, the junior dominates anywhere on the field - scoring 39 goals with 27 assists, controlling most of the draws and showing natural defensive instincts.

Jordy Kirr

Bryn Mawr, attack

The senior contributed 22 goals and 11 assists to a balanced attack last season, and her game has grown, making her a key to the Mawrtians' likely run at the top of the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference.

Josie Owen

Severn, midfield

Overshadowed by her older teammates last season, the versatile junior will draw attention with the skills, tenacity and shot-making ability that led to 34 goals and 10 assists a year ago.

Jenny Steadman

Century, midfield

An All-Metro first team pick last year, the senior set school single-season records for goals (87) and points (41) while leading the Knights to a 19-0 finish and the Class 2A-1A state title.

Other notables -- Diana Apel, Glenelg; Kirstyn Atkinson, McDonogh; Kelli Battista, Long Reach; Sara Cooper, Centennial; Corcoran Downey, Centennial; Corrine Drost, Hereford; Maggie Dunbar, St. Paul's; Jess Dunn, Fallston; Allie Emala, Bryn Mawr; Karly Epp, Poly; Bria Eulitt, Mount Hebron; Megan Fitzgerald, Archbishop Spalding; Emily Franke, Towson; Grace Gaeng, John Carroll; Julie Gardner, Severna Park; Kristy Hankinson, Liberty; Mary Heneberry, Dulaney; Kaitlyn Horsman, Dulaney; Miller Hughes, Roland Park; Madalyn Jamison, Westminster; Kate Janian, Bryn Mawr; Joanna Kiser, Severna Park; Alicia Krause, Mount Hebron; Kim Kolarik, South River; Laura Lesnick, North Harford; Brooke Matthews, Friends; Julianne Nicola, Glenelg; Alexcia Niumatalolo, Broadneck; Jen Peters, Winters Mill; Brittany Poist, North Carroll; Jill Rekart, Mount Hebron; Maggie Sachs, Park; Megan Seidman, Pikesville; Caroline Spearman, McDonogh; Sandra Syntax, Poly; Ashley Trombetta, Century; Caitlyn Wier, Notre Dame Prep; Natalie Wills, St. Mary's; Lindsey Winkler, Western; Lauren Wise, Seton Keough; Jenny Wolock, Roland Park; Meredith Zanelotti, River Hill.

THE POLL

1. Mount Hebron

Last season: 18-0, ranked No. 1

Graduating eight starters would doom a lot of teams, but the Vikings always have a talented cast waiting in the wings. A tough schedule may challenge their 97-game winning streak, but they should have no trouble adding an 11th straight state title.

2. St. Paul's

Last season: 18-2, No. 2

The defending Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference champions have some holes to fill, especially in the goal, but they return a talented and balanced team that will keep them in a close race for the tournament title.

3. Century

Last season: 19-0, No. 4

The Knights enjoyed their best season ever, winning their second Class 2A-1A state title in three years. Eight starters return to make a strong run at a third crown.

4. Dulaney

Last season: 16-2, No. 5

Talent and skill return up and down the field for the Lions, who are a favorite to win a third straight Class 4A-3A state championship.

5. McDonogh

Last season: 18-2, No. 3

Graduation and injuries have taken a toll on the Eagles, who return just five starters, but their young talent should develop into an IAAM A Conference contender.

6. John Carroll

Last season: 11-7, No. 14

Inconsistency troubled the Patriots last season, but if they can work that out, they have the talent to soar toward the top of the IAAM A Conference.

7. Roland Park

Last season: 12-4, No. 7

The Reds graduated some big names from last season but bring back enough talent and depth to stay in the IAAM A Conference hunt.

8. Severna Park

Last season: 16-4, No. 8

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