Girls lacrosse

June 06, 2007

Player of the Year

Julie Gardner

Severna Park

A multitalented midfielder, the junior brought a little bit of everything to the state 4A-3A state champions. Gardner showed off slick moves in the arc and finished with 50 goals, including four in the Class 4A-3A state title game, a 13-9 win over Dulaney. Small but slippery, Gardner also proved key on controlling the draw and dished out 15 assists. A prolific scorer against the best teams, Gardner had five goals in the Anne Arundel County championship game victory over Broadneck and three more in the regional final over the defending champion Bruins.

Coach of the Year

Renie Sotiropoulos

Severn

Starting out with a young team, including two freshman goalies, the Admirals opened the season 5-6, but Sotiropoulos helped them improve game-by-game. She made major changes in the offense and convinced the players they had more potential than they thought. By A Conference tournament time, the No. 6 Admirals were ready for anything and upset then-No. 2 and heavily favored McDonogh, 10-9, in the semifinal. They fell to John Carroll, 10-9 in overtime, in the title game, but that couldn't diminish a 9-2 late-season run that improved their final record to 14-8.

First Team

Name School Class Pos.

Jaci Gassaway Severna Park Soph. Attack

Alex Priddy Severn Junior Attack

Megan Schrum St. Mary's Junior Attack

Caroline Cochran St. Mary's Junior Midfield

Julie Gardner Severna Park Junior Midfield

Karri Ellen Johnson Broadneck Junior Midfield

Alexcia Niumatalolo Broadneck Senior Midfield

Josie Owen Severn Junior Midfield

Hayley Rausch Severna Park Junior Midfield

Megan Fitzgerald Arch. Spalding Senior Defense

Lexi Schwabenland Broadneck Senior Defense

Shayna Stearns Severna Park Senior Defense

Paige Stratton Annapolis Senior Defense

Kim Kolarik South River Soph. Goalie

Second Team

Name School Class Pos.

Alex Bayline Annapolis Senior Attack

Brooke Griffin South River Fresh. Attack

Ali Mattingly South River Junior Attack

Becca Steinberg Severn Junior Attack

Chelsea Thompson Broadneck Soph. Attack

Stephanie Cox Chesapeake Senior Midfield

Sam Farrell Severna Park Soph. Midfield

Jen Fox St. Mary's Junior Midfield

Joanna Kiser Severna Park Senior Midfield

Stephanie Steinweg Broadneck Junior Midfield

Casey Disharoon South River Junior Defense

Kelsey Hughes Severn Junior Defense

Morgan O'Brien Broadneck Junior Defense

Natalie Wills St. Mary's Junior Goalie

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