Girls Soccer

December 12, 2007


Erica Suter

River Hill

In her first three years on varsity, including her All-Metro junior season, Suter was always comfortable playing in the shadow of her older teammates. This season, as team captain and go-to scorer, the senior forward had to come to the forefront. Leading by example and still pouring in timely goals, Suter led the No. 1 Hawks (18-1-1) to a second straight state championship - scoring the overtime goal that produced a 2-1 win over Eastern Tech in the Class 2A title game.

Suter finished the season with 19 goals and six assists, also scoring the deciding goal that gave the Hawks the county championship.

"She was always in attack mode - getting to the goal fast from the left side," River Hill coach Brian Song said. "She just has that drive, and this year she had more to prove - showing everybody that we could win without last year's senior class."

Suter has committed to play soccer at Johns Hopkins next fall.


Dave Procida

Wilde Lake

The Wildecats (15-4) overcame early and late-season injuries and some difficult losses along the way, and were still able to plow through to the Class 3A state title game - falling to Urbana on penalty kicks after rallying to tie the game at 2 in an effort that typified their season.

Procida, who stepped down after five seasons, had a tight-knit group that established a lofty goal of winning a state championship. "This was the first year they had the courage to identify a state championship as one of their primary team goals. That took courage to set that as a goal," he said.

Procida, who went 58-26 over his career, revamped the defense after losing two starters early and changed formations midway through the season, adding a third forward to play a more attacking style. After upsetting then-No. 1 and previously undefeated Fallston in the regional playoffs, Wilde Lake knocked off Catonsville to reach the state title game.

Procida said a big key to the team's success was how well every player accepted their respective roles and came together to play as one. He decided to step down to watch his son, Robert, a Wilde Lake junior, play in his final high school soccer season next year.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS TEAM: Jocelyn Papciak, Atholton, senior, goalie; Ellen Axenfeld, Glenelg, sophomore, de fense; Leanne Catalano, Centennial, senior, defense; Christina DiMarco, Marriotts Ridge, senior, defense; Beth Glaros, Wilde Lake, sophomore, defense; Meg Sims, River Hill, senior, defense; Amy Song, River Hill, junior, defense; Leslie Carrese, Mount Hebron, senior, midfield; Kristina Jackson, Wilde Lake, junior, midfield; Colleen Quinlan, Marriotts Ridge, senior, midfield; Janie Tankard, River Hill, senior, midfield; Elsa Wu, Centenni al, senior, midfield; Brittany Yancey, River Hill, junior, midfield; Sam Brown, Long Reach, forward; Meghan Mastalerz, Howard, senior, forward; Erica Suter, River Hill, senior, forward; Alyssa Vorce, Centennial, senior, forward.

COUNTY PLAYERS ON IAAM TEAM: B Conference: Kylie Ramsland, Chapelgate; C Conference: Olivia Weinrub, Glenelg Country School. Note: Player and Coach of the Year were selected by Glenn Graham after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches. The public schools team was selected by the Columbia Flier after consultation with county coaches. The IAAM team was selected through voting by the league's coaches.

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