All-baltimore County

Field Hockey

December 11, 2008|By KATHERINE DUNN

field hockey

Player of the Year

Liza Blue, Garrison Forest

The junior earned her second straight Baltimore County Player of the Year honor for taking on a different role this season. A midfielder last fall, Blue moved back to bolster a defense riddled by injuries. She was still involved in just about every aspect of the game. Able to make the big play on defense, she could also move around the field to work in transition or finish, contributing eight goals and 14 assists for the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference champion.

Coach of the Year

Maggie Huether, Notre Dame Prep

The contenders had to be wary of the Blazers this fall. Everyone knew they could be spoilers, and they were - upsetting No. 8 Bryn Mawr in the IAAM A Conference tournament before falling to No. 10 Archbishop Spalding in a semifinal shootout. In her second season as head coach, Huether, a former NDP player, has brought consistency and leadership that shows in the Blazers' steady improvement. They were in almost every game and finished 7-11-2 after going 1-17 the year before she took over.

The Team

Name School Cl . Pos.

Amanda Kimbers McDonogh Sr. Forward

Catie Merrick Garrison Forest Sr. Forward

Sydney Peterson Notre Dame Prep Jr. Forward

Shelby Polk Catonsville Sr. Forward

Caitlin Powers Towson Sr. Forward

Kelly Brown Catonsville Sr. Midfield

Courtney Haldeman Hereford Jr. Midfield

Cailie Murphy Garrison Forest Jr. Midfield

Liza Blue Garrison Forest Jr. Defense

Nolie Krock Hereford Jr. Defense

Emily Cain Garrison Forest Jr. Goalie

Kirsten Kyne Loch Raven Sr. Goalie

Note: Team selected by Katherine Dunn after consultation with

The Baltimore Sun staff and area coaches.

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