Girls soccer: First team

December 10, 2009

Katlyn Axenfeld
Reservoir, midfielder, junior

• Helped lead Gators to their first Howard County championship, trip to Class 3A state title game

• Scored four goals and added five assists in third year as starter

• Moved to center midfield from right side to spark the Gators' playoff run

• Strong two-way play helped Gators control ball

Madison Cyr
Winters Mill, forward, sophomore

• Scored Carroll County-high 14 goals to go with three assists in leading Falcons to their first Class 2A state title game

• Moved from midfield in fourth game and scored all three goals in 3-1 win over Middletown

• Scored four goals in postseason, including two tying goals and two game-winners

• Had fine first touch and uncanny knack to be in right place to finish off chances

Danielle DeLisle
Loch Raven, goalkeeper, senior

• Four-year starter and captain posted nine shutouts, including 1-0 win over Harford Tech to win Class 1A state title

• Recorded 158 saves while allowing just 14 goals in Raiders' 14-4-1 season

• Honor student maintains 4.0 grade-point average and plans to attend Virginia

• Also plays basketball and lacrosse

Samantha DeRoose
Mercy, defender, senior

• Central defender helped lead Mercy to IAAM A Conference title game

• Played first three years at center midfield before moving to defense to fill void in back line

• Combined poise, skills and vocal leadership to help Magic to six shutouts

• Scored Mercy's first goal of season in 3-1 win over Severn

Kirsten Frank
Archbishop Spalding, defender, senior

• Led top-ranked Cavaliers to second straight IAAM A Conference title

• Two-year captain, set to play at Ohio University, started every game but one in her career

• With her steady play in back, Cavaliers posted 15 shutouts and allowed just six goals all season

• Repeat first-team All-Metro selection

McKenzie Hannahs
Fallston, defender, senior

• Central defender and captain helped limit five playoff opponents to just two goals as Cougars captured Class 2A state championship

• Led by example with smart, hard-nosed play along with vocal leadership to keep defense organized

• Key contributor for two state championships last year for Fallston in basketball and lacrosse

• Will play lacrosse; undecided on a college

Lyndse Hokanson
South River, goalkeeper, senior

• Finished season with 11 shutouts and nine goals allowed in leading Seahawks to Class 4A state semifinals

• Captain shined in 2-1 overtime loss to Urbana in state semifinals, recording six saves

• Attended National Federation of State High School Associations Leadership Conference in summer

• Enabled defenders to regularly play balls back to her; finished with two assists

Courtney Hoyes
Archbishop Spalding, forward, senior

• Four-year varsity player finished with 16 goals and six assists this season

• Scored tying goal with six seconds left against John Carroll in MIAA A Conference semifinals and then game-winner in overtime

• Scored six game-winners

• Set to play lacrosse at Florida next year

Mel Lookingland
John Carroll, forward, senior

• Four-year starter set to play at St. Francis (Pa.)

• 12 goals and 10 assists accounted for half of Patriots' 44 goals this year

• Played defense, midfield and up front in career

• Had 35 career goals and 18 assists

Gabby Moreno
Severna Park, forward, sophomore

• Led Falcons in scoring with 11 goals and 10 assists

• Scored three goals each in consecutive games against North County and Old Mill

• Scored game-winner with eight minutes left in Falcons' 2-1 win over Anne Arundel County rival South River

• After starting in midfield last year, made smooth adjustment to forward

Maggie Morrison
Archbishop Spalding, forward, junior

• Cavaliers' go-to player on offense this season, with 18 goals and 10 assists

• Combined speed, skill and heavy shot as one of area's most difficult marks

• Scored six game-winning goals, one in Cavaliers' 2- 0 win over Mercy in IAAM A Conference title game

• Also guard-forward on basketball team

Kristen Schmidbauer
Glenelg, midfielder, senior

• Three-year starter finished with 16 goals and seven assists this season

• Member of two state and three regional championship teams

• Honor student is set to play at UNC-Greensboro next fall

• Closed out career as program's third-leading scorer with 27 goals and 15 assists

Ashley Spivey
McDonogh, forward, sophomore

• Led Eagles in scoring with 20 goals, 14 assists

• Has 45 goals and 26 assists in first two seasons

• Trained with U.S. Under-17 national team in summer

• Led club team to four straight State Cup titles

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