Peterson is the most successful coach in state tournament history. In her 22 years, the Falcons have won 10 state titles, including the first Class 4A-3A crown in 1990 and the most recent, with an impressive 14-7 win over previously undefeated Westminster.
That victory capped a rebuilding season for the No. 7 Falcons (17-4), who were young, had no stars and reworked their defense using last year's line attack. They rebounded from a midseason skid to go undefeated in Anne Arundel County and beat their final six playoff opponents — including top rivals South River and Broadneck.