Field hockey All-Metro first-team

December 14, 2013|By Richard Scherr, For the Baltimore Sun

First Team

Stephanie Asher

Glenelg, forward, senior

* Finished with 36 goals and 13 assists, including six game-winning goals, despite often being face-guarded by opposing defenses

* Believed to be just the second player in state history to score 100 goals during her high school career

* Combined strong stick skills with outstanding speed and a powerful shot to consistently put opposing defenses on notice

* Has signed to play Division I lacrosse at Elon

Rachel Day

Atholton, forward, senior

* Finished with 35 goals and 13 assists, despite playing in just 13 games

* Well-rounded player who transferred to Atholton after spending her freshman year playing defense at Park

* A returning All-Metro first-team selection, as well as a top attack in lacrosse

* Hoping to continue her field hockey career at the Division I level

Erin Shanahan

Archbishop Spalding, forward, sophomore

* Her 31 goals and 21 assists led the No. 2 Cavaliers to their first Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship

* Scored both goals in Spalding's 2-1 win over McDonogh in the A Conference title game, including the game-winner on a penalty stroke in sudden-death overtime

* Selected to attend USA Field Hockey's Junior National Camp, comprised of the top 110 players from the National Futures and Futures Elite Championship

* Despite being just a sophomore, she already is being recruited by several major Division I programs

Mandi Trostle

Century, forward, junior

* Finished with 25 goals and four assists to lead the Knights to their first Class 2A state title

* Scored eight of her team's 14 goals in the playoffs, including the go-ahead goal in the championship game against Hereford

* Provided both of her team's goals in its regional final win against Poolesville, then in the state semifinals scored both goals in regulation to force overtime against Glenelg

* Uses a combination of speed and stick skills to consistently beat opposing defenders

Leah DiGiandomenico

Mount de Sales, midfield, senior

* The center-midfielder controlled the ball in the middle of the field, consistently showing off some of the most fluid stick skills in the metro area

* Finished with 18 goals and eight assists for the Sailors, who went 19-1 and won the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference title

* Will continue her field hockey career next year at James Madison

* Participated in USA Field Hockey's National Futures Championship and AAU Junior Olympics this past summer

Morgan Philie

Glenelg, midfield, senior

* A four-year varsity starter at center-midfield who was the centerpiece of a team that captured the Class 2A East region title

* Finished the season with nine goals and eight assists

* Selected third-team All-American and first-team Mid-Atlantic region last season by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association

* Will continue her field hockey career next season at Dartmouth

Sabrina Rhodes

C. Milton Wright, midfield, junior

* Was the top player on the area's top-ranked team, using unrivaled stick work to lead the Mustangs to an 18-1 mark and the Class 3A state title

* Finished season with 11 goals and 23 assists, playing a direct role in 34 of her team's 55 goals

* Had three assists against then-No. 1 Garrison Forest and two five-assist games. Also had two assists in 3-2 win over Mount Hebron in the Class 3A state final

* Selected four times for USA Field Hockey's National Futures Championship, twice for the AAU's Junior Olympic team and once for USA Field Hockey's Junior National Camp

Maeve Doherty

Severna Park, defense, senior

* The most dominant presence on a defense that allowed 11 goals all season, including just one in four playoff games

* A multi-talented player, Doherty also was the team's striker on offensive corners, finishing with 10 goals and two assists

* Helped the Falcons claim Class 4A state championships in two of her three years as a starter, and will continue her field hockey career next season at Columbia

* Member of USA Field Hockey's Under-19 Junior National Indoor Squad and an AAU Junior Olympian and Future Elite selectee

Rachel Park

Bryn Mawr, defense, senior

* Finished with nine goals and seven assists this season, despite switching from midfield to defender to fill a team need

* Masterful stickwork, smooth moves and powerful strokes make her capable of excelling anywhere on the field

* Will continue her field hockey career next season at Princeton

* Two-time AAU Junior Olympian, as well as a USA Field Hockey Futures Elite selection

Megan Rossi

Garrison Forest, defense, senior

* Was the backbone of a defense that allowed just 17 goals in the ultra-competitive Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference

* Stepped in from midfield to play defense following the graduation of several key players, and helped the Grizzlies to a 17-4 mark. Contributed offensively with four assists

* Standout speed and stick skills helped her get selected for the 2012 USA Field Hockey National Futures Championship

* Will continue her field hockey career at Ohio State

Sydney Rhodes

C. Milton Wright, goalie, junior

* Saved 91 percent of shots, allowing just five goals in 19 games with 16 shutouts

* Never has allowed more than two goals in 44 career games at the varsity level

* Three-time USA Field Hockey National Futures Championship selection, two-time AAU Junior Olympian

* Had best performances in shutout wins over then-No. 1 Garrison Forest, Class 2A state champion Century and Class 4A semifinalist Dulaney

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