All-Gazette field hockey
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Player of the Year
Maya Herm, Whitman, Senior, Midfield
Powerful hitter and U.S. Futures Elite player guided surprising Vikings to 4A South Region final, scoring 15 goals with 6 assists. Scored the game-winning goal in both postseason victories.
Coach of the Year
Erika Murray, Walter Johnson, Third year
Resurrected struggling Wildcats program this fall, turning 4-8 team in 2007 into 11-4 squad that reached 4A West Region championship game in 2008.
-Clare Becker, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Sr., Midfield
Offensive machine this fall, producing 16 goals, 20 assists for regional champions.
-Georgina Beven, Walter Johnson, Jr., Forward
Big reason for team's turnaround, producing 17 goals, 9 assists for Wildcats.
-Rachel Browning, Springbrook, Sr., Defense
Helped solidify one of county's most ardent defenses with strong stick skills, powerful hits.
-Elana Diestel, Magruder, Sr., Defense
Stingy defender, adept ball-handler helped shut down over 20 corners this season as team's corner flyer.
-Kimberly Goh, Stone Ridge, Sr., Midfield
Anchored both offense and defense for Gators while producing 6 goals, 6 assists.
-Hayley Katzenberger, Holy Cross, Sr., Forward
Florida signee scored two of her team-leading 11 goals in WCAC final, leading Tartans to first title since 2006.
-Emily Kleinburd, Walter Johnson, Sr., Defense
Two-way threat for Wildcats as ball-hawking defender and potent scorer (6 goals, 7 assists).
-Brooke Lee, Quince Orchard, Sr., Forward
Strong, athletic frontline performer beat opposing defenses for 15 goals, 14 assists for state finalists.
-Catherine Mirsky, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Sr., Defense/Midfield
Steady all-around play in midfield, ability to set up others (16 assists) helped rally Barons to state playoffs.
-Sharon Metzger, Blake, Sr., Forward
Led Bengals to undefeated regular season, sparked powerful offense with county-best 24 goals.
-Alissa Peterson, Quince Orchard, Sr., Midfield
One of county's best playmakers, dishing out 17 assists, mostly to Lee, Ready. Punched in 4 goals, as well.
-Allie Ready, Quince Orchard, Sr., Forward
Third member of Quince Orchard's high-scoring threesome, notched 16 goals, assisted on 12 others.
-Ashley Stennett, Springbrook, Jr., Goal
Best in county full of talented goalies, producing eight shutouts, including both regional playoff games.
-Ellen Suttle, Churchill, Sr., Defense
One of most talented all-around players in county, paced defense that allowed less than one goal per match.
Alex Aust, Bullis, Sr., Midfield
Jennifer Bateman, Poolesville, Sr., Defense
Katie Bertrand, Clarksburg, Soph., Forward
Brooke Blue, Stone Ridge, Sr., Forward
Amy Eaton, Wootton, Sr., Midfield
Ariam Ford, Richard Montgomery, Sr., Defense
Rachel Forman, Good Counsel, Jr., Defense
Darin Murray, Blake, Sr., Defense
Shannon Disbrow, Churchill, Sr., Midfield
Hillary Wall, Whitman, Sr., Goal