All-Gazette girls soccer
Kristi Hepner, Bowie: The talented senior took control of the midfield defensively and made numerous contributions to the Bulldogs' attack. She accumulated 17 assists and added 15 goals and often fed the Bulldogs' strikers with superb lead passes that quickly were converted into goals. She had the game-winning goal on a penalty kick in a 2-1 regular-season victory against Eleanor Roosevelt and added two assists in a 4-1 victory against Roosevelt in the 4A South Region final.
Coach of the year
Aaron Hankey, Bowie: In his first season with the Bulldogs, Hankey guided the talented squad to its second consecutive 4A South Region title. Bowie defeated Roosevelt in the league meeting and again in the region final and headed into the 4A state semifinals on a 15-game win streak before suffering a 1-0 setback to Bethesda-Chevy Chase.
Mary Randolph, Bowie: The speedy senior striker scored 22 goals and had 15 assists. She had four goals in the Bulldogs' 10-0 victory over Gwynn Park in the county championship game and added another in the 4-1 victory over Roosevelt in the 4A South Region final.
Maddie Simms, Bowie: The junior forward led the Bulldogs with 34 goals and added 15 assists. She had two goals in the 4A South Region final against Roosevelt and scored a hat trick in the county title game against Gwynn Park.
Jeni Heizer, Bowie: After Bowie lost its starting goalie, last year's Player of the Year Mary Theresa Callahan, to graduation, Heizer played an invaluable role at sweeper. The backbone of the Bowie defense, the senior makes her second appearance on first team.
Janice Johnson, Eleanor Roosevelt: After three years at Potomac which does not have a team, Johnson transferred to Roosevelt and led the Raiders with 23 goals. An accomplished club player, the senior is headed to Penn State University next fall.
Jackie Henehan, Pallotti: The senior midfielder led the Panthers with 10 goals and added 15 assists. She was named to the Independent Athletic Association of Maryland All-Conference First Team and also selected was named first-team all-state by the Maryland Association of Coaches of Soccer.
Camille Richman, Eleanor Roosevelt: The junior began the season on defense, but finished third on the team in goals (13) after being moved to forward at midseason. She had a hat trick in the Raiders' 4-0 victory against Parkdale in a 4A South Region semifinal.
Zulia Menjivar, Parkdale: The senior midfielder capped a stellar high school career with her second appearance on the first team. She led the Panthers with 15 goals and nine assists and finished her Parkdale career with 65 goals.
Cameron Mitchell, Oxon Hill: The senior striker led the Clippers with 16 goals and eight assists despite facing constant double-teams.
Christen Blair, Wise: Blessed with blazing speed, good ball control skills and strong finishing skills, the sophomore striker led the Pumas with 27 goals and added two assists. She was able to beat numerous defenders and had range from outside the goal box as well.
Chloe McKenzie, Elizabeth Seton: Making her second appearance on the all-county team, the senior goalkeeper collected 109 saves and three shutouts. She was selected to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference second team.
Nia Walcott, Elizabeth Seton: The junior striker led the Roadrunners with 14 goals and added nine assists, and was named to the WCAC first team.
Kayla Cyr, High Point: After being overshadowed last year by teammate Fany Ruano, the sophomore striker led the Eagles with 16 goals and added four assists. Cyr displayed quickness and tenacity with and without the ball and should be a factor for two more seasons.
Samatra Kavindama, Charles H. Flowers: The senior midfielder played a vital role on both ends of the field for the Jaguars. She finished with three goals and five assists and often limited opposing midfielders from contributing to the attack.
Casey Watson, Gwynn Park: An integral part of the Yellow Jackets' consecutive County 3A/2A/1A League titles, the senior striker led the team with 18 goals and added nine assists.
Kristene Mumby and Brittney Hamlett, Pallotti; Jackielyn Junio and Lisa Donn, High Point; Allison Delaney, Kelsey Kanyuck, Lydia Epp-Schmidt and Becky Sowers, Eleanor Roosevelt; Jacqueline Corley and Catherine Anderson, McNamara; Tracee Morgan and Lauren Robertson, Wise; Daphne Dorange, Northwestern; Marissa Green and Ali Ryan, Bowie; Lindsey Felder and Adriana Featherstone, Oxon Hill; Jamie Abell and Allie Reilly, Seton; Shanay Walker and Shante Moten, Flowers; Sarah Allsop, Laurel; Caitlin Harris, Grace Brethren.
The Gazette-Star All-County Teams are selected by our staff, based on our observations during the season, player statistics and nominations from coaches. Staff Writer Ted Black compiled this report.