When teams tried to double-team her, she fed an open cutter for an easy score. When they didn't, she unveiled her vast array of shot angles.

"Rachel has unbelievable stickwork," Clipp said. "She is text book. We are going to miss Rachel a lot."

Although Schwaab will move on, fortunately Milani will be back.

"They both had great years," Clipp said.


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Milani also had a great season on the soccer field, where the Comets finished 12-4 with three of the losses coming to county champion Perry Hall.

She only scored four goals and had three assists, but her speed and strength on the front line opened things up for freshman Jenn Nonn (team-leading 17 goals).

"Because of her size (5-feet-8), she brings a dominant presence to the striker position," Catonsville soccer coach James Fitzpatrick said. "She also had a very strong ability to play with her back to the goal so she winds up being a player other teams are aware of."

Like every other sport Milani plays, she doesn't do a lot of talking, but that didn't stop Fitzpatrick from naming her captain next season.

"That is not something to be taken lightly," Fitzpatrick said. "She is not a real vocal leader, but she is a great leader by example."

Like Mohler, Fitzpatrick thinks she could have been a Division I soccer player if she dedicated herself to that sport..

"There is no doubt she is a great athlete and she will be a 12-varsity letter winner," Fitzpatrick said.

Five days after the Comets lost in the lacrosse state semifinals to Severna Park, Fitzpatrick saw her running in his neighborhood to stay in shape.

"It's what you do when nobody is watching and she knows its the difference," Fitzpatrick said.

While nobody was watching, and a year after a jaw surgery forced her to miss volleyball season in 2010, Schwaab came back and played volleyball last fall.

"She missed a year because of the surgery and came back and was our Unsung Hero," volleyball coach Amanda Kaufman said. "She basically played any role we asked her to and she didn't complain a single bit about it. She filled every position in the front row."

Kaufman saw her dedication off the court as well.

"When we had a late practice she was in the weight room working out," Kaufman said. "She was definitely focused on her physical fitness and she had a great work ethic."

When it came to work ethic, both athletes were second to none.