Sutton had 45 goals and 57 points as the Vikings, in a building mode, upset Marriotts Ridge to reach the Class 3A/2A state semifinal game.
"Haley has developed her game in a very short time, and she was an instrumental piece of our offense," Derwart-Sullivan said. "Her incredible speed serves us well on the ride and in transition. She is aggressive and feisty and plays with such heart."
Kristen Woolschlager, Howard junior. After last year's leading scorer graduated, Woolschlager stepped up to fill the void. Her scoring ability (53 goals) is one reason why Howard was only held to single digits three times during the season.
"I told her at the beginning of the year that she really had to step up and she did," coach Alleesha Davidson said. "She had a great season. Her confidence grew throughout the year."
Davidson praises Woolschlager's coachability and her great attitude. "I really enjoyed having her on the team."
Sam Brookhart, Mt. Hebron junior. Mt. Hebron's game plan all started with Brookhart. As the team's center, she took the draw and it is well known that the team that wins the draw has the best chance of scoring.
Brookhart got 96 draws and allowed her teammates to capture 67 percent of all the draws taken in their games, which is a tremendous offensive advantage.
Brookhart led the Vikings in scoring with 76 points (40 goals, 36 assists) and in stamina, as she was rarely taken off the field.
"Sam gave us a level of calm or pushed the momentum when we needed it," said coach Trish Derwart-Sullivan. "What I appreciate most about Sam is her incredible work ethic and humble nature. She will do anything asked of her and always gives 110 percent day in and day out. She is a dream to coach."
With Brookhart as their leader, the Vikings reached the state semifinals for a state record 20th time.
Megan Flock, Howard senior. Flock was the workhorse of the Howard midfield. While she didn't take as many draws this year, she was still a big force in getting draw control (34) and ground balls. Plus she was always a threat to score (35 goals).
"I feel like when Megan was getting the ball in transition and passing the ball, it was really speeding up the offense down the field," coach Alleesha Davidson said.
"Megan just really, really wants to win, and that determination in her and that drive is always a great thing to see in a kid," Davidson added. "But she puts a lot of pressure on herself. A lot of times I told her to relax and go out and play and have fun. If you have fun on a lacrosse field it will all fall in place."
Flock, who will play at UMBC, helped the Lions reach the regional final this year.
Meagan Guthrie, Glenelg senior. A starter since her sophomore year, Guthrie began the season as Glenelg's top field player. She was the Gladiators' main draw and the attack started through her.
"We relied on her to dodge, to draw and dump. Everything went through her hands," coach Ginger Kincaid said.
Guthrie led Glenelg in goals (38), ground balls (45) and draw control (65) and would have had higher numbers had she not torn the anterior cruciate ligament in her knee, an injury that cut her season three games short.
"I think there could have been a different outcome to the season if we had her to finish the season," Kincaid said.
Guthrie will play for Hofstra next year.