Davey can also make a good cut, catch a good feed and place her shots. She had 48 goals and 17 assists this spring.

"She has a killer shot. It's like a guys' shot; it's hard," Gaieski said. "I think next year she will really shine."

Davey has made a verbal commitment to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Abbey Groft, Howard junior. For Groft, it's goal fulfilled. "At the beginning of the season, Abbey set a goal for herself that she wanted to make all-county," said coach Alleesha Davidson. "To set a goal like that and really do it, I'm really proud of her."

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Groft had 69 goals — 51 more than last year — and was a major reason why Howard (12-6) enjoyed its best season ever.

"Abbey has come so far so quickly. She is working so hard and it is really paying off," Davidson said. "I'm excited for her."

Kristen Woolschlager, Howard senior. Woolschlager was the driving force behind Howard's offense. As a proven scorer, she often drew the other team's best defender, but she also had the skills to pass the ball to Abbey Groft or other teammates to keep the attack going.

She chipped in to the offense with 59 goals and 15 assists.

A three-year player at Howard, Woolschlager was the person who rallied her teammates. In effect, she'd say, "Settle down. Let's play as a team. Let's win together."

Woolschlager was a big part of why Howard reached the state semifinals for the first time in school history. She scored 150 goals in her Howard career.

"I'm really going to miss Kristen. She's such a great kid," coach Allesha Davidson said.


Stephanie Asher, Glenelg junior. A low attack player last year, Asher moved to the midfield this season and was very effective, especially on the draw. She had 50 draw controls.

Asher was fast and had a very good dodge.

"She became our biggest driver from the top," said coach Ginger Kincaid. "She started our motion offense and scored a lot in our big games. We could count on her to come up with isolation goals."

Asher was Glenelg's second-leading scorer (38 goals).

"Steph is a very complete player and the thing is that she is a very good defender, too," Kincaid said.

Samantha Brookhart, Mt. Hebron senior. The past several years, no one has been more dominant on the draw than Brookhart, who had 82 draw controls this spring.

"She is truly a specialist and has the ability to direct the ball to teammates with ease," said coach Trish Derwart. "She allowed her team to capture 65 percent of the overall draws in games."

Derwart was reluctant to take Brookhart out of games not only because of her individual production (51 goals and 28 assists) but also because she pulled the best out of her teammates.